CSU baseball adds 11 to recruiting classAugust 18, 2005
By CSU Sports Information
|CSU baseball coach Jason Murray|
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston Southern head baseball coach Jason Murray announced the addition of 11 more players to the Buccaneer program, bringing the total to 23 new players for the 2006 season.
Heading to CSU this fall are first baseman/pitcher Clint Anderson, outfielders Chris Krogmeier and Sean Doherty, firstbaseman/outfielder Patrick Wilson, pitchers Mark Terifaj, Andrew White and Thomas Green, catcher Mike Beattie, middle infielders Ryan Smart and Mark Perry, and third baseman Thomas Raymundo.
Anderson, a native of Willard, Missouri, comes to CSU from Crowder College in Neosho, Missouri where he played for two seasons. As a 1B/DH, Anderson finished with 12 doubles, three homeruns and a team-high 46 RBI. As the closer, Anderson recorded eight saves and 30 strikeouts in 26 innings of work.
“Clint fits the type of player we were looking for this season, one who can help us on offense and help our pitching staff,” says Murray. “He has a great passion for competing, both on the mound and at the plate, and we expect him to help us right away.”
Krogmeier, from Fort Madison, Iowa, transfers to CSU from Marshalltown Community College. He finished his sophomore season with a .360 batting average, with three homeruns and 28 RBI.
“His experience at all three outfield positions will be a major plus this spring after losing three starting outfielders from last season,” said Murray.
Smart comes to Charleston Southern from Bellevue Community College in Washington. Smart played two years in a wooden bat conference at Bellevue, finishing last season with a .306 average, four doubles, 19 RBI and 16 stolen bases.
“Ryan adds immediate experience and depth to our infield,” says Murray. “He is a tremendous person, student, and athlete who figures to be a great addition to CSU Baseball.”
Doherty becomes CSU’s third player from Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois Sean comes to Charleston Southern after playing two years at Parkland College. Doherty was voted Most Improved Player on Parkland’s 2005 team that went to the Junior College World Series, posting a .362 average with 15 doubles and 35 RBI.
“Sean is the type of person who doesn’t stop working to get better,” said Murray. “He has the work ethic and determination that we need in our program. His experience playing multiple positions in a Championship-caliber program is certainly going to benefit our program.”
Wilson, a native of Lutz, Florida, attended Chamberlain High School in Tampa. Wilson was an All-County selection as a senior and was voted to the 2005 West Florida All-Star team. He was a 2005 Puma Pre-Season All-American pick and is a member of the National Honor Society.
“Patrick will add immediate depth to our needs, defensively and offensively. He is a tireless worker with the complete package of academic and athletic ability,” says Murray.
Terifaj, who hails from Strongsville, Ohio, transfers to CSU from Cuyahoga Community College in Pama, Ohio. A two-year performer, Terifaj was a first-team All-Conference selection this past spring.
“Mark adds immediate depth to our pitching staff in 2006,” says Murray. He works very hard and with his size has tremendous upside potential.”
Raymundo transfers to CSU from Fresno City College in Fresno, California. Raymundo was a second-team All-Central Valley selection as a freshman, earning first-team honors this past spring. As the starting shortstop for a team that reached the Final Four and posted a 35-8 record, he finished with a .305 batting average with 31 RBI.
“Thomas brings lots of experience to CSU baseball at the shortstop position, with the ability to also play third base,” says Murray. “A need for us was a left-handed bat that could play in the middle or on a corner of the infield and he fills that need for us. Thomas comes from a family that shares the same vision that CSU has for their student-athletes.”
Green comes to Charleston Southern via St. Catharine’s High School in Ontario, Canada where he was a key member of the pitching staff
“TJ is a great addition to our pitching depth because of his potential as a left-hander,” says Murray. “He has a chance to continue to grow and improve on his 6’3, 170-pound frame over the next four years and we look forward to having him in our program.”
White, a left-hander, is a 2003 graduate of nationally-recognized Mission Bay High School in San Diego, California White moved to the Charleston area in 2004, sitting out last season, and will join the pitching staff this Fall.
“Being able to find a left-handed pitcher with Andrew’s make-up and ability late in the summer, and living right in our back door, is amazing,” says Murray. He will need to work on getting stronger to continue his development but he will help us this year.”
Beattie, of Lusby, Maryland and St. Mary’s Ryken High School, was a two-time All-Conference performer behind the plate. An honor roll student all four years of high school, Beattie received the President’s Academic Achievement Award this past season.
“Mike is going to be a great addition to our ball club. He has the determination and desire to get better, which will help our program move in the right direction,” said Murray.
Perry is a local product, a 2005 graduate of Fort Dorchester High School in North Charleston, South Carolina. Perry was a two-time recipient of his team’s Gold Glove Award and was named to the All-Region team in 2005. He has been recognized for his academics by receiving the President’s Award for Academic Excellence and being a National Honor Roll student.
"Mark's abilities as a middle infielder provides us with immediate depth defensively," said Murray.