|Clemson Announces Baseball Signees|
|Press Release - Wednesday, August 18, 1999 11:43 PM||
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
"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