Early Signings for November 17th

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Wichita State signs Seven for 2011

WICHITA, Kan. – Wichita State has received a national letter-of-intent from seven baseball players in the early signing period, Head Coach Gene Stephenson announced Nov. 17.

Bob Arens, a catcher from Northwest High School in Wichita, Kan.; Zach Beringer, a right-handed pitcher form Harrisburg High School in Harrisburg, Mo.; Cale Elam, a right-handed pitcher and infielder from Oktaha High School in Oktaha, Okla.; Kris Gardner, a left-handed pitcher from Prestonwood Christian Academy in Plano, Texas; Josh Halbert, an infielder from Choctaw High School in Choctaw, Okla.; Albert Minnis, a left-handed pitcher from Lawrence High School in Lawrence, Kan.; and Dayne Parker, a shortstop from Roff High School in Roff, Okla., have signed national letters-of-intent with the Shockers.

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Creighton signs four for 2011

OMAHA, Neb. – The Creighton baseball team came out of this fall’s early signing period with four new recruits inked to national letters of intent. Mike Gerber, Anthony Bemboom, Matthew Hartmann and Andrew Holt all will don the Blue and White in 2011 for the Jays.

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BCU signs eight for 2011

The NCAA early signing period ended this week and the B-CU Wildcat baseball program signed eight student-athletes to attend the university in the 2010-2011 school year.

"We are very happy with our recruiting class," said B-CU Head Baseball Coach Mervyl Melendez. "We addressed the needs of our program. We believe that all these players will help us in their first year (2011 season). We are looking forward to having these players with us next season. The future is bright for all them."

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Fresno State signs seven for 2011

FRESNO, Calif. – Fresno State baseball coach Mike Batesole announced the signing of the 2010 recruiting class Tuesday morning. The Bulldogs add seven talented players from all over California to the roster. Joining the `Dogs next year are Will Anderson, Christian Belleque, Aaron Judge, Jordan Heald-Mullins, Tyler Linehan, Sam Tuivailala and Cole Wells.

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ULM adds three more for 2011

MONROE, La.-ULM baseball head coach Jeff Schexnaider announced the signing of three more student-athletes to National Letters of Intent on Tuesday. Catcher Caleb Knox, shortstop Jeremy Sy and left-handed pitcher and first baseman Randy Zeigler will all play for the Warhawks beginning with the 2011 season.

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Memphis adds Sam Moll to NLI

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – St. Benedict senior pitcher Sam Moll signed his National Letter of Intent with the University of Memphis Tigers, head coach Daron Schoenrock announced today.

Moll joins high school teammate Blake Myers on Memphis’ 2010 singing class, as well as Cody Geyer, Ethan Gross and Bryan Picou .

"Sam has a lot of `big-game experience’ and has the potential to develop into a solid college power pitcher," Schoenrock stated. "He is a fierce competitor on the mound and will be counted on to replace some outstanding left-handed pitchers we’ll lose to graduation and potentially the draft in 2010."

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Ole Miss adds three from Florida for 2011

OXFORD, Miss. - Ole Miss added a trio of standout players from the Sunshine State with the signing of Will Allen, Austin Anderson and Casey Mulholland, Rebel head coach Mike Bianco announced on Tuesday.

The trio are the latest announced signees and join previously announced signees Ryan Bolden, Casey Greene, Austin Hartzog, Jimel Judon, Mike Mayers and Bobby Wahl.

"We went into the state of Florida grabbed three of the top recruits in the state – and nation, for that matter," said assistant coach and recruiting coordinator Rob Reinstetle. "Will Allen is one of the top catchers in the state of Florida and the nation, as evidenced by his selection to compete with USA Baseball. Austin Anderson is a phenomenal defensive shortstop with actions that remind you of Kevin Mort. Casey Mulholland is one of the top arms in the state of Florida and in the country as a part of the 2010 signing class."

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Georgia adds three for 2011 season

ATHENS, Ga. — Pitchers Ralston Cash and Jeff Shields along with outfielder Conor Welton are the latest additions to Georgia’s recruiting class, Bulldog baseball coach David Perno announced Tuesday.

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Alabama adds 10 for 2011

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The University of Alabama baseball program has signed 10 players to national letters of intent during the Nov. 11-18 early signing period, head coach Mitch Gaspard announced Tuesday.

The list includes right-hand pitcher Cary Baxter, outfielder Reggie Golden, shortstop Matt Lipka, first baseman/left-hand pitcher Patrick McGavin, catcher Ladson Montgomery, infielder/right-hand pitcher Wes Mugarian, right-hand pitcher/catcher Case Nixon, right-hand pitcher Jay Shaw, first baseman/third baseman Austen Smith and outfielder Jeremiah Tullidge.

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Pacific adds Six for 2010-2011 Season

Stockton, Calif. – Head Coach Ed Sprague has announced the signing of six future Tigers to National Letters of Intent for the 2011 baseball season. Donning Pacific jerseys beginning in the 2011 season are Alfonso Casillas, Riley Drongesen, Brian Essig, Jason Taasaas, Erik Lockwood and Curtis Gomez.

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Pitt announces 2010-2011 Class

Head Baseball Coach Joe Jordano announced on Monday that 11 student-athletes have signed Letters of Intent to continue their academic and baseball careers at the University of Pittsburgh. Nine of the 11 signees hail from the Keystone State and the signees are as follows: Luke Curtis (Philipsburg-Osceola HS; Philipsburg, Pa.),Michael Douglas (Great Valley HS; Malvern, Pa.), Austin Ehrat (First Assembly Christian School; Cordova, Tenn.), Joe Harvey (LaSalle College; Audobon, Pa.), Brad Johnson (W.C. Rustin HS; West Chester, Pa.), Ethan Mildren (Laurel Highlands HS; Hopwood, Pa.), Luke Novosel (Penn-Trafford HS; Irwin, Pa.), Blake Overmiller(Magruder HS; Rockville, Md.), Casey Roche (Downingtown East HS; Downingtown, Pa.), Derik Wilson (Hershey HS; Hershey, Pa.) and Matt Wotherspoon(Crestwood HS; Mountain Top, Pa.).

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Texas adds two more for 2010-2011 Season

AUSTIN, Texas — University of Texas Baseball received National Letters of Intent from two more high school student-athletes head coach Augie Garrido announced on Tuesday, bringing the total of players slated to join the team for the 2011 season to nine.

“We are excited about the nine players who have signed.” Garrido said. “Coach Harmon always does a solid job of identifying our needs and finding some of the best talent available to fill those needs.

The Longhorns’ most recent signees included Mike Foltynewicz, a right-handed pitcher from Minooka HS in Illinois and Erich Weiss an infielder from Brenham, Texas. Foltynewicz would become just the third player from Illinois to ever play for the Horns. He was ranked as the 129th best player eligible for the 2010 MLB draft by Perfect Game Cross Checker. Weiss was named an honorable mention Louisville Slugger All-American following a junior year in which he batted .457 with 17 doubles, four triples, three home runs and 35 RBI.

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Texas A&M adds two standouts for 2010-2011

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M head baseball coach Rob Childress announced Tuesday the signing of two local student-athletes to national letters of intent.

Outfielder Krey Bratsen (Bryan) and pitcher Derrick Hadley (Navasota) both are slated to join the Aggie baseball program in the fall of 2010.

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Dayton Flyers adds to 2010-2011 Freshman Class

DAYTON, Ohio – University of Dayton head coach Tony Vittorio has announced the commitments of five student-athletes to play at Dayton in the 2010-2011 school year.

Ryan Berry, C.J. Gillman, Bobby Glover, Mel Skochdopole and Robby Sunderman will join Dayton in the fall of 2010.

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Ryan Nance added to UAB Recruiting Class for 2010-2011

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Ryan Nance, a right-handed pitcher from Hinds Community College in Raymond, Miss., has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend UAB and compete for the Blazer baseball program.

This past spring, Nance helped Hinds to its first regional appearance in five years as the Eagles climbed as high as No. 16 in Division II of the National Junior College Athletic Association. Nance posted a 2-2 record on the mound with four saves and a 3.50 ERA. He struck out 35 batters in 36.2 innings.

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