Aug 23, 2012
Millbrook standout Brian Nobles verbally committed to play baseball at Western Carolina Thursday.
An All-Cap 8 performer by many accounts each of the last two seasons, Nobles has seen his innings increase on the mound while staying steady as a regular in the everyday lineup.
The right-hander was 2-0 with a save two years ago before posting four wins, three saves and a 0.78 ERA last year to lead the team. He did not allow a run in Cap-8 Conference play last season and notched a no-hitter against Leesville Road.
“I am so happy for Brian Nobles in his commitment to an excellent Division I baseball program,” said head coach Austin James. “Western Carolina is getting a fine young man and a fine student athlete. Millbrook is lucky to have him, and we are excited for what he will accomplish his senior year and in his time at Western.”
Nobles hit over .500 two seasons ago and maintained a solid year at the plate a year ago by driving in 17 runs while hitting .325. He set the Millbrook record for the school’s longest hitting streak by hitting safely in 22 consecutive games as a sophomore.
"BJ is hard worker who loves the game,” said Millbrook Athletic Director Scott McInnes. “We have to run him off our fields during the off-season which is a great sign for WCU. Western has a great baseball program and we are happy for the entire Nobles family."
Western went 32-24 last year and notched wins over Clemson twice, at Georgia and against Duke.
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