NAPPANEE – Patience is paying off for NorthWood senior Trey Allman.
Allman, utility player through his junior season for the Panther baseball program, has caught on – literally – as a senior and the persistence is being noticed. This week Allman signed his National Letter of Intent to continue his baseball career with Manchester University.
“Trey Allman epitomizes a program player,” began NorthWood baseball head coach AJ Risedorph. “He is extremely coachable and hungry to better his craft. He is always the guy who is looking to work longer or get in earlier for extra reps. No doubt his work ethic has paid off by his recent signing. We are very excited for him and proud of what he has meant for our program here at NorthWood.”
Allman appeared in just 10 games as a junior and hit .471, showing an extraordinary penchant to be ready at the drop of a hat, getting most of his opportunities as a pinch hitter or defensive replacement. In four multi-at bat games, Allman had multiple hits in three of them, including a three-hit, two-RBI effort in a win over Jimtown.
As a senior, Allman has caught on as a catcher and has played in seven contests thus far. Batting .214, Allman has made more of an impact defensively, perfect in 40 chances and as thrown out 50 percent of attempted base stealers.
Allman, the son of Robert and Jennifer Allman, is a two-year letterwinner with the Panther baseball program.
Manchester, coached by Rick Espeset in his 23rd season, are off to an 8-21 start to its season. NorthWood sits at 5-2 this season through Thursday.