Versailles' Noah McEldowney signs to play for the Wright State University-Lake Campus Lakers baseball program
VERSAILLES – Noah McEldowney, the son of Scott and Julie McEldowney signed with Wright State University-Lake Campus to play baseball for the Lakers while continuing his education majoring in Mechanical Engineering.
“It’s local and glad I get to continue my baseball playing career,” said McEldowney. “I am confident in myself, I think I can go up and make an impact right away in their program.”
“Noah is a fantastic athlete,” said Wright State Lake Campus assistant coach and recruiting coordinator, Montaous Walton. “He is a great ballplayer. I think he is going to come in and contribute and compete for the team right away.”
“You have good baseball players but Noah is a baseball guy,” said Versailles baseball coach, Joe Harrmann. “He just gets the game, he looks like a player when he walks on the field, super intelligent when it comes to baseball IQ.”
McEldowney enters his senior season for the Versailles Tigers as the team’s starting shortstop with hopes of filling the same role for the Lakers next year.
“I play shortstop here so I hope I will get the chance to play shortstop there too,” McEldowney stated. “If not, I’ll play there anywhere they need me.”
“I see him being a very good player in the infield up the middle,” noted Coach Walton. “Middle infield for us and we can move him around. Wherever my head coach needs him we’re going to use him but for sure he’s going to come in and make a huge impact in the program.”
The Lakers are a member of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) and have played in the Small College World Series the past five consecutive seasons.
“We are a championship program,” Walton said. “We have been to the college world championship five times and Noah can come in and make a huge impact in the program.”
Coach Harrmann looked to the opening of the 2022 Versailles baseball season when the Tigers host the Arcanum Trojans in a non-conference matchup, Monday, March 28 with a 5 p.m. start time.
“We have a team full of great guys and Noah is a great leader,” said Coach Harrmann. “Really looking forward to what he’ll do next year at the college level but we got a lot of good things going on this year before he finishes his time at Versailles.”
McEldowney took time to thank family, God, coaches and teammates that helped him reach his baseball goals.
“I want to thank my parents,” McEldowney said. “Without them can’t do anything. I want to thank God too. He has given me the power to do everything I have so far. I want to thank all of my coaches at Versailles for pushing me to keep going hard in practices and I want to thank my teammates.”