After starring at Williston, Jameson signs with Nebraska-Kearney

Scotty Jameson of Lovell recently completed his second college season at Williston State College in Williston, N.D.

The Tetons’ baseball team set a school record for the most wins, finishing second in the North Plains District Tournament, and with a final record of 36-21 overall. Jameson was named the conference’s Most Valuable Pitcher after being named the conference’s MVP in his freshman season.

Along with a Conference MVP and a Conference Pitcher of the Year award, Jameson was a two-time all-conference selection along with being named to the All-Region and All- District teams both years. Jameson has also been inducted into the Williston State College Hall of Fame and is part of the All-Decade team for the school. The Tetons rolled in conference play, going 16-4 overall. Both seasons Jameson was a Teton, the team won the Region XIII championship.

District tournament

In the first game at their district tournament held in Williston, N.D. on Friday, May 19, Jameson was called on to pitch against Miles City Community College. Almost going the distance, he lasted 8 2/3 innings, striking out an impressive 13 batters, allowing only one earned run and only five total hits. The Tetons’ bats were hot and heavy behind their pitcher scoring 9 runs for a final score of 9-1. Powell native Tyler England, who played with Jameson on the Powell Pioneers, racked up three RBIs on three hits including a homerun.

Scotty Jameson hurls in a pitch during the first game of the Williston State College District Tournament in Williston, North Dakota on May 19.

The Tetons’ second game didn’t go quite as smoothly. They faced the fourth-ranked team in the nation in Des Moines Area Community College immediately after their game against Miles City Community College. Jameson’s 3-for-5 performance at the plate wasn’t enough to rally past the DMACC Bears’ offense and they lost 11-3.

On Saturday, May 20, the Tetons found themselves in a rematch against DMACC. Again, they could not overcome the Bears and lost 8-3.

The Williston State Tetons finished the season ranked number 15 in the national poll.

Jameson finished his sophomore season with a team leading .383 batting average, 59 hits, 2 homeruns and 41 runs scored. A 7-1 record and a 1.79 ERA on the mound led to him being named Conference Pitcher of the Year.

“Scotty has been an instrumental part of the program the last two years,” head baseball coach Shawn Cote commented. “He is a great player and an even better person. WSC has been lucky to have such a great individual in the program.”

Jameson has had some tough decisions to make, as he has been recruited by more than 15 schools, ranging from NAIA to Division I. After taking a recruiting trip to Kearney, Neb., Jameson has decided to become a “Loper.” Jameson signed his National Letter of Intent early this summer and is due in Kearney August 20.

“We are very excited to add Scotty Jameson to the University of Nebraska at Kearney baseball program,” head coach Damon Day said. “After a successful season at Williston State we were impressed with his abilities and what we thought he could do for our program. We feel he has the ability to anchor our infield, be a positive force in our batting order and bring us a successful pitcher on the mound. We are truly excited to have Scotty Jameson be a part of the University of Nebraska at Kearney baseball program.”