Bradley signs Seven for 2010-2011 Season
PEORIA, Ill. – The Bradley Baseball program took advantage of the early signing period and will welcome seven new Braves to the squad in 2010-11. Of the seven new additions to the program, four are pitchers, three are junior college players and all seven hail from the Land of Lincoln.
Marshall announces 2010-2011 Recruiting Class
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The Marshall University baseball head coach Jeff Waggonerannounced its 2010 signing class, which includes nine players to join the Thundering Herd baseball squad for the 2011 season on Friday, Nov. 20.
The class includes nine players from eight different states, five currently playing in high school, while the remaining four are at junior college. Seven-of-the-nine players are pitchers, two of which could also see time in the batter’s box in 2011.
“Coaches Tim Donnelly and Joe Renner did an outstanding job of reaching our goals with this recruiting class,” Waggoner said. “We had an outstanding position player oriented class a year ago and have complemented that with a talented group of pitchers, along with four highly skilled fielders.”
The MU 2010 signing class includes: Aaron Blair, Ryan Butler, Ethan Cole, Ryan Etsell, Louie Helmburg, Erin McGee, Damian Rivera, Aaron Rosborough and Steven Ross.
New Mexico signs seven for 2010-2011 Season
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.–University of New Mexico head baseball coach Ray Birmingham has announced the signing of seven future Lobos to the Lobo baseball team. Coach Birmingham and his staff have brought in some of the nation’s best players from around the country and from the state of New Mexico. UNM has received national letters of intent from Chance Bragg, Jake McClasland, Eli Freese, Andrew Schugel, Jose Sierra, Sam Wilson and Justin Zumwalde.
"This is a very outstanding class," said coach Ray Birmingham. "Every single one of them are difference makers. This class has the chance to go to Major League Baseball. All of them could go in the top-10 rounds someday. We have had two really good recruiting classes in a row."
Troy adds 13 for 2010-2011 Season
The Troy University baseball program and head coach Bobby Pierce have announced their recruiting class for the 2011 season. The class includes six high school signees and seven junior college signees.
Eight of the signees call Alabama home, including one player from Troy via junior college. The class also includes four players from Florida and one from Wisconsin.
This class will bolster the pitching staff as six pitchers and four dual position players have been signed.
"We are extremely pleased with the 2010 recruiting class, both in terms of their playing ability and the entire group filling the immediate needs of our program," Pierce said. "Overall, this group of 13 players has impressed our staff in every way imaginable and we are looking forward to them becoming Trojans in the near future."
Memphis adds Elijah Hynes to 2010-2011 Class
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Head coach Daron Schoenrock and his staff took their recruiting efforts to the West coast and found success, inking Sacramento City College slugger Elijah Hynes to a National Letter of Intent, it was announced today.
Hynes is the second consecutive juco power-hitter to sign with Memphis in the early signing period and joins Cody Geyer, Ethan Gross, Sam Moll, Blake Myers, Bryan Picou, T.J. Rich and Erik Schoenrock as the Tiger’s 2010 signing class.
East Carolina announces 2010-2011 Recruiting Class
GREENVILLE, N.C. – Eleven high school seniors have committed to play baseball at East Carolina University in 2011, head baseball coach Billy Godwin announced Friday. The latest group of prep standouts will enroll at ECU in the fall of 2010 and will take the diamond for the Pirates in 2011.
The class includes three pitchers (Jake Baker, Austin Chrismon and Dario Santangelo), two catchers (Will Connerley, Joshua Lovick) , three infielders (Chase McDonald, Jack Reinheimer and Drew Reynolds) and three outfielders (Austin Blake, Jonathan Holt and Ben Fultz).
"Our coaching staff has once again assembled an outstanding recruiting class," Godwin said. "Our emphasis in this class was to add depth among our position players. The ability to attract top in-state talent as well as out of state speaks volumes for our program. All of these young men, come from outstanding families, have superior character and have a passion to help East Carolina continue to strive for our ultimate goal of playing in Omaha. They are True Pirates!"
Edwin Reyes added to UAB Class
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The UAB baseball program recently signed Madison, Ala., product Edwin Reyes to a National Letter of Intent during the early signing period.
Reyes is a three-year varsity starter at Bob Jones High School, where he posted a 5-1 record with a 3.23 ERA this past spring as a junior. The right-hander struck out 51 batters while walking 19 in 47 innings of work. As a sophomore in 2008, Reyes collected three wins on the mound, including a victory over eventual 5A state semifinalist John Carroll High School.
Brandon Stephens finalizes Georgia’s Recruiting Class
ATHENS, Ga. — Brandon Stephens, a high school All-America catcher, has signed a national letter-of-intent to attend the University of Georgia, Bulldog baseball coach David Perno announced Friday.
Stephens, a 6-0, 185-pound right-handed hitter, is the son of Bennett and LaDonna Stephens of Marietta, Ga. Currently, he is a senior at Lassiter High School, seeing action at catcher, pitcher and first base for coach Scott Kelly. He batted .350 with seven home runs and 25 RBI for the Trojans last year while going 2-0 with a 2.11 ERA and 14 strikeouts in 10 innings pitched. The Trojans went 22-9, and along with making the All-Region team, Stephens won his second straight Triple Crown award. In 2008, he batted .320-5-24 and went 3-0 on the mound for the Region 6 champion Trojans.
Fullerton signs 10 for 2010-2011 Season
Fullerton, Calif. – Third-year Cal State Fullerton baseball Head Coach Dave Serranoannounced the signing of 10 student-athletes to national letters of intent during the early signing period that ran from Nov. 11 to Nov. 18.
The Titans inked eight high schoolers and two community college students who wish to continue their baseball careers with the Titans. The group includes five pitchers, two infielders and three two-way players (2 outfielders and an infielder) that can both play the field as well as pitch.
"I am very pleased with the quality of this signing class that Sergio Brown (recruiting coordinator), Greg Bergeron(assistant coach) and the rest of the staff have put together for 2011." said Serrano. "We feel we have addressed our needs for the future, taking in to consideration those leaving our program in 2010 and have secured some talented help on the mound as well as some skilled infielders and outfielders."
Louisville adds four for 2010-2011 Season
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville baseball head coach Dan McDonnell announced the signing of shortstop Alex Chittenden (Indianapolis, Ind.), catcher Jake DePew (Granite City, Ill.) and right-handed pitchers Dace Kime (Defiance, Ohio) and Jeff Thompson (Greenville, Ind.) to National Letters-of-Intent during the 2010 early signing period.
The quartet is the first group of signees in the Cards’ 2010 recruiting class with the remaining signees to be announced in the coming days. All of the signees in the Cards’ 2010 recruiting class will report to campus next fall and be eligible to compete in the 2011 season.
Duquesne adds Four for 2010-2011 Season
Duquesne University baseball coach Mike Wilson recently announced the addition of four players for the 2011 season. Justin Brozick (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Allegheny), Marco Caponi (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio/Walsh Jesuit), Will Kengor (Pittsburgh, Pa./Central Catholic) and Brian Weightman (Jeannette, Pa./Jeannette) will enroll at Duquesne next fall.