Three Butte College student athletes: Ben Manley, JD Doran and Cole Wells have committed to play baseball next year at three different universities.
Ben Manley attended Butte College after graduating from Dayton High School in Oregon. In his sophomore year, Ben started 11 games with a record of 4-4 while posting a 4.03 ERA in 13 appearances. He is signing with Campbellsville University in Kentucky which finished out the 2013 season with a 39-20.
JD Doran, Clayton Valley, has been a key piece to the pitching staff this season. JD was second on the team in innings pitched with 59. He led the team with 6 saves and 17 appearances. For his efforts he was selected First-Team All-Conference. He was also the team’s MVP in 2013. JD will be joining fellow Roadrunner Tanner McIntyre at Virginia Tech University.
Cole Wells, a graduate from Heritage High School in Brentwood, finished out the year going 2-2 in 5 starts while appearing in 10 games. He will be attending Eastern New Mexico University where he will play for Coach Chris Terry.
“We are excited and proud of our students who are able to get the opportunity to compete at the next level. Our goal as a coaching staff is to get our players ready to move on to the next level as well as getting them ready to succeed in life. It just doesn’t get any better to earn a college degree and play baseball while doing so,” said Anthony Ferro, Butte College head baseball coach.