Trio of Pioneers sign with first-year baseball program at Northeast Community College

NORFOLK, NE – The first season of Northeast Community College baseball next spring will feature three Nebraska City Pioneers.

Seniors Andrew Harrah, Brennen Bales and Jared Nemec signed their letters of intent Wednesday afternoon to attend college and play baseball at the school in Norfolk.

With the addition of the Nebraska City trio, the Hawks have added seven high school athletes since adding baseball to the list of athletic programs in August.

Nemec, who has hit one home run and has five RBI’s for the Pioneers this season, visited Northeast in early February and says it’s a great school.

“Just liked the campus, liked the opportunity I’m going to get, and stick with my brothers. Stick with the bond that we got.”

A bond Bales says he can’t wait to continue at college.

“Keep the team bond that we got now, growing up, and now going through college together.”

Bales is ripping into the ball again this spring, hitting .515 with two home runs, two doubles and a triple. He has scored 14 runs and has eight runs batted in.

Northeast will be led by first-year head coach Marcus Clapp. Clapp was named the school’s first head coach in November after serving as the pitching coach at the University of Nebraska – Kearney.

Harrah is looking forward to doing good things at the next level.

“Hopefully get to start fresh. Play with two of my best guys on the field that we’ve been playing our whole lives.”

Harrah’s batting average is at .273 through 10 games this season, including one home run and four doubles. He has scored three times this season and has four RBI’s.


Jared Nemec







Brennen Bales
Andrew Harrah

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