Whiteland grad earns All-American mention

Jared Adkins had a pretty notable baseball career at Whiteland, earning All-County honors twice and being named an Indiana Junior All-Star.

Three years later, he’s making his mark at the collegiate level.

The 2014 Whiteland grad put together a monster junior season at Taylor University, and he was recognized earlier this month as an honorable mention NAIA All-American after also being chosen as the Crossroads League Player of the Year.

Adkins established single-season school records for both home runs (16) and stolen bases (33), and he also ranked eighth among all NAIA players nationally with 74 runs scored. He batted .333 with 16 doubles, 50 runs batted in and a .671 slugging percentage.

The Crossroads League leader in four offensive categories, Adkins also hit for a natural cycle in the Trojans’ regular-season finale against Indiana Southeast on May 2, collecting a single, double, triple and home run in order.

He was an NAIA Scholar-Athlete and a CoSIDA Academic All-District selection.