Baseball Inks 13 Signees
    Fresno State head baseball coach Mike Batesole and staff signed 13 for the 2012 season.

    Fresno State head baseball coach Mike Batesole and staff signed 13 for the 2012 season.

    Nov. 10, 2010

    FRESNO, Calif. - Fresno State head baseball coach and two-time National Coach of the Year Mike Batesole announced the 2011 recruiting class. The Bulldogs will add 13 talented players from California and Arizona to their 2012 roster.

    "This is a large recruiting class for us and we like the balance it will bring to our program," said Batesole. "We have added five right-handed pitchers, two left-handed pitchers, a left-handed hitting catcher, two middle-infielders, and three two-way players. Thanks to the combined staff efforts of coach Steve Rousey and recruiting coordinator Pat Waer - this may be our best recruiting class ever."

    Joining the Dogs in 2012 will be the four top prep players from the Fresno/Clovis area in Seth Moranda, Jordan Brink, Jordan Luplow, and the first Division 1 Baseball recruit from Clovis North High School, Chris Mariscal.

    Also signing with the Bulldogs are four highly sought after high school recruits from the state of California in Scott Barlow, Grant Palmer, Will Munro, and Garrett Mundell. The Bulldogs have also signed three junior college pitchers in Aaron Gillis, Austin Wiggins, and Matt Fontaine.

    From the state of Arizona, the Bulldogs will add high school catcher Ryne Dean and junior college pitcher Jordan Lewis.

    The 2011 recruiting class includes 5 right handed pitchers, 2 left handed pitchers, 1 catcher, 2 short stops, 3 players that pitch as well as play shortstop/infield.

    Seth Moranda, INF/RHP, Buchanan High School (Clovis, Calif.) 6-1, 185 (R/R)
    • 2008 All-TRAC football first-team (Receiver)
    • 2009 All-TRAC football first-team (Receiver)
    • 2009 All-TRAC first-team (Baseball)
    • 2009 All-CIF Central Section first-team (Baseball)
    • 2010 All-TRAC first-team (Baseball) .351 / 10 2B / 4 HR / 27 RBI 7-3 / 2.58 ERA / 55 K's - 13 BB
    • 2010 CIF Central Section Champions
    • 2010 Team Captain Football and Baseball
    • 2010 California North/South Series Participant (North)
    • 2010 Rawlings Nor Cal World Series Participant
    • Also Recruited by Cal State Fullerton

     

     

    Jordan Brink, INF/RHP, Central High School (Fresno, Calif.) 6-1, 175 (L/R)
    • 2009 first-team All-TRAC .380 / 1 HR / 20 RBI / 2-0 as a Pitcher
    • 2010 first-team All-TRAC .430 / 4 HR / 27 RBI / 6-2 as a Pitcher
    • 2010 All-Fresno Bee Second Team
    • 2010 California North/South Series Participant (North)
    • Also Recruited by Long Beach State, UC Santa Barbara, UC Davis, and University of San Francisco

    Jordan Luplow, INF, Buchanan High School (Clovis, Calif.) 6- 1, 180 (R/R)
    • 2009 All-TRAC Football first-team (Kicker/Defensive Back)
    • 2010 All-TRAC Baseball first-team .420 / 8 HR / 11 2B / 30 RBI • 2010 CIF Central Section Champions
    • 2010 California North/South Series participant (North)
    • 2010 Rawlings Nor Cal World Series Participant
    • Also Recruited by UCLA, Cal State Fullerton, Cal Poly, and UNLV

    Chris Mariscal, SS, Clovis North High School (Clovis, Calif.) 6-0, 170 (R/R)
    • 2009 ALL-CMAC Football first-team (Quarterback)
    • 2009 ALL-CMAC first-team, all-state Underclassmen (California).494 BA
    • 2010 ALL-CMAC first-team .477 / 7 HR
    • 2010 ALL-CIF (Central Section) first-team
    • 2010 Team Captain (Football and Baseball)
    • 2010 Rawlings Nor Cal World Series Participant
    • Also Recruited by Cal Poly, Arizona, and UC Santa Barbara

    Scott Barlow, RHP, Golden Valley High School (Santa Clarita, Calif.) 6- 4, 175 (R/R)
    • 2010 Golden Valley High School Pitcher of the Year
    • 2010 first-team All-Foothill League
    • School record 17 strike outs in one game
    • VIBL All Star Game selection
    • Chicago White Sox and Oakland A's Scout team selection as a pitcher
    • Milwaukee Brewers Area Code Invite
    • Also Recruited by Long Beach State, UC Riverside

    Ryne Dean, Catcher, Red Mountain High School (Mesa, Ariz.) 6-3, 190 (L/R)
    • 2009 first-team all-region, 2009 all-state Honorable Mention (Arizona) .389 / 5 2B's / 2 3B's
    • 2010 first-team all-region, 2010 second-team all-state (Arizona) .459 / 10 2B's / 4 3B's / 6 HR's / 36 RBI
    • Rays Scout Team Fall 2010
    • 2010 Area Code Games Participant with the Cincinnati Reds
    • Also Recruited by Oregon State, Oregon, Arizona State, Arizona, and Baylor

    Garrett Mundell, RHP, El Toro High School (Lake Forest, Calif.) 6-5, 220 (R/R)
    • 2008, 2009, 2010 Sea View League Champions
    • 2008 CIF Section Champions
    • 2010 2.80 ERA / K-BB ratio of 4-1
    • 2009 Kansas City Royals Scout Team (Southern California)
    • 2010 New York Yankees Scout Team (Southern California)
    • 2010 Participated in the Rawlings Elite Baseball Series at UCLA
    • Also Recruited by UC Irvine, San Diego State, and Nevada

    Will Munro, RHP, San Marcos High School (San Marcos, Calif.) 6-5, 185 (R/R)
    • 2008 Varsity Starter
    • 2009 All-Valley League first-team
    • 2009 Team MVP
    • 2009 Second in the San Diego Section in Strikeouts (86). (3 years - 205)
    • 2010 All-Valley League first-team
    • 2009/2010 San Diego Union Tribune All-Academic Team Football and Baseball
    • 2010 California North/South Series participant (South)
    • 2010 Baltimore Orioles Scout Team
    • 2010 Angels Elite invite
    • Also Recruited by San Diego State, Cal, San Diego, UC Riverside

    Grant Palmer, SS, El Segundo High School (El Segundo, Calif.) 5-11, 185 (R/R)
    • 2008 Football Rookie of the Year
    • 2009 All-Pioneer League Football first-team (Receiver 47 catches - 740 Yards)
    • 2010 Football - Team Captain - (Quarterback)
    • 2009 All-Pioneer League Baseball first-team .422 / 6 3B's (School Record)
    • 2009 All-Area Baseball second-team
    • 2010 All-Pioneer League Baseball first-team .500 / 16 2B's / 2 3B's / 2 HR's
    • 2010 All-Area Baseball first-team
    • 2010 All-CIF Southern Section second-team Baseball
    • 2010 California North/South Series participant (South)
    • Also Recruited by USC, UC Santa Barbara, Long Beach State, UC Riverside, LMU, Santa Clara

    Aaron Gillis, LHP, Delta College (Stockton, Calif.) 6-3, 175 (L/L)
    • 2009 Calaveras High School All Mother Load Conference first-team
    • 2010 All-Mother Load Conference1st Team 82 strikeouts / 51 innings
    • 2009, 2010 Calaveras High School basketball Team MVP
    • 2010 Calaveras High School Male Athlete of the Year
    • 2011 - first Year at Delta College

    Matt Fontaine, RHP, Ohlone College (Freemont, Calif.) 6-3, 210 (R/R)
    • 2007 West High School (Tracy) All-TCAL second-team 1.37 ERA, 4-0
    • 2008 Atlanta Braves Scout Team
    • 2008 Bay Area World Series / Rawlings Nor Cal World Series
    • 2008 All-TCAL first-team
    • 2008 All-CIF San Joaquin Section second-team
    • 2009 All-TCAL 1.14 ERA, 8-3, 74 strikeouts, Team MVP
    • 2010 Ohlone College - State Junior College Champions (California)
    • 2010 Starting Pitcher 6-2, 62 strikeouts
    • Also recruited by Hawai'i, Washington, Virginia Tech, Santa Clara

    Jordan Lewis, LHP, Central Arizona College (Coolidge, Ariz.) 6-1, 190 (L/L)
    • 2009 Wooster High School, Reno, NV - All State pitcher 2.21 ERA. 3 year win total of 17.
    • 2009 Area Code Invite - Cincinnati Reds
    • 2010 Central Arizona Community College. NJCAA No. 7 National Ranking
    • 2010 Region 1 ACCAC Conference Tournament Most Valuable Player
    • 2011 Team Captain
    • Also Recruited by Coastal Carolina, UNLV, Arizona State

    Austin Wiggins, RHP, Los Medanos College (Antioch, Calif.) 6-0, 190 (L/R)
    • 2010 Los Medanos College 8-2 record, 78 strikeouts, 3.27 ERA, Opponent BA .225, one complete game no hitter.
    • 2010 All-Bay Valley Conference first-team
    • 2010 led Bay Valley Conference in innings, wins, and lowest opponent batting average
    • Also Recruited by Cal, Oklahoma State, and Santa Clara

    "We Are Your Team!" Fresno State will bring the action back to Bulldog Stadium Saturday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. PT against No. 21 Nevada. Tickets for that game are available by clicking the tickets icon at the top of this page.

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