Nov. 22, 2011
HUNTINGTON, W.VA. – During the offseason, the Marshall Baseball program has recruited 10 student-athletes from around the country. Included in the list of players who signed national letters of intent to Marshall University are Chase Vogelbach, Jesus Colon and Chase Boster.
Vogelbach is a 6-1 outfielder from North Ft. Myers, Florida. He has been a three year letterman for the Bishop Verot High School baseball program, where he has been selected to the All-Area team in 2009, 2010 and 2011. In 2009, Vogelbach garnered LCAC All-State honors and most recently in 2011, the outfielder was named “Perfect Game” Pre-Season All-American Honorable Mention. He bats an average of .408 and has a slugging percentage of .634. In the 2010-11 season, he hit 21 RBIs, two home-runs and had an On Base percentage of .488.
Assistant Coach Tim Donnelly on Vogelbach: “Chase is a very athletic outfielder that has a lot of tools. He has bat speed and a good swing. He also has a strong arm and covers ground in the outfield with his speed. Chase plays the game hard and he will push for a starting job as a freshman.”
Colon is a 6-1 right-handed pitcher from Lyndhurst, New Jersey. He has been a MVP player for The Knox School, but also played for the Perkiomen High School baseball program. With his time with The Knox team, Colon has earned League Player of the Year honor, as well as Athlete of the Year for his school. During his baseball tenure, he broke the strikeout and era records while finishing nine games with 83 strikeouts and having a .21 era. He also threw two no-hitters and one perfect game. While at the Perkiomen School, Colon received All-Area honors.
Assistant Coach Tim Donnelly on Colon: “Jesus, a right-handed pitcher, is a guy I have been recruiting for a couple years. He has a live arm and good feel for pitching, with a very good breaking ball. He competes at a high level every time he takes the mound. We look for him to come in and help us right away. He is a very talented kid.”
Boster is a 6-3 right-handed pitcher from Stafford, Virginia, where he played baseball for Colonial Forge High School. During his time with the program, Boster has received All-Commonwealth District Pitcher honors as well as All-Northwest Region Pitcher accolades in 2011. In 2011, he averaged a 2.65 era, while striking out 62 batters in 55.66 innings. In 2010, Boster marked a 2.14 era and struck out 37 batters in 32.6 innings. In 2010 and 2011, the right-handed pitcher also played in the the Northern Virginia Patriots Summer Club
Assistant Coach Tim Donnelly on Boster: “Chase is a big projectable right-handed pitcher with good stuff that will continue to progress once he gets to campus. He has a chance to be a power pitcher and we look for him to come in and help us either in the bullpen or as a starter. He is a really good competitor.”
The eligibility of all student-athletes is contingent upon admission to Marshall University and compliance with all NCAA rules, including registration with the NCAA Eligibility Center.