The Cal Poly baseball team enjoyed its greatest Division I season to date this past spring, winning 47 games, a Big West championship, a No. 1 ranking in one major poll, and hosting an NCAA Regional — its third berth in the past six years.
Twelve incoming players couldn’t wait to be part of the Mustangs future.
Cal Poly announced on Monday that 11 high schoolers and one transfer signed National Letters of Intent during the weeklong early signing period that ends Wednesday.
“This group has the possibility of being one of the better classes we’ve had at Cal Poly since I’ve been here,” head coach Larry Lee said in a news release.
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The group, which includes six pitchers, four infielders, one outfielder and a catcher, is comprised solely of players from California.
The pitchers are: Bobby Ay (Trabuco Canyon, El Toro High), Michael Clark (Rohnert Park, Cardinal Newman High), Craig Colen (San Francisco, Lowell High), RJ Peace (Wrightwood, Serrano High), Thomas Triantos (Livermore, Livermore High), and Nigel Ward (Santa Ana, Servite High).
Auburn and Chabot College transfer Brett Binning of Danville is one of the incoming infielders along with Dylan Doherty (Santa Ana, Foothill High), Kyle Mariconz (San Jose, Valley Christian High), and Luke Williams (Laguna Niguel, Dana Hills High).
Rounding out the new signees are outfielder Alex McKenna (Canyon Country, Alemany High) and catcher Nick Meyer (Mission Viejo, Santa Margarita Catholic High).
The regular signing period for baseball runs from April 15 to August 1.
Cal Poly announces trio of signees
Head coach Nick Carless and the Mustangs welcomed three new players to their program, all of which are ranked inside the top 100 in the country via TennisRecruiting.net.
Leading the way is five-star recruit Rafa Lenhard from Carlsbad, who is ranked 47th in the nation and comes from the same tennis academy, Advantage Tennis Academy in Irvine, that produced Cal Poly sophomore and Big West freshman of the year Ben Donovan.
“Rafa is a very experienced junior tennis player, having played all over the world in ITF Futures and men’s opens,” Carless said in a news release. “I expect Rafa to have an immediate impact in singles and doubles.”
The other new signees are Josh Ortlip of Irvine and Sreyas Kolachalam from Campbell. Both four-star recruits, Ortlip is ranked 87th in the country and Kolachalam is 96th.
Mustangs add libero to 2015 recruiting class
Katherine Brouker, a libero from West Hills High, has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Mustangs.
Brouker is a two-time Grossmont North League MVP and was an All-CIF second-team selection as a junior.