Texas Tech releases early signing class
Texas Tech baseball coach Tim Tadlock signed 19 new players to letters of intent during the early signing period last week, including a Baseball America Top 100 national draft prospect and several other state prospects by Perfect Game USA.
“Just as we felt heading into this fall, we are equally excited about the group of players that make up this early recruiting class,” Tadlock said in a statement released by the university. “This group has some quality arms and some hitters who can step in right away and make an impact in our lineup.”
Headlining the group that will arrive in the fall of 2013 is Cypress Woods right-handed pitcher Casey Meisner, who is the No. 89 overall high school draft prospect in the nation by Baseball America and No. 47 on ESPN’s Top 60 2013 MLB Draft Prospect list. Meisner is also a first-team preseason high school all-American by Perfect Game.
The class also includes three local prospects in Coronado left-handed pitcher Taylor Bridges, Cooper right-handed pitcher Ryan Moseley and Frenship outfielder/pitcher Steven Smith.
Tech softball finalizes its early fall signess
Texas Tech softball coach Shanon Hays announced Wednesday the completion of the program’s fall recruiting class, bringing in a total of 10 players.
The class, which includes eight high school players and one junior-college transfer, will join Lexie Elkins, who signed a financial aid agreement last Friday in order to enroll at Tech for the upcoming 2013 season.
The other nine will join the Red Raiders in time for the 2014 season.
“We’re really excited about this class” Hays said in a news release. “I feel like this is the best class that Texas Tech has ever signed and I said that about last year’s class and feel like up to this time that it was the case.”
Coming off its third-straight postseason appearance, Tech landed its largest class from the state of Texas under Hays, as eight of the 10 total signees hail from the Lone Star State.