Cole Evans finding his path following memorable senior season

Published: Jun. 3, 2020 at 8:22 PM CDT
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His final season at Grand Island, Cole Evans won the 2019 Nebraska Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year Award. That season he posted a .556 batting average to go with 30 RBI's.

While his senior season ended in a injury in the Islander's District Final game against Creighton Prep, his baseball career was far from over.

Since his junior year, Evans was committed to play for Creighton. However, after a shortened season with the Bluejays, Evans knew it was not the right fit for him.

"You got to be at a place where you're 100 percent sure you're going to be the most comfortable and where you think you're going to fit in," Evans said. "I loved all those coaches that I played for there and it just wasn't the best fit for me."

Now the former Bluejay is flying east to play for Parkland College, a junior school in Champaign, Ill.

"They take a lot of fallback Division one players that need a stepping stone to the next level of baseball and so I'll go there for my year two and see what's next," he said.

Evans was not done making baseball decisions as he plans to play for the Hastings Sodbusters this summer.

"I am really excited. There is going to be a lot of local good players that are playing for them this year, considering a lot of leagues got cancelled," he said.

Evans next time in the batters box will be at Duncan Field wearing a Sodbuster uniform. The Expedition League announced they will hold a shortened

this summer.

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