St. Joe’s Beter signs with A-B
HUNTINGTON - A trip to Indiana netted Noah Beter a scholarship in West Virginia.
The Huntington St. Joe middle infielder played in a tournament in the Hoosier State last season and drew the attention of a coach at Valparaiso University.
That coach had no scholarships available, but his brother, coach at Alderson Broaddus University in Philippi, West Virginia, did and offered one to Beter.
Tuesday, Beter signed his National Letter of Intent to become a Battler.
“I visited the campus and fell in love with it,” said Beter, who plans to major in criminal justice.
Beter has been a key player in the resurgence of a St. Joe program that didn’t exist five seasons ago but came within one game of the state tournament last season.
“Thanks to Noah’s hard work and leadership, we went from an early exit in the sectional to sectional champions last season and one game away from the state tournament,” Irish coach Dave Jenkins said.
“I’d like to thank Noah’s brother Lukas for convincing him to come to St. Joe. Lukas had thoughts about coming to St. Joe when he was a freshman and decided not to. He realized he made a mistake and he didn’t want Noah to do the same.”
Jenkins said Beter’s hard play paid off.
“A message to all the baseball players and athletes in general, is always give 100 percent no matter where you are playing because you never know who is watching,” Jenkins said.