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Zach Hull to join Engineers' baseball program

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

On Tuesday, Northview High School baseball player Zach Hull signed to play at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in the fall. On hand for the event included (front, from left) Lisa Hull, Zach Hull, Ashley Hull, (back) NHS Principal Lynn Romas, NHS baseball coach Scott McDonald, Coleman Craig, Jon Hull and NHS athletic director Charley Jackson.

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After a stellar four-year career with the Northview Knights, senior Zach Hull will be taking his talents to Terre Haute.

On Tuesday, the NHS senior first baseman announced he would be attending the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in the fall to play baseball for the Engineers.

"(Going to Rose-Hulman means) a great education," Hull said. "This is the best of both worlds."

Heading into the final weeks of the 2012 season, Hull is hitting .338 for the Knights. He has 26 hits this season, including eight doubles and one triple.

Hull has also driven in 18 runs and stolen four bases.

Defensively, he has committed only two errors this season, sporting a fielding percentage of .991.

"He's been a four-year starter for us," NHS coach Scott McDonald said. "He's probably the best defensive first baseman we've ever had.

"He has a very good work ethic. He puts in a ton of extra time. He's going to outwork a lot of guys. This is a great opportunity for him."

Hull said the Engineers have a first baseman coming back for next season. In addition, there is a freshman on the RHIT roster who also plays first base.

Still, Hull said he feels confident he'll get playing time.

"If I play well, I don't see why I couldn't start," he said.

Hull added he chose to attend Rose-Hulman due to its engineering programs. He plans to study either software engineering or computer engineering.

"I hadn't really thought about college until last year," Hull said. "Rose-Hulman is a great choice."

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