West Lincoln baseball player Brett Huff has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Lenoir-Rhyne University on an athletic and academic scholarship.
Huff, a short stop and leadoff batter for the Rebels, led the team in hits (34), runs (37), extra bases (10 2Bs, three 3Bs, three HRs), total bases (59), walks (26), slugging percentage (.787), on-base percentage (.639) and batting average (.453) last season and had a .935 fielding percentage with five errors in 28 games. His career statistics for batting average (.350), doubles (21), triples (5), home runs (5), total bases (122), RBIs (43), slugging percentage (.562), stolen bases (18), runs (76), walks (61), hit-by-pitch (8) and on-base percentage (.537) all rank him in the top 10 Rebels in the past two decades.
Huff was recruited by Lenoir-Rhyne as a second baseman, outfielder and hitter after the team’s staff saw him play in a scrimmage earlier in the fall.
“They liked it all but they said I could really hit and if I can hit they’ll find a spot for me to play,” Huff said. “Lenoir-Rhyne gave me the best opportunity to play, and it’s closer to home so it will make the transition a little bit easier.”
Pictured are (front, from left) Earletta Huff, Erin Huff, Brett Huff, Betty Leonhardt, (back, from left) West Lincoln athletic director Wayne Navey, West Lincoln baseball coach Allan Chapman, Benita Huff, Eddie Huff and West Lincoln principal Dr. Cale Sain