Napierala a member of ESPNís All-State team for 2012
(Miles City, MT) – Miles Community College baseball coach Jeff Brabant has announced the signing of outfielder Cayden Napierala (Great Falls) to a National Letter-of-Intent for the 2012-13 school year. Napierala is recognized as one of the top 20 baseball prospects out of Montana according to ESPN High School and on the Top 40 list from Baseball Northwest. “We are very excited to have Cayden help us continue our tradition and look forward to his two years as a Pioneer,” said Brabant.
Last year for the Chargers, Great Falls’ AA team, the righty hit .280 on the season with 52 hits, 41 RBIs, and 41 runs. He also added nine double and three homeruns while starting 53 of the teams 61 games in the outfield. In 2010, as a member of the Class A Electrics, Napierala hit .490 on the season with 70 hits. He also picked up 63 RBIs, 57 runs, and 23 doubles on his way to earning the team’s Offensive Player-of-the-Year award. The Electrics made it to their first ever state championship game that same season.
Not only has Napierala excelled on the field, but also in the class room at Great Falls High School. He’s a member of the National Honor Society with a 3.97 GPA, an Academic Letter winner in 2012, and also the Health Enhancement Student of the Year in 2011.
Brabant also added, “Cayden is very intelligent in the classroom and on the field, combine that with his baseball skills, we fully expect him to step in and compete on a daily basis.”
“I wanted to go to college in Montana and continue with my baseball career at the next level. Several Great Falls Chargers have gone to MCC, or are currently enrolled, and have been successful,” said Napierala on choosing MCC. He will join this year’s freshmen Spenser Hart, Spenser Hortick, and Trevor Johnson on the squad next season. Sophomores Skyler Smith and AJ Griffith are also from Great Falls joining the list of former players from the Great Falls teams that have chosen MCC to continue their baseball career. “Cayden is another Great Falls product that will continue to make our program successful,” said Brabant on the Great Falls products that have contributed to the Pioneer baseball program over the years.