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Junior College All-American Commits to Mount Marty


Published Date8\15\2013
Mount Marty College is pleased to announce the commitment of Jared Nelson to attend Mount Marty College this fall and participate in the baseball program.

Nelson graduated from Roseau High School, Roseau, Minn., in the spring of 2011. For the past two years, Nelson attended Itasca Community College and is now set to transfer to Mount Marty College this fall. Nelson who throws right and hits from the left side has the ability to play several different positions. Nelson had a successful career at Itasca Community College helping lead Itasca to two District Championships. This past season Nelson held a .411 batting average with 37 hits, 17 runs, 7 doubles and 23 runs batted in with 11 bases on balls and only 6 strikeouts. For his efforts he was named NJCAA DIII 3rd Team All-American as a Designated Hitter, 2013 All-MCAC Team and was also selected as Itasca's most improved player.

Mount Marty College head baseball coach, Andy Bernatow, is excited to announce the commitment of Nelson to the Lancer Baseball program. "I am pleased that Jared has decided to transfer to Mount Marty to continue his education and to play college baseball. Jared has a smooth left-handed swing that allows him to hit. He is coming off of a great season and comes from a tremendous program in Itasca. Jared should be a great fit for the campus community and the baseball progam. I am pleased that we were able to recruit a player of Jared's caliber to Mount Marty."

Jared is the son of Steve and Colleen Nelson. Jared plans to major in exercise wellness and will receive an academic incentive scholarship in addition to his athletic baseball scholarship at Mount Marty College.

For more information on Mount Marty College's baseball program please visit www.mmclancers.com or email head coach Andy Bernatow at abernatow@mtmc.edu.