Transfers give JDCC baseball a boost

Published 7:19 am Wednesday, January 18, 2006

By By BRUCE HIXON – Sports Editor
Although first-year Jefferson Davis Community College Warhawks baseball coach Darrell Blevins was limited to the recruiting pool he could choose from last summer due to his late hiring, he has since been able to add to his late summer signings with seven spring semester transfers into the program.
Among the incoming pitchers include freshman righthander Michael Muraldo of Woodham (Fla.) High School.
Another new face on the mound is Ronnie Baker, a redshirt freshman pitcher who had been at Auburn University at Montgomery and graduated from Robert E. Lee High School.
JDCC has also picked up three outfielders. That list includes sophomore Nathan Evans who had been at Auburn University at Montgomery and played at Prattville at the high school level.
Another outfielder is freshman Ryan Gray (Tate Fla. HS), who transferred from Pensacola Junior College.
Sophomore centerfielder Jamar Bryant (Rickards Fla. HS) joins the JDCC program after a stint at North Florida Community College.
Brandon Sapp (Tate Fla. HS), an outfielder/first baseman, had previously been at West Florida College.
JDCC's middle infield has gotten a boost with the addition of sophomore David Hand (Pace, Fla. HS), who transferred from Okaloosa Walton Community College.
The Warhawks kick off their spring season February 5 when they host Shorter College in a 12 noon doubleheader.

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