Nov. 23, 2009
LUBBOCK, Texas -
Texas Tech head baseball coach Dan Spencer announced the signing of 10 student-athletes earlier today that will comprise the 2010-11 class. The class includes six pitchers, two infielders, one outfielder and one catcher.
"We felt like last year's recruiting class was very solid but we really feel like we got a good group of high school arms and a mixture of junior college talent," said Texas Tech head coach Dan Spencer. "As far as position players are concerned this was the first year where we have been able to target certain areas and we did that by getting a couple of infielders and a young outfielder and catcher. Our main goal has been to establish continuity and I think this class will go a long way in that direction. I am very excited to get them on campus and have them wearing Red & Black."
These 10 student-athletes will enroll in the fall of 2010 and be eligible for competition in the spring of 2011.
Parker Bridwell, RHP, Hereford, Texas (Hereford High School)
An All-District selection on the diamond and on the gridiron ... talented quarterback who also received collegiate offers to play football.
Daniel Coulombe, LHP, Scottsdale, Ariz. (USC/South Mountain Community College)
Heralded recruit out of high school that signed initially with USC where he spent his freshman season ... made just four appearances for the Trojans in 2009 and finished the year with an 0-1 record ... transferred to South Mountain C.C. in Phoenix where he will spend his sophomore season ... earned All-State and Baseball America All-America third team honors after compiling a 9-0 record his senior season of high school.
Hayden Holub, RHP, Seymour, Texas (Seward County Community College)
Jordan Lopez, OF, Edmond, Okla. (Santa Fe High School)
Made 13 appearances last season at Seward County where he compiled a 2-0 record in 17 innings of relief work ... in those 17 innings he notched 16 strikeouts ... related to former Tech football All-American and College Football Hall of Fame member E.J. Holub.
A high school teammate of current Tech freshman Duke VonSchamann ... earned All-Edmond honors for the third consecutive year last season after compiling a .432 batting average along with nine home runs, 10 doubles and two triples ... posted an on-base percentage of .540
Trey Masek, RHP/OF, Giddings, Texas (Giddings High School)
A First-Team All-State pitcher and Second-Team All-State designated hitter his senior season ... compiled a 13-2 record with three saves and a 2.04 ERA in 19 appearances ... recorded 131 strikeouts and issued just 32 walks ... at the plate he finished the year with a .486 average along with seven home runs, eight triples and 13 doubles ... a three-time All-District selection ... named one of the top 50 athletes in Central Texas by the Austin American-Statesman ... also lettered in football and helped lead his team to a state semifinals berth.
David Paiz, INF, Austin, Texas (Anderson High School)
A four-year letterwinner at Austin Anderson High School ... has earned various All-District honors all three years of high school including first-team accolades following his junior campaign ... posted a .450 average last season along with four home runs, 17 doubles and two triples.
Mason Randolph, Catcher, Lubbock, Texas (Coronado High School)
One of two players from the city of Lubbock to sign with the Red Raiders in this class ... a three-year letterwinner for the Mustangs, he enjoyed his most successful season last year as a junior ... hit .422 on the year along with nine doubles, two triples, two home runs and 31 RBIs ... a Second-Team All-City selection by the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal ... District 2-5A Honorable Mention.
Hunter Scott, RHP, Lubbock, Texas (Coronado High School)
Will join teammate Mason Randolph at Texas Tech in the fall of 2010 ... has made 91 starts in his career at Coronado as well as two Sunbelt Classic appearances ... earned All-District, All-City and All-South Plains honors ... last season he went 6-1 with a 4.24 ERA along with two saves and 47 strikeouts.
Logan Taylor, RHP, Jenks, Okla. (Jenks High School)
Compiled an impressive 10-2 record last season with a 1.10 ERA in 12 appearances ... struckout 81 batters and issued just 24 walks ... a 2008 Rawlings Pre-Season Underclass All-American ... earned conference pitcher of the year honors following last season.
Kelby Tomlinson, INF, Elgin, Okla. (Seward County Community College)
Will join teammate Hayden Holub at Texas Tech in the fall of 2010 ... played in 40 games last season for the Saints where he hit .274 and drove in 15 runs ... has the potential to be one of the best defensive shortstops in Seward County history according to head coach Galen McSpadden.