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Clemson Signs 10 Baseball Players in Fall Signing Period


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Clemson Baseball Head Coach Jack Leggett and Recruiting Coordinator Tom Riginos announced the signing of 10 players during the fall signing period in November. The group, which is comprised of 10 high school players, will enroll at Clemson in the fall of 2009 and be eligible for the 2010 season.


“We are very excited about the 10 players we signed in November, said Leggett. “Many of these players are rated among the best in the nation according to Perfect Game and Baseball America. Coach Riginos and Coach (Kyle) Bunn have done an outstanding job of bringing in such high-quality players to our program.”


2008 Fall Baseball Signees

Player			Pos.	B-T  Hgt  Wgt Cl. Ex	Hometown	   Previous School
Scott Firth		RHP	R-R  6-0  165 Fr. HS	Buffalo Grove, IL  Adlai E. Stevenson School
Mike Kent		RHP	R-R  6-0  205 Fr. HS	Springfield, VA	   West Springfield HS
Spencer Kieboom		C	R-R  6-1  200 Fr. HS	Marietta, GA	   Walton HS
Kevin Kyle		LHP	L-L  6-3  170 Fr. HS	Atlanta, GA	   Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School
Dominic Leone		RHP	R-R  5-11 180 Fr. HS	Norwich, CT	   Norwich Free Academy
Jonathan Meyer		RHP	R-R  6-1  170 Fr. HS	San Diego, CA	   Cathedral Catholic HS
Seth Neely		INF	R-R  6-0  180 Fr. HS	Rock Hill, SC	   Rock Hill HS
Richie Shaffer		INF/RHP	R-R  6-3  190 Fr. HS	Charlotte, NC	   Providence Senior HS
J.T. Wauford		RHP	R-R  6-0  165 Fr. HS	Midlothian, VA	   The Steward School
Madison Younginer	RHP	R-R  6-4  185 Fr. HS	Simpsonville, SC   Mauldin HS


Signee Highlights

Scott Firth, RHP

• #1 high school righthander prospect in Illinois by Prep Baseball Report

• #3 high school prospect in Illinois by Prep Baseball Report

• #11 high school prospect in Illinois by Perfect Game

• #391 high school prospect in the nation by Perfect Game

• Member of Team Illinois

• All-Conference selection as a sophomore and junior

• All-Area selection as a junior

• Played in the 2008 Midwest Pro Scout Classic

• Played in the 2008 Pitch & Hit Club Pro Scout Showcase

Mike Kent, RHP

• #13 high school prospect in Virginia by Perfect Game

• #304 high school prospect in the nation by Perfect Game

• East Coast Pro Showcase selection

• First-Team All-Patriot District as a sophomore and junior

• First-team all-state selection as a junior

• Honorable Mention All-Metro by Washington Post as a junior

• 2008 Orlando Baseball Classic All-Tournament team selection

• Patriot District Pitcher-of-the-Year as a junior

Spencer Kieboom, C

• #42 high school prospect in Georgia by Perfect Game

• #465 high school prospect in the nation by Perfect Game

• First-Team Cobb County selection as a junior

• First-Team Northwest Region selection by Atlanta Journal-Constitution as a junior

• 2008 Georgia Dugout All-Tournament team selection

• Team MVP as a junior

• Louisville Slugger All-American

• Played in the Connie Mack World Series

• Played with the East Cobb Astros and Yankees

Kevin Kyle, LHP

• #87 high school prospect in Georgia by Perfect Game

• First-Team All-Cobb County as a junior

• 2008 Georgia Dugout Top 100 selection

• Member of the AA state champions as a sophomore

• Member of the AA Final Four team as a freshman and junior

• Had a 9-3 record, 2.79 ERA, two saves, and 50 strikeouts as a junior

• Played with the East Cobb Astros

Dominic Leone, RHP

• #1 high school prospect in Connecticut by Perfect Game

• #263 high school prospect in the nation by Perfect Game

• AFLAC All-American as a junior

• East Coast Pro Showcase selection

• All-state and all-conference selection as a junior

• Member of the Connecticut Junior Top 40 All-Star team as a junior

• Had a 4-3 record, 1.48 ERA, and 66 strikeouts in 47.0 innings pitched as a junior

• Member of the 2008 Connecticut Legion All-Stars

Jonathan Meyer, RHP

• #67 high school prospect in California by Perfect Game

• #395 high school prospect in the nation by Perfect Game

• Had a 9-2 record, 2.42 ERA, one save, and 64 strikeouts as a junior

• First-Team All-Western League selection as a junior

• First-Team District 3 selection as a junior

• Named District Pitcher-of-the-Year as a junior

Seth Neely, INF

• #12 high school prospect in South Carolina by Perfect Game

• #571 high school prospect in the nation by Perfect Game

• All-region selection as a junior

• All-Area selection by Rock Hill Herald as a junior

• Chuck Hager MVP Award recipient as a junior

• Bat Award recipient as a junior

Richie Shaffer, INF/RHP

• #3 high school prospect in North Carolina by Perfect Game

• #27 high school prospect in the nation by Baseball America

• #28 high school prospect in the nation by Perfect Game

• #50 draft prospect in the nation by Baseball America

• AFLAC All-American as a junior

• 2007 USA National Team member

• All-state and all-conference selection as a sophomore and junior

• Tournament of Stars selection as a junior

• Perfect Game National Showcase selection

• Had a .401 batting average with 21 homers and 71 RBIs from his freshman through junior seasons

• In 88.0 innings pitched, he had a 1.65 ERA and 115 strikeouts from his freshman through junior seasons

• East Coast Pro Showcase selection

J.T. Wauford, RHP

• #23 high school prospect in Virginia by Perfect Game

• All-conference selection as a freshman, sophomore, and junior

• Second-team all-state selection as a sophomore

• First-team all-state selection as a junior

• Had a 6-2 record, 0.61 ERA, and 82 strikeouts in 46.0 innings pitched as a junior

• Team MVP as sophomore and junior

• Led his team in strikeouts as a sophomore and juniors

• Team Cy Young Award recipient as a freshman

Madison Younginer, RHP

• #1 high school prospect in South Carolina by Perfect Game

• #19 high school prospect in the nation by Baseball America

• #36 draft prospect in the nation by Baseball America

• Under Armour All-American

• Member of the 2008 Big League World Series champions

• All-region selection as a sophomore and junior

• All-state selection by High School Sports Report as a junior

• 2008 IP Classic All-Tournament team selection

• East Coast Pro Showcase selection

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