Pirates Baseball Announces 2013-14 Recruiting Class

Two Junior College and 11 High School Seniors Commit To Play At East Carolina

Eighth Year Head Coach Billy Godwin announces 2013-14 recruiting class.

Eighth Year Head Coach Billy Godwin announces 2013-14 recruiting class.

GREENVILLE, N.C. Nov. 16, 2012Two junior college players and 11 high school seniors have committed to play baseball at East Carolina University in 2014, head baseball coach Billy Godwin announced today. The latest group of standouts will enroll at ECU in the fall of 2013 and will take the field for the Pirates in 2014.

This class is made up of four pitchers (Luke Bolka, Evan Kruczynski, Philip Perry and Jacob Wolfe), five infielders (Hunter Allen, Kirk Morgan, Matt Singletary, Cameron Snow and Charlie Yorgen), one catcher (Eric Tyler) and three two-way players (Bryce Harman, Davis Kirkpatrick and T.J. McDonald).

This is one of the top classes we have signed at East Carolina during my tenure,” said Godwin. “Our coaching staff did an outstanding job of addressing our needs and filling them with young men that can help East Carolina win championships. We have eight players from North Carolina along with five from out of state. Our in-state commitments show we have the ability to attract some of the best players in North Carolina, while the out of state players are among the best their state’s have to offer. These young men are coming to East Carolina to receive a degree and help our program get to Omaha! They will be great Pirates!”

Hunter Allen – Pos: INF – B/T: S/R – HT: 6-0 – WT: 175 – Brunswick Community College (Shallotte, N.C.)
College: Currently enrolled at Brunswick Community College (Bolivia, N.C.) under his father and head coach Robbie Allen … Helped the Dolphins to its fourth-straight 30-win season and a spot in the Region X DII Championship Game against Catawba Valley Community College … Named team captain as a freshman where he batted .346 (54-for-156) with three doubles, 16 RBI and 33 runs scored … Drew 16 walks while striking out just six times in 174 plate appearances … Recorded a career-best three hits on four occasions and tallied 17 multi-hit games … Drove in a career-best three RBI against Wilkes Community College (Feb. 25) in a 13-0 victory … Posted four multi-RBI games … Appeared in 42 games at shortstop recording 152 putouts while turning 15 double plays … Was a perfect 3-for-3 on the base paths … Batted .429 (21-for-49) in non-league games … High School: Three-year letterwinner for coach Mike Alderson at West Brunswick High School … Two-time all-conference selection (junior, senior) … Named team captain his senior year where he batted .393 (33-for-84) with a home run, four doubles, 18 RBI and 22 runs scored … Recorded 12 multi-hit and four multi-RBI games … Scored at least one run in 14 of 21 games … Started the year with a season-high eight game hitting streak batting .500 (17-for-34) with a home run, nine RBI and six multi-hit contests … Lone home run came against Laney HS … Struck out just twice in 91 plate appearances … Swiped 10 of 11 bases with a season-best three against West Bladen … Scored a season-high three runs on three occasions … As a junior earned N.C. All-State honors after batting a team-best .433 … Wendy’s Heisman nominee as a senior … Played Travel Ball for Rickey Keith and the Carolina Cubs … Also played for Dean Sasser and American Legion Post 137 … Personal: Full name is Hunter Alexander Allen … Born Nov. 14, 1992 … Son of Jeanna and Robbie Allen … Has two siblings (Kadi and Trey) … Intended major is sports studies … Father was a three-year letterwinner at Clemson University (1978-80) who advanced to the 1980 College World Series … Drafted twice by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1980 (fourth round in January; first round in June – ninth overall) … Played eight seasons professionally reaching Triple A three times.
Coach Godwin’s Comments: “Hunter is a plus defender in the middle infield. He is a very instinctive player that brings a great deal of versatility and can play any infield position.”

Luke Bolka – Pos: LHP – B/T: R/L – HT: 5-11 – WT: 205 – Atlee High School (Mechanicsville, Va.)
Four-time letterwinner at Atlee High School (baseball 2, football 2) … Posted a 5-1 record with 41 strikeouts and a 3.00 ERA during his freshman season … After missing his sophomore campaign with an injury, returned to help the Raiders to their second-straight Capital District Tournament Crown and another appearance in the Virginia Central Regional Playoffs under Coach Barry Burton … Named second-team Virginia All-State (Central Region) as a designated hitter… Central Region All-Academic selection … Earned honorable mention Virginia (AAA Capital) All-District honors … Named 2012 Preseason Honorable Mention Underclassmen All-American by Perfect Game … Ranked as the eight-best prospect in Virginia (second-best left-hander) by Perfect Game … Played summer ball for Coach Donnie Phillips and RBA Elite … Participated in the 2012 East Coast Professional Showcase (Syracuse, N.Y.) and the 2011-12 PG WWBA Grads/17U National Championships (Marietta, Ga.) … Three-time honor roll student (freshman, sophomore, junior) … Personal: Full name is Luke Alexander Bolka … Born Dec. 31, 1994 … Son of Elizabeth and Ed Bolka … Has one sibling (Corey) … Intended major is business with a minor in marketing.
Coach Godwin’s Comments: “Luke has a chance to become a left-hand power arm. He has an outstanding curve ball and will come in a compete for innings right away.”

Bryce Harman – Pos: 1B/LHP – B/T: L/L – HT: 6-6 – WT: 220 – Lloyd C. Bird High School (Chesterfield, Va.)
Six-time letterwinner at L.C. Bird High School (baseball 3, basketball 3) … As a freshman batted .415 with two home runs and eight RBI … Followed that with a breakout year as a sophomore earning Virginia All-State honors where he batted .489 with six round trippers, 27 RBI and nine walks … Also earned all-district, all-region honors and Second-Team All-Metro by the Richmond Times-Dispatch … Named team captain as a junior where he batted .395 with a home run, seven RBIs and 26 walks … On the mound posted a 6-1 record with 79 strikeouts in 46 innings and a 1.80 ERA … Earned First-Team Virginia (5AAA Dominion) All-District honors as a designated hitter and second-team accolades as a pitcher … Named 2012 First-Team Preseason Underclassmen All-American by Perfect Game … Ranked as the 52nd-best prospect in the country (fourth-best first-baseman) by Perfect Game … Top first baseman prospect and second overall best prospect in Virginia by Perfect Game … Played summer ball with ECU signee Charlie Yorgen and the Richmond Braves National Team under Coach Tommy Mayers … Named to the 2012 WWBA World Championship, 2012 17U BCS Finals and 2012 WWBA 17U National Championship All-Tournament Teams … Participated in 2010 PG WWBA Grads/15U National Championships (Marietta, Ga.), 2010-11 PG WWBA Underclass World Championships (Ft. Myers, Fla.), 2011-12 PG WWBA Grads/16U National Championships (Marietta, Ga.), 2011-12 PG WWBA World Championships (Jupiter, Fla.), 2011-12 PG WWBA Grads/17U National Championships (Marietta, Ga.), 2012 East Coast Professional Showcase (Syracuse, N.Y.), 2012 17U PG BCS Finals (Ft. Myers, Fla.) and 2012 USA Baseball Tournament of Stars (Dixie) … Member of Rachel’s Challenge Club … VHS Leadership Representative … Personal: Full name is Bryce Norman Harman … Born Nov. 4, 1994 … Son of Kathy and Alvin Harman … Has one sibling (Brian) … Intended major is undecided.
Coach Godwin’s Comments: “Bryce is one of the best two-way players on the East Coast. He is a physical young man and projects to hit in the middle of our lineup. One of the things that stood out to me in the recruiting process is what a tremendous competitor he is.”

Davis Kirkpatrick – Pos: INF/RHP – B/T: R/R – HT: 6-1 – WT: 165 – D.H. Conley High School (Greenville, N.C.)
Five-time letterwinner at D.H. Conley High School (baseball 3, football 2) … Helped Coach Jason Mills and the Vikings to a pair of Coastal 3A Conference titles (2011-12) … As a freshman appeared in eight games batting .294 (5-for-17) with a double and four runs scored … Followed that batting .380 (32-for-84) with a pair of home runs, 19 RBI, six doubles and 18 runs scored … On the mound made three appearances posting a 1-0 record with a 2.89 ERA and 16 strikeouts in 9.2 innings … During junior season earned North Carolina All-State honors, named Coastal 3A Conference Player-of-the-Year and was a first-team all-conference selection … In 24 games he batted .405 (30-for-74) with three home runs, 31 RBI, six doubles and 22 runs scored … Posted a 7-2 record on the mound with an impressive 0.92 ERA over 47 innings with 84 strikeouts … Named 2012 Preseason High Honorable Mention Underclassmen All-American by Perfect Game … Listed as the 12th-best prospect in North Carolina by Perfect Game … Played summer ball for Coach Andy Partin and the Dirtbags … Participated in the PG WWBA Grads/15U (2010), PG WWBA Grads/16U (2011) and PG WWBA Grads/17U (2012) National Championships in Marietta, Ga. … Combined on a no-hitter at the PG WWBA Grads/17U National Championships tossing 4.2 innings allowing no runs with two hits and seven strikeouts … On the football field is a two-year starter at quarterback who has thrown for over 2,300 yards with 27 touchdowns … Named WITN-TV Player-of-the-Week for football on Aug. 30, 2011 … Took home Male Athlete-of-the-Year and Most Athletic Male honors as a junior … Personal: Full name is Davis Lee Kirkpatrick … Born Mar. 12, 1995 … Son of Misty and Donnie Kirkpatrick … Father Donnie is the inside receivers coach and recruiting coordinator at East Carolina … Has one sibling (Molly) … Intended major is physical education.
Coach Godwin’s Comments: “Davis is a talented two-player with tremendous upside on the mound and in the field. Davis has a good fastball and solid curve ball. Offensively, we believe he can do some special things.”

Evan Kruczynski – Pos: LHP – B/T: L/L – HT: 6-5 – WT: 175 – Franklin High School (Franklin, Wis.)
Three-year letterwinner for Coach Jim Hughes at Franklin High School … Helped the Sabers to 78 wins and a pair of Wisconsin State Summer Championships (2010-11) … As a freshman posted a 5-2 record with 44 strikeouts and a 5.60 ERA in 40 innings … During sophomore campaign sported a 5-1 ledger with 64 punch outs and a 2.45 ERA in 54.2 innings … Earned honorable mention all-conference honors … Participated in the 2011 USSSA All-American Games … Named team captain as a junior … Lowered his ERA to 1.97 with 73 strikeouts in 46.1 innings … Posted a 4-4 record on the mound on his way to first-team all-conference and second-team all-state honors … Named 2012 Preseason High Honorable Mention Underclassmen All-American by Perfect Game … Listed as the top left-hander and the overall No. 2 prospect in the state of Wisconsin by Perfect Game … Played summer ball for Coach R.J. Fergus and the Hitters Baseball club posting a 3-1 record with a 0.94 ERA and 52 strikeouts in 37.1 innings … Member of the Chicago Scouts Association team in the fall where he was a perfect 3-0 on the mount with a 1.80 ERA and 37 strikeouts in 25 innings for Coach John Sarna … Named to the 2012 WWBA World Championship All-Tournament Team … Tossed four scoreless innings with nine punch outs at the 2012 WWBA Kernels Foundation Championships earning all-tournament team honors … Participated in the 2011 PG WWBA Underclassmen World Championships (Ft. Myers, Fla.), 2011-12 PG WWBA World Championships (Jupiter, Fla.) and the 2011-12 PG WWBA Kernels Foundation Championships (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) … Also lettered twice in basketball where he was named team captain as a senior … Three-time honor roll member … Personal: Full name is Evan Jacob Kruczynski … Born Mar. 31, 1995 … Son of Tammy and Jeff Kruczynski … Has one sibling (Taylor) … Intended major is business.
Coach Godwin’s Comments: “Evan is one of the most projectable left-handed pitchers I have signed at East Carolina. He has great mound presence and a tremendous feel for three pitches. We expect Evan to make an impact right away.”

T.J. McDonald – Pos: OF/RHP – B/T: L/R – HT: 6-3 – WT: 190 – Gray’s Creek High School (Fayetteville, N.C.)
Three-time 3A All-Conference selection for Coach Jeff Nance at Village Christian Academy … Also a two-time 3A Conference Most Valuable Player … Helped Bears to 45 wins over a three-year stretch … As a freshman took home league Most Improved honors … During sophomore season threw a five-inning perfect game against Waccamaw Academy striking out 11 batters … Last year as a junior helped the Bears claim to the 3A Conference Title … Named Fayetteville Observer Athlete-of-the-Week (Apr. 9, 2012) after tossing a no-hitter with 19 strikeouts against Harrells Christian Academy … At the plate he was 2-for-4 with four RBI … Earned NCISAA All-State honors, while also being named to All-Cape Fear Region Team … Listed as the second-best right-hander and fourth overall prospect in North Carolina by Perfect Game … Rated as the 162nd-best prospect in the nation (No. 45 right-hander) by Perfect Game … Played summer ball for Coach Fletcher Bates and the Rock Solid Athletics … Participated in the 2012 PG WWBA World Championships (Jupiter, Fla.) and the 2012 East Coast Professional Showcase (Syracuse, N.Y.) … Personal: Full name is Timothy Jordan McDonald … Born Nov. 12, 1994 … Son of Nikki and Neil McDonald … Father played college baseball at Methodist (1986-88) and played in the Division III College World Series (1986) … Has one sibling (Samuel) … Intended major is undecided.
Coach Godwin’s Comments: “T.J. is one the top two-way players on the East Coast. On the mound, he is arguably one of the best pitchers in North Carolina and in the region. T.J. is a tremendous athlete and we project him to come in a compete for innings and play a position right away.”

Kirk Morgan – Pos: INF – B/T: L/R – HT: 5-11 – WT: 165 – Mallard Creek High School (Charlotte, N.C.)
Four-year letterwinner at Mallard Creek High School (baseball 3, basketball 1) … Helped the Mavericks and Coach Shawn McGeorge to a pair of IMECK regular season titles (2011-12) and the 2011 IMECK Conference Tournament crown … During three-year career owns an impressive .409 batting average (114-for-279) with one home run, 28 doubles, three triples, 53 RBI and 89 runs … Collected 34 multi-hit and 13 multi-RBI games … As a freshman batted .418 on his way to the first of three-straight IMECK All-Conference honors … Laced 19 doubles and drove in 38 RBI … Recorded a career-best eight RBI against Harding University where he was 5-for-6 with pair of doubles … Swiped 7-of-9 base attempts … Named Mallard Creek Offensive Player-of-the-Year … Earned Freshman All-America honors from MaxPreps.com … During sophomore season batted .436 (44-for-101) with a home run, eight doubles, 16 RBI and 33 runs scored … Received Gold Glove and Leadership Awards … Last year batted .368 (32-for-87) with 10 doubles, 18 RBI and 26 runs scored … Named second-team all-conference by Charlotte Observer … Also picked up honorable mention All-America honors from Under Armour … Named 2012 Preseason Honorable Mention Underclassmen All-American by Perfect Game … Listed as the 21th-best prospect in North Carolina (fifth-best shortstop) by Perfect Game … One of Perfect Game’s top 500 national prospects … Played summer ball with current ECU signees Philip Perry and Eric Tyler on the South Charlotte Panthers for Coach Don Hutchins … Named first-ever team captain of the Panthers … Tied organizational single-season record with 50 RBI … Participated in the 2010-11 PG WWBA Underclassmen World Championships (Ft. Myers, Fla.), 2011 PG WWBA 2012 Grads/17U National Championships (Marietta, Ga.), 2011 16U Perfect Game-East Cobb Invitational (Marietta, Ga.), 2011-12 PG WWBA World Championships (Jupiter, Fla.) and the 2010-12 PG WWBA 14U, 15U, 16U and 17U National Championships (Marietta, Ga.) … Named to the 2012 OG WWBA 17U All-Tournament Team … Named team captain as a sophomore on the basketball team … National Honors Society and honor roll member … Personal: Full name is Kirk Francis Morgan … Born Dec. 1, 1994 … Son of Mary Beth and Scott Morgan … Father Scott played college baseball at Middle Tennessee (1989-90) and pitched in the Cleveland Indians organization (1990-93) … Has two siblings (Mackenzie and Luke) … Intended major is sports management with a minor in broadcasting.
Coach Godwin’s Comments: “Kirk is one of the best high school shortstops in the state. He is a throw back kind of player with a tremendous baseball IQ and will come in and compete for an infield spot as soon as he steps on campus.”

Philip Perry – Pos: RHP – B/T: R/R – HT: 6-0 – WT: 160 – Jay M. Robinson High School (Concord, N.C.)
Three-year letterwinner at Jay M. Robinson High School … Helped the Bulldogs to a pair of Southern Piedmont Conference (SPC) runner-up finishes (2011-12) … Member of the South Stanley Spring Break Tournament Championship squad in 2010 … Posted a 14-9 career record for Coach Jason Sarvis … Struck out 170 batters in 140 innings … During freshman season went 1-2 with 2.50 ERA … Fanned 19 batters in 16 innings with one save … Selected to participate in the first of three Battle of the Border Showcases (2010-12) … Named Bulldogs Most Improved Player … Moved into the starting rotation as a sophomore where he posted a 7-3 record with 48 punch outs in 58 innings with a 2.08 ERA … Named Under Armour Preseason Underclassmen All-America … Had a breakout season as a junior registering 103 strikeouts to just 11 walks in 66 innings … Posted a 6-4 ledger with a 1.88 ERA … Tossed a no-hitter against Kannapolis fanning 13 batters … Earned SPC All-Conference and All-Cabarrus News honors … Selected to participate in the Powerade State Games (District 6) … Named 2012 Preseason Honorable Mention Underclassmen All-American by Perfect Game … Played summer ball with current ECU signees Kirk Morgan and Eric Tyler on the South Charlotte Panthers for Coach Don Hutchins … Posted a 12-1 record with 43 strikeouts in 70.0 innings and a 1.88 ERA in 2011 … Followed that with a 9-3 ledger fanning 71 in 68.1 innings and sported a 1.98 ERA in 2012 … Participated in the 2010 PG WWBA 2013 Grads/15U National Championships (Marietta, Ga.), 2011 16U Perfect Game-East Cobb Invitational (Marietta, Ga.), 2011 PG WWBA Underclassmen World Championships (Fort Myers, Fla.), 2011 PG WWBA 2013 Grads/16U National Championships (Marietta, Ga.), 2012 PG WWBA World Championships (Jupiter, Fla.), 2011-12 PG WWBA 2013 Grads/17U National Championships (Marietta, Ga.) … Three-time scholar-athlete … Personal: Full name is Steven Philip Perry II … Born Jan. 11, 1995 … Son of Susan and Steve Perry … Has two siblings (Amanda and Sam) … Intended major is exercise physiology
Coach Godwin’s Comments: “Phillip has shown three quality pitches and his pitch-ability will allow him to compete for innings right away.”

Matt Singletary – Pos: INF – B/T: R/R – HT: 6-0 – WT: 180 – Polk State College (Plant City, Fla.)
College: Currently enrolled at Polk State College (Lakeland, Fla.) under head coach Al Corbeil … Helped the top-seeded Eagles advance to its first-ever NJCAA World Series in Grand Junction, Colorado after winning the FCSAA state title over Palm Beach State College, 8-4 … Member of the Suncoast Conference Championship squad that posted a 46-12 overall record … Earned FCSAA/NJCAA Gulf District All-Tournament Team honors after batting .400 … Named Second-Team All-Suncoast Conference after batting .321 (67-for-209) with 36 RBI, nine doubles and 17 stolen bases … Played in 58 games and received teams Blue Collar Award … Recorded 21 multi-hit and nine multi-RBI games … High School: Three-year letterwinner for Coach Mark Persails at Plant City High School … Batted .320 as a freshman … Earned second-team all-district and all-conference honors as a sophomore after batting .385 with 12 stolen bases … During senior season named team captain where he batted .493 with 15 RBI and 20 steals on his way to first-team all-district and all-conference accolades … Also named team Most Valuable Player and Hillsborough County All-Star … National Honor Society member and graduated with honors … Played summer ball for Coach Persails and the Baseball Heaven … Participated in the 2010 OG WWBA Florida Qualifier (Ft. Myers, Fla.) and the 2012 18U PG WWBA Memorial Day Classic (Ft. Myers, Fla.) … Personal: Full name is Mathew Joseph Singletary … Born Apr. 22, 1992 … Son of Patti and Mark Singletary … Has two siblings … Intended major is pre-med with a minor in psychology.
Coach Godwin’s Comments: “Matt is gritty player. He plays the game the right way and never takes a pitch off. Matt comes from a junior college program that wins and his presence on our team will make an immediate impact.”

Cameron Snow – Pos: INF – B/T: R/R – HT: 5-10 – WT: 165 – Riverside High School (Hillsborough, N.C.)
Three-year letterwinner at Riverside High School … Helped the Pirates to three-straight North Carolina state tournament appearances … Claimed 2010 PAC 6 Conference title … As a freshman earned the first of three consecutive PAC 6 All-Conference honors … During sophomore campaign batted .358 … As a junior batted .302 … Named team Defensive Player-of-the-Year and took home the Golden Glove Award … On the mound posted a 0.00 ERA striking out 25 of 40 batters faced … Fanned seven straight batters against Wakefield in a relief appearance … Named 2011 and 2012 Preseason Honorable Mention Underclassmen All-American by Perfect Game … Listed as the 12th-best prospect in North Carolina (fourth-best shortstop) by Perfect Game … One of Perfect Game’s top 500 national prospects … Played summer ball for Coach Andy Partin and the Dirtbags … Participated in 2011 PG WWBA Underclassmen World Championships (Ft. Myers, Fla.), 2009-12 PG WWBA 2013 Grads National Championships (Marietta, Ga.) and 2012 18U PG WWBA East Memorial Day Classic (Ft. Myers, Fla.) … Three-time honor roll member … Personal: Full name is Cameron Blake Snow … Born Aug. 28, 1994 … Son of Millicent and Terry Snow … Has one sibling (Jordan) … Intended major is business (accounting) with a minor in physical therapy.
Coach Godwin’s Comments: “Cameron made his commitment to East Carolina early in his high school career. He has good hands, is a very heads up player and is another versatile infielder that can play anywhere in the infield.”

Eric Tyler – Pos: C – B/T: R/R – HT: 5-9 – WT: 200 – South Rowan High School (Landis, N.C.)
Earned 13 letters at South Rowan High School (baseball 3, basketball 4, football 3) … Played for Coach Thad Chrismon where he owns a .332 career batting average with 71 hits, 66 runs and 49 RBI … As a freshman batted .321 with five home runs and 25 RBI earning the Coaches Award … Followed that with a solid sophomore season where he batted .359 with a home run and 14 RBI once again taking home the Coaches Award … Earned the first of two-straight North Piedmont All-Conference and Salisbury Post All-County accolades … Last year batted .300 with 13 RBI and 30 runs on his way to Team MVP honors … Played summer ball with current ECU signees Kirk Morgan and Philip Perry on the South Charlotte Panthers for Coach Don Hutchins … Participated in 2010-12 PG WWBA 2013 Grads National Championships (Marietta, Ga.), 2011 PG WWBA Underclassmen World Championships (Ft. Myers, Fla.), 2011 16U Perfect Game-East Cobb Invitational (Marietta, Ga.), 2012 PG WWBA World Championships (Jupiter, Fla.), 2012 PG WWBA 2014 Grads/16U National Championships (Marietta, Ga.) … National Honors Society member … Personal: Full name is Eric Matthew Tyler … Born May 17, 1995 … Son of Cindy and Ron Tyler … Has one sibling (Aaron) … Intended major is sports management with a minor in business.
Coach Godwin’s Comments: “Eric is an outstanding defensive catcher. I am impressed with his ability to receive and control the running game.”

Jacob Wolfe – Pos: LHP – B/T: L/L – HT: 6-1 – WT: 180 – Southern Alamance High School (Haw River, N.C.)
Three-year letterwinner for Coach Jason Smith at Southern Alamance High School … Has guided the Patriots to 62 wins over a three-year span which has included three consecutive Metro 4A Conference titles and three state playoff appearances … Owns a three-year record of 13-4 with 107 strikeouts and a 1.41 ERA … Winning pitcher in all three Metro 4A Conference Championships games … Earned all-conference honors and was named Patriots Most Outstanding Pitcher as a junior … Played summer ball for Coach Chris Smith and Yak Baseball … Participated in 2011 PG WWBA South Qualifier (Austin, Texas), 2010-12 PG WWBA 2013 Grads/17U National Championships (Marietta, Ga.) and Impact Futures Game (2010, 2012) … Sports a three-year ERA of 2.12, while batting .321 … NCHSAA Scholar Athlete (2010), two-time All-Metro Conference Academic Team member (2011-12) and two-time honor roll member (2010, 2012) … Personal: Full name is Jacob Lee Wolfe … Born Feb. 27, 1995 … Son of Julie and Larry Wolfe … Intended major is exercise and sports science.
Coach Godwin’s Comments: “Jacob is a three pitch lefty that can pitch. He has great feel for what he is doing on the mound and we expect him to make an impact as a freshman.”

Charlie Yorgen – Pos: INF – B/T: L/R – HT: 5-10 – WT: 185 – St. Christopher’s High School (Richmond, Va.)
Six-time letterwinner at St. Christopher’s High School (baseball 3, basketball 3) … Helped Coach Tony Szymendera and the Patriots to the 2010 Virginia Prep League crown and a pair of state playoff appearances including the finals in 2010 … As a junior batted .320 with two home runs and 36 runs … Set the school’s single-season record with 32 walks … Stole 19 bases, which ranks as the second most in single-season history … Earned Virginia All-State and Prep League honors … Named 2012 Preseason Third-Team Underclassmen All-American by Perfect Game … Listed as the ninth-best prospect in the state of Virginia (second-best shortstop) by Perfect Game … Rated as the 331st-best player in the country by Perfect Game … Played summer ball with ECU signee Bryce Harman and the Richmond Braves National Team for Coach Tommy Mayers … Participated in the 2011-12 PG WWBA World Championships (Jupiter, Fla.), 2010-11 PG WWBA Underclassmen World Championships (Ft. Myers, Fla.), 2012 17U PG BCS Finals (Ft. Myers, Fla.) and 2010-12 PG WWBA 2013 Grads National Championship (Marietta, Ga.) … Named to Perfect Game Mid-Atlantic Dream Team … Academic Merit’s List … Personal: Full name is Charles Thomas Yorgen … Born July 28, 1994 … Son of Barb and Steve Yorgen … Intended major is sports management.
Coach Godwin’s Comments: “Charlie plays the game hard and brings energy to the field everyday. I was impressed with his first step defensively and game awareness. He can play anywhere in the infield and is a good runner.”

 

 

 

PlayerPositionB/THTWTSchool (Hometown)
Hunter AllenINFS/R6-0175Brunswick Comm. College (Shallotte, N.C.)
Luke BolkaLHPR/L5-11205Atlee High School (Mechanicsville, Va.)
Bryce Harman1B/LHPL/L6-6220Lloyd C. Bird High School (Chesterfield, Va.)
Davis KirkpatrickINF/RHPR/R6-1165D.H. Conley High School (Greenville, N.C.)
Evan KruczynskiLHPL/L6-5175Franklin High School (Franklin, Wis.)
T.J. McDonaldOF/RHPL/R6-3190Gray’s Creek High School (Fayetteville, N.C.)
Kirk MorganINFL/R5-11165Mallard Creek High School (Charlotte, N.C.)
Philip PerryRHPR/R6-0160Jay M. Robinson High School (Concord, N.C.)
Matt SingletaryINFR/R6-0180Polk State College (Plant City, Fla.)
Cameron SnowINFR/R5-10165Riverside High School (Hillsborough, N.C.)
Eric TylerCR/R5-9200South Rowan High School (Landis, N.C.)
Jacob WolfeLHPL/L6-1180Southern Alamance High School (Haw River, N.C.)
Charlie YorgenINFL/R5-10185St. Christopher’s High School (Richmond, Va.)
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