IU baseball signs eight in early period

Indiana’s baseball squad signed eight players in the early period. Short player profiles from IU sports info follow

RHP/1B • L/R • 6-6 • 190 lbs. • Blue Valley H.S. • Stilwell, Kan.
Named to the First Team All-Kansas … also tabbed as First Team All-Eastern Kansas League and Second Team All-Metro selections … concluded junior season with a 7-1 record, 1.91 ERA and 57 strikeouts in 61 innings pitched … recorded a .411 batting average as well … led Blue Valley High to a third place finish in the Kansas 5A State Tournament … the son of Susan and Marvin Bell.

INF • S/R • 5-9 • 165 lbs. • Beckman H.S. • Irvine, Calif.
All-Pacific Coast League selection … led Beckman High to a 29-1 record and California Interscholastic Federation (Southern Section Division 3) Championship in 2011 … batted .359, including a 16-of-40 (.400) showing against pitchers whom signed with Division-I universities; with six doubles, two triples and a .505 on-base percentage as his team’s leadoff hitter last season … succeeded on 9-for-9 stolen base attempts … named the Defensive Player of the Year …  the son of Barbara and Bill Brown.

LHP/1B • L/L • 6-4 • 215 lbs. • Fort Wayne Southside H.S. • Fort Wayne, Ind.
Two-time Team MVP … twice recognized as an all-conference performer … posted a 7-3 record, 1.66 ERA and district-leading 129 strikeouts in 2011 … did damage with his bat as well, batting at a .474 pace and cranking eight homeruns … also an all-conference punter for the football team … a National Honor Society member … the son of Amy Coursen and Steve Carr.

RHP • 6-1 • 190 lbs. • Twinsburg H.S. • Twinsburg, Ohio
First Team All-Conference selection … in 2011, compiled five wins (5-2) and a 2.27 ERA with 46 strikeouts in 49 innings pitched … was one of three players from his summer ball team, The T3 Pelicans, to sign DI scholarships … led the Pelicans to a runner-up finish in the 2011 Continental Amateur Baseball Association (CABA) World Series … National Honor Society member … the son of Christine Morton and Stefen Effross.

RHP • 6-3 • 210 lbs. • Lexington Catholic H.S. • Lexington, Ky.
Went undefeated on the mound in 2011, posting a 5-0 record with 1.90 ERA and 50 strikeouts in 45 innings pitched … led Lexington Catholic High to a 29-6 record and a No. 1 ranking in the state of Kentucky … excelled in summer ball as well, hurling three no-hitters for the Kentucky Baseball Club … went 7-1 with a 1.40 ERA and 58 strikeouts during the summer … the son of Martha and Scott Haynes.

RHP/INF • R/R • 6-1 • 175 lbs. • Holy Family Catholic H.S. • Victoria, Minn.
Named the 2011 Conference Pitcher of the Year and Team MVP after compiling an 8-1 record, 1.33 ERA and 87 strikeouts in 58 innings on the mound and stroking three homeruns, 16 RBI and a .400 batting average at the dish … led Holy Family Catholic High to conference titles in the most wins in school history in both his sophomore and junior seasons … the son of Chris and Mike Ralston.

SS • S/R • 6-1 • 165 lbs. • Plant H.S. • Tampa Bay, Fla.
First Team All-Conference selection after leading the league with 38 hits in 2011 … batted .400 with nine doubles and 24 RBI in 28 games … one of the top recruits from the state of Florida … the son of Lisa and John Ramos … Lisa was a four-time All-American at Stanford, setting the national record for High Jump (6’5 ½”) … John played baseball at Stanford and for the New York Yankees.

LHP/OF • 6-5 • 190 lbs. • Glenbrook South H.S. • Glenview, Ill.
Two-way player with three homeruns, nine doubles and a .403 batting average; and 40 strikeouts and a 4-1 record in 2011 … named to the All-Central Suburban League Team after leading Glenbrook South High to the league title and an overall record of 25-8 … chosen as an all-league player in football as well, playing both wide receiver and strong safety … the son of Challen and Matt Stadler … his brother, Walker, is a redshirt sophomore, right-handed pitcher for the Hoosiers.


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  3. Have played against Plant in the past, very good baseball school in the Tampa Area, good to see IU looking to get into talent rich FL.

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