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Tars Add Six Student Athletes In Early Signing Period

Tars Add Six Student Athletes In Early Signing Period

WINTER PARK, Fla. (December 5, 2017)- The Tars add six new student athletes in this years early signing period.

COACH SJOGREN'S THOUGHTS: 

"We are very excited to have these six players join our program. They are all high-quality student athletes and tremendous young men. We feel this class will continue to grow our program and will fill our needs arising through graduation and possibly the draft. I want to thank Coach Patrick Szczerba and the rest our coaching staff for their efforts. This is a great start to building our class for the 2018-2019 season and beyond. The Rollins Baseball program continues to move in a positive direction and these six players will ensure that trend in the years to come. I look forward to seeing their impact on the diamond and on our campus next fall." 

 

 Jack McCluskey
 Hometown Palm Beach, Fla.
 High School The Benjamin School
 Position 1B/OF
Son of Minnie and Kevin McCluskey. Helped lead his school to back to back district titles. Was top 5 in the county in home runs as a junior with 5, while also adding 5 doubles, 2 triples, and 22 RBI's. Was named County Player of the Week during his junior season. His summer team also won the Vero Beach Classic title.
Coach Sjogren says "Jack is someone that we feel will hit for power here at Rollins. He is a passionate player and person and we feel like he will be a great addition to our team and locker room."

 

 Kyle Kramer
 Hometown St. Petersburg, Fla.
 High School St. Petersburg H.S.
 Position SS
Son of Nisha Smith and Daniel Kramer. Kramer is coming off a junior season where he hit .330 and was a mainstay at SS for his high school team. He made an impact in the baseball program as soon as he stepped on campus, being named the baseball team's Freshman of the Year. He is also a member of the National Honor Society, and Co- President of the Community Service Go Team.
Coach Sjogren says "Kyle is a player that we feel will be a 4- year contributor in the middle of the diamond for our team. He plays the game hard and is very athletic."

 

 Dakoda Grove
 Hometown Winter Garden, Fla.
 High School The First Academy
 Position OF
Son of Shayne and Scott Grove. Helped lead TFA to its first regional final appearance since 1988. He has put together an impressive career thus far at TFA; hitting .403, with 14 doubles, 5, triples, and 2 homeruns. He was named a 2017 Honorable Mention All-American by Louisville Slugger his efforts his junior year. Will be the captain of TFA's 2018 squad.
Coach Sjogren says "Dakoda is a player that has continued to improve throughout his high school career, and we see that trend continuing. Developmentally he has a high ceiling and can be a complete player for us in the near future."

 

 Ryan Moore
 Hometown Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
 High School St. Thomas Aquinas
 Position RHP
Coach Sjogren says "Ryan is a 6'8 RHP with tremendous upside that is already showing as a power pitcher. For his size he is extremely athletic, and we see him making a large impact to our pitching staff during his time at Rollins."

 

 Cody Oerther
 Hometown Windermere, Fla.
 High School/Previous   School The First Academy/ High Point University
 Position UTL
Son of Dorothy and Greg Oerther. A decorated high school player at The First Academy. His accolades include two-time class 3A district 6 first team member, Offensive Player of the Year (junior year), Defensive Player of the Year (senior year), and a career .410 batting average. He hit .333 at High Point University. Made the Florida Collegiate League All-Star team this past summer.
Coach Sjogren says "Cody is a proven college hitter and can play anywhere on the field at a very high level. He will make an immediate impact as a team leader and top-tier performer."

 

 Matt Hurley
 Hometown Naples, Fla.
 High School Seacrest Country Day
 Position 1B/C
Son of Bob and Karen Hurley. He was the leading hitter on his high school team with a batting average of .453, OBP .535, with 43 hits, 34 RBIs, and was named to the Florida Athletic Coaches Association All-State team two years in a row. He was also named to the Naples Daily News All-Area team.
Coach Sjogren says "Matt is well beyond his years when it comes to strength and physicality. He has tremendous potential as a hitter, and has all the tools to become a good defender at a couple different positions."

 

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