Sailfish Baseball Announces Final Additions to the Incoming Class

Written By: Michael Brown, PBA Sports Information Director

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- The Palm Beach Atlantic Universtiy baseball team has announced the final additions to their 2010 recruiting class.  The Sailfish will be welcoming in a total of 25 new players for the 2010-2011 academic year as head coach Gary Carter enters his second season at the helm of the Sailfish baseball program. The staff and team are looking forward to getting back out on the diamond in the coming weeks to begin preparations toward an eventful 2011 spring season.

Name    Position  Hometown / School

Jeremiah Cothiere  RHP   Lake Worth, FL / Marion Military Institute

Aaron Ilharreguy  RHP   Rancho Cucamonga, CA / Citrus College

Yogi Gunther   INF   Ft. Lauderdale, FL / Broward College

Matt Civetti   OF   Germantown, MD / Montgomery Germantown

Nick Natale   OF   Livingston, NJ / St. Petersburg College

Taylor Kaprive   INF   Wellington, FL / Wake Forest

Byron Skinner   RHP   Palatine, IL / Palatine High School

Read Brown   C   Indian Trial, NC / Providence Day

Johnny Cole   1B / LHP  Davie, FL / Archbishop McCarthy High School

Michael Lyon   INF   Lexington, KY / Lexington Christian Academy

Brandon Perry   RHP   N. Palm Beach, FL / Palm Beach Gardens

Cothiere brings experience at the collegiate level and versatility to the Sailfish pitching staff.  He has competed at the NCAA Division I level as well as at the NJCAA level in his previous two seasons.  His experience as both a starting pitcher and a closer will be a valuable addition to the pitching staff.

Ilharreguy, a California native, comes to PBA from Citrus College.  He was a 1st-Team All-Conference pitcher during his freshman season at Citrus.  He was a closer for two seasons at the junior college level and is somone who will compete for late inning work this upcoming season.

Gunther is a versatile infielder who can play multiple infield spots.  He was the 4A Broward County High School Player of the Year prior to attending the University of Mississippi as a freshman.  This past year he was a vital player in the success at Broward Community College and is a presence in the middle of the batting order.

Civetti is an outfielder who is expected to contribute right away for the Sailfish.  He led his team the past 2 seasons in home runs and runs batted in.  He should step into a run producing role this upcoming season.

Natale is a speedy outfielder who will battle for a starting outfield position.  Natale spent last season at St. Petersburg College after spending his first two collegiate seasons at Rice University.  He brings tremendous speed and range to the Sailfish outfield and lineup. 

Kaprive comes to PBA after spending the past two seasons at Wake Forest University.  He is primarily an infielder but is versatile enough to play some outfield spots as well.  He will compete for playing time at multiple positions next season.  He attended King’s Academy in Wellington.

Skinner is a right-handed pitcher who is coming to PBA to compete for innings as a freshman.  He was a four-year starter on his high school varsity team and was named one of the top 100 players in the state of Illinois prior to his senior season.

Brown is primarily a catcher and will get a chance to work with Hall of Fame Coach Gary Carter.  He is a big physical player that has potential to develop into a good collegiate player.  He also has experience at first base.

Cole is primarily a first baseman but can also be help the pitching staff as a left-handed pitcher if need be.  He was a 1st team All-State selection after his junior season at Archbishop McCarthy and was a main contributor on their state championship team this past season. 

Lyon is a versatile infielder who can play three infield spots.  He brings speed, athleticism and range to the middle of the infield.  His high baseball IQ will allow him to contribute in a multitude of ways early in his career.

Perry is a right-handed pitcher who was a 2nd-Team All-County selection this past season at Palm Beach Gardens High School.  He has competed at a high level in Palm Beach County and will have an opportunity to compete for innings next season. 

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