Benton All-Parish outfielder Coleman Nerren signed with ULM Thursday in a ceremony at the school.
Nerren batted .426 with 16 RBI last season, helping the Tigers win their fourth straight District 1-4A championship. Benton advanced to the Class 4A quarterfinals before falling to eventual state runner-up West Ouachita.
ULM went 20-35 overall last season and finished 10-20 in the Sun Belt Conference. ULM freshman pitcher Kyle Backofen is a former Airline star.
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