Weisheit picks Wabash

DUBOIS — Kristopher Weisheit had never even heard of Wabash College before the university sent him an email and encouraged him to arrange a visit this past February.

That one visit, though, made quite an impression because a month later, the Northeast Dubois senior decided to attend the Division III school in Crawfordsville and continue his baseball career with the Little Giants.

“On the way home, my dad was talking to me and he said, ‘This is probably the best school I’ve ever seen baseballwise and academicwise, so if you’re going to consider anybody, at least consider them,” Weisheit said.

Weisheit bypassed other choices like Vincennes University and Manchester University, as he said the combination of VU’s so-so interest and the four-hour drive time to Manchester made Wabash the perfect destination.

|Wabash offered Weisheit the chance to pursue a degree in engineering, and the Little Giants baseball team impressed Weisheit almost immediately.

“We got down there and the pitches that they were throwing were just awesome,” said Kristopher, the son of Tonya and Darren Weisheit of Jasper. “We watched practice, took a tour of the campus and it was just amazing.”

Weisheit sports a 2-1 record this season for the Jeeps and also posted a .360 batting average as a junior. He’s still mulling whether or not to continue pitching at the collegiate level, but regardless, he’s ready for the challenge ahead.

“I didn’t want to worry about having to show off and trying to look good. I just wanted to play ball and Wabash provided that opportunity for me,” he said.

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