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Charleston Southern adds 11 for 2011; Two Coaches


CharlestonSouthernBaseballCHARLESTON, S.C. – The Charleston Southern baseball program and Head Coach Stuart Lake have announced 11 new additions to the team for the 2011 season. Included in the class are six players from the Palmetto State, two from North Carolina, and one each from Georgia, Virginia and California.

“Our assistant coaches, Charles Assey, Sid Fallaw and Jamie Rabon, along with our student assistant J.J. Reilly, all played tremendous roles in the recruiting efforts of these newcomers,” said Lake. “They have continued working hard and are already looking to our next group of recruits.”

A full list of the incoming players can be found below.

Lake also announced his captains for the 2010-11 season, with senior first baseman Nick Chinners and senior outfielder Tom Burkett earning the spot for their leadership based on the vote of the players and coaches.

Brantley Meier, a senior outfielder, was selected by his teammates to wear the number 23 jersey in honor of former Buccaneer Grant Ringenberg, based on Meier’s representation of CSU baseball on and off the field.

The final announcement from the program is the addition of Rabon and Blake Brown to the coaching staff. Rabon is a 2007 graduate of Southern Weslyan and comes to CSU from Wofford where he worked with the infielders and assisted with hitting for the Terriers.

Brown, a Holly Hill, S.C., native, is a 2010 graduate of Holly Hill Academy, where he lettered in varsity baseball under Coach Matt Brownlee. Brown will assist with the day-to-day operations of the program, as well as helping with field maintenance and equipment for the Buccaneers.

2010-11 Incoming Baseball Players
Cody Austin INF
-Kings Mountain, S.C. / Kings Mountain HS – Coach Eric Young / Won back to back AAU National Championships at ages 11 and 12

Alex Tomasovich INF – Fort Mill, S.C. / Fort Mill HS – Coach Brad Mercer / Won little league state championship in 2004 & played for a regional in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Brennan Dorsett RHP/OF – Raleigh, N.C. / Leesville Road HS – Coach Chad Smothers / Louisburg Junior College – Coach Mick Prochaska / Originally born in Pittsburgh, PA as well as earned All-Conference, Bobby Murray All-Tournament Team, No Spit All-Star of the Week, and MVP Award all in his senior year of HS.

Daniel Vargas RHP – Los Angeles, Calif. / Roosevelt HS – Coach Scott Pearson / East Los Angeles College – Coach James Hines / first team South Coast Conference

Matt Witt LHP/1B – Beaufort, S.C. / Beaufort HS – Coach Brook Dixon / Named All-Region 2 years in a row as a Junior and Senior.

Brian Welch OF – Macedonia, S.C. / Timberland HS – Coach Chris Pond / first generation college student

Dennis Buckley C – McLean, Va. / McLean HS – Coach John Thomas / Named All-District Player all four years of high school at three different positions.

Martin Connelly INF – Bowman, S.C. / Woodland HS – Coach Rusty Charpia / Played free safety & quarterback for football team in high school

Levi Mauldin RHP – White, Ga. / Cartersville HS – Coach Stuart Chester / 2009 AAA State Champs

Zach Hagaman LHP/OF – Pawleys Island, S.C. / Waccamaw HS – Coach Jeff Gregory / Won T-Ball Little League World Series in West Virginia at age seven.

Chanler Cox RHP – Hanahan,S.C. / Hanahan High School – Coach Brian Mitchell / transferred from Anderson University and lettered in three sports in High School

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