03/10/2017 2:02 PM -
WHITING, Ind. – Alex Nisle, sophomore from Saint Joseph’s College, will look to become a better hitter as he returns to the Northwest Indiana Oilmen for a second season this summer.
“Great experience, cool and great coaches, great atmosphere, great guys, great team,” Nisle said. “Coaching helped, more experiences as a player, helped me get better and get more reps.”
Nisle, who has been playing baseball since the age of nine, knew he wanted to play baseball at the next level ever since his sophomore year of high school.
“I was talking to different coaches in my sophomore year then I decided my senior year of high school to play at Saint Joseph’s,” Nisle said.
Nisle hit .250, had 16 RBI and 18 runs in 30 games for the Oilmen in 2016.
The plan for Nisle this season is to play more positions, be more versatile and go far.
“I want to get better as a hitter, being confident with everything, be versatile on defense and win a championship,” Nisle said.
Saint Joseph’s College is closing their doors in May, which means all the students and athletes have to find a new school for the next year.
“It is a tough time right now but I have been looking at two schools, Indiana Southeast and Trinity Christian,” Nisle said. “After I visit Trinity, I will make my decision for next year.”
Nisle said his favorite memory is when the team was down two runs and he had a full count.
“The bases were loaded, I had a full count and I hit a double through the gap and it cleared the bases,” Nisle said.
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.