RICHMOND, Ky. – The Eastern Kentucky University baseball team’s 2011 recruiting haul – consisting of newcomers who will take the field for the Colonels this spring – was recognized by Collegiate Baseball newspaper as one of the top-100 incoming classes in the country.
The class consists of four junior college transfers in outfielder Shaun Ball, left-handed pitcher Shane Grimm, infielder Justin Trent and right-handed pitcher Andrew Wilson and six freshmen in left-handed pitcher Nick Bozman, right-handed pitchers Cody Creamer, Ben Gullo and Cameron Langfels, outfielder Demetrius Moorer and catcher John Wilson.
EKU and Eastern Illinois were the only Ohio Valley Conference teams named in the respected publication’s recruiting class evaluation. Neither class was ranked in the coveted top-40, but both were listed as other top recruiting classes in the county.
South Carolina landed the No. 1 incoming class in the country, according to Collegiate Baseball. It marks the Gamecocks’ fourth national recruiting title in the 29-year history of the rankings. Other notable teams named on the rankings include Louisville (No. 11) and Kentucky (No. 25).
The Colonels open the 2012 campaign the weekend of February 17-19 at East Tennessee State.