WSC Baseball Signs Four
Posted: 07 December, 2012
WAYNE - Wayne State College head baseball coach Brian Disch announced yesterday that four student-athletes have committed to join the Wildcat baseball program in the fall of 2013.
Signing a national letter of intent to play for the Wildcats in the 2013-14 school year was Jake Perez of West Bend, Wisconsin while Chaz Cox of Omaha, Nebraska, Chris May from Papillion, Nebraska and Austin Murphy of Torrington, Wyoming have announced their commitments to join the Wildcat program.
“We are very excited of the commitment of four high school players in our early signing period,” remarked Coach Disch. “Each player will add depth and fill spots to the 11 players graduating at the end of the 2013 season. It’s nice to get four commitments in the early period, relieving some pressure for the April signing period.”
Jake Perez is a 6-4, 195 pound outfielder/pitcher from West Bend East High School in Wisconsin where he is a multi-sport standout in football, basketball and baseball. As a sophomore, Perez hit .400 at West Bend East High School. During his junior season Perez played for the Hitters Baseball Club, a wooden bat travel team, and had 10 doubles and 20 RBI’s while going 2-1 on the mound with 28 strikeouts in 31 innings pitched.
“Jake will be expected to be an immediate impact to our program,” said Disch. “He has tremendous talent in the outfield and on the mound with good size and a great work ethic making for an easy transition into our program.”
Chaz Cox is a 5-10, 195 pound pitcher from Omaha North High School where he is a three year starter and letter winner in baseball. He earned Omaha World Herald Class A Honorable Mention All-State honors as a junior in 2012.
“Chaz is a talented left-handed pitcher that is expect to be Omaha North’s #1 pitcher this spring,” commented Disch. “He is competitive and throws strikes and will be a nice addition to our pitching staff.”
Chris May is a 6-3, 195 pound outfielder from Papillion-LaVista South High School where he is a two year starter in football and baseball. As a junior, May posted a .291 batting average while helping Papillion-LaVista South to a 17-12 record and a #10 Class A ranking to end the season.
“Chris is an athletic outfielder with above average speed,” stated Coach Disch. “We like to recruit players from winning programs and Chris is no stranger to winning. He will be a good fit to our program.”
Austin Murphy is a 5-10, 160 pound third baseman from Torrington High School in Wyoming. He earned All-Conference honors playing legion baseball last summer and was named to the Under Armour Baseball Factory Team.
“Austin is flexible to play all of the infield positions and has the ability to play the outfield as well,” commented Coach Disch. “He will be a nice addition to the Wildcat baseball program.”
Wayne State College is an NCAA Division II school located in Wayne, Nebraska and competes in the 16-team Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. WSC finished the 2012 season with a 32-18 record while finishing third in the NSIC with a 23-9 league mark. It was the 15th straight winning season for the Wildcat baseball program.