Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Coleman enters senior season as Hilltopper

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - Southview’s Jeremy Coleman is playing baseball at Western Kentucky, where he is batting .241 (14-for-58) and has started in 14 of 22 games played. He has one double, one triple and three RBIs. He has also stolen four bases.

Coleman, a senior, enters his second season at Western Kentucky after playing at Lakeland Community College. Last year as a newcomer at WKU, Coleman started in 32 of 53 games and batted .325 with 25 runs scored, 14 RBIs, one double, one triple and one homerun. He also recorded nine stolen bases.

Last year after hitting his first Division I college homerun on May 10 against Louisiana-Lafayette, he came back the next day and went 3-for-4 against the Ragin’ Cajuns with a pair of runs scored, finishing off that three-game Sun Belt Conference series going 6-for-10 with five runs scored, three RBI, one double, and one home run.

Prior to going to Western Kentucky, Coleman played two years at Lakeland Community College, where he earned Conference Player of the Year honors in 2006. He batted .428 as a sophomore with 17 doubles, 44 RBI, and 20 stolen bases. He also earned All-Conference and All-Region honors.

Coleman and the Hilltoppers are currently 21-9, including an impressive 17-1 at home and 9-3 in the Sun Belt Conference. The SBC also includes Arkansas-Little Rock, Arkansas State, University of Denver, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana-Monroe, Middle Tennessee State, University of New Orleans, North Texas, South Alabama and Troy.

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