LISLE, IL – The DuPage County Hounds (Midwest Collegiate League) announced the signing of Stewart Nelson from the University of Evansville. Nelson is now the second player from the University of Evansville, joining 2013 All-Star Patrick Bellinger.
Nelson, who is a native of LaGrange, is an infielder currently attending University of Evansville. While attending Lyons Township High School, Nelson was consistently a top performer for the Lions. According to scouts, Nelson shows east bat control, great hands at the plate, and has shown ability to spray line drives to the right side with ease as well as great defensive abilities.
The total number of players signed by the DuPage County Hounds stands at 11 total, which nine are from Division I programs, one is from a Division II program, and one from a Junior College program. Ten players are from the Chicagoland area while one hails from Michigan. As the announcements continue for the 2014 season roster for the DuPage County Hounds, the team will keep fans informed of the make-up of the team in terms of what towns they are from, schools they attend, as well as the type of program they come from (Division I, Division II, Division III, NAIA, or Junior College).
The DuPage County Hounds are coming off their second season in the Midwest Collegiate League where the team on the field set a league record in the regular season with a .706 winning percentage, clinched their first pennant, and made the playoffs the second season in a row. Off the field, the team has drawn 25,395 fans over two-seasons, led the Midwest Collegiate League in attendance for the 2013 season, as well as hired two new full-time employees bringing their full-time staff to four individuals. For more information on the team, please visit the team’s website as www.DuPageHounds.com or call (815) 704-3839.
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