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Laurel Dodgers Hurler Inks LOI with MCC

(Miles City, MT) Miles Community College head baseball coach Jeff Brabant is excited to announce that Laurel, MT native Chase Joseph Feller has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete at the NJCAA level next Fall.

Chase Feller, the son of Karla and Justin Feller, is a senior at Laurel High School and a veteran of the Laurel Dodgers, the American Legion team in Laurel.

As a member of the Dodgers, Chase has been a part of two district championship teams, multiple state qualifying teams, and a part of the American Legion Northwest Regional team that took second place last season. Chase will play his third season with the Laurel Dodgers this summer under the guidance of head coach Doug Studiner.

On the mound las season, Chase tossed 41.1 innings and accumulated 25 strikeouts in his time on the mound. He held an ERA 4.91 throughout the season including a 4.45 ERA in the postseason last summer.

His best two outings last summer were against Spearfish, SD and the Glacier Twins at the state tournament. Against Spearfish, he went the distance striking out six and walking only four giving up just one unearned run. His outing at the state tournament was in relief against the high powered offense of the Glacier Twins. Feller went four scoreless innings with two strikeouts and one walk while only giving up one hit in his appearance.

“Chase has a lot of upside on the mound,” said assistant coach Jake Mills, “he as shown improvement in the last two years and we are excited to see how he will progress when he gets to Miles City in August. We know the caliber of program he has played for in the past, and have no doubt he has the tools and ability to come in and compete for us from day 1 in the Fall.”

Outside of his on field accolades, Feller has been on the honor roll at LHS for the last 3 years and is expected to make the distinguished list again this Spring before he graduates in May.

Chase plans on acquiring his Associates of Science degree at MCC before transferring to major in wildlife biology.

“I chose Miles Community College because I enjoyed my experience while on my visit. The coaches all seemed great and the players were easy to get along with. I feel like I will fit in perfect with the Pioneer Baseball program,” Feller had to say about his signing with MCC.

“Chase is going to be a competitor for us,” said head coach Jeff Brabant, “based on his size and ability right now, along with the many intangibles he possesses, I am confident in saying that he has the potential to be an impact player for us next season. We graduate a few sophomores in our rotation this year so there will be a void to fill there next Fall and I think Chase fits the mold of guys we want in that position. We are very excited to have him in the program."

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