Columbus State Baseball Inks Two Players in Early Signing Period
COLUMBUS – Columbus State Baseball coach Greg Appleton announced the signing of two players in the NCAA Early signing period to join the Columbus State baseball program next fall. The Cougars are coming off a 44-12 finish in 2010, while posting a record of 16-7 in Peach Belt Conference play. CSU won the Peach Belt Conference Tournament to advance to the NCAA Tournament.
Chris Long- C- Pike County High School- Zebulon, Ga- 6'1, 170 lbs.
Right handed hitting, athletic versatile catcher from perennial AA power Pike County…Played under Don and John Hanson during his time at Pike….Hit .484 as Junior for the Pirates with 11 homeruns and 43 runs batted in…Recipient of "Big Stick" award for Pike County…Played summer ball for the Big Stix Gamers under Coaches Mark Mortimer, Jack Stewart, and Josh Perry….Helped guide the Big Stix Gamers to a runner-up finish at the 2008 Fletcher Baseball Championships and a Fletcher World Championship in 2009…Named the Perfect Game's Southeast Top Prospect in 2010…Also Selected to the Perfect Game National Top 1000.
Harrison Waller- 2B- Valdosta High School- Valdosta, Ga- 5'10, 175lbs.
All-Region 1-AAAAA scrappy infielder who played under Coach Bart Shuman at Valdosta High School…Helped lead the Wildcats to an appearance in the Final Four in 2008 and the Elite Eight in 2010…Hit .412 for the Wildcats his junior year….Blasted a walk off homerun against Region foe Colquitt County to win the Region Championship…Played summer ball for Round Trip baseball while posting an average of .518….Selected as a member of Southeastern Team to tryout for Team USA in Cary, North Carolina.