Baker’s Weidenhammer to play baseball for Northland

Alan Weidenhammer

Alan Weidenhammer — firing a pitch for Baker against South Walton March 31 — says playing for Northland College is a dream come true. “I’m a little nervous about it because I’ve wanted to go play in college,” he said. “I’m just looking forward to it."

RANDY DICKSON / News Bulletin
Published: Friday, June 20, 2014 at 19:02 PM.

BAKER — Former Baker baseball standout Alan Weidenhammer is taking a chance to further his baseball career.

Weidenhammer is headed to Ashland, Wis., and Northland College, sight unseen, except through the Internet.

Northland, a National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III school, offers no athletic scholarships. But based on Weidenhammer’s 27 on the ACT, the school did offer him $95,000 in financial aid, which will cover about 60 percent of his expenses during his four years  in college.

Weidenhammer is just happy to keep playing baseball.

“I’m a little nervous about it because I’ve wanted to go play in college,” he said. “I’m just looking forward to it."

 “(Northland Coach Ernie May) is talking about using me as a starting pitcher," Weidenhammer said. "I’m basically going to pick up pointers from an older pitcher that will graduate after my freshman year. And then I will basically slide into his role the next year.”

Baker Coach Adam Henry said Weidenhammer has the qualities needed to compete at the college level.



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