Category Archives: 2009 Recruits

College Baseball News and Notes 09/24

Head Coach Pete Wilk- Georgetown University
Head Coach Pete Wilk- Georgetown University

Georgetown Baseball Announces Incoming Recruiting Class

- Head Coach Pete Wilk announced that Georgetown Baseball will be welcoming eight new players to the fold this upcoming season. Billy Cosmopulous, Nick Geary, Will Harris, Alex Johnson, Kevin Johnson, Bobby Kirby, Andy Lentz and Rand Ravnaas comprise the incoming class that will try and help the Hoyas move up in the BIG EAST pecking order.
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Top Recruiting Classes for 2009

Pat Murphy brings in another strong class
Pat Murphy brings in another strong class

The College Baseball Newspaper released their rankings for the Top Recruiting classes for the 2009 season. It is led by Arizona State University for the third time in the 26th year existence of the rankings. They will welcome a 20 recruit class to Tempe in the spring with 15 incoming freshmen and 5 junior college transfers. Out of the 20 recruits, 13 of them were selected in the 2008 MLB Draft. Oregon comes in second place in the rankings with their 30 recruits joining George Horton in Eugene for the return of UO baseball. Vanderbilt, Arkansas, and Georgia round out the Top 5. Continue reading

Checking in on Cal-State Bakersfield

Head Coach Bill Kernan

The Cal-State Bakersfield University baseball team will begin play in 2009 under Bill Kernan. The team will be compromised of 12 incoming juniors with 13 freshmen coming into the program. The juniors are all transfers from Junior Colleges around the west coast and the incoming freshmen class is highly regarded around the College Baseball world. Continue reading

Checking in on Long Beach State’s 2009 Recruits

The Long Beach Press Telegram writer Bob Keisser has written an article previewing the 15 new faces around the Long Beach State program in 2009 and a potential lineup. The biggest name in the group is former Miami (FL) corner infielder Joey Terdoslavich who will be sitting out the 2009 season due to the new transfer rules. Andrew Gagnon who was selected in the 10th round by the Pittsburgh Pirates turned down a sizable bonus to play for the Dirtbags. He went 8-3 with a 1.58 ERA with Liberty High School in California. He should be able to compete for a spot in the starting rotation right away. Continue reading

Miami Baseball Announces 13 Member Signing Class

Head Coach Jim Morris
Head Coach Jim Morris

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

Five pitchers and eight position players make up the University of Miami baseball program’s 2008 signing class, as announced by UM head coach Jim Morris on Tuesday. The 13-member signing class includes nine players from South Florida, one from Central Florida and three from the state of Texas.

With 10 freshmen and three junior college transfers, the 2008 signing class is expected to make a big impact on the field as early as the upcoming 2009 season. Five of the 13 signees were selected in the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft, including Chris Herrmann (Tomball, Texas), who was taken in the 10th round by the Baltimore Orioles. In addition to Herrmann, Harold Martinez (Miami) was taken in the 19th round by the Baltimore Orioles, Taylor Wulf (Santa Fe, Texas) was chosen in the 29th round by the Atlanta Braves, Scott Lawson (Grapevine, Texas) was taken in the 40th round by the Houston Astros and Daniel Miranda (Miami) was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 50th round.
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Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Recruiting Class looking to make an Impact

Head Coach Scott Malone- Photo Courtesy: Rick Hudson

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

With the start of the 2008-09 academic year, a group of 16 athletes has arrived on the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi campus to join the Islander baseball program. Recently, head coach Scott Malone commented on each of the newcomers:

Brett Carnline (RHP) 6-2, 195 lbs. Conroe, Texas (Wharton CC)

“Brett had a tremendous season at Wharton this past season. It was exciting to see Brett pitch at the top of the rotation all year. We hope he can make the transition to D1 and do the same for us.”
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New Mexico State Signs Three In-State Players

New Mexico State Aggies
New Mexico State Aggies

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCES

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – New Mexico State baseball head coach Rocky Ward announced, Monday, July 28 that he has signed three players from around the state that have the opportunity to make an immediate impact on the team.

Tomas Gutierrez joins the Aggies next season and is from Albuquerque, while Justin Cooper heads to Las Cruces from Roswell, N.M. where he played for Goddard High School and Jonathan Rodriguez, who hails from Carlsbad, N.M. joins both Gutierrez and Cooper in 2009.

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Links from Around the Country

Former ASU Coach Bobby Winkles talks College Baseball (The Desert Sun)

Tulane’s Jones Promotes Chad Sutter to Associate Head Baseball Coach (Official Tulane Site)

Ryan Wilkes won a Rawlings Gold Glove (Kypost.com)

Dayton added four players for 2009. (Official Dayton Site)

MSU’s Connor Powers to take part in Cape Cod Baseball League Home Run Derby (Official Mississippi State Site)

Falmouth edged Harwich in Cape Cod League action (CodBall)

Stowell continues to dominate the Cape Cod League (Cape Cod Times)

Looking ahead: Southern Miss for 2009

Southern Miss incoming freshman B.A. VollmuthBiloxi’s B.A. Vollmuth figures to play a key role in Southern Miss’ bid to make a seventh consecutive appearance in an NCAA baseball regional next season.

The Golden Eagles finished 42-22 in 2008. They lost plenty of firepower in first baseman Trey Sutton, outfielder Drew Carson and third baseman Chris Matesich. Relief pitcher Tyler Conn, the nation’s leader in saves, also has moved on. Continue reading