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January 09, 2006

USI baseball releases 2006 roster
Four local players join the team

EVANSVILLE, Ind. The University of Southern Indiana baseball team has announced its roster for the 2006 season and has added five transfers and nine freshmen to the 28 man squad, four from the Evansville area. The area newcomers include freshman right-handed pitcher Michael Dewig (Haubstadt, Indiana), freshman right-handed pitcher Ed Parry (Evansville, Indiana), freshman outfielder Chad Werry (New Harmony, Indiana), and junior left-handed pitcher Brent Wendholt (St. Anthony, Indiana).

Wendholt transfers to USI from Vincennes University where he was 5-4 with a 4.03 ERA in 2005. He also played for the Dubois County Bombers during the summer and for Forest Park High School prior to joining the collegiate ranks.

Dewig was the top hurler at Gibson Southern High School, leading the team in ERA and strikeouts on the mound and home runs at the plate. Parry, who comes to USI after five years in the United State Marine Corp, played for Harrison High School.

Werry, who also is a top candidate for the open centerfield spot, earned 12 letters in three sports at New Harmony High School. He had a .455 career-batting average, knocking in 96 RBIs and hitting 21 home runs during his four seasons.

In addition to Wendholt, junior lefthanded pitcher Jerry Reecer (Mooresville, Indiana), sophomore infielder Darin Mastroianni (Huntersville, North Carolina), sophomore outfielder Ryan Gilliland (Aledo, Illinois) and freshman outfielder Greg Horn (Plainfield, Indiana) transfer to USI for 2006.

Beginning their college careers at USI are freshman right-hander Adam Thomas (Plainfield, Indiana) freshmen infielders Alex Thieroff (Greenfield, Indiana), and Chad Bruce (Fountaintown, Indiana) freshmen catchers Kirby Dunagan (Greensburg, Indiana) and Ryan Reed (Fishers, Indiana) and freshman outfielder Jeremy Edwards (Farmersburg, Indiana).

USI starts practice for the 2006 season January 9. The first pitch in 2006 will be thrown February 25 at the University of West Georgia, while the Eagles open the home schedule March 1 against Oakland City University.

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