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July 11, 2003

USI baseball adds six more to 2004 recruiting class

The University of Southern Indiana baseball team announced the signing of six more players to national letters of intent for the 2004 season. USI head coach Mike Goedde has signed 10 new players – five freshmen and five junior college transfers – for the upcoming year.

The fifth player to transfer to USI this summer is sophomore outfielder Tyler Ford (Fishers, Indiana). Ford, who spent last season at Glen Oaks Community College, was an All-Conference and All-County performer at Hamilton Southeastern High School in Fishers, Indiana. He also helped lead HSHS to the 2002 sectional championship.

The five freshmen to sign with the USI baseball program include four pitchers and an infielder.

The three freshmen right-handers joining the Screaming Eagles this year are Adam Summers (Dyer, Indiana), Adam Vetter (Crown Point, Indiana), and Aaron Clark (Madisonville, Kentucky).

Summers played baseball and basketball for Lake Central High School in St. John, Indiana. He was the LCHS Most Valuable Player and was named All-Area as a senior in baseball and basketball. Lake Central qualified for the Indiana State Tournament in 2003.

Vetter was a two-time All-Conference and All-Area performer at Crown Point High School in Crown Point, Indiana. He also was named an Indiana All-Star and helped lead CPHS to the conference and sectional championships last spring.

Clark crosses the Ohio River to join the Eagles baseball program after lettering in baseball and basketball at North Hopkins High School in Madisonville, Kentucky. The high school academic All-American accumulated a 16-3 record (7-1 in 2002 and 9-2 in 2003) over the last two seasons and was a member of four-straight NHHS district championship teams. He also saw action for NHHS at third base, hitting .375.

Throwing from the left-side for USI next season is Shaun Dennin (South Bend, Indiana). Dennin, who also could see action in the outfield for the Eagles, was a first team All-Northern Indiana Conference pitcher for John Adams High School. JAHS was the 2000 sectional champions and the regional finalist during his freshman year.

The Eagles added freshman shortstop/second baseman Brent Holman (Indianapolis, Indiana) to the infield. The switch-hitter was second team All-County and batted .347 in helping to lead Roncalli High School to the county championship in 2003 and the sectional title in 2002.

“I am looking forward to getting this year’s recruited players together with our returning players,” said Goedde. “We have addressed our needs and have been very fortunate to get the quality people that we have.”

Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information

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