01/13/2017 3:32 PM -
WHITING, Ind. – Former Andrean High School and now Quincy University catcher Noah Davis has signed to play for the Northwest Indiana Oilmen for the 2017 season.
Davis said he heard that former players had a good time, he wanted to stay close to home and he said it seemed like it was a perfect fit.
“I am excited. Knowing they won the championship, I want to help them win another one.” Davis said. “Heard it was a lot of fun, a cool experience and you get to represent the region and get to play in front of friends and family.”
Adam Enright, manager of the Northwest Indiana Oilmen, said Davis was a standout player at Andrean and that the program at Andrean prepares players and helps them excel and that will help him in the future.
“Noah is a catcher and a first baseman and he has a complete and high understanding of the game of baseball,” Enright said. “He will help us win, there is an element of familiarity because there will be people out there in the crowd that remember him and remember the name.”
Davis has been playing baseball for 13 years and counting, it all started when he was five-years-old playing T-Ball while growing up in Portage. Davis also played travel ball, played for the Hammond Chiefs, played High School at Andrean and now is at Quincy playing Division 2 Baseball.
Davis, who was a two-time, back-to-back state champion in baseball at Andrean in the 2014 and 2015 seasons said his time at Andrean will help him on the Oilmen this coming summer.
“Playing top competition, in tough tournaments and learning from those experiences will help me,” Davis said.
Before attending Andrean High School, Davis knew he always wanted to play baseball at the next level in anyway.
“I knew when I was in middle school, I knew I wanted to play baseball at the next level,” Davis said.
Davis said he would like reach some goals over the course of the summer. “I am an incoming freshman and I want to improve my game,” Davis said. “I want to learn from older guys and reach the goal of winning another championship.”
Davis said he plans to bring his passion for the game to the Oilmen next season. “Bring my drive to win, we won a lot back in high school,” Davis said. “Help the team and help the team win and do what ever I can in anyway I can.”
The Northwest Indiana Oilmen are coming off a 30-24 record and their second ever Midwest Collegiate League Championship in 2016 after defeating the DuPage County Hounds in three games.