JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 22, 2004) - East Tennessee State head baseball coach Tony Skole announced Monday that that four student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Buccaneers beginning in the 2006 season.
Justin Aughey (
Aughey is a catcher while Howe is a left-handed pitcher. Howe played with current Buccaneer junior pitcher Steven Calicutt (
"Justin was a pleasant surprise in our recruiting efforts this fall," said Skole. "He is considered one of the best junior college catchers in the state of
"We are very fortunate that Ryan chose ETSU as the place where he will continue his education and baseball career," commented Skole. "He was being recruited by many Division I programs and we are glad he decided to come to
Outfielder Jacob Fabry (
"Jacob is going to be an exciting player for our fans to watch," said Skole. "He is an outstanding student-athlete, a high school quarterback, and has a ton of potential to be an impact player in college baseball. He is an outstanding competitor and tremendous young man. He is one of the fastest high school baseball players in the entire state of
"Michael is the top senior left-handed pitcher in
"I am very excited about the future of this group of Buccaneers," said Skole. "Coach Goulet, Coach McClarrinon and our players are to be commended for their hard work in attracting such quality ball players and young men. These four young men are all outstanding young people who come from outstanding families. This group will be a nice compliment to the young talent we already have in our program. We have set very high goals for ETSU Baseball and I believe this group will help make a difference in accomplishing those goals."
"We wanted to make sure we signed players who can make an immediate impact in college baseball. We are working hard to achieve positional and class balance and these four players give us a great boost in our recruiting efforts going into the spring. Our coaching staff is looking forward to working with this group."