Five new recruits for Milligan baseball squad

from staff reports

   Milligan College head baseball coach Danny Clark announced five new players to next year's class. Adam Snyder, Daniel Byington, Wes Stamey, Phillip Tucker and Zach Ross have all signed a letter-of-intent to enroll and play baseball for the Buffaloes.
   Snyder, a right handed pitcher from Knoxville West High School (Tenn.), will bring added depth to the pitching staff.
   "With a fastball that is in the 84-86 mph range, I think Adam has the tools to come in and pitch," said Clark.
   Byington, from Volunteer High School in Churchill, Tenn., is a third-baseman who will add depth to the Buffs infield.
   Stamey, from Pisgah High School in North Carolina, is a versatile player who performs well in the pitching position and in the outfield.
   "Wes will pitch from the bull-pen and add depth to outfield. I think he is an impact player with some pop in his bat," said Clark.
   Tucker, a left-handed pitcher from William Blount High School in Tennessee, has the potential to be a starting pitcher for the Buffaloes.
   "Phillip throws in the 82-84 mph range with a lot of movement," commented Clark.
   Ross, a first-baseman and left-handed pitcher from South Doyle High School (Tenn.), has a lot of raw power.
   "Zach has 11 home runs already this season at the high school level and will add some pitching depth to our team," said Clark.
   "These five players will make a tremendous impact on our program." Clark concluded, "With just 6 seniors leaving and adding these 5 players, I think we will be very strong next year."