This is the second collegiate player in the set that played his high school ball in my hometown of LaPorte, Indiana. Ian Nielson is a solid first baseman for the Ball State Cardinals. He started from day one at first, and was even named to the Louisville Slugger Freshman All American team as a freshman last season. Ian is the career home run leader at LaPorte High School along with holding numerous single season records. This is at a storied high school program. He is a player to keep an eye on for sure.
I took this picture of Ian last season when his Cardinals came to South Bend to face the Irish. He had a good game, and it was cool to see another hometown boy doing well.