Two Saints Sign at Divsion 2 Schools
KSCB News - May 12, 2016 4:26 pm
Two more Seward County Saints Baseball players signed on the dotted line on Thursday in the All-American Room at SCCC as 1st Baseman Logan Nethercot inked with Lubbock Christian University and Catcher Easton Herring made his commitment to Newman University official.
Nethercot finished in the top five of nearly every major hitting category for the Saints during his sophomore season in 2016. The Canon City, Colorado native hit .361 in the middle of the Seward order, smacking 16 doubles and five home runs while driving in 41. He had 22 multi-hit games this season, beefing up his career hit total to 108 in his two years in Liberal.
Nethercot will join four of his former Seward County teammates in Lubbock next season, continuing what has been an extremely successful pipeline to the NCAA Division II power over the past decade. The Chaps are currently in the midst of a 35 win season and have been ranked inside the top 20 in the country most of the year.
Herring made the most of his only semester in Liberal, hitting .328 in 32 contests, collecting five extra base hits while driving in 10. He had four multi-hit games for the Saints in 2016 and drew 19 walks, reaching base at a clip of .461.
Herring will join a Newman squad that just missed the 30 win mark in 2016, finishing one game over .500 in Heartland Conference play, good for a 5th place finish.
The pair now makes it eight Saints who have signed to continue their playing careers thus far. Three at the NCAA Division I level, four, including Nethercot and Herring at the NCAA Division II level, and one to NAIA.