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Three Titans Sign Letters of Intent


Three Blessed Trinity baseball players have signed letters of commitment to nationally recognized college programs. Tim Bondell, 2006 Gold Glove winner, has signed to play at Columbus State UniversityColumbus State plays in the Peach Belt Conference and won the National Championship in 2002. Evan Tieles, a two-year All County Player, will play baseball with the Bull Dogs of the University of Georgia. Kevin Smith, a transfer from Texas, has committed to play at Furman University. Furman plays in the Southern Conference.   

Tim, a member of the school’s 2006 State Championship team, is the Titan’s short stop and has been a member of the varsity team for the past two seasons. Tim is the son of Steven and Bernadette Bondell of Dunwoody.  

“I am very proud of these kids,” said Andy Harlin, BT’s head baseball coach. “I remember when Tim Bondell was at feeder team tryouts in 7th grade, and now here he is signing to play in college. It goes by fast.  He is one of the greatest kids and from one of the greatest families.”  

During his baseball career at BT, Evan, either holds, or is among the leaders in many offensive and pitching categories. He was 11-0 on the mound his junior year, including a win in the final game of the 2006 State Championship series. 

“We are very proud of Evan’s accomplishments and very happy for him and his family. He has been one of our leaders since his sophomore year both offensively and on the mound. He is going to a school that was in the College World Series last year. It doesn’t get much better than that.” Evan, a Roswell resident, is the son of Maria and Emilio Tieles.

Kevin Smith, a senior at Blessed Trinity, will be heading to Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, in the fall of 2007. Kevin, a resident of Alpharetta, is the son of Mark and Sandra Smith. Kevin is a 3rd baseman.  

“We obviously are blessed to have a kid of Kevin’s caliber come to our great school,” said Harlin. “I am very proud of this young man, and happy for his family.” 

Harlin is looking forward to following these young men’s careers post-high school. “I’m just glad these guys will be close so we can catch them play at the next level. These are top-shelf kids and we are very proud in how they have represented this school over the years,” he said.

Photo: (left to right) Tim Bondell, Kevin Smith and Evan Tieles