Bishop McLaughlin right-handed pitcher/first baseman Nate Pearson missed most of his junior season with a broken right arm. But that didn't keep college scouts away. Despite playing only eight games last season, Pearson committed to Florida International.
"He actually had several offers,'' Hurricanes coach Jeff Swymer said. "We made sure he rehabbed during the season. We limited his throwing and he was mostly a DH for us. Next season we expect him to be our No. 1 (starter).''
Pearson had only 25 plate appearances for the Hurricanes. He hit .286 with a double and a triple. As a sophomore, Pearson was 3-1 with a 1.42 ERA.
Swymer said Pearson has spent the summer playing for the Score International travel team, where he has caught the attention of local scouts.