Texas State Baseball Announces Addition of Five Early Signees for 2018

By James Jordan II
Sports Reporter

The Texas State baseball team has announced the initial recruiting class during the early signing period for the Bobcats. The class consist of a total of five high school seniors: two pitchers/infielders, one outfielder and two infielders.

The Bobcats are coming off of a 2016 season in which they 31-28 overall and 16-14 in Sun Belt Conference play, which was good for fifth place in the conference.

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Ty Harrington announces early recruiting class for 2018. Photo by Madison Tyson.

Texas State baseball head coach Ty Harrington on the early recruiting class: “We’re certainly really proud of how successful this group has been in high school. We hope that their successes will translate to the collegiate level and they can help us chase championships. These individuals represent the type of character players that we want involved in our program. Each are successful on the field, but they are also incredibly successful as people.”

2018 Texas State Baseball Early Recruiting Class:

Tyler Clark-Chiapparelli – SS/RHP – 6-0, 175 (Austin, TX/ McNeil High School)

Batting Avg.: Over .300
ERA: Sub 1.00
Team record: 18-13-1
District record: 12-2

Accolades:

  • Under Armour Preseason All-American
  • “Perfect Game Showcase” All-Tournament Team
  • Three-time All-District 13-6A First Team
  • Four-time All-Academic Team

Wesley Faison – Infielder – 6-3, 225 (Richmond, TX/ Fort Bend Travis High School)

Batting Avg.: .463
Slugging Percentage: .895
On-Base Percentage: .613
Hits: 31 (11 doubles, 3 triples, 4 HR’s)
RBI: 28

 Accolades:

  • Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association All-State First Team
  • Texas Sports Writers Association All-State Second Team
  • All-Houston District First Team
  • National Honor Society member

Matthew Nicholas – RHP – 6-0, 185 (San Marcos, TX/ New Braunfels Christian Academy)

Batting Avg.: .891
Slugging Percentage: 1.630
On-Base Percentage: .932
Hits: 41 (14 doubles, 4 triples, 4 HR’s)
RBI: 25
Steals: 23
Pitching Record: 8-3
ERA: 1.04

Accolades:

  • 2A All-State Pitcher
  • 2A All-State Football Team
  • All District Basketball Team
  • National Honor Society Member

Dalton Shuffield – SS – 5-9, 150 (San Antonio, Texas/ Johnson High School)

Team record: 32-6
District record: 10-2
 
Accolades:

  • Texas 6A State Championship Appearance
  • All-District First Team
  • All-State Tournament Team
  • All-Area Super Team

John Wuthrich – OF – 5-11, 175 (Midland, Texas/ Lee HS)

Batting Avg.: .361
RBI: 37
ERA: 1.81
Team record: 28-11
District record: 13-2

Accolades:

  • Class 3-6A District MVP
  • National Honor Society Member

The 2017 campaign will begin February 17th when the Bobcats take on Purdue University in San Marcos. For more on Texas State athletics be sure to visit txstatebobcats.com.

 

James Jordan II

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