Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Angelo State Baseball signs 8

Angelo State head baseball coach Kevin Brooks has announced the addition of eight transfer student-athletes to fill voids in the 2009 roster.

Arriving in San Angelo will be Cade Baxter from Arkansas State, Sam Janca from Texas Tech, Tony Kostelnik from Point Park University in Pennsylvania and Keith Towne from Lamar along with four junior college transfers: Jesse Husband and Clay Puckett from Alvin Community College, Michael Medrano from Navarro College and Jerris Springfield from Weatherford College.

Baxter, who was an all-state outfielder his junior year at Rockwall High School, played one season at Arkansas State and batted .294 with six doubles, six RBI and a .471 slugging percentage. Janca, a right-handed pitcher from Georgetown and a 2008 Big 12 conference All-Academic second team selection, appeared in 25 games for the Red Raiders in his two seasons in Lubbock and compiled a 2-2 record and a 5.75 ERA with 26 strikeouts in 36 innings pitched. Kostelnik, a catcher and a native of West Miffin, Pa., played three seasons at PPU from 2005-07 and led the Pioneers in his final campaign with a .397 average and five triples to go along with nine doubles, 16 RBI and a .560 slugging percentage. Towne, a first baseman who hails from Katy, played two years for the Cardinals and batted .259 with four home runs and 17 RBI.

Husband, who played his high school ball at Baytown's Robert E. Lee High School, finished his sophomore year at ACC with a .393 average with five home runs, nine doubles and 26 RBI while splitting time between shortstop and second base. Puckett, a first baseman from Texas City, hit .320 with one home run, six doubles and 30 RBI last season at Alvin Community College. Medrano, who pitched for two seasons at Navarro College, was a three-time all-state selection at Dawson High School. Springfield, who toiled the rubber for two campaigns at Weatherford College, was a first team all-district and all-Central Texas selection for Canyon High School in New Braunfels...

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