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Clemson Announces Baseball Signees


Press Release - Wednesday, August 18, 1999 11:43 PM
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Clemson Head Baseball Coach Jack Leggett released the list of
the 1999-2000 signing class on Wednesday. Leggett also announced the
addition of pitchers Scott Berney, a transfer from University of
Connecticut, and Anthony Urrico, a transfer from Long Island University.
Berney will have one year of eligibility remaining, while Urrico will
have three years remaining.


Among the signees are five players selected in the June '99
Major League Draft, including Jeff Baker, Ryan Childs, Jarrod Schmidt,
Berney, and Alan Lindsey. Baker, a fourth round selection by the
Cleveland Indians, was recently named the United States' Junior National
Team MVP as Team USA won the gold medal in the World Championships in
Taiwan.


"We are very excited about the players we have coming into our
program and think that several will make an impact for us soon," says
Leggett. "They all come from very strong baseball backgrounds and we
are really looking forward to working with all of them. We feel good
about how this class fills our needs."


"Recruiting Coordinator Tim Corbin and the rest of our staff
worked extremely hard during the recruiting process," states Leggett.
"We were rewarded with an outstanding class of incoming players. Each
has a goal of making it to Omaha and we will be working hard from day
one to make that dream come true."


Clemson will begin fall practice on September 14.

Player                 Pos.          B-T   Hgt.  Wgt.  Cl.   High School/Junior College/College    Hometown 
Jeff Baker             INF           R-R   6-2   185   Fr.   Gar-Field Senior HS                   Woodbridge, VA 
Chad Bendinelli        RHP           R-R   5-11  150   Fr.   Lassiter HS                           Marietta, GA 
Scott Berney           RHP           R-R   6-3   175   Sr.   Univ. of Connecticut                  Hamden, CT 
Artie Catoe            LHP           L-L   6-3   190   Fr.   Lexington HS West                     Columbia, SC 
Ryan Childs            RHP           L-R   6-4   195   Fr.   Damascus HS                           Gaithersburg, MD 
J.D. Davis             RHP           R-R   6-3   210   Fr.   Riverdale Baptist HS                  Huntingtown, MD 
James Dawson           RHP           R-R   6-3   205   Fr.   Portland HS                           Portland, ME 
Paul Harrelson         RHP           R-R   6-2   180   Fr.   Spartanburg Day School                Pauline, SC 
Patrick Hogan          RHP           R-R   6-4   220   Fr.   Irmo HS                               Columbia, SC 
Ryan Hub               OF            R-R   6-2   185   Fr.   Sumter HS                             Sumter, SC 
B.J. LaMura            RHP           R-R   6-2   175   Fr.   Connetquot HS                         Ronkonkoma, NY 
Alan Lindsey           OF            R-R   6-2   195   Fr.   Lee-Davis HS                          Mechanicsville, VA 
Kevin Lynn             RHP           R-R   6-0   180   Jr.   Spartanburg Methodist College         North Augusta, SC 
Steve Pyzik            C             R-R   5-11  175   Fr.   Loyola HS                             Mount Airy, MD 
Jarrod Schmidt         INF/OF/RHP    R-R   6-2   210   Fr.   Lassiter HS                           Marietta, GA 
Russell Triplett       INF           R-R   6-0   170   Fr.   Brookland-Cayce HS                    West Columbia, SC 
Anthony Urrico         LHP           R-L   5-10  165   So.   Long Island Univ.                     Staten Island, NY 
Bobby Van Kirk         C             R-R   5-11  200   Fr.   Westminster Academy                   Fort Lauderdale, FL


Pronunciation Guide 
Artie Catoe     CAY-toh 
B.J. LaMura     luh-MUR-uh 
Steve Pyzik     PI-zihk 
Jarrod Schmidt  JAIR-ud 
Anthony Urrico  yur-EE-coh 


Draft Selections 
Player        Round   Team 
Jeff Baker     4th    Cleveland Indians 
Ryan Childs    17th   Chicago White Sox 
Jarrod Schmidt 23rd   Florida Marlins 
Scott Berney   28th   Tampa Bay Devil Rays 
Alan Lindsey   44th   Boston Red Sox 

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