Former Tiger Salter leaning towards Samford
Published 2:45 am Monday, July 16, 2007
By BY BRUCE HIXON – SPORTS EDITOR
Former T.R. Miller Tiger and just graduated Alabama Southern Eagle center fielder Jacob Salter has given a verbal commitment to continue his baseball career at Samford University.
While Salter has indicated to Samford officials he plans to attend there, he admits he is keeping his options open at this time.
Salter's commitment could quickly change, as he has begun talks with McNeese State, West Alabama, Alabama-Huntsville and Lee University, an NAIA school in Tennessee, have also started to express interest in Salter.
Salter hit .393 (72-for-183) with 16 doubles, one triple and 31 RBIs with Alabama Southern this spring. Salter was also 26-for-31 (83.9 percent) in stolen base attempts.
Salter accomplished most of his numbers at Alabama Southern in the leadoff role although he did hit in the number nine spot on a few occasions.
Salter would prefer to stay in center field at the next level although he would not object to left field.
An opportunity to play right away along with immediate scholarship money would probably sway Salter away from his verbal commitment with Samford.
Samford went 32-28 this past season, which is the second most wins in a season in that program's history. It was also
Samford's second straight 30-win season, the first time the Bulldogs have won 30 games in back-to-back seasons.
Salter has been in a different role this summer as a coach in the Brewton Advanced Babe Ruth League. He is also an assistant coach with the Brewton Babe Ruth Age 16-18 All-Stars.