Clemson Announces 2003 Baseball Signees

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Clemson Head Baseball Coach Jack Leggett announced the signing of 13 players that have already joined the Tiger squad and will be eligible to play for the Tigers in 2004. The list includes first baseman Andy D'Alessio (Naples, FL), who was drafted in the 10th round by the Reds in 2003 and lefthander/outfielder Tony Sipp (Moss Point, MS), who was drafted by the White Sox in the 33rd round in 2002.

"We are very excited about our incoming players," stated Leggett. "We have filled our needs and have some exceptional players who will make excellent contributions to our team. Several of them will be in the mix this year."

Among the position players in the class are outfielders Justin Barefoot (Benson, NC) and Jesse Ferguson (Redmond, WA), first baseman/outfieder Tyler Colvin (North Augusta, SC), catchers Doug Hogan (Columbia, SC; brother of senior righthander Patrick Hogan) and Lou Santangelo (Colts Neck, NJ; transfer from Seton Hall University), utility player Travis Storrer (Mount Vernon, WA), and third baseman Bryan Yates (Sammamish, WA).

The pitchers include lefthander Aaron Eubanks (Moultrie, GA) and righthanders Stephen Faris (Richmond, VA), Chris Howard (Fort Wayne, IN), and P.J. Zocchi (Bronx, NY).

Below is the list of the 13 signees.

#  Player          Pos.    B-T Hgt  Wgt Cl. Hometown        Previous School
10 Justin Barefoot OF      R-R 6-1  195 Fr. Benson, NC      South Johnston HS
41 Tyler Colvin    1B/OF   L-L 6-3  180 Fr. N Augusta, SC   North Augusta HS
17 Andy D'Alessio  1B      L-R 6-4  220 Fr. Naples, FL      Barron Collier HS
32 Aaron Eubanks   LHP     L-L 6-0  200 Fr. Moultrie, GA    Colquitt County HS
20 Stephen Faris   RHP     R-R 6-2  190 Fr. Richmond, VA    Tucker HS
12 Jesse Ferguson  OF      L-R 5-11 175 So. Redmond, WA     Bellevue CC
30 Doug Hogan      C       R-R 6-2  195 Fr. Columbia, SC    Irmo HS
50 Chris Howard    RHP     R-R 6-4  195 Fr. Fort Wayne, IN  Concordia Lutheran HS
43 Lou Santangelo  C       R-R 6-1  205 Jr. Colts Neck, NJ  Seton Hall Univ.
1  Tony Sipp       LHP/OF  L-L 6-0  180 Jr. Moss Point, MS  Miss Gulf Coast CC
47 Travis Storrer  2B/OF   L-R 6-1  190 So. Mt Vernon, WA   Edmonds CC
49 Bryan Yates     3B      R-R 6-2  195 Fr. Sammamish, WA   Eastlake HS
31 P.J. Zocchi     RHP     R-R 6-0  205 Fr. Bronx, NY       Iona Prep HS

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