Category Archives: 2010 Recruits

Arkansas Little-Rock adds 26 for 2010 Roster


UALR LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The UALR baseball team will have a whole new look in 2010, as head coach Scott Norwood welcomes 26 newcomers for his second season with the Trojans. After signing 10 players in the early period, Norwood’s staff added 16 more newcomers in the spring.

“We feel like we’ve addressed a lot of needs with the players we were able to bring in this season. I expect us to be much more competitive this year,” said Norwood. “With so many new guys, it is going to take a while for them to gel and get to know each other. Hopefully that’s something they can accomplish in the fall.”

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UCF announces 2010 Recruiting Class (21 Players)


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ORLANDO, Fla. ( – Getting ready to enter his second season as head coach of the UCF baseball program, Terry Rooney was pleased to announce his first recruiting class on Monday. The class features 21 players with 10 bringing in experience from the junior college ranks and six who were previously selected in the MLB Draft. It also is made up of 18 student-athletes from the Sunshine State and eight who call the Central Florida area home.

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Two Players added to UNLV’s 2009-2010 Recruiting Class


UNLVBuddyGouldsmith LAS VEGAS – UNLV baseball received signed national letters of intent from a pair of student-athletes who will enroll at UNLV next fall and be ready to play during the 2010 season for the Rebels, head coach Buddy Gouldsmith announced Monday.

Bryce Miller of Cosumnes River College in Sacramento, Calif., and Sean Silva of Clovis (Calif.) West High School are the two additions to the Rebel roster, and both are two-way players who could see playing time on the mound and in the field.

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TCU announces 14 members of 2009-2010 Recruiting Class


TCUHuddle FORT WORTH, Texas – Head baseball coach Jim Schlossnagle announced the addition of 14 members to the baseball team. Highlighting the recruiting class are 2009 first-year Major League draft picks Matt Purke from Klein High School in Houston, Round Rock-native Josh Elander and Jerome Pena of Cave Creek, Ariz.

The class of 14 features nine high school players and five junior college transfers.

Purke, a left-handed pitcher, was the 14th overall pick in the draft by the Texas Rangers out of Klein High School in Houston. The Washington Nationals drafted Elander, a catcher from Round Rock, in the 37th round. A utility player, Pena transfers to TCU from Western Nevada Community College and was selected in the 40th round by the New York Mets.

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Two key LSU Recruits head to MLB Draft

ncaa_a_mainieri_200 Randy Rosetta of The Advocate has a good article looking at how LSU’s Paul Mainieri ended up losing two key recruits near the signing deadline in Slade Heathcott and Brody Colvin. Heathcott was expected to sign as he was the 28th overall selection by the Yankees but coach Mainieri expected Colvin to end up on the field at Alex Box Stadium. Colvin actually made it all the way to campus as he was taking part in freshman orientation but the Philadelphia Phillies sent a scout to see him and put in a last ditch effort which caused Colvin to sign. These two players join three other recruits who backed out of their commitments to the National Champions. We should see how these loses affect the program in the coming years.

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Looking forward to the 2010 Florida Gators

MattdenDekker Kevin Brockway of The Gainesville Sun has an excellent article on the 2010 Florida Gators baseball program. The team received a boost with the decision of Matt den Dekker who decided to not sign with the Pittsburgh Pirates after being selected in the 16th round. He spent the summer of 2008 with the USA National Team where he hit .224 in 24 games. He finished the 2009 season with the Florida Gators with a .296 average with five homers and 37 RBI in 61 games. Coach O’Sullivan was able to hold onto seven out of his eleven recruits as they form one of the strongest recruiting classes in the country.

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College of Charleston adds 17 for 2009-2010 school year


CollegeofCharleston College of Charleston baseball coach Monte Lee will welcome 17 new student-athletes for the 2010 season, it was announced on Thursday.

The class is made up of five pitchers, nine position players and three players who pitch and play a position.  The class represents three states (South Carolina, Florida and Georgia), including 12 from the state of South Carolina.

"We are excited about this class and what they bring to our program," said Lee, who enters his second season as coach of the Cougars. "I look forward to this group coming in and competing at a high level."

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Bucknell adds 8 for 2010 Season


GeneDepew LEWISBURG, Pa. – Just a few weeks before the start of classes, longtime Bucknell baseball head coach Gene Depew announced the program’s latest recruiting class Thursday. The eight members of the talented class will join a team that won the Patriot League regular-season title this past spring.

“I am anticipating a lot of contribution from this talented group of players,” commented Depew. “All eight are very talented players and should complement a strong group of returning players. We are looking forward to the start of our fall program to prepare for the challenge of vying for another Patriot League title.”

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Stephen F. Austin adds Seven Signees For 2010


JordanLewis NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Stephen F. Austin head baseball coach Johnny Cardenas has announced the signing of seven student-athletes to National Letters of Intent for the upcoming 2010 season. The seven players include three junior college transfers, and four directly out of the high school ranks.

The all-Texas class includes three pitchers – Tyler Herriage (Weatherford JC), Kyle Rogers (Dulles HS), Cody Priest (Dobie HS) – and four position players – Darren Crabtree (Temple College), Bobby Loveless (Alvin CC), Cole Popper (Second Baptist Academy), Jordan Lewis (W.T. White HS).

"I think the guys we brought in can certainly make an immediate impact here at the Division I level," Cardenas said. "They will not only bring us plenty of options, but also give us tremendous balance as we compete for a Southland Conference championship next season."

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