01/20/2017 11:50 AM -
WHITING, Ind. – Carter Naughton, sophomore at Quincy University, has signed to play for the Northwest Indiana Oilmen for the 2017 season.
“I was looking for a summer baseball team, did not know about it, really looking forward to it,” Naughton said. “It is a great opportunity, different experience and I get to have more experience.”
Adam Enright, manager of the Northwest Indiana Oilmen, said Kevin Franchetti, Southland Vikings manager and Quincy Graduate Assistant Coach spoke highly of him so Enright decided to bring him on.
“Carter is a player we can rely on for defense. He is a guy who can play the middle infield and make the routine plays,” Enright said. “He will be a bottom of the lineup guy, a guy who will steal a base and be a role player and it is important for him to get on base. He is just as important.”
Prior to committing to Quincy University, Naughton was a two-year letter winner at Mundelein High School in Mundelein, Ill. where he was a second basemen, shortstop and a pitcher for the Mustangs.
Naughton has been playing baseball since the age of five, starting with T-Ball, playing travel ball for the Northern Knights, in high school and now playing at the Division 2 level at Quincy.
“I have been playing baseball for 14 years and my father got me involved with baseball,” Naughton said.
Naughton said he heard about the Oilmen winning the Midwest Collegiate League Championship and he wants to be a part of a winning team.
“I want to help the team win any way I can,” Naughton said. “I plan to be a team player, help the team win each game and win as much as possible.”
The Northwest Indiana Oilmen are coming off a 30-24 record and their second ever Midwest Collegiate League Championship in 2016 after defeating the DuPage County Hounds in three games.