Kentucky signs Nine for 2010 Season
LEXINGTON, Ky. — After securing two top-six recruiting classes in his first two seasons at the helm of the Kentucky baseball program, UK head coach Gary Henderson announced Monday that nine talented prospects have signed national letters of intent.
“We are really excited about our 2010 class,” Henderson said. “The last two years, we have had top-ranked classes and this group of student-athletes is every bit as good. One of the best things about this class is that we have a solid group of Kentucky kids who come to UK. We are extremely excited that we could keep these Kentucky guys home for their college careers.”
In his first season as head coach, Henderson, recruiting coordinator Brad Bohannon and assistant coach Brian Green – a former recruiting coordinator at UCLA – signed the fourth-best recruiting class in college baseball, as ranked by Baseball America before the 2009 season. Earlier in the fall, Collegiate Baseball ranked UK’s current freshman class as the sixth-best class in the NCAA.
Arkansas State adds Glidewell to 2010-2011 Freshman Class
JONESBORO, Ark. (11/23/09) – Arkansas State head baseball coach Tommy Raffo announced Monday that Wentzville, Mo. (Timberland High School) pitcher Jon Glidewell signed a National Letter of Intent during the Nov. 11-18 early signing period to continue his baseball career at ASU.
A 6-2, 170-pound left-hander, Glidewell earned all-conference honors following his junior season at Timberland after posting a 5-2 record that included a 3-0 mark in conference action, with an ERA of 1.52. Glidewell led the Wolves to victory over the defending Missouri state champions in the 2009 district semifinals, throwing a complete-game shutout to get the victory.
St. Mary’s adds two pitchers for 2010-2011 Freshman Class
Moraga, CA – Saint Mary’s head baseball coach Jedd Soto announced today the signing of Ben Griset and Jordan Mills to national letters of intent. Griset and Mills are left-handed pitchers from the Central California, and are the first two players to sign with Saint Mary’s for the 2010-11 school year.
“We have a talented, young roster for the spring of 2010 and are trying to fill specific needs in our recruiting class this year, and we are excited to add two of the top left-handed pitchers in the state of California to our program,” said Soto. “Both pitchers have exceptional command of four pitches they can throw in any count during a game. Both are also of high character and will represent Saint Mary’s College on and off the field; we expect them to make an immediate impact on our pitching rotation.”
UAB adds Aaron Warren to Recruiting Class
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Aaron Warren, a right-handed pitcher from Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone, Ga., recently signed a National Letter of Intent during the early signing period to attend UAB and compete for the Blazer baseball program.
As a junior this past spring, Warren earned second-team all-county honors at Sandy Creek for coach Eddie Householder. Listed at 6-foot-7, 190 pounds, Warren went 5-2 on the mound with a 3.32 ERA. He recorded 41 strikeouts while walking just four batters in 44 1/3 innings of work.
UNCW announces 2010-2011 Freshman Class
WILMINGTON, N.C. – UNC Wilmington head baseball coach Mark Scalf has announced the additions of Josh Abshire, Dillon Bass, Drew Farber, Ricky Holden, Ryan LaGrange, Christian MacDonald, William Prince, Kelly Secrest and Luis Renvill to play baseball for the Seahawks and continue their education at UNCW beginning in 2010.
"We’re excited to have these young men entering the Seahawk Baseball family," said Scalf, who begins his 19th season as head coach. "This is an outstanding group of athletes who will be counted on to help fill the void created by the loss of our large senior class. Coach Randy Hood and Coach Jason Howell did a great job identifying players with excellent ability, solid character and great make-up who want to be Seahawks.
UCSB signs nine for 2010-2011 Season
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The UC Santa Barbara baseball team announced on Monday that it is bringing in an impressive nine players following the National Letter of Intent fall signing period.
Committing to play at UCSB are six full-time pitchers, a middle infielder, an outfielder and a player who is expected to both pitch and catch.
"To sign nine guys with this type of ability is exciting for the program," UCSB head coach Bob Brontsema said. "The staff, with Coach Tom Myers and Coach Jason Lefkowitz, has worked hard to put this together. These are quality young men that get the job done in the classroom as well. We still feel that we will be adding to this class in the spring because we will surely be hit by the draft of our current players. But, this is a great day for Gaucho baseball."
Penn State signs seven for 2010-2011 Season
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State head baseball coach Robbie Wine announced on Monday the signing of seven top recruits to National Letters of Intent. Among the class are five of the top prospects from Pennsylvania and two from Massachusetts. The group, that will join the program in the fall of 2010, consists of two pitchers, three position players and two others who can both pitch and play in the field.
"I am extremely excited about this incoming class, both on and off the field," said Wine. "It’s an important class, which should help fill our immediate needs. It’s a talented group that should jump in and make an instant impact."
Texas Tech inks 10 for 2010-2011 Season
LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech head baseball coach Dan Spencer announced the signing of 10 student-athletes earlier today that will comprise the 2010-11 class. The class includes six pitchers, two infielders, one outfielder and one catcher.
"We felt like last year’s recruiting class was very solid but we really feel like we got a good group of high school arms and a mixture of junior college talent," said Texas Tech head coach Dan Spencer. "As far as position players are concerned this was the first year where we have been able to target certain areas and we did that by getting a couple of infielders and a young outfielder and catcher. Our main goal has been to establish continuity and I think this class will go a long way in that direction. I am very excited to get them on campus and have them wearing Red & Black."
St. Louis adds eight for 2010-2011
ST. LOUIS – Saint Louis head baseball coach Darin Hendrickson today announced the addition of eight players who will begin their eligibility in the 2010-11 academic year. They will first suit up for the Billikens during the 2011 season.
Included in the class are four current high school seniors in Missouri: Danny Brennan (St. Louis, Mo./Fort Zumwalt South), Derek Mazzio (St. Louis, Mo./CBC), Devin O’Rourke (Kansas City, Mo./Rockhurst) and Brett Vanover (Eureka, Mo./Eureka). In addition, four college transfers will join the team next season. They are Trey Burris (Troy, Ill./SWIC), Steve Jensen (Omaha, Neb./Butler CC), C.J. Rose (St. Louis, Mo./Jefferson College) and Zack Smith (St. Louis, Mo./Johnson County CC).