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11/9/2011 1:33:42 PM

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1. Justin Sinibaldi 6’3200 RHP/1B Rummel HS-Metarie, La


“Justin comes to us from one of the top programs in the state. He is big and physical and will have the opportunity to be a dual player for us at Nicholls. Coach Monica has done a great job in developing Justin and we are excited about his potential. He comes from a great baseball family with his dad having played at UNO. Justin could have an immediate impact for us.”

2. Bo Ockman 6’2180 RHP Thibodaux HS-Thibodaux, La

“Bo is one of the top pitchers in this area and we are really excited about him being a Colonel. We see Bo coming in and being a huge addition to our pitching as a freshman. He has tremendous upside and look for him to have a great career here at Nicholls. He plays for Coach Scott Abadie at THS and is the younger cousin of ED White Head Coach Shane Trosclair. Bo is an outstanding student which is really important to our program.”

3. Alex Tucker 5’11 175 C Catholic HS-Baton Rouge, La

“Alex is an excellent defender behind the plate. He comes to us from one of the top HS programs in the state. He is an outstanding student and a really good leader for Coach Bass at Catholic High. Alex has a great attitude and plays with a lot of energy which is what we look for in catchers.”

4. Jake Valadez 6’3 170 LHP Stony Point HS-Round Rock, Tx

“Jake will come in and compete for huge roles for us on the mound as a freshman. His fastball will be in the upper 80’s and commands his changeup and breaking ball which will get him some early time on the mound. He has loads of potential and will lead Stony Point HS to lots of success for Coach Tom Collins this spring. We can’t wait to get him on our campus.”

5. Zach LeBouef 6’2 190 1B/3B South Terrebonne HS-Montegut, La

“Zach will come in and compete for a starting role as soon as he gets on campus. Zach is strong and physical and will hit with some power. He has had a great high school career for STHS and former Colonel Nathan Cotten. He is also a really good linebacker which really excites me. He is a really good kid that will help his local University compete for Championships for four years.”

6. Seth Stevens 5’10 175 INF Central Private HS-Baton Rouge, La

“Seth is a left handed hitting infielder from Central Private that we are very excited about. He is a versatile infielder that can play all four infield positions which will be very helpful to our team. He is a true leader and an even better person. Coach Jason Kinchen has done an outstanding job grooming him into the player that he is. We are very happy about his addition.”

7. Cole Wilson 5’10 175 INF Parkview Baptist HS-Baton Rouge, La

“Cole is a hard nosed, intense ballplayer that plays extremely hard which is right up our alley. He plays the way we coach here at Nicholls and will also be able to play multiple positions on the infield. Cole is also a left handed hitter that runs well. He is one of the better football players at PBS as well and is a true leader. He comes from a very athletic family and his high school is one of the top programs around, where he has been groomed by Head Baseball Coach Darren Mitchell. He will be a huge addition to this program.”

8. Jace Cheramie 6’3 200 LHP Central Lafourche HS-Raceland, La

“Jace is a LHP that pumps strikes. He gets better every time we see him throw and his better days are ahead of him. He is the top LHP in the area and plays for former Colonel Scott Duplantis. He is another local product that we are excited about having.”

9. Cliff Covington 6’4 210 INF/OF Alabama Southern CC-Leroy, Al

“Cliff is a strong, physical, and athletic left handed hitter that will hit in the middle of our order. He is one of the top left handed hitters amongst Alabama Junior Colleges. Coach Daniel Head has done a great job of developing Cliff into a big time player. Cliff will come in and have an immediate impact on the Colonel Baseball Program.”

10. Cody Tillotson 6’5 240 LHP/INF Cisco Junior College-Round Rock, Tx

“Cody is another left handed hitter that projects to hit in the middle of our order. Cody is big and physical and will add some immediate pop in our lineup. Cody will also see plenty of time on the mound as an upper 80’s LHP that will be counted on by our pitching staff. Cody is a really good student and a much needed addition to the Colonel Baseball Family. Cody is coached by David White at Cisco Junior College.”

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11/10/2011 1:01:14 AM

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Nick Blackburn, RHP
6-2 // 185 // R/R // Fr. // Naperville, Ill. // Neuqua Valley HS
Notes: Listed as the No. 28 prospect in the class of 2012 in Illinois by Prep Baseball Report…Led Neuqua Valley to an IHSA Class 4A regional title in 2011, earning the victory in the regional championship game…Went 4-3 with a 4.70 ERA and 64 strikeouts in 53 2/3 innings in 2011…Went 2-0 with a 0.93 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 15 innings during the 2011 summer state tournament…Named to the 2011 Phil Lawler Summer Classic All-Tournament team…Named Academic All-Upstate Eight Conference in 2011.

Assistant coach Drew Dickinson on Blackburn: “Nick has a strong arm and solid four-pitch mix. To go along with his good fastball, he has two plus breaking balls that he can use at any time. With his size and athletic ability, Nick will only get better once he arrives on campus. I believe Nick will be an instant contributor atIllinois and I look forward to helping him flourish.”


Ryan Castellanos, RHP
6-3 // 185 // R/R // Fr. // Davie, Fla. // Archbishop McCarthy HS
Notes: Helped Archbishop McCarthy to a 29-3 finish in 2011 and a Florida Class 4A state championship, their second-straight title…Archbishop McCarthy was recognized as the 2011 high school national champions by Baseball America, Perfect Game, USA Today and the National High School Coaches Association…Named honorable mention All-Broward County by the South Florida Sun Sentinel in 2011…Won the CY pitching award…Brother, Nick, was selected by the Detroit Tigers in the supplemental first round of the 2010 MLB First-Year Player Draft.

Associate head coach Eric Snider on Castellanos: “Ryan is a projectable right-handed pitcher with excellent make-up and maturity. He has a solid fastball that sits at 86-87 mph with good spin and he has a feel for a changeup. And he knows how to pitch.”


Kevin Duchene, LHP
6-1 // 200 // L/L // Fr. // Joliet, Ill. // Joliet Catholic Academy
Notes: Listed as the No. 18 overall prospect in the class of 2012 in Illinois by Prep Baseball Report… Named a Perfect Game All-American honorable mention selection…Went 8-1 with a 2.56 ERA in 2011 with 71 strikeouts and 14 walks in 52 innings pitched… Named an All-East Suburban Catholic Conference selection in 2011…Has a 15-4 career record… Named to the World Wood Bat Association World Championship All-Tournament team after leading Cangelosi Baseball to the round of 16 at the tournament in October 2011…Didn’t allow an earned run and struck out 12 with one walk in seven innings at the WWBA World Championship...Threw a no-hitter in a 2011 IHSA Class 4A regional game.

Coach Dickinson on Duchene: “Kevin is a good athlete who understands the game of baseball and even more so understands how to pitch at a high level. He is a winner who will work hard and do whatever is necessary. Kevin has a solid fastball and curveball, and a plus changeup that he can throw in any count. He has a lot of upside for continued development and will make an immediate impact on our team. I look forward to working with him and helping him realize his tremendous potential.”


Jason Goldstein, C
6-0 // 190 // R/R // Fr. // Highland Park, Ill. // Highland Park HS
Notes: Ranked the No. 4 catcher in the country and the No. 71 prospect nationally in the class of 2012 by Perfect Game…Participated in the 2011 Area Code Games and the 2011 Perfect Game All-American Classic…Named to the 2011 Perfect GameAll-American Classic team…Named to the Area Code Games second-team all-tournament after hitting .363 at the event…Ranked the No. 2 overall player, the best catcher and a top-five hitter in the class of 2012 in Illinois by Prep Baseball Report…2011 Perfect Game preseason All-American…Named a 2011 top prospect at the Super 60 Showcase…Named an Under Armour preseason All-American in 2010 and 2011…Member of the 2010 Cincinnati Reds scout team…Three-year varsity starter at Highland Park, where he has hit .394 with 37 doubles, 11 home runs, 77 RBIs, a .650 slugging percentage and a .470 on-base percentage…He holds the HPHS career doubles record, ranks third in career home runs and fourth in career hits (108)…Two-time All-Area and All-Central Suburban League selection…Captain of both the baseball and football teams at Highland Park…Led Highland Park to two Central Suburban League championships.

Coach Snider on Goldstein: “Jason is an athletic, competitive catcher with outstanding make-up and maturity who will be an impact player as a freshman. He’s a natural leader who will be another coach on the field for us and he is very good at handling apitching staff. He has above-average blocking, receiving and throwing skills, and has a solid middle-of-the-field hitting approach with gap power.”


Tyler Jay, LHP
6-1 // 170 // L/L // Fr. // Lemont, Ill. // Lemont HS
Notes: Ranked a top-100 player in the class of 2012 in Illinois by Prep Baseball Report…Went 4-3 with two saves in 2011, with both losses coming to eventual IHSA Class 4A runner-up Providence Catholic…Struck out 70 in 40 innings while posting a 2.80 ERA in 2011…Earned the win in Lemont’s 2011 IHSA Class 3A regional title victory, striking out 11 against Yorkville…Named to the 2011 Lisle Reporter honorable mention Spring South DuPage All-Area Boys Team…Went 5-0 with a 3.03 ERA and 32 strikeouts in 34 2/3 innings as a sophomore in 2010…Holds a career record of 9-3 with a 2.91 ERA, 102 strikeouts and 28 walks in 74 2/3 innings…Member of Team Illinois…Has helped Lemont into the quarterfinals of the 2011 IHSA Class 6A state football playoffs with an 11-0 record…Has 22 receptions for 500 yards and 10 touchdowns on the season while serving as Lemont’s punter and primary return man.

Coach Dickinson on Jay: “Tyler is an athletic pitcher with a very quick arm and an outstanding breaking ball. With his athletic ability, I believe Tyler has a high ceiling for his continued development. He is a hard worker and a winner, which can be seen both on the baseball field and on the football field. I look forward to having Tyler as a part of the pitching staff and I think he will contribute immediately.”


Ryan Nagle, OF/IF
6-1 // 190 // L/R // Fr. // Streator, Ill. // Streator HS
Notes: Ranked the No. 22 overall prospect in the class of 2012 in Illinois by Prep Baseball Report …PBR lists him as one of the top two left-handed hitters and a top-5 overall hitter in the class of 2012 in Illinois…Hit .459 with 20 doubles, eight home runs and 41 RBIs in 2011… Named the 2011 Co-MVP of the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference and first-team All-Conference.

Coach Snider on Nagle: “Ryan is a competitive, athletic, hard-nosed player and he has a high baseball IQ. He has a sweet left-handed swing with power and I expect him to be an impact player as a freshman. He’s a hard worker who projects as a middle-of-the-order type of hitter, and he can play multiple positions.”


J.D. Nielsen, LHP
6-6 // 205 // L/L // Fr. // Winterset, Iowa // Martensdale St. Mary’s HS
Notes: Went 9-0 with a 1.43 ERA while striking out 72 and walking 19 in 53 2/3 innings in 2011…Led Martensdale St. Mary’s to its second-straight Iowa Class 1A championship in 2011, extending its winning streak to a national-record 87 games…Held opponents to a .146 batting average in 2011…Also hit .425, third-best on the team, with 10 home runs, eight doubles, and a team-best 62 RBIs…Named to the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association All-State second team in 2011…Named to the IHSBCA All-Southwest District first team…Named first-team All-Pride of Iowa Conference in 2011…Father, Dan, played football at Waldorf College and Drake University, and mother, Lonna, played basketball at Waldorf.

Coach Dickinson on Nielsen: “J.D. is a very tall, athletic lefty with a lot of upside. He has solid, repeatable mechanics and the ball jumps out of his hand. J.D. also has a very good breaking ball with late bite. Plus, he is a hard worker and winner. I believe J.D. is going to blossom into an outstanding pitcher and I am excited for him to become an Illini.”


Adam Walton, IF
6-1 // 185 // R/R // Fr. // Buffalo Grove, Ill. // Stevenson HS
Notes: Ranked the No. 20 overall prospect in the class of 2012 in Illinois by Prep Baseball Report …PBR lists him as one of the top two athletes in the class of 2012 in Illinois…Hit .370 with three home runs, seven doubles, two triples and 43 RBIs in 2011…Named a 2011 Under Armour Preseason All-American top 25 prospect…Named a 2011 Perfect Game Preseason High Honorable Mention All-American and 2010 Perfect Game Preseason Honorable Mention All-American…Named a 2011 All-North Suburban Conference first-team selection.

Coach Snider on Walton: “Adam is very athletic with excellent speed and base-running instincts. He has soft hands with good range and quickness in the field. His arm strengthwill allow him to play shortstop, third base or second base at Illinois. He has a solid approach at the plate and a tremendous upside.”

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11/10/2011 1:35:35 AM

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HOUSTON
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DUSTIN COOK - RHP - HUFFMAN, TEXAS - HARGRAVE HIGH SCHOOL
“Dustin is a big, strong, physical kid with a great arm. He missed most of last year with Tommy John surgery but will be full speed once the spring season starts.”

Prior to his injury, he played for the nationally known Marucci baseball team and was anintegral part of many tournaments for them. Dustin has a feel to pitch and the arm and body to really take off once he gets back to full speed.”

KYLE KIRK - INF – HOUSTON, TEXAS – ST. PIUS HIGH SCHOOL
“Kyle brings toughness and the ability to lead the program. He comes from a family of lifelong coaches and plays for coach Adam Massiate at St. Pius, where last season they finished second in the state.”

Kyle has spent most of his time at third base and brings a left-handed bat with him. He understands the strike zone and has bat speed and strength. He is a grinder-type kid that loves to work.”

JAKE LEMOINE - RHP – BRIDGE CITY, TEXAS - BRIDGE CITY HIGH SCHOOL
“Jake is a talented kid that has a very bright future. He has a loose, quick arm and the ability to spin a breaking ball that will be a swing-and-miss type pitch. He has played all over the country with the Southeast Texas Sun Devils, allowing him to pitch in the biggest environments against the best in the country. At 6-4, he has a chance to be a dominant guy as he matures on the mound’.

AVAIN RACHAL - INF - CYPRESS, TEXAS - CY-FAIR HIGH SCHOOL
“Avain is a kid that plays hard every time we have seen him play and really swings the bat. Avain plays for longtime coach Woody Champagne at Cy-Fair High School and is the cousin of UH associate head basketball coach Alvin Brooks.”

Avain can play multiple positions and his get after it approach will fit right into our program.”

JOSH VIDALES - SS - LAPORTE, TEXAS - LAPORTE HIGH SCHOOL
“Josh is an exciting player that brings with him high energy, leadership, the ability to switch hit as well as being a lock-down defender. This fall, Josh is the quarterback for the district champion LaPorte Bulldogs and will play this spring again for former Cougar great Ricky Torres.”

In the summer, Josh plays for the Columbia Angels, one of the elite select programs in the Houston area. We really look forward to the energy and leadership Josh brings to the program.”

CALEB BARKER - C - KELLER, TEXAS - GRAYSON CC/KELLER HS
“Caleb is a solid defender behind the plate. He has very good hands and an accurate arm. He is a veteran player that has greatleadership ability behind the plate. Playing for coach Dusty Hart at Grayson, Caleb will catch some of the better junior college arms in the state this season. We are excited to bring Caleb in as he is a big, strong kid that really has a feel to catch.”

BRANDON BRENNAN - RHP - SAN JUAN CAMPISTRANO, CALIF. - ORANGE COAST CC/CAMPISTRANO VALLEY (CA) HS
Brennan was a 40th-round pick by the Colorado Rockies in the 2010 Major League Baseball draft out of high school.

“Brandon is a big, strong, physical kid with a great arm. He plays for former Cougar John Altobelli at perennial southern California power Orange Coast Community College. Brandon will bring veteran experience as he was at Oregon for a year before transferring to OCCC. We are excited to bring in a guy with the tools to pitch that Brandon has. He has a 90-93 mphfastball and an 84-86 mph slider. He should step right into our staff and contribute immediately.”

TYLER FORD - LHP - RICHMOND, TEXAS - ALVIN CC/FB TRAVIS HS
“Tyler is a left-handed reliever that will strengthen our bullpen immediately. Playing for Coach Brian Alexander and former Cougar Jason Schreiber at Alvin, Tyler was a key contributor to the Dolphins’ success last year. Featuring a fastball that can get to 93 mph and the ability to spin a curveball up to 80 mph, Tyler brings with him the weapons to be a big addition to ourpitching staff.”

DANIEL PONCE DE LEON - RHP - LA MIRANDA, CALIF. - CYPRESS COLLEGE/ARIZONA
Ponce De Leon was a 24th-round pick by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2010 Major League Baseball draft.

“Daniel is a 6-4 right-handed pitcher from Cypress College in California and attended the University of Arizona as a freshman. Playing for coach Scott Pickler atCypress, Daniel is expected to be a key contributor on this year’s staff. He brings a classic pitcher’s body, armed with an 89-92 mph fastball and a 74-76 mph curveball. He has all the tools to come in and compete for a spot in our rotation right away. We are very excited to add someone of his ability and experience to our club.”

DYLAN RUCKER - RHP - ARLINGTON, TEXAS - EASTFIELD COLLEGE/ARLINGTON MARTIN
“Dylan was the No. 1 pitcher last year for the NJCAA Div. III national champions. A big strong kid, Rucker is a strike thrower and has the ability to throw a breaking ball for strikes. Dylan is another kid from a winning program and knows what it takes to win championships. We are excited to add him to our staff as another veteran presence.”

CHRIS WAYLOCK - INF - CARY, ILL. - IOWA WESTERN CC/CARY-GROVE HS
Waylock as a 43rd round pick by the Cleveland Indians in the 2010 Major League Baseball draft out of high school.

“Chris is a hard-nosed guy that was the starting shortstop on the World Series team at Iowa Western as a freshman. From Cary Ill., Chris brings a reliable glove as well as the ability to swing the bat. We are excited to bring a veteran infielder into our program that comes from a championship team, which is a key to the advancement of our program.”
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11/10/2011 2:09:54 AM

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DELAWARE
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Kyle Menchaca 6’3 190 RHP Concord HS (DE) 84-88
Adam Davis 6’0 180 RHP Lackawanna CC (PA) 87-90
Connor Hibbs 6’0 175 RHP CCBC-Catonsville CC (MD) 87-91
Dalton McCarthy 6’6 210 RHP Eastport South Manor (NY) 82-86
Michael Gillespie 6’1 205 RHP/3B Boys Latin School (MD) 86-90

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11/10/2011 12:18:56 PM

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SAMFORD
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Caleb Bryson (OF/1B, 6-1, 200 , Middle Georgia CC, Thomasville, Ga.)
"Caleb is a strong right-handed hitter that should help replace the production we will lose to graduation this year. He is coming off a strong year at Middle Georgia and I expect him have an even better sophomore season. Caleb can play either corner infield or outfield and provide middle of the order punch to our lineup."
Mitch Coffman (RHP/OF, 6-3, 185, Snead St. CC, Acworth, Ga.)
"Mitch has a chance to be an impact guy for us right away. He possesses above average stuff on the mound and is an outstanding competitor. We expect Mitch to come in right away and fill a big role on our staff. In addition he put up very good offensive numbers in his freshman year at Snead and I look for him to compete for our DH job as well."
Parker Curry (RHP/INF, 5-11, 165, Pelham High School, Birmingham, Ala.)
"Parker is first and foremost an outstanding young man. I expect Parker to establish himself as a leader early on in his time here at Samford. He is a true student-athlete that will be a great example of what a Samford baseball player should be. On the field we expect Parker to contribute in a number of ways to our program. He is a polished right-handed pitcher that has developed an above average slider for his age that should allow him to compete for mound time early on. In addition will be a three-year starter in the infield at Pelham and will add a lot of versatility to our team from an offensive and defensive perspective."
Dylan Earnest (LHP, 6-1, 185, Itawamba CC, Hamilton, Miss.)
"Dylan is a guy that I am very excited to get into our program. Our staff really liked Dylan's pitchability out of high school and was excited to see his velocity increase in the past year. He is coming off an injury-plagued freshman year at ICC and I expect him to be a guy that really surprises people this spring. He will bring another quality left-handed arm to the staff that will have a chance to help us on the weekends right away."
Anthony Gonzalez (3B/SS, 5-11, 170, Westminster Christian Academy, Miami, Fla.)
"Gonzo is going to be an outstanding hitter in our program. He has a very advanced approach at the plate and has shown the ability to drive the baseball. Defensively he can play all three infield spots and should be able to hit his way into the lineup early on."
Richard Greene (6-3, 190, Oak Mountain High School, Birmingham, Ala.)
"Richard is filling a huge need for us in this class. We are losing our top two catchers to graduation and needed to bring in a quality guy at the catcher position. He is tall rangy athlete that will provide some offensive punch to our team and will be able to handle our staff defensively. Richard plays at one of the top programs in our state and has caught some quality pitchers through the high school and summer seasons that should have him prepared to contribute early."
Blake Hibbitts (RHP,6-7, 190, Hudsonville High School, Hudsonville, Mich.)
"I am extremely thankful to our basketball staff for helping in the recruitment of Blake. Those guys are very excited about what he will bring to our basketball program and I am equally excited about his potential in baseball. Blake has really developed on the mound since I first saw him and his athleticism combined with his 6-6 frame is going to allow him to take off in Coach Fieldbinder's system."
Zach Lovvorn (6-1, 185, Oxford High School, Oxford, Ala.)
"Zach is a powerful right-handed pitcher. He has really developed in the past year and I feel is a real sleeper in this year's class. Zach brings a very live fastball to our staff and I would not be surprised if come June we hear Zach's name in the MLB draft".
Patrick McGavin (LHP/1B, 6-3, 205, NW Florida St. CC, Spanish Fort, Ala.)
"Pat will bring some experience to our team right away. Having spent his freshman year in the SEC he has seen the life of Division I baseball. I expect Pat to contribute to our team both as a strong LHP and also as a middle of the order left-handed bat. While he was strictly a first baseman at Alabama a year ago I expect Pat to compete for a weekend job on the mound for us. I truly believe Pat will develop into a potentially high draft pick in Coach Fieldbinder's system."
Frankie Navarette (SS, 5-11, 175, Columbus High School, Miami, Fla.)
"Frankie continues the pipeline from Columbus High School to Samford. Coach Weber does an outstanding job at Columbus and I expect Frankie to be ready to play when he arrives on campus. He is an outstanding defensive player who will remind Samford fans of Mikey Marseco as a shortstop. Frankie is an aggressive base runner that will compliment the other offensive guys in this class."
Danny Rodriguez (SS, 6-0, 185, Doral Academy High School, Miami, Fla.)
"Danny brings a strong left-handed bat to our program. He hit at a high level through his high school career and I expect him to develop into a big time hitter in our program. Danny is a lean athletic kid that should fill out and hit for power in our league. Like several in this year's class he can play all infield positions and will be able to impact our program early on."

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11/10/2011 12:19:37 PM

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AUSTIN PEAY
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Jared Carkuff, 6-2, 160-pound, right-handed pitcher, Bell Buckle, Tenn. (Cascade HS)

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11/10/2011 12:20:18 PM

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TEXAS
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Steve Bean – C – Rockwall, Texas (Rockwall)
Ty Culbreth – LHP – Bryan, Texas (Bryan)
Travis Duke – LHP – Pearland, Texas (Dawson)
Tyler Gonzales – RHP – San Antonio (Madison HS)
Courtney Hawkins – OF – Corpus Christi, Texas (Carroll)
Holden Helmink – RHP – Conroe, Texas (Willis HS)
Chad Hollingsworth – RHP – Waco, Texas (Robinson HS)
Wyatt Mathisen – C – Corpus Christi, Texas (Calallen HS)

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11/10/2011 1:03:03 PM

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OHIO STATE
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Jacob Bosiokovic – INF/RHP – 6-6, 195 – Delaware, Ohio (Rutherford B. Hayes)
Bosiokovic was a first team all-conference selection his first three seasons and was named Division I Player of the Year as a junior. Last season, he hit .500 with 10 home runs, 22 stolen bases and 45 runs batted in. Jacob is the son of Jeff and Flora Bosiokovic. Coach Greg Beals: “Jacob has a very bright future. He is a physical corner infielder with power potential at the plate and the ability to also help us on the mound. Jacob is a dynamic athlete that combines size, power and speed.”
Logan Bowles – RHP – 6-3, 175 – Canton, Ohio (South)
Bowles will be a four-year starter at Canton South after earning all-conference honors each of his first three seasons. On the mound last season, Bowles posted a 2.50 earned-run average with 35 strikeouts in 29 innings pitched. At the plate, he hit .390 with two home runs and 28 RBI. He is the son of Edward and Yvonne Bowles.
Coach Greg Beals: “We saw Logan early and really like his arm action – a sinker-slider type pitcher who will add strength to our pitching staff. Logan also is a good left-handed hitter who will get the chance to swing the bat as a Buckeye.”
Troy Kuhn – INF – 5-10, 170 – Zionsville, Ind. (Zionsville Community)
Kuhn will be a four-year starter at Zionsville Community after earning all-conference honors last season. The infielder hit .355 with 11 doubles, two home runs and 23 runs scored as a junior last season. The son of Ted and Suzette Kuhn, Troy has an older brother, Max, who is a freshman on the baseball team at Kentucky.
Coach Greg Beals: “Troy is a fast-twitch athlete who can play all infield positions and has also played some outfield. He is simply a baseball player. His arm strength, speed and bat will provide us many diverse playing opportunities.”
Luke McGee – LHP – 6-3, 180 – Wooster, Ohio (Wooster)
McGee garnered first team all-conference honors last season after going 8-0 with a 1.55 earned-run average and 57 strikeouts on the mound. At the plate, he hit .333 with two home runs and five doubles. Luke is the son of Paul and Christel McGee.
Coach Greg Beals: “Luke is a long, lean lefty with huge upside. Because of his athleticism, our coaching staff is really excited about his future. With our emphasis on player development we believe Luke will become an impact pitcher in our program.”
Craig Nennig – INF – 5-11, 165 – Kaukauna, Wis. (Wrightstown)
Nennig earned all-state honors and was named Olympian Conference Player of the Year as a junior in 2011. The infielder batted .508 with 33 doubles, seven home runs and 65 runs scored last season and has been named all-conference his first three seasons.
Coach Greg Beals: “Craig is a smooth, athletic defender in the field. He has quick hands at the plate and a track record of success. Craig’s ability to make all the plays is what attracted me to him.”
Jacob Post – RHP – 6-3, 185 – Valparaiso, Ind. (Chesterton)
Post is a right-handed pitcher that went 7-2 while garnering all-conference honors as a junior last season. The right-hander was part of the Area Code Game roster for the Chicago White Sox and was a part of the East Coast Pro Showcase. Jacob is the son of Scott and Sandy Post.
Coach Greg Beals: “Jacob is a prototypical power pitcher with a live fastball and the makings of a great breaking pitch. We see Jake competing for a weekend spot right away.”
Zach Ratcliff – 1B – 6-4, 210 – Blacklick, Ohio (Columbus Academy)
Ratcliff is a three-time all-conference selection who batted .440 with six home runs, 53 runs scored and 51 runs batted in last summer. He was a member of the 2011 Perfect Game All-American team and the Buckeye Scout All-Ohio team. Ratcliff is the son of Kelly and Susie Ratcliff.
Coach Greg Beals: “Zach possesses as much power as anyone I saw all summer. He is a three-sport athlete who will continue to make great developmental strides as he begins to focus on one sport as a Buckeye. Zach will bring the physical presence to our lineup that we are looking for.”
Joey Stoll – LHP/OF – 5-11, 170 – Westlake, Ohio (St. Edward)
Stoll batted .389 with 17 runs scored and six stolen bases for the Eagles. The left-hander also struck out three batters while allowing a hit in three innings on the mound. Joey is the son of Eddie and Ruthie Stoll.
Coach Greg Beals: “Joey will be a two-way player for us as an outfielder and a left-handed pitcher. He flew on the screen late for us but what really impressed me was his overall baseball savvy. His development as a pitcher will be fun to watch.”

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Justin Alleman • Holt, Mich. • Holt High School • 6-3 • 195 • R/R • P/INF
Will be a four-year letterwinner under Coach Nate Potts at Holt High School . . . rated the No. 1 player in the state of Michigan by Perfect Game . . . ranked the No. 6 prospect for the Class of 2012 by MichiganBaseballProspects.org . . . two-year captain in baseball . . . two-time selection to the Lansing State Journal Dream Team . . . earned Division I second-team all-state honors from the MHSBCA (Michigan High School Coaches Association) in 2011 as a junior after batting .513 with 33 RBIs, 13 stolen bases and three home runs . . . on the mound, picked up four wins and struck out 73 batters in 41 1/3 innings . . . also earned all-conference and all-district honors in 2011 . . . hit .416 with seven homers and went 8-1 on the mound as a sophomore to garner all-conference and all-district accolades . . . earned honorable mention all-conference honors as a freshman, batting .417 with one homer while going 2-0 on the mound . . . played quarterback this fall for Holt and guided the Rams to a 5-5 record, a CAAC Blue Co-Championship, and a berth in the Division 1 state playoffs . . . has also lettered in basketball . . . son of Jeff and Sherri Alleman . . . born Dec. 20, 1993 . . . chose Michigan State over several schools, including Ohio State, Michigan, Central Michigan, Kentucky, Louisville and West Virginia.

Boss on Alleman: “Justin is the No. 1 ranked player in the state of Michigan by Perfect Game and deservedly so. A right-handed pitcher, he’s extremely athletic and possesses a fastball in the 88-90 mph range and will top out in the low 90s on occasion. As a local student athlete, we felt it was very important for our program to keep Justin home and we expect great things out of him during his time here at Michigan State. A quarterback on his football team, Justin has tremendous leadership ability and has the talent to be an impact player immediately.”


Cam Gibson • Grosse Pointe, Mich. • Grosse Pointe South High School • 6-0 • 175 • L/R • OF
Will be a four-year letterwinner under Coach Dan Griesbaum at Grosse Pointe South High School . . . earned first-team MHSBCA Division 1 all-state honors as a junior in 2011 and helped lead Grosse Pointe South to a district title . . . had a .414 batting average with 32 runs, 13 doubles, seven homers and 40 RBIs as a junior last season . . . named a notable player to watch in the Class of 2012 by MichiganBaseballProspects.org . . . son of Kirk and Joanne Gibson . . . father, Kirk, is the manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks and was an All-American in football (1978) and baseball (1978) at Michigan State; also played 17 years in the Major Leagues and won World Series titles with the Detroit Tigers (1984) and Los Angeles Dodgers (1988); named the 1988 National League Most Valuable Player.

Boss on Gibson: “Cam is a hard-nosed competitor who plays the game the right way. He has some power in his left-handed bat, and he runs very well in the outfield and on the base paths. He’s a tremendous athlete and has excelled in hockey in the past as a member of the Honeybaked National Championship team. He will bring a competitive fire to Michigan State that will be contagious to his teammates. We’re excited for what his future holds here in East Lansing.”


Anthony Misiewicz • New Baltimore, Mich. • Anchor Bay High School • 6-0 • 185 • R/L • P
Will be a four-year letterwinner under Coach John Graybill at Anchor Bay High School . . . named a notable player to watch in the Class of 2012 by MichiganBaseballProspects.org . . . earned Macomb Area Conference Blue Division All-Conference honors as a junior in 2011 . . . also earned all-district and all-county accolades . . . threw a no-hitter against Bishop Foley on April 9 . . . set the Anchor Bay single-season strikeout record with 126 last season . . . also lettered in football and was a two-year starter at quarterback . . . named a football captain his senior year . . . son of Paul and Lisa Misiewicz.

Boss on Misiewicz: “Anthony is a very talented left-handed pitcher with a fastball in the 85-89 mph range and will only get better. He was a quarterback and a running back on his high school football team and possesses a great deal of toughness, athleticism, and leadership. Anthony will provide us with some much needed dept from the left side of the mound and his competitiveness will allow him to have success early in his Spartan career.”


PJ Nowak • Plymouth, Mich. • Phillips Andover Academy • 6-1 • 165 • R/R • INF
Attending Phillips Andover Academy in Andover, Mass., this school year (2011-12) after earning three letters under Coach Bill Lis at Detroit Catholic Central High School from 2009-11 . . . team captain and MVP of the 2011 DCC team that went 26-10 and won district and regional titles while advancing to the Division 1 quarterfinals . . . earned all-district, all-region, all-league and all-area honors as a senior in 2011 after leading the team in on-base percentage (.511) to go along with a .386 batting average, 17 doubles, three homers and 22 RBIs . . . named to the Division 1 Academic All-State Team in 2011 and was also a two-time Academic All-Catholic selection (2010 and 2011) . . . four-year honor roll student, was a member of the National Honor Society, and was recognized by the College Board as an AP Scholar with Honor . . . also a member of the Gabriel Richard Club at Detroit Catholic Central (minimum GPA of 3.60) . . . played for the Michigan Red Sox during the summer in 2010 and 2011 . . . son of Steve and Mara Nowak . . . born Oct. 7, 1993 . . . intends on majoring in economics or pre-law/business at MSU . . . chose Michigan State over several other schools, including Creighton, Yale, Brown and Holy Cross.

Boss on Nowak: “PJ is an outstanding defensive shortstop who is very athletic and is wisely taking an extra year to increase his physical strength at his prep school in Massachusetts. His hands and arm strength are outstanding and he’s ready to play defensively right now at the Big Ten level. As he continues to get stronger, his bat will continue to improve and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him in the middle of the lineup as an RBI guy down the road.”


Alex Rapanos • Midland, Mich. • Midland High School • 6-1 • 180 • R/R • INF
Will be a four-year letterwinner under Coach Eric Albright at Midland High School . . . rated the No. 4 player in the state of Michigan by Perfect Game . . . ranked the No. 11 prospect for the Class of 2012 by MichiganBaseballProspects.org . . . two-time captain . . . named team MVP as a junior . . . named to the Midland Daily News Dream Team and was a first-team Saginaw Valley League selection as a sophomore in 2009 after batting .425 with 20 RBIs; also earned all-district and all-area honors . . . was a member of the American Legion World Series championship team in 2009 under Coach Steve Cronkwright . . . played for Berryhill Post 165 this past summer and for the Ann Arbor Travelers this fall . . . also a two-year letterwinnner in football and was a captain his junior year while earning All-Saginaw Valley League honorable mention . . . was a two-time MVP of the football team as a starting quarterback as a sophomore and junior, but did not play his senior year due to a shoulder injury he suffered as a junior . . . son of Matt and Elaine Rapanos . . . born June 8, 1993 . . . intends on majoring in kinesiology at MSU . . . his great grandfather, Charlie Skinner, was a baseball coach at Alma College and is in the Alma College Athletics Hall of Fame; he led the team to eight consecutive MIAA (Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association) championships during the 1950s . . . chose Michigan State over several schools, including Louisville, Ole Miss, Michigan, Oklahoma State, Kentucky and Central Michigan.

Boss on Rapanos: “Alex is the No. 4 ranked player in the state of Michigan by Perfect Game as an infielder. He’s very strong and possesses a bat that could fit into the middle of the batting lineup right away. Alex is a very hard worker and an outstanding leader who I know is ready to hit the ground running. He was a very talented quarterback at Midland High School until an injury ended his football career and allowed him to focus solely on baseball.”


Ryan Richardson • South Elgin, Ill. • Elgin (Ill.) Community College • 6-0 • 178 • R/R • INF
Attending Elgin (Ill.) Community College in 2011-12 . . . transferred to Elgin after attending Nebraska in 2010-11 . . . redshirted for the Huskers last year after suffering a shoulder injury prior to the season . . . named to the Big Commissioner’s Honor Roll at Nebraska in the fall of 2010 . . . played in the 2010 Connie Mack World Series in Farmington, N.M. . . . attended St. Charles North (Ill.) High School (2007-10), the same school that produced former Spartan and 2011 Big Ten Player of the Year Jeff Holm . . . holds St. Charles North school career records for hits (142), doubles (37), runs (108) RBIs (94) and is second in batting average (.442) . . . three-year letterwinner . . . set school single-season records in batting (.484), hits (62), runs (48) and doubles (17) . . . two-time Class 4A All-State selection by the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association . . . also garnered all-state recognition by Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune as a junior and senior . . . earned Illinois Prep Baseball Report All-State honors as a senior . . . three-time unanimous selection to the Upstate Eight All-Conference First Team and also a three-year member of the all-area team . . . hit a school-record .484 with 13 doubles and 35 RBIs as a senior in 2010 as St. Charles North compiled a 34-5 record . . . named captain of the 2010 all-area team . . . hit .465 with a school-record 17 doubles as a junior in 2009 . . . three-time academic all-conference honoree . . . son of Jeff and Jayna Richardson . . . born Aug. 27, 1991 . . . intends to major in psychology . . . his father, Jeff, played baseball at Eastern Illinois.

Boss on Richardson: “Ryan will come to MSU after transferring from Elgin Community College in Illinois as a middle infielder. He’s a very consistent, solid all-around player who can play immediately at the Big Ten level at several different positions in the infield. He’s a good runner with good instincts on the bases and a gap-to-gap type hitter who will fit well into o

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LOUISIANA-MONROE
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Tanner Hebert (IF) - Zachary (La.) HS
Dalton Herrington (OF) - LSU-Eunice
Christo Jones (RHP) - Gulf Coast State College
Josh Leone (RHP) - Calvary Baptist (La.) HS
Chet Simoneaux (UTL) - Wallace Community College
Carey Taylor (RHP) – Hinds Community College
Kodie Tidwell (IF) - West Ouachita (La.) HS
Dalton Todd (C) - Lewisburg (Miss.) HS
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Miles Chambers (RHP / 6-2 / 195 / R-R / Rio Linda, Calif. / Rio Linda HS)
Bryan Conant (LHP / 6-3 / 190 / L-L / Alta Loma, Calif. / Alta Loma HS)
Nico Darras (1B-OF / 6-3 / 205 / R-R / Laguna Beach, Calif. / JSerra HS)
Thomas Eschelman (RHP / 6-3 / 190 / R-R / Carlsbad, Calif. / Carlsbad HS)
Justin Garza (RHP / 5-11 / 160 / R-R / Ontario, Calif. / Bonita HS)
Jake Jefferies (INF / 6-1 / 180 / S-R / Pleasanton, Calif. / Foothill HS)
A.J. Kennedy (C / 5-11 / 170 / R-R / Anaheim, Calif. / Savanna HS)
Kyle Murray (RHP / 6-1 / 180 / R-R / La Crescenta, Calif. / Crescenta Valley HS)
Joe Navilhon (RHP / 6-0 / 190 / R-R / Antioch, Calif. / Freedom HS)
David Olmedo-Barrera (INF / 6-0 / 155 / L-R / La Canada, Calif. / St. Francis HS)
Tyrone Taylor (OF / 6-2 / 180 / R-R / Torrance, Calif. / Torrance HS)

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Lipscomb University has signed three pitchers and one infielder to national letters of intent Bisons head baseball coach Jeff Forehand announced on Thursday.

Austin Sistrunk is expected to make an immediate impact in the infield for the Bisons after a solid season at nearby Franklin High School and a great summer with the Music City Outlaws. After hitting .346 with seven homers and a .654 slugging percentage for the Rebels, Sistrunk picked up the pace with the Outlaws posting a .462 batting average and .750 slugging percentage at the plate.

“Austin is a player that we have watched for a long time,” said Forehand. “He is going to fit into everything we do at Lipscomb University. He will immediately make an impact on our team. He is a ‘baseball player’, a guy that will make us all better because he is a tireless worker.”

Looking to bolster the Lipscomb pitching staff are high school seniors Dalton Keck, Christian Miller and Denton Norman.

Keck went 10-2 last season for Christian Academy of Knoxville leading the Warriors to a third-place finish in the 2011 AA state tournament. The Knoxville native posted a 2.42 ERA on the hill as a junior and fanned 76 batters in 66 innings of work before playing summer ball with the Knoxville Stars.

“Dalton has unlimited potential,” said Lipscomb head coach Jeff Forehand. “He is a guy that immediately attracts you to him. He has the work ethic and ability to be an outstanding pitcher. When you talk to him he just has ‘it’ and is a great person as well. We look forward to his impact on all of us.”

Hailing from the powerhouse Loganville High School program, the southpaw Miller threw a no hitter this past summer with the Atlanta Blue Jays and was named one of the “Georgia Top 100 Underclassmen” in 2011.

“As a left-handed pitcher, Christian is going to make an immediate impact as well,” said Forehand. “His potential is off the chart. He is a great fit for us as we continue to have very productive lefthanders come through our program. He is blessed with a natural ability that will make a great addition to our team.”

Rounding out the arms for 2013, Norman hails from Katy, Texas where he is the captain for the Katy Seven Lakes where he was named all-district last season as a junior. Norman spent this past summer playing for the Texas Rebels where he was a force on the mound.

“Denton is the prototypical right-handed pitcher with a great body and great desire to be the best,” said Forehand. “He will make an immediate impact on our team but also has a tremendous upside. Denton is the guy that every coach is looking for, a great student and the potential to be outstanding on the mound.”

The Bisons take the field in 2012 on Feb. 17 hosting Evansville to open the season as part of the “Mule Mix Classic”.

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Vahn Bozoian, OF, 6-5 210 (Chino Hills/ Ayala HS)--Bozoian is rated No. 58 in the country by Perfect Game USA and played in the 2011 Area Code Games for the Milwaukee Brewers. He plays for the Yankees Scout Team and Angels Elite Scout Team in addition to being a 2011 USA Baseball Tournament of Stars participant. In 2011, Bozoian hit .308 with two home runs in six games for head coach Chris Vogt at Ayala High School, but missed most of the season due to injury. Parents are Vahn and Sheril Bozoian.

Hubbs on Bozoian: "He provides us with a big arm in the outfield and an influx of power to the lineup. We envision him being a middle-of-the-order hitter for us."

Chase De Jong, RHP, 6-5 190 (Long Beach/ Woodrow Wilson HS)--De Jong is rated the No. 72 player in the country by Perfect Game USA and will represent the United States in November at the COPABE Pan Am 18U Junior Championships in Cartagena, Columbia. He played in the 2011 Area Code Games for the Milwaukee Brewers and was named one of the top-20 pitchers in attendance. De Jong was named the 2011 Long Beach press Telegram Dream Team Co-Pitcher of the Year after posting a 10-2 record with a 1.00 ERA and 98 strikeouts last year for head coach Andy Hall at Woodrow Wilson High School. Parents are Clayton and Bonnie De Jong.

Hubbs on De Jong: "Chase is a premier arm who has performed everywhere he has played. We expect him to make an immediate impact when he gets here".

Brooks Kriske, RHP/OF, 6-3 185 (Palm Desert HS)--Kriske is a 2011 Perfect Game Preseason All-American rated as the No. 210 player in the country. He was a 2011 First Team All-CIF and all-desert Valley selection after posting an 11-2 record with a 0.90 ERA and 80 strikeouts while hitting .352 with four home runs and 21 RBI for head coach Darol Salazar at Palm Desert High School. In 2010, as a sophomore, Kriske pitched two shutouts in the playoffs leading Palm Desert to the CIF Championship. Parents are Garret and Janice Kriske.

Hubbs on Kriske: "He has a chance to be a two-way player for us. Brooks has a good arm with a solid curveball and change-up that will provide depth on the mound. His bat has the ability to add power to our lineup".

Kyle Twomey, LHP, 6-3 180 (Placentia/El Dorado HS)--Twomey is one of the elite left handed pitchers in the country, rated No. 70 overall by Perfect Game USA. He was a 2011 Under Armour and Perfect Game All-American selection as well as a MaxPreps All-California first team honoree. Twomey played in the 2011 Area Code Games for the Milwaukee Brewers and participated in the USA Baseball Tournament of Stars. He was named Century League Pitcher of the Year after posting a 7-3 record with a 1.32 ERA and 65 strikeouts last season for head coach Dave Moore at El Dorado High School. Parents are Mike and Cindy Twomey.

Hubbs on Twomey: "Kyle is one of the top lefties in the country. We feel with his pitch ability, he will make an immediate impact once he arrives on campus".

Shane Watson, RHP, 6-4 195 (Bellflower/Lakewood HS)--One of the top pitching prospects in the country, Watson was a 2011 All-CIF and all-state first team selection. He played in the 2011 Area Code Games for the Milwaukee Brewers earning Top-5 Pitcher honors. Watson earned all-league first team honors for the second year consecutive year after posting a 10-2 record with a 1.16 ERA and 52 strikeouts for head coach Spud O'Neil at Lakewood High School. He has led the team to three-straight Moore League Championships. Parents are Scott and Wendy Watson.

Hubbs on Watson: "He is one of the top power-arms in the state of California with an outstanding curveball. We expect great things from Shane".

Brent Wheatley, RHP, 6-4 215 (Orange/Orange Lutheran HS) --Brent was named a 2011 Preseason All-American by Under Armour , Perfect Game USA and Power Showcase. He earned All-Trinity League and Orange Lutheran Pitcher of the Year honors playing for head coach Eric Borba, posting a 1.41 ERA with 42 strikeouts last season. Wheatley's older brother, Bobby, is currently a sophomore pitcher on the USC baseball team. His dad, Bob, played basketball at USC and his mom, Julie, was a Song Girl.

Hubbs on Wheatley: "Brent has a strong fastball and an emerging slider. We feel he has just scratched the surface of his potential and has a big up-side".

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Ryan Barr, a 6-foot-2 outfielder and utility player, comes to The Bluff from Mater Dei High School. A three-year letterwinner for the Monarchs, Barr was voted team captain, and he helped the team claim the 2010 CIF Southern Section Championship. As a junior last spring, Barr set a single-season program record for hits and batting average. His Team Rawlings club team was a perfect 9-0 in tournaments entered, and he played for the Tamp Bay Rays scout team in 2011.

“Ryan is just a good athlete,” Sperry said. “He’s got a great frame, and I think time and maturity could turn him into a prospect. He is the third player we have attracted from Mater Dei High School in Southern California, and he follows the path to Portland that was carved by Kevin Armijo and Brian Frattali. He’s got a strong arm and is a good runner that we see primarily in the outfield, while he also has some experience behind the plate.”

Lucas Hunter is 6-foot middle infielder for the Central Catholic Rams. He’ll earn his third varsity letter this spring after helping lead the Rams to a second place finish in the state last season. As a junior, Hunter was voted the team’s player of the game in the state title game, he hit .419 at the plate. He also helped Central Catholic claim the Mt. Hood Conference crown.

“Lucas has strong baseball blood, as his father, Brian, played several years in the big leagues,” said Sperry. “Lucas is a tremendous athlete who can run, and he has good actions in the middle infield. His speed suggests the ability to add outfield play to his toolbox. He plays the game with lots of enthusiasm, which can sometimes be a challenge to find today.”

Jackson Lockwood is a 6-foot-3 right-handed pitcher and third baseman at Broomfield High School. He’s already earned three letters and helped his team win the All-Northern Conference in 2010 and 2011, while the Eagles finished second in the state in 2010. Lockwood earned all-region honors last spring as a junior, and he led the team with a .456 batting average and three home runs. As pitcher, he was 2-0 in 2011 with a save and 15 K’s in 10 innings pitched.

“Jackson is a good example of Coach Casian’s reach into the state of Colorado,” Sperry Said. “Jackson is a two-way player with a nice left-handed stroke. He is tall and lean has a very good upside. As a pitcher/infielder, he is accustomed to being in the middle of the action when the heat is on, and we like that.”

Billy Sahlinger is a 6-foot right-handed pitcher who will earn his fourth varsity for the Newport High School Knights this spring. Sahlinger played mostly in the middle infield for the Knights, while earning several accolades as a pitcher for his club team. With the Knights, he earned all-league recognition twice, while helping lead the team to a fourth-place showing at state in 2009 and to a final eight appearance in 2011. He led the team in RBI’s as a sophomore, while topping the squad in on-base percentage, runs, doubles and extra base hits as a junior.

On the hill, Sahlinger was named first-team all-league twice, earned the Seattle Premier League’s Cy Young Award in 2010 and was named the Most Valuable Player as he helped lead his select team to a 2008 Koufax State Title. He has had a handful of stellar outings at the Area Code Games in 2010 and 2011.

“We stand to lose at least three or four key pitchers from our staff after this season, so Billy became a key piece of pitching that will complement our returning veterans,” noted Sperry. “He is an outstanding competitor who reminds us of Kyle Kraus at the same age. Of course, Kyle quickly became a leader on our pitching staff because of his competitiveness and his ability to throw strikes and change speeds, and to do so with great confidence. We view Billy similarly and look forward to having him join our staff.”

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Blake Quinn, RHP, Bullard High School (Fresno, Calif.)
Height: 6’4, 205 (R/R)

Preston Scott, SS, Hanford High School (Hanford, Calif.)
Height: 6’2, 185 (R/R)

Brody Russell, INF, Centennial High School (Bakersfield, Calif.)
Height: 6' 1, 180 (R/R)

Kevin Viers, INF, Esperanza High School (Anaheim, Calif.)
Height: 6’1, 185 (L/R)

Taylor Ward, Catcher, Shadow Hills High School (Indio, Calif.)
Height: 6' 2, 185 (R/R)

Connor Chase, LHP, Valencia High School (Valencia, Calif.)
Height: 6’4, 205 (L/L)

Louie Payetta, INF, Huntington Beach High School (Huntington Beach, Calif.)
Height: 5’11, 170 (L/R)

Luke Wiechec, RHP/1B, Los Altos High School (Los Altos, Calif.)
Height: 6’4, 210 (L/R)

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ARKANSAS
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catcher/infielder Blake Baxendale of Rogers, Ark., right-handed pitcher Ty Buttrey of Matthews, N.C., right-handed pitcher/infielder Isaac Hellbusch of Edmond, Okla., right-handed pitcher Trey Killian of Mountain Home, Ark., infielder/outfielder Garrett Rucker of Arkadelphia, Ark., and right-handed pitcher Teddy Stankiewicz of Keller, Texas.

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MICHIGAN
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Jacob Cronenworth OF St. Clair, Mich./St. Clair
Matthew Dacey IF Wyckoff, N.J./Don Bosco Prep
Evan Hill LHP Mt. Pleasant, Mich./Mt. Pleasant
Travis Maezes IF/OF Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer
Daniel McKinney RHP Bowling Green, Ohio/Bowling Green
Kevin Ross IF Skokie, Ill./Niles West
Cam Wysocki RHP Ada, Mich./Forest Hills Northern

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Kenneth Burkhead, Deltona, FL (Deltona Trinity Christian Academy)
RHP, L/R, 6-1, 185
* Perfect Game National Rank (for class of 2012): 383
* High school coach: Bryan Maples

Assistant Coach Mike Martin, Jr. on Burkhead: “Kenny is a right hander with a great feel for pitching. He throws three pitches for strikes and is very competitive on the mound. He is consistent with his mechanics as his fastball has maxes out between 89 to 90 and his breaking ball is a very good out pitch.”

Robby Coles, Crawfordville, FL (Chipola Junior College)
RHP, L/R, 6-0, 175
* High school coach: Mike Gauger
* Chipola Junior College coach: Jeff Johnson

Martin, Jr. on Coles: “Robby is a junior college right hander out of Wakulla. He has a very good arm, low three quarter slot which is very deceptive, and he can throw three pitches for strikes. His slider is a devastating pitch and he throws his fastball between 90 and 92 mph.”

Max Foody, Bradenton, FL (IMG Baseball Academy)
LHP, L/L, 6-4, 200
* Perfect Game National Rank (for class of 2012): 42
* Perfect Game Underclass First Team All-American
* IMG Baseball Academy coach: Jason Elias
* FTB Mizuno travel ball coach: Jered Goodwin

Martin, Jr. on Foody: “Max is a left handed pitcher playing down at IMG Academy. He has suffered some injuries in the past but he was very impressive in his last three outings this past fall. He can throw his fastball upwards to 92 mph and has a hard 80 to 81 mph slider. Max is a guy we have big plans for right away.”

Hayden Hurst, Jacksonville, FL (Jacksonville Bolles High School)
RHP, R/R, 6-5, 235
* Perfect Game National Rank (for class of 2012): 92
* Under Armour All-American
* Perfect game Underclass First Team All-American
* High school coach: Mike Boswell
* South Florida Elite travel ball coach: Ed Marti

Martin, Jr. on Hurst: “Hayden is a big, durable right hander at 6-5, 235. He has really come on in the last year and we are happy with the progress that he is making with his fastball. He was highly recruited and ranked very high. Hayden throws his fastball up to 93 mph and is really coming into his own. We feel that he has very high draft potential.”

Andre Martinez, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (Archbishop McCarthy High School)
LHP, L/L, 6-0, 190
* Perfect Game National Rank (for class of 2012): 228
* High school coach: Rich Bielski
* South Florida travel ball coach: Ed Marti

Martin, Jr. on Martinez: “Andre is a left handed pitcher out of Archbishop McCarthy. He has probably the best breaking ball in the state. He ran his fastball up to 90 mph in the last outing that we saw him pitch. He is guy that we feel can fill many different roles for us, whether it is as a reliever or as a starter because of his competiveness. His ability to pitch is very impressive.”

Tomas Nido, Maitland, FL (Orangewood Christian School)
C/1B, R/R, 6-1, 200
* Perfect Game National Rank (for class of 2012): 91
* Under Armour All-American
* High school coach: Alan Kunkel
* FTB Mizuno travel ball coach: Jered Goodwin

Martin, Jr. on Nido: “Tomas is a catcher, first baseman, outfielder that is also ranked very high by Perfect Game. He is a guy that was highly recruited across the nation. He has been on the travel ball circuit for a while and has put up big numbers at Orangewood Christian. Tomas is a guy that can step in and immediately hit in the middle of the order at the Division I level.”

Tyler Pike, Winter Haven, FL (Winter Haven High School)
LHP/OF, L/L, 6-1, 185
* Perfect Game National Rank (for class of 2012): 104
* High school coach: Dave Saliba

Martin, Jr. on Pike: “Tyler is another left handed pitcher and can also play in the outfield; a true two-way guy that we believe is the best in the state. He is 90 to 92 with his fastball and can throw three pitches for strikes. He is ranked very high and has a very good chance of being a solid draft choice. He is also a left handed hitter that can run very well. He is very athletic and will remind people of Sean Gilmartin. Tyler has the chance to do a lot for us as a two-way player.”

Dylan Silva, Delray Beach, FL (American Heritage High School)
LHP, L/L, 6-1, 210
* Perfect Game National Rank (for class of 2012): 221
* High school coach: Carm Mazza
* Palm Beach PAL travel ball coach: Chad Upson

Martin, Jr. on Silva: “Dylan is a left handed pitcher out of American Heritage. He is a guy that can throw between 88-90 and has a very good breaking ball and change-up. He is another one of these players in this class that has the chance to be a very solid draft pick. Dylan is a player that can be really special because of his build, competitiveness and ability to step right in and contribute right away.”

D.J. Stewart, Jacksonville, FL (Jacksonville Bolles High School)
OF, L/R, 5-11, 190
* Perfect Game National Rank (for class of 2012): 169
* High school coach: Mike Boswell
* FTB Mizuno travel ball coach: Jered Goodwin

Martin, Jr. on Stewart: “D.J. was one of our first commitments in the 2012 class. He is an outfielder out of Bolles High School in Jacksonville and is also a very good football player. He is probably as physical and strong as anyone in the class when it comes to the offensive side of things. D.J. has a very durable body. He runs, throws, and just loves to play. He is a guy that Seminole fans will really enjoy watching.”

Ryan Valdes, Tampa, FL (Alonso High School)
OF/UT, R/R, 6-0, 165
* Perfect Game National Rank: Top follow for class of 2012
* High school coach: Lanndy Faedo

Martin, Jr. on Valdes: “Ryan is an outfielder and middle infielder, more of a utility type guy that has great athleticism. His running and throwing abilities are all above average; he is just an overall impressive player. We will figure out where he will play down the road but he has plus bat speed and we feel he can really help our program out. Ryan plays at Alonso High School, one of the winningest programs in the state.”

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Max Fried LHP L/L 6-4 175 Encino, Calif. (Harvard-Westlake School)
Lucas Giolito RHP R/R 6-6 230 Santa Monica, Calif. (Harvard-Westlake School)
James Kaprielian RHP R/R 6-3 200 Tustin, Calif. (Beckman HS)
Darrell Miller Jr. C R/R 6-1 190 Yorba Linda, Calif. (Servite HS)
Ty Moore OF/1B L/R 6-0 185 Mission Viejo, Calif. (Mater Dei HS)
Felipe Perez RHP R/R 6-2 185 Anaheim, Calif. (Fairmont Prep)
Cody Poteet RHP R/R 6-1 180 Bonita, Calif. (Christian HS)
Daniel Robertson INF R/R 6-1 190 Upland, Calif. (Upland HS)
Hunter Virant LHP R/L 6-3 175 Camarillo, Calif. (Camarillo HS)

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Shane Bussey (Boynton Beach, Fla. / Park Vista), Charlie Butler (Marlborough, Mass. / Nashoba), Nick DeFrank (Mullica Hill, N.J. /Clearview Regional), Burk FitzPatrick (Berwyn, Pa. / Episcopal Academy), Logan Fullmer (Lebanon, Pa. / Cedar Crest HS), Alexandre Gagne (Ottawa, Ontario / Louis Riel High School) and Jacob Marks (Bright's Grove, Ontario / St. Clair Secondary).

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