One of Holmes Community College's and Oak Hill's former baseball players will have a chance to complete his collegiate career near home.
Junior pitcher Cole Feazell signed with LSU of Alexandria Monday after spending the previous two seasons at Holmes Community College in Goodman. As a Bulldog, he struck out 107 batters and walked 36 in 122 innings.
The 2013 All-Cenla Player of the Year is coming off of a season where he went 6-2 on the mound with 51 strikeouts in 66 innings.
"We're definitely excited to have Cole as a part of our team and pitching staff," Generals coach Brent Porche said. "We recruited Cole out of high school and he got away from us, but he's come back a much improved and polished pitcher. We're excited about the role that he's going to play for us next year."
As a senior at Oak Hill in 2013, he went 7-2 and stymied opponents with a 1.68 ERA. Offensively, he batted .450, drove in 27 runs and knocked seven home runs out of the park.
"It's always good when we can get the best local talent and keep it right here at home," Porche said. "It's tough sometimes for us being an NAIA school to get those great kids out of high school, but we do what we can. We always continue to follow those kids in the hopes that we can get them back."
"A lot of times things happens and kids want to come back close to home and we want to be able to secure all of that local talent whenever they do decide that this is where they want to be."
Reprinted from the Town Talk