05/29/2012 4:54 PM -
Indiana State University’s left handed pitcher Joshua Negele announces his commitment with the Northwest Indiana Oilmen for the 2012 season. Negele, primarily pitched out of the bullpen for the Sycamores this season. In 2011 Negele went 1-0 on the mound with a 4.67 ERA in nine appearances, striking out 9 batters in 17 1/3 innings. Negele will be returning home to Crown Point, IN as he prepares to take the mound for the Oilmen. As a Crown Point High School graduate the lefty pitcher went 16-3 striking out over 180 batters in his last two seasons with the Bulldogs. As a senior for Crown Point Negele received many honors including All-State, All-Area, and All-Conference honors. The Oilmen look for Negele to bring the same kind of pitching he displayed at Crown Point and Indiana State to Oil City Stadium this summer.