August 6, 2011

Baseball rounds out 2011 recruiting class

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—In addition to catchers Tanner McGill (Mobile, Ala./St. Paul's Episcopal) and Jacob Mayfield (Gadsden, Ala./Westbrook Christian), the Birmingham-Southern baseball program will welcome 13 new faces to the team this season.

Five members of the class come from Tennessee, five are from Alabama, two are from Georgia, and one is from Indiana.

Ryan Hawks is a RHP/1B from Murfreesboro, Tenn., where he was a four-year varsity letterman at Oakland High School. He was named to the 2011 All-County, All-District and All-Region teams, and in 2010 he was named MVP of the Sandlotter Summer League. Hawks is a member of the National Honor Society. His father, Mack, is the Head Baseball Coach at OHS.

Braxton and Brandon Marino are twins out of Pope John Paul II High School in Hendersonville, Tenn. Braxton is a second baseman and was named to the 2011 All-County team. Brandon is an outfielder. The brothers were part of a 2011 graduating class at JPII that won more games that any other in school history.

Paul Caudill is a LHP/OF from Ensworth High School in Nashville, Tenn. He was named to the 2011 All-Region team.

Colton Ward is a OF/INF from Walker Valley High School in Cleveland, Tenn.

Will Fagan is a RHP from Hewitt-Trussville High School in Trussville, Ala.

Ben Hession is a RHP from Pope John Paul II High School in Huntsville, Ala.

Brett Snider is a LHP from Northridge High School in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Casey Lambert is a RHP/INF from Huntsville High School in Huntsville, Ala.

Trey Chambers is an OF from Mobile Christian School in Mobile, Ala. He was named to the 2011 All-State team.

Right-handed pitchers David Bourbonnais and Blake Stevens come to the Hilltop out of Marist High School in Atlanta. They were both key members of the Marist teams that won State Championships in 2010 and 2011.

Zach Wagner will arrive at BSC having traveled the furthest. The OF/C comes from Zionsville, Ind.

The 15 members of the incoming class will join a team that won three straight SCAC East Division titles and was ranked as high as eighth in the nation in 2011.