Baseball Recruiting Class Again Ranked Among the Nation's Best

Wednesday, October 03, 2001

Johnson City, Tenn. -- The East Tennessee State baseball team's 2002 recruiting class was named one of the top-50 recruiting classes in the United States Wednesday by Collegiate Baseball News. This is the second consecutive year that coach Tony Skole and his coaching staff have been recognized for having a top-50 recruiting class. "This is a great testament to the hard work and dedication of my assistant coaches Nathan Goulet and David Shelton," said Skole. "We take a great amount of pride in our recruiting and those two individuals along with our players deserve all of the credit." The recruiting success that ETSU has had since Skole arrived is a part of the Skole's system. "Two years ago, when we arrived on campus, we implemented our system and a recruiting plan, and it is nice to see it begin to develop," said Skole. The coaches have made a concerted effort to recruit some of the best players that the East Tennessee region have to offer. "To have our second class in a row ranked in the top-50 in the country is special because it consists of 13 freshmen (10 of whom are from East Tennessee) that are not only talented individuals, but also quality young men," commented Skole. The following is the 2002 ETSU recruiting class: Michael Bauer (Kingsport, Tenn.), Kevin Brotherton (Erwin, Tenn.), Davis Burklin (Knoxville, Tenn.), Justin Clear (LaFollette, Tenn.), Matt Conkin (Knoxville, Tenn.), Keith Davis (Bristol, Va.), Mike Giroud (St. Petersburg, Fla.), Brian Jenkins (Charleston, S.C.), Caleb Moore (Knoxville, Tenn.), Trevor Smith (Newport, Tenn.), Jason Spina (Bristol, Tenn.), Matt Traylor (Knoxville, Tenn.) and Mitchell Turner (Knoxville, Tenn.). "We sincerely believe that it is an honor and a privilege to be a baseball player at ETSU, and we hope to continue to attract those special, high quality individuals." "We have to be very patient, but hopefully this is an indication that the future is bright for ETSU baseball," said Skole. For more information on ETSU baseball, please check out www.ETSUBucs.com.
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WTEN ETSU
Oct 21 ITA Ohio Valley Regionals
MSOC ETSU 4 Lexington, Va.
Oct 21 VMI 0
VB The Citadel 0 Johnson City, Tenn.
Oct 21 ETSU 3
FB ETSU Kingsport, Tenn.
Oct 23, 6:00 p.m. Scrimmage at J. Fred Johnson Stadium
MSOC ETSU 0 Greenville, S.C.
Oct 24, 6:00 p.m. Furman 3
VB ETSU 2 Birmingham, Ala.
Oct 24, 6:00 p.m. Samford University 3
WGOLF Palmetto Intercollegiate Kiawah Island, S.C.
Oct 26 10th of 20
WSOC ETSU 2 Cullowhee, N.C.
Oct 26 Western Carolina 3
MSOC UNC Greensboro 1 OT
Oct 28 ETSU 0
MBB Blue/Gold Scrimmage Freedom Hall
Oct 30, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
MCC Southern Conference Championship Kernersville, N.C.
Oct 31
WCC Southern Conference Championship Kernersville, N.C.
Oct 31
WTEN ETSU Knoxville, Tenn.
Oct 31 University of Tennessee Fall Invite
VB ETSU Greensboro, N.C.
Oct 31, 7:00 p.m. University of North Carolina at Greensboro
WTEN ETSU
Nov 1, 7:00 p.m. University of Tennessee Fall Invite
WBB Milligan College Johnson City, Tenn.
Nov 1, 12:00 p.m. ETSU
FB ETSU Johnson City, Tenn.
Nov 1, 3:00 p.m. Homecoming scrimmage
WSOC ETSU Johnson City, Tenn.
Nov 1, 5:30 p.m. UNC Greensboro
VB University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Johnson City, Tenn.
Nov 1, 7:00 p.m. ETSU