JUCO Wire: Notes and Nuggets From Around the Country

Fri September 22, 2017


By Matt Huck

Midwest Area Scout/JUCO Wire Editor

The JUCO Wire is a new weekly feature that will continue to build on the Prep Baseball Report’s unparalleled coverage of amatuer baseball across the country. The JUCO Wire will provide updated information on junior college transfers, players moving on, who’s hot, and any other relevant news from around the country.

The JUCO Wire is a compilation of boots-and-the-ground scouting, information collected from our state-specific scouting staff, outside submissions, and any other news and nuggets gleaned throughout the year.

Transfer Wire

  • RHP Joe Vranesic (Moeller, OH, 2015) has transferred to Wabash Valley JC from Kent State. Vranesic was ranked No. 20 in the Ohio Class of 2015 and No. 345 in the PBR Overall Ranks.

  • LHP Kyle Strepek (Plainfield North, IL, 2015) has transferred to Palomar College (CA) from Illinois-Springfield. Strepek was ranked No. 175 in the PBR Illinois Class of 2015.

  • C Ryne Ray (Evangel Christian, LA, 2015) has transferred to Panola JC from Louisiana-Lafayette. Ray was ranked No. 16 in the PBR Louisiana Class of 2015 and No. 299 in the Overall Ranks.

  • RHP Chris Henderson (White Oak, TX, 2016) has transferred to Panola JC from Temple JC.

  • RHP Shane Daughety (Tomball, TX, 2016) has transferred to McLennan JC from Texas State.

  • RHP Clayton Surrell (Bloom Carroll, OH, 2016) has transferred to McLennan JC from Ohio State. Surrell was ranked No. 13 in the PBR Ohio Class of 2016.

  • RHP Tristen Bayless (Hutto, TX, 2016) has transferred to McLennan JC from Texas A&M.

  • SS Zach Sweet (Langham Creek, TX, 2016) has transferred to Cisco JC from UT-San Antonio.

  • RHP Ryan Kotulek (Shallowater, TX, 2016) has transferred to Cisco JC from Abilene Christian.

  • UTL Mack Muller (Wylie, TX, 2016) has transferred to Cisco JC from Rice.

  • INF Nico Garza (Lubbock, TX, 2016) has transferred to Cisco from Incarnate Word.

  • OF Anthony Dominguez (Chisholm Trail, TX, 2016) has transferred to Cisco JC from Abilene Christian.

  • C Matt Jewell (Nitro, WV, 2016) has transferred to Wabash Valley JC from Wright State. Jewell was ranked No. 5 in the PBR West Virginia Class of 2016.

  • INF Brett Harris (Hersey, IL, 2016) has transferred from Houston to Central Arizona JC.

  • RHP Christian Camacho (Elk Grove, IL, 2016) has transferred to Northwest Florida State from Auburn. Camacho was ranked No. 23 in the PBR Illinois Class of 2016 and No. 340 in the Overall Ranks.

  • RHP Ethan Routzahn (Prairie Ridge, IL, 2016) has transferred to Northwest Florida State from Dallas Baptist. Routzahn was ranked No. 68 in the PBR Illinois Class of 2016.

  • OF Thomas Broyles (Fayetteville, AR, 2016) has transferred to Northwest Florida State from Dallas Baptist. Broyles was ranked No. 12 in the PBR Arkansas Class of 2016.

  • LHP Grant Stewart (Paxton, FL, 2016) has transferred to Northwest Florida State from Florida State. Stewart was ranked No. 89 in the PBR Florida Class of 2016 and No. 329 in the PBR Overall Ranks.

  • RHP Matthew Sellers (Vero Beach, FL, 2015) has transferred to Hillsborough from South Florida. Sellers was ranked No. 140 in the PBR Florida Class of 2015.

  • OF Aldrich De Jongh (Trinity Christian Academy, FL, 2016) has transferred to Hillsborough from Florida Atlantic.

  • RHP Matt Leslie (Newsome, FL, 2016) has transferred to Hillsborough from Ave Maria.

  • 3B Dan Vaughan (South Dade, FL, 2016) has transferred to Hillsborough from Charleston Southern. Vaughan was ranked No. 87 in the PBR Florida Class of 2016.

  • SS Tyler Smith (Grandview, CO, 2016) has transferred to Murrary State JC from Ohio University. Smith was ranked No. 38 in the PBR Colorado Class of 2016.

  • RHP/OF Alec Barger (Champaign Central, IL, 2016) has transferred to Polk State (FL) from Northern Illinois. Barger was ranked No. 38 in the PBR Illinois Class of 2016.

Moving On

  • OF Alerick Soularie (Ataascocita, TX, 2017) has committed to Tennessee out of San Jac. Soularie was ranked No. 142 in the PBR Overall Ranks. He was originally committed to Arkansas out of high school, but chose to attend San Jac.

  • LHP Nathan Barry (Galena, NV, 2016) has committed to Kansas out of Sierra College in California.

  • LHP Aaron Ashby (Park Hill, MO, 2016) has committed to Tennessee out of Crowder College in Missouri. Ashby was drafted out of Crowder in the 25th round by the Texas Rangers. Out of high school Ashby was ranked No. 31 in the PBR Missouri Class of 2016.  In his freshman year at Crowder he went 7-0 and struck out 93 hitters in 66 innings.

  • RHP Colby White (West Marion, MS, 2016) has committed to Mississippi State out of Pearl River JC in Mississippi.

NIACC (IA) Showcase

  • NIACC (IA) will host its second annual JUCO Fall Classic at Roosevelt Field in Mason City, Iowa. The event will take place Friday, September 22nd-Sunday, September 24th.

  • Teams attending will be NIACC (IA), Dakota County Tech (MN), Southeast (IA), Ellsworth (IA), Marshalltown (IA), Iowa Lakes (IA), and Riverland (MN).

  • CLICK HERE for a complete schedule.

Enrolling

  • OF Elijah Gill (University Christian, FL, 2017) has enrolled at St. John River State (FL). Gill was originally committed to Florida International. He was ranked No. 116 in the PBR Florida Class of 2017.

  • 1B Bubba Sangster (Pabolo Academy, FL, 2017) has enrolled at St. Johns River State (FL). Sangster was originally committed to South Florida. He was ranked No. 68 in the PBR Florida Class of 2017 and No. 224 in the PBR Overall Ranks.

  • RHP Robert Touron (Gulliver Prep, FL, 2017) announced earlier this summer he was going to St. Petersburg JC instead of Miami where he was originally committed. Touron was drafted in the 37th round of the MLB Draft by the Cincinnati Reds. He was ranked No. 26 in the PBR Florida Class of 2017 and No. 83 in the PBR Overall Ranks.

St. Petersburg (FL) Brings in Transfers.

  • RHP Jared Cenal (Tampa Catholic, FL, 2016) has transferred in from Creighton. Cenal was ranked No. 93 in the PBR Florida Class of 2016 and No. 338 in the PBR Overall Ranks. RHP Kieran Casey (The Benjamin School, FL, 2016) has transferred in from Miami. Casey was ranked No. 116 in the PBR Florida Class of 2016. 3B Brandon Vogl (East Ridge, FL, 2016) has transferred in from FGCU. INF Alex Brickman (Worcester Academy, MA, 2016) has transferred in from Siena. Brickman was ranked No. 23 in the PBR New England Class of 2016. INF John Radetsky (Lake Mary, FL, 2016) has transferred in from Oklahoma State. Radetsky was ranked No. 173 in the PBR Florida Class of 2016. INF Jack Campsmith (Chelmsford, MA, 2016) has transferred in from LIU-Brooklyn.

Florida JUCO Twin Classic

  • The Twin Classic will take place on Saturday, September 23rd through Sunday, September 24th at the Lake Myrtle Sports Complex in Auburndale, Florida.

  • The Florida teams that will be participating are Polk State, Seminole State, South Florida State, Florida Southwestern, Lake Sumter, Chipola, Hillsborough, St. Johns River State, Palm Beach State, Eastern Florida State, and St. Petersburg,

  • CLICK HERE for full schedule and information.

Owens (OH) Makes a Comeback

  • Owens CC in Perrysburg, Ohio has reinstated its baseball program for the 2018-2019 school year. Owens originally eliminated its program after the 2016 season. John Parisho, who was the head coach the at Owens from 2015-2016 will be back as head coach.

Weatherford (TX) JUCO Tourney: Pitcher Analysis

  • PBR Texas Scouting Director Toby Bicknell rolled out complete pitcher analysis from the Weatherford JUCO Tourney. His analysis includes reports and videos on 19 arms from the event.

  • CLICK HERE for Part 1

  • CLICK HERE for Part 2

Mississippi JUCO Sophomore Showcase

  • PBR Mississippi Scouting Director Ronald Sims was at Hinds CC on Sunday and Monday covering the event.

  • CLICK HERE for Day 1 Quick Hits

  • CLICK HERE for Day 2 Quick Hits

Puma Classic Coverage

  • Last Friday and Saturday the Puma Classic took place at Grand Park in Westfield, Indiana. The event featured 24 JUCOs from around the Midwest.

  • CLICK HERE for Quick Hits from Friday’s action.

Have any relevant JUCO news or nuggets? Email Matt Huck at huck@prepbaseballreport.com

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