CHARLESTON, S.C. - Thirteen high school seniors have signed to join the Charleston Southern baseball program for the 2017 baseball season, Buccaneers' head coach Stuart Lake announced on Thursday. After the early signing period, these players form a class that is currently rated as the 87th best signing class in the country by Perfect Game.
"We are very excited about the group of players that chose to sign with us in the early signing period," said Lake, who enters his eighth season at Charleston Southern. "This is a quality collection of players that has a chance to make a big impact on our team on the mound and at the plate. Our staff worked very hard to put this class together, and I am looking forward to seeing all of our signees play in a Buccaneer uniform in the spring of 2017."
The 2016 Charleston Southern baseball team will open its season on February 19th at 4pm as they host West Virginia in the first game of a three-game series at CSU Ballpark. Practice for the 2016 season opens in late January.
|2017 CSU Baseball Signing Class|
|Jaret Bennett||LHP/UTL||6-1||175||L/L||Federalsburg, Md./Colonel Richardson|
|Ryan Brown||OF||5-10||175||R/R||Hagerstown, Md./St. James HS|
|Cem Caglayan||RHP||6-1||175||R/R||Hilton Head, S.C./Hilton Head Prep|
|Nik Constantakos||RHP||6-0||190||R/R||Jupiter, Fla./Jupiter Christian HS|
|Justin Dahill||INF||6-2||190||L/R||St. Petersburg, Fla./St. Pete. Catholic|
|Parker Futrell||RHP||6-4||180||R/R||Hanahan, S.C./Hanahan HS|
|Corey Ireson||RHP||6-2||175||R/R||Seminole, Fla./Osceola HS|
|Bishop Jones||RHP||6-0||185||L/R||Weddington, N.C./Charlotte Christian|
|Aaron Miller||1B||6-3||235||R/R||Summerville, S.C./Ashley Ridge HS|
|Seth Owens||RHP||5-11||175||R/R||North Augusta, S.C./North Augusta HS|
|Ryan Stoudemire||RHP/1B||6-2||235||R/R||Pomaria, S.C./Mid Carolina HS|
|Danny Vaughan||INF||6-0||195||L/R||Homestead, Fla./South Dade HS|
|Caleb Watkins||OF||6-2||225||R/R||Gilbert, S.C./Gilbert HS|