Skole announces new signee   

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (June 16, 2004) - East Tennessee State head baseball coach Tony Skole announced Wednesday that Anthony Russell (Waldorf, Md.) has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Buccaneers beginning next season.
  Russell is power-hitting third baseman from DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Md. The Stags finished this season 22-4, winning their third consecutive Washington Catholic Athletic Conference title. After winning its final 13 games, DeMatha finished the season ranked No. 1 in the Washington, D.C. metro area by The Washington Post and No. 22 in the nation by USA Today.
  Russell is the second DeMatha player to commit to play for ETSU next season, as right-handed pitcher Robbie Campbell signed an NLI earlier this year.
  Anthony hit .370 with five home runs and 36 RBIs in his senior season. As a junior, he hit .451 with 30 RBIs and 26 runs scored. Russell was an honorable mention All-Met selection by The Washington Post after each of the last two seasons.
  "I am really excited to be playing baseball at East Tennessee State," said Russell. "It is a great opportunity for me as a hitter. Coach Skole told me that he wanted someone that could come in and score some runs and I feel like I am a person that can do that.