Sailfish Get Jump Start on 2010 Recruiting Class

Four Players Ink NLI's with Sailfish Baseball Program

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- The Palm Beach Atlantic University baseball program signed four players to National Letters of Intent during the early signing period, head coach Gary Carter announced on earlier this week. The four players will all begin attending Palm Beach Atlantic University in the fall of 2010.  The class includes two pitchers, a catcher, and an outfielder.  The players come from the states of Florida, New Jersey, and Missouri. 

“We are really excited about our early commitments from our 2010 recruiting class”, said Carter.

 “Our staff have done a tremendous job in identifying the talent needed to take this program to where we want it to be.” 

Recruiting Coordinator Ryan Holmes added, “This class helps build the foundation of bringing in the type of athletes we need to be succesful.  This class has a combination of pitching, explosive offensive potential, and a solid defensive core to it.  We are excited about the character and work ethic these players will bring to our program as well.  All of these players will make a major impact for us over the next few years,” continued Holmes.

2010 PBA Baseball Early Recruiting Class (alphabetical order)

Jordan Carter   OF   Middlesex, NJ / Middlesex HS
Sawyer Smith   C / 3B   Dexter, MO / Dexter HS
Christian Wonders  RHP   Stuart, FL / Martin County HS

Carter, a 6-1 outfielder from Middlesex, New Jersey, brings tremendous athletic ability to the outfield and has the potential to develop into a five tool prospect for the Sailfish.  He instantly upgrades the athleticism of the Sailfish with his speed, power potential, and overall athletic ability. 

Smith, a 6-3 catcher / third baseman from Dexter, Missouri, should contribute early on in his career with the Sailfish.  His primary position will be behind the plate but is versatile enough to contribue at both corner infield positions as well.  He brings a great combination of size and athleticism to go along with his power potential at the plate. 

Wonders, a 6-0 right-handed pitcher from Stuart, Florida, should step into the Sailfish bullpen and contribute early in his career.  He loves to compete, attacks hitters with three pitches, and understands how to set up hitters.  He adds much needed depth to the pitching staff.

The PBA baseball coaching staff is excited about these early additions to their 2010-2011 recruiting class but is not done adding to the class. 

“This is a great start to our recruiting class but we are not done.  We are still looking to add pieces to make this the best recruiting class in the history of the program” Holmes said. 

PBA will be hosting their annual Winter Baseball Camp December 17-19.  Players interested in attending the Winter Camp should contact Coach Holmes at Ryan_Holmes@pba.edu and additional information is availabe on the team’s website at www.pbasailfish.com.

Jordan Carter (Above)

Sawyer Smith (Above)



Christian Wonders (Above)

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