Emmitsburg, Md. (January 31, 2013)—Mount St. Mary's head baseball coach Scott Thomson has announced his 2013-14 recruiting class. The class includes Zach Call (Prince Frederick, Md./Huntingtown), Michael Flyte (Somerset, Pa./Somerset), Andrew Frazier (Reston, Va./Georgetown Prep), Zach Hurst (Lititz,Pa./Warwick), Alex Kennedy (Thurmont, Md./Catoctin), Josh Lenig (Dumfries, Va./Potomac), Tyler Post (Brookeville, Md./Good Council) and Seth Schubert (Thurmont, Md./Catoctin).
"We feel we have given our program great depth and a chance to compete for a Northeast Conference Championship with the 2013-2014 recruiting classs," said Thomson. "On the mound we have added the top two arms in the region in lefty Alex Kennedy and right hander Seth Schubert. Also, filling a role as a closer we have added Zach Hurst."
"Behind the plate we have two of the toughest, hard-nosed players we've ever recruited by in Josh Lenig and Tyler Post," said Thomson. "In the infield, we have added Andrew Frazier, a switch hitting shortstop who is extremely athletic and versatile, and Zach Call, a third-baseman with great range. The loan addition in the outfield is Michael Flyte, who brings tremendous speed and power to our line-up."
Call, a 6-0 third-baseman, was selected as the All County third-baseman in 2012 as a junior for Huntingtown High School, He helped his team win the Southern Maryland Conference with a 15-2 record in 2011.
"Zach will look to compete right away for a starting spot at third base," said Thomson. "He brings a very strong arm, great range and at the plate, he drives the ball from gap to gap.
Flyte, a 6-3 outfielder, has hit 26 home runs over the past two seasons for Somerset High School. He hit .420 in 2011, helping lead his team to the district championship.
"Michael brings plenty of speed and a strong arm to the outfield," said Thomson. "With the power he brings with the bat, he will battle for a starting spot in the outfield."
Frazier, a 6-1 right-handed shortstop, was named IAC Player of the Year as a junior. He helped lead his team to the IAC championship last year with a 21-9 record. He was an All-Met Honorable Mention in 2011.
"Andrew is natural athlete," said Thomson. "He is very smooth up the middle with great range and soft hands. At the plate he can swing it from both sides."
Hurst, a 6-0 right-handed pitcher, recorded three wins and 35 strike-outs last season at Warwick High School as a junior.
"Zach Hurst is a low three-quarter side arm pitcher with tremendous sink and control," said Thomson. "We look for Zach to come in and give us a much needed boost in our bull-pen and compete for our closer or set up role."
Kennedy, a 6-3 left-handed pitcher, was named First Team All-County and All-Conference as a junior last season at Catoctin High School after earning Second Team All-County and All-Conference honors in 2011. He posted a 6-1 record with a 2.00 ERA in 2012 after going 5-2 with a 2.20 ERA in 2011. He is a preseason First Team All-State selection this year.
"Alex is a hard throwing sidearm lefty who tops out in the upper 80's, low 90-s," said Thomson. "He has tremendous off speed pitches and will bring added depth from the left side to our staff. We look for Alex to come in and contend to be a weekend closer."
Lenig, a 5-11 catcher, was named Defensive Player of the Year last season as a junior for Potomac High School. He hit .571 last season after posting a .350 average in 2011.
"Josh will help add depth behind the plate with graduation to Mark Quaranta," said Thomson. "He is very polished behind the plate, blocks well and has strong throwing arm. Hitting from the left side will be a big help in our line-up."
Post, a 5-11 catcher, was named WCAC All-Conference Honorable mention as a junior for Our Lady of Good Council High School. He helped lead the team to a 35-17 record over the past two season.
"Tyler is a big strong versatile player who can catch and also play first base," says Thomson. "His big bat will put power back into the lineup."
"Seth is the bull dog on the mound that works fast and has an outstanding command of all his pitches," states Thomson. "In addition to the fastball, Seth brings one of the best curves I've seen. We look for Seth to compete for a weekend conference starting spot right away."