Early signing period breakdown: UofL

College Baseball, High School Baseball

This post has been pushed back several times for the Winter Meetings, some graduate school work, and UofL’s staggered announcement of the class, but finally we’ll finish the early signing period college recruiting classes with the University of Louisville. UofL has signed 13 players, including two Kentucky high school products, during the fall period. Included below are some 2009 highlights for each player and an interesting fact about the player

INF/RHP Brandon Alphin — Bullitt East High School

  • 2009: 8-4, 2.40 ERA, 67 SO; .477, 7 HR, 65 RBI, 21 doubles
  • 2009 First team All-State, 6th region player of the year

OF/LHP Cole Sturgeon — Owensboro Catholic High School

  • 2009: .389, 30 SB, 26 runs; 4-3, 0.59 ERA, 62 SO
  • 2009 Second team all-state, Third Region POY

SS Alex Chittenden — Indiana

  • 2009: .455, 8 HR, 34 RBI, 14 doubles
  • #3 prospect in Indiana

C Jake Depew — Illinois

  • 2009: .555, 7 HR, 53 RBI, 21 doubles, 46 runs
  • #4 prospect in Illinois

RHP Dace Kim — Ohio

  • 9-0, 0.70 ERA, 105 SO
  • #5 prospect in Ohio

RHP Jeff Thompson — Indiana

  • 2009: 5-3, 2.09 ERA, 64 SO
  • #5 prospect in Indiana

OF/LHP Cody Edge — Iowa

  • 2009: .477, 4 HR, 30 RBI; 9-1, 0.22 ERA, 115 SO, 64 IP
  • Seventh best single-season ERA in Iowa prep history

INF Adam Engel — Ohio

  • 2009: .520, 17 doubles, 24 RBI, 24 runs, 13 SB
  • 2009 Ohio football player of the year as a QB

LHP/1B Brad Hedden — New Jersey

  • 2009: .418, 4 HR, 23 RBI
  • All-Conference, All-Area, All-County as a junior

LHP Joel Bender — Ohio

  • 2009: Not Available
  • First team Ohio by ESPN Rise Magazine

INF Ty Young — Pennsylvania

  • 2009: .444, 4 HR, 53 runs, 23 RBI
  • High school team finished 2009 ranked No. 8 nationally by BA

RHP Chad Green — Illinois

  • 2009: 9-2, 2.33 ERA, 107 SO
  • 2 time All-Conference, 2009 All-Area
  • From Effingham, Ill., which is subject of the Ben Folds song “Effington”

3B Ryan Seiz — Pennsylvania

  • 2009: .456, 13 HR, 36 RBI
  • 2009 preseason High School Under Armour All-American

You can see UofL’s four-part news release here, here, here and here.


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