Midland College Baseball Players Sign NCAA Division I Scholarships 11/20/12
MC coach David Coleman had much to smile about when on Tuesday afternoon, six members of the current Midland College baseball team signed with NCAA Division I Universities. The signees included Jake (L-R) Jake Bateman (RHP) Dallas, TX; Jared Robinson (RHP) Lubbock, TX; Matt Reyes (2B) Midland, TX (MHS); Hunter Redman (C) Midland, TX (MCHS); Jeremy Filipek (RHP) Langley, BC, Canada and Joel Atkinson (SS) San Clemente, California.
Bateman has signed with Texas Tech (Big 12 Conference) along with his battery mate Redman. Reyes will be attending the University of New Mexico (Mountain West Conference), while Robinson will take his talents to the University of Houston (Conference USA). Jeremy Filipek inked with University of Texas at San Antonio (Western Athletic Conference) and Atkinson will move his smooth play to Louisiana and Northwestern State University (Southland Conference).
Each of the signees played for MC in the 2012 season, the exception being Redman who played at the University of Texas at Austin last season. This season this strong core of sophomores are expected to lead the Chaps through the WJCAC gauntlet and into the post season. Midland College narrowly missed out on the post season last year and posted a 33-23 record, including going 18-14 in conference.