Brescia Bearcats logoOWENSBORO, Ky. (10/6/19) — The Brescia University baseball program has announced 18 signees for the 2020 season.

"I'm very pleased with this recruiting class we have brought together," said Brescia Coach John Herbig. "This group of incoming recruits have everything we need to take the next steps in growing the baseball program. Good character is the most important quality we look for when recruiting and I can say with confidence that this group has the makeup to be great in every aspect of being a student-athlete. From the classroom to the baseball field, expectations are high for these young men and I believe they are up to the task."

Brescia will look to improve on its 12-32 record from the 2019 season, which saw the team miss out on qualifying for the River States Conference Baseball Tournament.

"Transfers Carlos Rivera (Southeastern Illinois College, Canovanas Puerto Rico) and John Benevolent (University of Montevallo, Lake Mary, Fla.) will turn some heads and provide some experienced upperclassman leadership," said Herbig.

Herbig went on to say, "Catchers Brock Cleary (Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Ky.), Matthew Bennett (Mt. Hood Community College, Portland, Ore.), and Shom Berry (North Daviess Junior-Senior High School, Plainville, Ind.) give us added depth and great options behind the plate. Thomas Clark (Apollo High School, Owensboro, Ky.) and Hunter Wright (Apollo High School, Owensboro, Ky.) are a couple local boys to definitely keep an eye on as they both have the versatility to pitch as well as play the field."

"Shade Anderson (Watertown High School, Lebanon, Tenn.), Patrick Kijinski (Spencer County High School, Taylorsville, Ky.), Matthew Haines (Central Christian College, Colorado Springs, Colo.), Eugene Michel III (Central Christian College, Deer Park, Texas), Peyton Flatt (Watertown High School, Lebanon, Tenn.), and Christian Sanderson (Blackman High School, Murfreesboro, Tenn.) are all very talented players who could fit into multiple roles."

The middle-infield will be deeper with the additions of Justin Capps (McLean County High School, Sacramento, Ky.), Christopher Dawson (South Spencer High School, Rockport, Ind), and Antonio Ramos (Canterbury School of Florida, St. Petersburg, Fla.). Devin McHugh (Frontier Community College, Gentryville, Ind.) and Edwin Seagraves (Harpeth High School, Kingston Springs, Tenn.) will expand and energize our pitching staff even further," said Herbig
"I look forward to working with this group and seeing the way they mesh with our returning guys. This will definitely be a team worth coming out to watch," said Herbig.

The Bearcats are slated to open the 2019 season on the road at Bethel University on January 31.



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