Big School Recruits
Growing Number of Players from Big Baseball Schools Join Riverhawks
A growing number of players from big baseball schools in the U.S. are joining the Edmonton Riverhawks.
This year team brass signed players from Souther Cal, Pepperdine, and Dallas Baptist University, among others, to join the players returning to the Riverhawks for a second straight season.
“A lot of the men are products of PAC-12 schools, which is notoriously one of the biggest baseball conferences for collegiate baseball. Having these guys coming from these programs, it obviously looks really good on the Edmonton Riverhawks. We look forward to hosting them. We want to send them back to their programs with an increased education about the game. We want them to get better and have a great summer with us,” says Head Coach of the Riverhawks Jake Lanferman.
"This year we got a couple guys from Dallas Baptist U, which is always a juggernaut in college baseball. We got two coming from the USC (University of Southern California), which is in the PAC 12: Michael Rylick and Nate Clow. Then we have Noah Boughton and Tom Poole from DBU." Fans are familiar with the exploits of Poole, who is nicely heating on a hot tear in the deep south.
The bench boss also noted he's been in discussions with Will Rogers and is hopeful he'll sign the catcher who quickly became a fan favourite at RE/MAX Field in the team's inaugural season.
“Having a lot of these guys from the PAC-12 teams is a really good look on our team as well as the West Coast League, in general. We are excited to have these guys and hopefully keep housing more top products from NCAA colleges all over the country.”
The players will begin arriving in mid to late May. The Hawks will start the season June 2 on the road in Bellingham. They'll play nine game in ten days before returning home to open the season at RE/MAX Field Tuesday, June 13.
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