Batesole Inks Eight New Bulldogs to NLIs

    Nov. 20, 2013

    By: Matt Burkholder
    mburkholder@csufresno.edu
    GoBulldogs.com

    FRESNO, Calif. - Fresno State head coach Mike Batesole announced on Wednesday that he has signed eight standout players to National Letters of Intent during the early signing period. The Bulldogs latest recruiting class features four pitchers and four position players who will join the program in the fall semester of 2014.

    "This is a balanced recruiting class with some big arms and very athletic position players," Batesole said.

    Included in the class are four elite players who Perfect Game USA ranked in the top 105 nationally as high school players, and inside the top 20 as players from the state of California - Luke Dykstra, Trenton Kemp, Luis Ortiz and Stetson Woods.

    "These are the highest profile recruits we have ever brought to Beiden Field," said Batesole. Stated by Perfect Game, Ortiz and Woods rank first and fifth, respectively, in the state of California for right-handed pitchers.

    The Bulldogs recruiting class includes three right-handed pitchers - Ortiz, Woods, Gabe Llanes (RHP/INF), and one left-handed pitcher, Tyler Thomas. The position players include outfielders Kemp and Nick Allman, and infielders Dykstra and McCarthy Tatum.

    This year's signing class features four very talented players from the Central Valley - Ortiz (Sanger HS), Woods (Liberty-Madera HS), Kemp (Buchanan HS) and Tatum (Clovis HS) - while each of the other four recruits set to join the 'Dogs hail from within the Golden State.

    2014 Fresno State Baseball Signing Class (as of Nov. 20, 2013)

    ● Nick Allman - OF - San Ramon, Calif. (California HS)
    ● Luke Dykstra - INF - Thousand Oaks, Calif. (Westlake HS)
    ● Trenton Kemp - OF - Clovis, Calif. (Buchanan HS)
    ● Gabe Llanes - RHP/INF - Downey, Calif. (Downey HS)
    ● Luis Ortiz - RHP - Sanger, Calif. (Sanger HS)
    ● McCarthy Tatum - INF - Clovis, Calif. (Clovis HS)
    ● Tyler Thomas - LHP - San Diego, Calif. (Mira Mesa HS)
    ● Stetson Woods - RHP - Madera, Calif. (Liberty HS)

     

     

    Nick Allman OF, California High School (San Ramon, CA)
    Height: 5-11, Weight: 180 (L/R)

    - 2012 Perfect Game Underclass All-American
    - 2013 Perfect Game Underclass All-American
    - Perfect Game Top 500 National Players Prospects for 2014
    - 2013 Area Code Games participant - Oakland A's
    - 2013 All-EBAL (HM)
    - 2013 Seattle Mariners scout team
    - 2013 Reebok NorCal World Series, All-Tournament
    - 2012 All-EBAL (HM)
    - Also Recruited by USC, Cal, Utah, Wake Forest, and Hawaii

    Luke Dykstra INF, Westlake (Thousand Oaks, CA)
    Height: 6-2, Weight: 190 (R/R)

    - 2013 Area Code Games participant - Milwaukee Brewers
    - 2012-2013 Perfect Game First Team Underclass All-American
    - 2013 Under Amour All-American Game participant
    - No. 69 National High School Prospect for 2014 class by Perfect Game
    - 2013 Red Sox scout team
    - 2013 Milwaukee Brewers scout team
    - Also Recruited by USC, Fullerton, Arizona St., Hawaii

    Trenton Kemp OF, Buchanan High School (Clovis, CA)
    Height: 6-2, Weight: 190 (R/R)

    - 2013 Central Section Outstanding Hitter
    - 2013 Co-MVP TRI-River Athletic Conference
    - 2013 First Team All-State
    - 2013 CalHi Sports First Team All-State Underclass
    - 2013 First Team Underclassman All-American Team
    - 2013, selected to the Perfect Game All-American Game
    - Ranked No. 40 National High School Prospect by Perfect Game
    - 2013 Area Code Games Participant - Oakland A's

    Gabe Llanes INF/RHP, Downey High School (Downey, CA)
    Height: 6-4, Weight: 180 (R/R)

    - 2011 MVP Baseball/ Football
    - 2012 First Team All-League SGVL
    - 2012 North/South California Coaches Association Team
    - Perfect Game Top 500 National Players Prospects for 2014
    - 2013 First Team All-League SGVL
    - 2013 Angels Elite scout team
    - Also recruited by SDSU, UCSB, CSULB, CSUF, UCI and more

    Luis Ortiz RHP, Sanger High School (Sanger, CA
    Height: 6-3, Weight: 200 (R/R)

    - 2013 Second Team Perfect Game Underclass All-American
    - 2013 Area Code Games participant - Oakland A's
    - 2013 18U Team USA
    - 2013 World Cup MVP for Team USA Gold Medal Team in Taiwan
    - Ranked No. 8 National High School Prospect for 2014 class by Perfect Game
    - Ranked No. 1 by Perfect Game in California for Right-Handed Pitchers in the 2014 class
    - No. 14 prospect in 2014 MLB Draft Rankings by Baseball America

    McCarthy Tatum INF, Clovis High School (Clovis, CA)
    Height: 6-4, Weight: 180 (R/R)

    - 2011, 2012, 2013 First Team All-TRAC
    - 2011, 2012, 2013 All-Valley Team
    - Perfect Game Top 500 National Players Prospects for 2014
    - 2013 Perfect Game Underclass Honorable Mention
    - 2013 North/South Games participant
    - 2013 Reebok World Series All-Tournament Team
    - 2013 WWBA World Championships All-Tournament Team, Jupiter, FL
    - 2012, 2013 Miami Marlins scout team
    - 2013 CalHi Sports 1st Team All-State Underclass

    Tyler Thomas LHP, Mira Mesa High School (San Diego, CA)
    Height: 6-1, Weight: 170 (R/L)

    - 2013 First Team All-Eastern League
    - 2013 New York Yankees Area Code Team
    - 2012 and 2013 New York Yankees scout team
    - 2013 Kansas City Royals scout team
    - Jesse Flores memorial all-star team participant
    - Also recruited by USC, Oregon and Long Beach State

    Stetson Woods RHP, Liberty High School (Madera, CA)
    Height: 6-8, Weight: 210 (R/R)

    - Ranked No. 102 National High School Prospect for 2014 class by Perfect Game
    - 2012-2013 Perfect Game Underclass All-American
    - 2013 Area Code Games Participant - Oakland A's
    - 2013 Miami Marlins scout team

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