Jamestown College signs in-state standoutsJamestown College baseball coach Tom Hager has landed a pair of Class A standouts. Jeremy Bontjes of Wahpeton and Landon Uetz of West Fargo has signed with the Jimmies.
Jamestown College baseball coach Tom Hager has landed a pair of Class A standouts.
Jeremy Bontjes of Wahpeton and Landon Uetz of West Fargo has signed with the Jimmies.
Both players will be playing in the state tournament this weekend.
Bontjes, a 5-foot-8 right-handed throwing and hitting infielder/pitcher, is hitting .325 with six doubles, 30 RBIs and four stolen bases for the Huskies, who take on Williston on Thursday in opening-round play in Mandan. He also earned all-state honors in basketball as the Huskies advance to the Class A semifinals.
“Jeremy will add to our winning mentality and bring a competitive edge to our baseball program,” Hager said. “He is a very first-class individual who isn’t afraid to leave it all on the field. His work ethic in the classroom and on the diamond will be a great fit for Jamestown College.
“We are looking forward to working with him in the fall.”
He is the son of Laverne and Anna Bontjes.
Uetz, a right-handed hitting and throwing infielder, is hitting .330 for the Packers, who won the East Region tournament and open state-tourney play against Bismarck St. Mary’s on Thursday.
He also has seven doubles, 18 RBIs, 29 runs scored and six stolen bases.
“Landon will be a great fit here and Jamestown College. He comes from two excellent baseball programs (Legion and high school) and has been a blue-collar player for both,” Hager said. “We know that Landon’s hard work and determination will carry over into the classroom and on to the field for us.
“We are very excited that he has chosen to be a part of the Jimmie family.”
He is the son of Al and Deb Uetz.
— Sun Staff