FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
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.