Nov. 27, 2012
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Marshall head baseball coach Jeff Waggoner announced the newest wave of the team’s 2013-14 recruiting class Monday.
The seven new faces are Travis Wildermuth, Ryan Bickford, Brenden Wells, Spencer Iacovone, Corey Bird, Jesse Pintado, and Brandon Romero.
Travis Wildermuth- C- Marietta HS, Marietta, Ga. – 6’2, 205, L/R
Coach Donnelly: “Travis is a physical, middle of the order type hitter. He is a solid catcher and has the athleticism to play other positions. There is a lot of upside in his overall game. Travis is a very bright kid on and off the diamond and will help lead the team in his time here at Marshall. We look forward to him helping us out right away.”
Ryan Bickford- RHP- Cosby HS, Moseley, Va. – 6’1, 190, R/R
Coach Donnelly: “Ryan has very good pitch ability. He throws four pitches for strikes and his breaking ball and change-up are plus pitches. Ryan hides the ball well and goes at the hitter. He should help us out right away in the bullpen as a freshman.”
Brenden Wells-OF- West Branch HS, Beloit, Ohio, 5’10, 195, R/R
Coach Waggoner: “Brenden is an athletic kid that is very good all-around player. He has all the tools to be a very good player and is one of the hardest workers out there. Brenden is a tough kid and we look for him to come in right away and help us out.” Also, Brenden played football as the starting running back and set a school single game record of 352 yards vs. Marlington, which was ranked #1 in the State of Ohio.”
Spencer Iacovone-INF/OF- Moeller HS, Cincinnati, Ohio – 6’2, 215, R/R
Coach Renner: “Spencer comes from one of the most elite high school programs which has produced many Major League players and some hall of famers. Spencer is a physical athlete that is versatile enough to play different positions on the diamond. He has plus power to all fields and set the Moeller High School baseball record for OPS in a single season last year.” Iacovone is also the starting quarterback for the Moeller High School football team which is currently in the Ohio State Championship Final.
Corey Bird-OF- Herbert Hoover HS, Elkview, W.Va. – 6’0, 165, L/L
Coach Waggoner: “Corey is another athletic kid that has good baseball skills. He can do all the little things well and has good speed. He brings us a left-handed bat and should be a top of the order guy. Corey is a very hard worker and does well in the classroom.”
Jesse Pintado-C/INF- Miami Dade CC, Miami, Fla. – 6’0, 180, R/R
Coach Waggoner: “Jesse is another athletic kid that can play multiple positions and be an impact player. His baseball tools are very good, and he is going to be a top of the lineup hitter. Jesse has put up good numbers everywhere he has been and we look forward to having his athleticism in our lineup.”
Brandon Romero-INF-Ronald Reagan HS, Miami, Fla. – 5’8, 165, R/R
Coach Waggoner: “Brandon is a solid infielder that will provide us with much needed depth. He knows the game very well and is a very hard worker. We look for Brandon to come in and compete for a job as a freshman.”
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.