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TCU announces 14 members of 2009-2010 Recruiting Class


TCUHuddle FORT WORTH, Texas – Head baseball coach Jim Schlossnagle announced the addition of 14 members to the baseball team. Highlighting the recruiting class are 2009 first-year Major League draft picks Matt Purke from Klein High School in Houston, Round Rock-native Josh Elander and Jerome Pena of Cave Creek, Ariz.

The class of 14 features nine high school players and five junior college transfers.

Purke, a left-handed pitcher, was the 14th overall pick in the draft by the Texas Rangers out of Klein High School in Houston. The Washington Nationals drafted Elander, a catcher from Round Rock, in the 37th round. A utility player, Pena transfers to TCU from Western Nevada Community College and was selected in the 40th round by the New York Mets.

2009 TCU Baseball Incoming Class

Name Position Hometown/Previous School

Matt Bean RHP Houston, Texas/Kincaid HS

Cason Brown Utility Houston, Texas/Stratford HS

Griffin Davis RHP Friendswood, Texas/Friendswood HS

Tyler Duffie RHP Friendswood, Texas/Lamar HS

Josh Elander Catcher Round Rock, Texas/Round Rock HS

Matt Elliott INF El Paso, Texas/Weatherford J.C.

Jarrod Fancher Utility Katy, Texas/Katy HS

Steven Murray LHP Houston, Texas/Memorial HS

Jerome Pena Utility Cave Creek, Ariz./Western Nevada College

Matt Purke LHP Houston, Texas/Klein HS

Kyle Starratt RHP Boise, Idaho/Western Nevada College

Scott Tabrett INF Sydney, Australia/Clarendon J.C.

Kyle Von Tungeln OF Sugar Land, Texas/Kempner HS

Joe Weik INF Fort Worth, Texas/Weatherford J.C.

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