Buccaneers sign Summey

from staff reports

   JOHNSON CITY -- East Tennessee State head baseball coach Tony Skole announced Monday that Sullivan North High School pitcher Brandon Summey has signed a national letter of intent to join the Buccaneer baseball program for the 2004 season.
   Summey has lettered in all four of his seasons as a Golden Raider for head coach Steve Dixon. He was named to the district All-Tournament Team, to the All-Northeast Tennessee Team and was a TBCA Worth Showcase selection in 2002.
   Summey also earned four letters for football in high school, and was an all-conference honorable mention selection in 2003.
   Summey pitched 77 innings in 2002, striking out 99 batters and only walking 10 while yielding a 2.04 ERA.
   "We are very excited to have Brandon coming to play at ETSU," said Skole. "We are excited about his abilities and potential as a player and as a student. What attracted us to Brandon is that he gets the ball over the plate and he can throw all of his pitches for strikes. He is a great competitor and he will have an immediate impact on our program next season."