Northeast Dubois Jeep Colby Pieper Signs Letter of Intent, Heads to Brescia

By Kris Norton 

Dubois - Northeast Dubois Jeep Colby Pieper signed his letter of intent for Brescia University Wednesday evening at the ballpark where his baseball career began.

Colby Pieper, of Celestine, made it official Wednesday evening. Pieper signed the dotted line at a place very special to him and his career - the Dubois Little League field where he spent his young days on the diamond.

Jeep Colby Pieper signs his letter of intent to play at Brescia University.

"This is where it all started," Pieper said. "This is where some of my greatest memories from baseball have come from and will always be here."

Pieper poses with the next generation of Jeeps baseball players.

After graduating from Northeast Dubois Junior/Senior High School in May, Pieper will head south to Brescia University, located in Owensboro, Kentucky.

Pieper said on Wednesday evening that future opportunities on the diamond, coupled with the university's atmosphere, made it an easy decision.

"Coach [Jon Herbig] gave me a really good opportunity to go there and be a two-way player, and pitch and play positions," Pieper said. "That, and everything felt like home. It was a tight-knit group of people and I liked it a lot."

Pieper is more than familiar with the two-way player role. Though, Pieper says, he does favor one of the pitcher or field responsibilities, he's ready and willing to fill in where he is needed.

"I've done it all four years of high school, I've played and pitched," Pieper said. "I definitely like playing the field better but I'm here for whatever he needs me to do."

Colby credits his family, friends, and fans for showing he and his teammates support, and making his playing experience that much more memorable.

The Pieper family celebrates Colby's signing.

"Through all four years, I can't remember a game where there's been nobody there," Pieper said.

The Brescia Bearcats finished the 2022 regular season 19-28-1.