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Lamar Baseball Signs Five In Early Signing Period

Jim Gilligan (left) announced the signing of three junior college and two high school athletes.

Jim Gilligan (left) announced the signing of three junior college and two high school athletes.


Lamar head coach Jim Gilligan has announced the signing of five student-athletes to a National Letter of Intent for the 2009-10 academic year.

The quintet includes two infielders, one outfielder and a pair of pitchers, with all five coming from Texas high schools and junior colleges.

Jonathan Dziedzic stands 6-2 and is a left-handed pitcher at Atascocita High School who went 9-1 with a 1.94 earned run average as a junior, while striking out 69 in 54 innings. He picked up a number of honors including all-State, all-Greater Houston and was a First Team all-District 21-5A choice as a sophomore and junior.

Clayton Farhat is a 6-0 outfielder from Plano, Texas currently at Navarro College. He hit .330 with five home runs, 24 RBIs and 18 steals as a freshman at Angelo State. He led Plano East HS to the 2007 District 9-5A championship while picking up district MVP honors after hitting .468 with six home runs and 28 RBIs.

Trey Rackel is a 6-2 right-handed combo pitcher and infielder who is in his sophomore season at Angelina Junior College. He was named to the Region XIV All-Conference team and invited to the Texas Junior College All-Star Game following his 9-2, 3.20 ERA freshman season. He attended Mayde Creek HS in Houston where he was an All-District 19-5A pick.

Pablo Salinas is a 5-11 infielder from League City, Texas, who had a standout freshman season at Alvin JC. He hit .443 and belted 10 homers in leading Alvin to the JUCO World Series. He earned All-America, All-Conference and All-Region and played in Texas JUCO All-Star Game with Rackel.

Jude Vidrine is a 6-2 infielder at Nederland HS who garnered All-District honors as a junior after hitting .340 with three home runs, 28 RBIs and 10 doubles. He has also been a standout wide receiver for the Bulldog football team.

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