||ICC baseball duo sign to continue their careers
FULTON, Miss. (WTVA/ICC Athletics) — Itawamba Community College sophomores Ethan Gill and Drew Wheeler signed National Letters of Intent to continue their baseball careers on Tuesday.
Gill signed with Delta State University. He is currently batting a team-best .374 in 107 at-bats along with leading the team with his .527 on-base percentage, .607 slugging percentage, 4 home runs, 40 hits, 29 RBI and 11 doubles.
“It feels great,” said Gill. “I’ve had two pretty good years here at ICC and ready to continue my career at Delta State....I’m glad to be able to take it to the next level.”
The third baseman from Pontotoc has one triple and seven stolen bases.
Wheeler signed with Mississippi Valley State University. He is currently batting .295 in 122 at-bats with a .412 on-base percentage and .385 slugging percentage while scoring 30 runs and driving in 22 runs on 36 hits this season.
“It’s an honor and glory that God has blessed me to be able to play baseball this long,” said Wheeler. “I’m so pleased to be able to play two more years of ball and maybe more than that. I can’t wait to get down (to Mississippi Valley) and show them my ability.”
“ICC has been a great starting place for me. Coach (Rick) Collier, Coach Alex Williamson and Coach Justin Bryant have all helped me grow and helped me get better as a baseball player. They taught me all the little things that you don’t really learn in high school and I’m really appreciative of that.”
The outfielder from Mooreville has five doubles, two home runs and seven stolen bases.