Baseball Inks Seven For 2011
Head Coach Mike Baetsole announced the signing of the 2010 recruiting class.
Head Coach Mike Baetsole announced the signing of the 2010 recruiting class.

Nov. 17, 2009

FRESNO, Calif. - Fresno State baseball coach Mike Batesole announced the signing of the 2010 recruiting class Tuesday morning. The Bulldogs add seven talented players from all over California to the roster. Joining the `Dogs next year are Will Anderson, Christian Belleque, Aaron Judge, Jordan Heald-Mullins, Tyler Linehan, Sam Tuivailala and Cole Wells.

 "I am excited at the quality of the players Matt Curtis, Pat Waer, and the staff have been able to assemble for the 2010 class during the early signing period," said Batesole. "We feel we have put together a talented class, many of which will be ready to contribute in 2011. We needed to focus on pitching depth and our overall athleticism in this recruiting class, and we believe we have established a strong foundation for the future in both of these areas."

The 2010 recruiting class includes six pitchers and an infielder. The recruits are all high school players and among the top recruits from their home towns.

 "Most of these recruits will have the attention of professional organizations in the spring. The challenge is to continue to recruit them and make sure they understand the value of their degree, as well as the overall experience of competing for championships at the Division I level. We will certainly have our fingers crossed in June."

The early signing period opened Nov. 11 and ends Wednesday. The late signing period for baseball opens April 14 and ends August 1.

Will Anderson
Pleasanton, Calif. (Foothill HS)
RHP - 6'2", 180 (R/R)

• Pitched a No Hitter in the prestigious Perfect Game World Wood Bat Championships this fall in Jupiter, Fla.
• Selected 2010 Under Armour Preseason All-American
• Selected Starting Pitcher for Northern California Scout League All-Star Game
• Selected to Atlanta Braves Scout Team
• Rawlings Norcal World Series All-Tournament Team Selection
• Led Foothill High School in Wins and Appearances, 39 K in 41 IP. He also led team in Home Runs.
• Helped Team to NCS Playoff Berth (CIF Northern Section)
• Brother, John, pitches in the Toronto Blue Jays Organization



Coach Batesole on Anderson: "Will is a tremendous athlete that has excelled as a two-way player for a strong high school program. While he will be primarily a pitcher in our program, we feel his athleticism will allow him to continue to make great strides on the mound and at the plate at college level."

Christian Belleque
Fullerton, Calif. (Fullerton Union High School)
RHP - 6-0, 180 (R/R)

• Second Team All-CIF Southern Section
• First Team All-Freeway League
• 2009 Stats: 9-2, 2.06 ERA, 99K, 4 BB, 78 IP, 16 appearances
• Fullerton High School "Cy Young" Award Winner
• Pitches for Trombley Braves Connie Mack Organization 2008
• Winning pitcher Mickey Mantle State (CA) Tournament Championship Game
• Winning pitcher Mickey Mantle Western Regional Tournament Championship Game

Coach Batesole on Belleque: "Christian is a winner and competitor who demonstrated the ability to pitch at a very high level throughout the summer. His strength is his exceptional command and breaking ball. He posted an unheard of 99/4 BB/K ratio in his junior year. He also showed his toughness this year by joining his high school football team for his senior year as a defensive lineman."

Aaron Judge
Linden, Calif. (Linden High School)
RHP/1B - 6'7", 220 (R/R)

• Selected for Northern CA Scout League All-Star Game
• Selected to San Francisco Giants Scout Team
• Selected to Tryout our for Area Code Games
• Ranked #27 in California as Wide Receiver
• Currently Holds Season and Career Record for Touchdowns
• Recruited by several Division I Football Programs
• Mother Lode League Most Outstanding Player and Linden Team MVP (Basketball)
• Missed most of junior season (Baseball) due to injury

• Mother Lode League All-League (Hit .347, Led League in HRs)
• Mother Lode League Most Outstanding Player and Linden Team MVP (Basketball)

Coach Batesole on Judge: "Aaron may be one of the best all-around athletes we've recruited. His best days on the baseball diamond are ahead of him. He gained attention from colleges in three sports, and he will have the opportunity to both pitch and hit at the college level. Aaron possesses a rare combination of speed, power, and arm strength, flashing a 90+ miles per hour fastball in our camp this summer. He will garner a lot of attention from pro scouts this spring after being limited in his junior year due to an injury."

Jordan Heald-Mullins
Brentwood, Calif. (Heritage High School)
SS - 6'1", 170 (R/R)
• Selected for Northern California Scout League All-Star Game
• Selected to play on the Seattle Mariners 2009 Scout Team
• Named Top Position Player for the Team One West Showcase
• Named to Under Armour Preseason All-American Team
• Three Year Varsity Letter Heritage High School

Coach Batesole on Heald-Mullins: "Jordan is an exceptional kid who is very athletic, strong in the classroom, and demonstrates the type of personality to be a leader for us in the future. He can run (6.8 60 yd), field, and throw. He has demonstrated the ability to hit as he continues to gain strength, but his primary offensive weapon right now is his speed. He has the athletic ability to play anywhere on the diamond, and can be a base stealer at the college level."

Tyler Linehan
Sacramento, Calif. (Sheldon High School)
LHP/1B - 6'0", 210 (L/L)

• Selected Colorado Rockies Scout Team
• Selected for Area Code Tryouts
• Rawlings All-American Underclassmen Honorable Mention
• Rawlings Norcal World Series All-Tournament Team Selection
• First team Delta River League
• Set school record for strikeouts (Single Game and Season)
• Sheldon HS Team MVP
• 6-4 record, 2.07 ERA, 93 K in 54 IP, only 25 Hits Allowed
• Hit .435 w/ 16 extra base hits, and stole 7 bases

• First team Delta River League
• 4-3 record, 3.06 ERA, 70 K in 48 IP
Coach Batesole on Linehan: "Tyler brings tremendous value to this class as a left-handed pitcher. He has dominant stuff at the high school level with a fastball in the upper 80's (miles per hour) with movement, combined with a sharp curveball, and a developing changeup. As he learns to command his pitches we believe he's going to have a lot of success for us."

Sam Tuivailala
San Mateo, Calif. (Aragon High School)
RHP/SS - 6'2", 185 (R/R)

• Selected to Atlanta Braves Fall Scout Team
• Led Aragon HS to 26-6 record, Peninsula League Championship (14-0)
• Peninsula Athletic League Player of the Year (Baseball)
• 3-0, 2 Saves, 0.84 ERA, 34 K in 25 IP
• Hit .429 with 8 2B, 5 HR, 11 SB
• All-Peninsula League Honoree (Baseball, Football and Basketball)
• San Mateo Times "Athlete of the Week" (Football/Baseball)
• 19 U Palomino League Regional Championship

Coach Batesole on Tuivailala: "Another talented three-sport athlete, Sam played shortstop and served as the closer for his high school team. He's run a 6.8 60 yd dash, thrown in the low 90's and demonstrated power potential at the plate. We're going to give him the opportunity to do both for us and see where it goes. He entered his senior year at 16 years old so we are excited to see how he develops physically as he concentrates on baseball for the next four years."

Cole Wells
Brentwood, CA (Heritage High School)
RHP - 6'4", 200 (R/R)

• Led Norcal 2010 (Travel Team) in innings pitched. He Had a 2.10 ERA.
• Rawlings Norcal World Series All-Tournament Team Selection
• 1.56 ERA, 2 to 1 K/BB ratio, Batted .375 for Heritage High School
• Starting Tight End on Varsity Football Team
• Honor Roll Student

Coach Batesole on Wells: "Cole is a big framed right-handed pitcher who reminded us in size, delivery, and stuff to Derek Benny. He really came on this summer pitching in a number of showcases as well as competing for NORCAL, one of the elite travel programs in California. With a fastball that has been up to 90 miles per hour and sharp secondary pitches, Cole has the potential to be dominant college pitcher."

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