CSU Baseball Adds Two More Players to Talented Recruiting Class
COLUMBUS- Columbus State Head baseball coach Greg Appleton has announced the addition of two more players in the NCAA's Fall Signing Period set to join the CSU 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.
Below is more information on each signee and also thoughts on each by Head coach Greg Appleton. Check back each day this week as more information is released regarding the 2010 recruiting class for CSU baseball.
Dylan Shelby - RHP – Jefferson State CC- Valley Grande, Alabama- 6'5, 225 lbs.
- Played under Coach David Russo at Jefferson State Community College
- Conference starter for Jeff State posting two wins while tossing 72 innings and striking out 62 hitters
- Held opposing hitters to a .279 batting average last season.
- Attended Dallas County High School where he threw four no hitters and a perfect game consecutively, earning him a spot on the Alabama High School Athletic Association All Star Team
- Also selected for the Pro Day National High School All Star Team
"Big strong right-handed pitcher that we are hoping can come in and be a weekend guy for us. He's got outstanding stuff and with his size I think it's only going to get better. He's got good velocity and hopefully he can step in and be one of those impact guys right away for us."
Brian Alder – RHP – Chattahoochee Valley CC- 6'7, 235 lbs.
- Played under Coach Craig Garner at Troup County High School
- Comes to Columbus State from Chattahoochee Valley Community College where he played for Coach Adam Thomas.
- Saw action in 25 games, going 7-1 with an ERA of 2.55 last season
- Struck out 41 hitters while walking only eight
- Held opponents to a .203 batting average
"Brian Alder is a local boy from up in Troup County by way of Chattahoochee Valley Community College. Brian is a sidearm relief pitcher at CVCC who had a great season last year with their outstanding team. He's a big, tall pitcher who gives you a different arm angle who can come in and shut the door and that's what we are looking for Brian to do for us. We're really excited about having him. He's part of a long list of CV players that have come over and been good for us."