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Bucknell adds 8 for 2010 Season


GeneDepew LEWISBURG, Pa. – Just a few weeks before the start of classes, longtime Bucknell baseball head coach Gene Depew announced the program’s latest recruiting class Thursday. The eight members of the talented class will join a team that won the Patriot League regular-season title this past spring.

“I am anticipating a lot of contribution from this talented group of players,” commented Depew. “All eight are very talented players and should complement a strong group of returning players. We are looking forward to the start of our fall program to prepare for the challenge of vying for another Patriot League title.”

Bucknell’s newcomers represent seven states, including California, Oklahoma, Minnesota, and North Carolina. Four pitchers and three position players comprise the class, while Robb Scott is expected to play at both pitcher and shortstop.

Following is an alphabetical list of the eight individuals who will join the Bison as members of the Class of 2013.

Matt Busch (Saint Paul Minn./Roseville Area ) – RHP – Member of baseball, football and hockey teams at Roseville Area High School … earned four varsity letters in baseball … two-time all-conference selection … honorable mention all-conference … American Legion all-district as a junior … member of Team Minnesota All-Stars as a junior … captain and MVP as a senior … Academic All-State … all-metro selection by Pioneer Press and Star Tribune … member of National Honor Society and four-year honor roll member … earned 2009 Neal Kwong Award for outstanding youth leadership, volunteerism and community service … finished first in the State of Minnesota Human Rights Essay Contest … earned President’s Award for academic excellence.

Steve Carlin (Oklahoma City, Okla./Edmond Memorial) – RHP – Graduated from Edmond Memorial High School … played baseball at University of Arkansas – Fort Smith in 2008 and 2009 … posted a 5-2 record with a 2.05 ERA as a freshman in 2008 … appeared in one game as a sophomore in 2009 … named to Honorable Mention All-Arkansas Collegiate Team following freshman campaign … was an all-conference and all-state selection as a senior in high school … also earned spot on National All-District 6 Team … father, Jim, played football at West Texas State.

Travis Clark (Foster City, Calif./St. Ignatius Prep) – INF – Graduated from St. Ignatius College Prep … earned three letters in baseball and one in football … captain of baseball team as a senior … hit .436 and posted a 20-game hitting streak as a senior … started at five different positions as a senior … finished third in league with 12 doubles as a junior … father, Keith, was an assistant athletic trainer with the San Diego Chargers (1984-87) and a rehabilitation consultant for the San Francisco Giants (1988-92).

Marcus Garone (Ramsey, N.J./Ramsey) – INF – Graduated from Ramsey High School … member of varsity baseball team all four years … two-time all-league selection … all-county choice as a senior in 2009 … team captain as a senior.

Scott Glass (State College, Pa./State College Area) – 2B – Graduated from State College Area High School … baseball team captain … earned team’s Will to Win Award, Coaches Award and Ken Barto Award … hit .448 as a senior … finished career with a .420 batting average … Central Penn League All-Star … played for Johnstown Jaysox showcase team in 2008 … also a member of wrestling team for one season.

Danny Goldstein (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington) – RHP – Graduated from Huntington High School … member of baseball, golf and JV basketball teams at Huntington High School … four-year starter on baseball team … two-year starting pitcher … 2008 Academic All-Suffolk County League … team captain as a senior … three-time All-Long Island selection … member of 2008 Long Island Titans travel team … played in Boys of Summer travel league … named an ESPN 2009 All-Area New York Metro Top 10 Pitcher … golf team MVP in 2009.

Taylor Runge (Cochranville, Pa./Octorara Area) – RHP – Graduated from Octorara Area High School … member of Rawlings All-America Team in 2009 … two-time second-team all-league selection … helped All-Star Baseball Academy team to a third-place finish at World Wood Bat Association under-18 World Series … record second-highest number of strikeouts (15) in World Wood Bat Association under-18 World Series … one of 24 members of All-Star Baseball Academy to commit to play baseball in college … named one of Philadelphia Inquirer’s top 10 pitchers in the area in 2009.

Robb Scott (Clemmons, N.C./Deerfield Academy) – RHP/SS – Graduated from Deerfield Academy … played in the 2002 Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. … four-year baseball and football letterwinner at Deerfield Academy … two-time baseball team captain … led team to Central New England Championship … all-league selection as both a pitcher and shortstop … member of Boston Globe All-Scholastic Team … earned Deerfield Academy and New England Prep School Athletic Conference MVP awards … hit .352 as a senior … posted a 3-1 record with a 1.09 ERA and three saves in 19.1 innings as a senior … was winning pitcher in Central New England championship game … sister, Ellen, will be a senior on the Princeton softball team in 2010.

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