IU Baseball Recruits Gathering Postseason Awards

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    June 21, 2012

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana Baseball will welcome in 14 new players for the upcoming fall, including the recently-signed Brad Hartong - a JUCO All-American from Cypress College in California. tracked down all of the incoming Hoosiers this week and caught up with their accomplishments during their 2012 spring seasons. Here is the update:

    Stilwell, Kan. • Blue Valley H.S.

    - The Kansas 5A Player of the Year
    - Voted First Team All-Kansas first baseman
    - Led Blue Valley High to the state championship game
    - Batted .444 and drove in 24 runs
    - Excelled on the mound as well, going 7-2 with a 2.18 ERA in 55 innings pitched

    Irvine, Calif. • Beckman H.S.

    - First Team All-California Interscholastic Federation
    - Named the Pacific Coast League's MVP after leading Beckman High to a league title
    - Team advanced to the California Interscholastic Federation semifinals
    - Hit .420 with three homeruns, three doubles, two triples, 16 RBI, six steals and 25 runs scored

    Fort Wayne, Ind. • Fort Wayne Southside H.S.

    - Named the 2012 Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Indiana
    - Pitching: 10-1 record with 134 strikeouts, 21 walks and a 0.40 ERA in 13 appearances spanning 70 innings
    - Batting: .488 average, 36 RBI, 12 doubles, a triple and four homeruns
    - Earned his third all-conference selection as a senior
    - Led Fort Wayne Southside High to its second ever sectional championship

    Twinsburg, Ohio • Twinsburg H.S.

    - A Mizuno All-Ohio selection
    - Earned his second straight first team all-conference recognition in 2012
    - Compiled an 8-1 record, 1.52 ERA and 60 strikeouts in 55.1 innings pitched
    - Led Twinsburg High to a sectional championship
    - Named to the All-Ohio Academic Team

    BRAD HARTONG • Catcher
    Los Alamitos, Calif. • Los Alamitos H.S. • Cypress College

    - Will be a junior for the 2013 season
    - Junior College All-American
    - First Team All-Orange Empire Conference
    - Voted as conference's Gold Glove catcher
    - Threw out 26 of 32 attempted base stealers
    - Hit .364 with 19 runs scored, nine RBI, seven doubles and 10 stolen bases in 38 games
    - Did most of his damage in conference action; batting .389 with 11 runs scored, five RBI, six doubles and seven stolen bases in 21 games



    Lexington, Ky. • Lexington Catholic H.S.

    - Improved his career pitching record to 15-0 after an 8-0 senior season
    - Tossed 51.1 innings with a 0.95 ERA, three saves, 60 strikeouts and just 10 walks during senior campaign
    - Hurled 13 innings of no-hit baseball during the 2012 postseason, leading Lexington Catholic High to a district championship

    JAKE KELZER • RHP/Swimmer
    Bloomington, Ind. • Bloomington H.S. South

    - Earned All-Conference Indiana honors
    - Named Bloomington South's Pitcher of the Year

    Williston, Fla. • Williston H.S.

    - Led all high school players in the state of Florida with 11 homeruns and 45 runs driven in
    - Hit at .376 clip while leading Williston High to a 25-4 record and a slot in the regional finals

    Chaska, Minn. • Holy Family Catholic H.S.

    - A finalist for both Mr. Baseball and the Gatorade Player of the Year in the state of Minnesota
    - Tossed a complete game two-hitter in the state championship game
    - Dual player voted to the all-conference squad
    - Pitching: posted an 0.87 ERA and 7-0 record in 52 innings pitched; added 93 strikeouts and limited the opposition to a .150 batting average against
    - Batting: hit .340 with six homeruns, 27 RBI and a .662 slugging percentage

    Tampa Bay, Fla. • Plant H.S.

    - Switch-hitting shortstop was named the Defensive Player of the Year as a senior after earning Offensive Player of the Year following his junior campaign
    - Compiled two district titles, one regional championship and a Florida state final four appearance in four years
    - Hit a combined .429 for his club teams, the Tampa Panthers and All-American Prospects travel squad

    Fresno, Calif. • Clovis East H.S.

    - Increased his career wins total to 21 during senior season
    - Hurled 14 innings with 12 strikeouts and a 3.50 ERA in 2012

    Glenview, Ill. • Glenbrook South H.S.

    - Illinois High School Coaches Association first team all-state selection
    - Conference Player of the Year
    - Voted as a team captain
    - Pitching: posted an 8-1 record with 70 strikeouts and a 1.79 ERA in 43 innings on the bump
    - Started in centerfield when not pitching
    - Batting: hit .424 with 22 RBI, 12 steals and a .481 on-base percentage

    Barrington, Ill. • St. Viator H.S.

    - Captained St. Viator High to its third straight regional title
    - Named the Defensive Player of the Year

    Noblesville, Ind. • Noblesville H.S.

    - Fanned 21 batters compared to just five walks in 22 innings pitched
    - Led Noblesville High to an IHSAA sectional championship game


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