MCC baseball squad lands Utah position player

A standout high school baseball player from the Salt Lake Valley in Utah has opted to continue his playing career at Miles Community College, signing a national letter of intent to play for the Pioneers beginning in the 2017-18 season.

The new recruit is Nate Bloxham, a catcher and 2012 graduate of Bingham High School, MCC head baseball coach Jeff Brabant announced. Bloxham helped Bingham head coach Joey Sato win regional championships for the school in 2011 and 2012, and a Class 5A state championship in 2011.

The son of Mike and Amy Bloxham, Nate is a 2012 graduate of Bingham High School. During his time at Bingham, playing for head coach Joey Sato, Nate won two region championships (2011, 2012) and a 5A State championship (2011).

After graduating from high school, Bloxham signed to play baseball for the Utah Valley University (UVU) Wolverines in Orem, Utah. After his fall semester at UVU, Nate went on to serve a two-year mission in the United States for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

At MCC Bloxham will seek a two-year degree that he hopes will eventually lead to a four-year degree in Business and Marketing.

“Nate is a great player, but more than that he is a great person,” Pioneer assistant baseball coach Jake Mills said. “With Nate’s ability, matched with his work ethic and attention to detail, I have no doubt that he is going to make an impact for us next year.”