Cabot’s Kason Kimbrell will be a different kind of cat next year as he trades in his Panthers jersey for one from the Ouachita Baptist University Tigers.

Kimbrell has been a solid all-around player for Cabot at the plate, in the outfield and on the mound. It is skills on the mound that drew the attention of Ouachita.

"Being a lefty helps make you a commodity and they want me as a pitcher," said Kimbrell. "They didn’t say that’s all I would do, but that’s what they want me for."

The same week he signed his letter of intent to pitch for Ouachita, Kimbrell went out and showed why they wanted him by tossing a no-hitter against Searcy.

"I looked at a couple junior colleges in Kansas and Missouri," said Kimbrell. "But after taking a visit to OBU, I loved it. I loved the atmosphere and sense of community there. The coach has stayed in contact and been good to me. I’ve always wanted to pitch in college and now I’ll have the chance."

Kimbrell plans on studying business and sports management while in college.