BATTLE CREEK, MI- The Battle Creek Bombers have announced the signing of Spring Arbor University infielder Mark Weist.
Mark Weist: 6’4” – 210lb, B/R-T/R, INF, Spring Arbor (Jr.), Saline, Mich.
Weist joins the Bombers as a rising senior for the 2013 summer. In his two-plus years at Spring Arbor University, an NAIA Division I school in Spring Arbor, Michigan, Weist has amassed astounding numbers. The 6’4” shortstop hit .390 as a freshman, .443 as a sophomore, and is currently hitting .404 as a junior. His three-year collegiate career includes 15 home runs, 108 RBIs, 44 doubles, and 12 triples.
As a senior at Saline High School in 2010, Weist was named to All-Region, District, and Conference squads. His defensive skills have earned him several awards as well, including a gold glove at the shortstop position after his freshman year at Spring Arbor.
After a 3-9 start to the season, Weist and the Cougars have bounced back to earn a spot in the NCCAA regionals boasting a 27-16 record. Their first matchup comes against Cedarville University beginning May 10th.
The Battle Creek Bombers are members of the Northwoods League that has more teams, plays more games, and draws more fans than any other summer collegiate baseball league in America. The team opens up its 7th season in Battle Creek on Wednesday, May 29th. For information on tickets call (269) 962-0735 or visit BattleCreekBombers.com.