Category Archives: 2011 Recruits

New Mexico State Signs Eight

FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – New Mexico State baseball head coach Rocky Ward recently announced the addition of eight new student-athletes, as each have signed National Letters of Intent to play and attend school at NM State.

The Aggies are bringing in a couple of left-hand pitchers, four right-handers, one that can also play in the outfield, a catcher and an infielder.  These student-athletes come from California, Washington, Oklahoma, Oregon, Arizona and New Mexico.

“We are happy with the signing class.  We filled our needs with quality baseball players and continued to get more athletic across the board,” Ward said.  “We don’t lose much off of this 2011 team, but this group of new Aggies will make us much deeper and more versatile on the mound and should be able to fill the voids left by graduating seniors.”

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Baseball America releases Top 25 Recruiting Classes

StanfordBaseballBaseball America has released their Top 25 Recruiting Classes for the incoming 2010-2011 freshmen class. Leading the way is the Stanford Cardinal with LSU coming in at number 2. CWS finalist UCLA comes in at number 3 with San Diego and Oregon rounding out the top five.  These polls are always subjective as Collegiate Baseball had Stanford coming in 11th in their top 40 rankings that came out at the end of September. (Link)

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Florida Gulf Coast expects a Strong 2011 Freshmen Class

FGCUPhoto Florida Gulf Coast head coach Dave Tollett will have his entire signing class come to Estero this season for the first time in four years. He expects the class to be ranked in the top 10 in the nation led by Sean Dwyer and Harrison Cooney. Dwyer is a 6’0 190 pound first baseman from Tavares High School and was selected in the 15th round by the San Diego Padres. He decided to spurn the offer and continue his baseball career with Florida Gulf Coast. Cooney is a 6’2 175 RHP from Vero Beach, Florida who picked the Florida Gulf Coast program over the likes of Miami (FL) and LSU.

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FSU Baseball adds Seth Miller

SethMillerFSU Florida State Baseball has added outfield Seth Miller to the 2010-2011 roster after the departure of Tyler Holt. Miller spent last season at North Florida State where he hit .312 with six home runs and 38 RBIs to go along with eight doubles and 37 runs scored.

Seth Miller is expected to be slotted into the center field for the Seminoles for the 2011 season filling into the huge shoes of Tyler Holt who was selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 10th round of the 2010 MLB Draft.

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Terry Rooney brings in Strong 2011 Freshman Class

TerryRooneyUCF Central Florida head coach Terry Rooney is bringing in a strong freshman class this fall with six out of eleven recruits selected in the 2010 MLB Draft. Coach Rooney is impressed by the strong class stating:

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LSU in need of Pitching for 2011

LSUSECChampionshipPhoto The LSU pitching staff has been hammered with injuries, transfers, and players signing with MLB teams. The Tigers have lost three pitchers to Tommy John surgery this summer with Jordan Rittiner and Joey Bourgeois will miss next season after undergoing Tommy John surgery this summer. There is an outside chance Left-hander Chris Garrett will be back in April according to a Paul Mainieri in a report from The Times-Picayune. (Link) Both LHP Chris Matulis and RHP Mitch Moorman have decided to transfer. Matulis will join former LSU assistant Terry Rooney at Central Florida while Mitch Moorman will head to Wichita State to play under legendary head coach Gene Stephenson.

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Rice’s Anthony Rendon wins 2010 Dick Howser Award

FROM NCBWA RELEASE

DickHowserAwardPhoto LUBBOCK, Texas – Rice sophomore third baseman Anthony Rendon is the recipient of the 24th annual Dick Howser Trophy as college baseball’s player of the year. The presentation was made Friday evening in Lubbock, Texas as part of the festivities to recognize and induct the College Baseball Hall of Fame and the awarding of several other national honors for 2010.

Rendon is just the second player in Conference USA history to be named Player of the Year in back-to-back seasons. He picked up that honor again this year while leading the Owls to the regular season league championship and the school’s 16th consecutive NCAA Regional appearance. The two-time first team All-CUSA selection was named to the C-USA Championship All-Tournament team and was named the Most Outstanding Player at the NCAA Austin Regional. The Houston native was also named the Male Athlete of the Year for all sports in Conference USA.

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