Caldwell County will have a full baseball team in the college ranks next season.
CCHS grads Easton Thompson and John Davis have signed to continue their baseball careers at Midway University, where they will play for another former Tiger. Luther Bramblett is the head coach at Midway and has been the coach of the Eagles since the program’s inception.
Thompson hit .327 for Caldwell as a senior this past spring while handling the catching duties. He homered twice and drove in 27 runs for the Tigers.
That helped the Tigers go 18-16 this season and reach the championship game of the 2nd Region tournament before falling to Hopkinsville 9-5.
Thompson chose Midway over Campbellsville.
Bramblett saw both Thompson and Davis play in Caldwell’s win over Christian County in the regional semifinals at Union County.
Bramblett was hired as the first-ever head baseball coach at Midway University in July 2016 as he started the program for the 2017 season.
Bramblett went to Midway after a 15 year stint as the head coach at St. Catharine College. In his 15 seasons, he led the Patriots to thirteen 30-plus win seasons finishing with an overall record of 532-262-1 (.670).
With Thompson and Davis at Midway, Caldwell could have as many as 10 former players on college rosters next season. Five of those will be at Rend Lake — sophomores Noah Brown, Jase Felker and Bryce Thomas, and freshmen Gabe East and Bryar Riley. Luke Brown will be a senior at Murray State while Shane Burns will be a sophomore with the Racers. In addition, Ty Ramey will be a sophomore at Frontier College.