Louisville Baseball Announces Third Group of Early Signees


Dec. 4, 2009

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - University of Louisville baseball head coach Dan McDonnell announced the signing of right-handed pitcher Chad Green (Effingham, Ill.), third baseman Ryan Seiz (Perkasie, Pa.) and outfielder/left-handed pitcher Cole Sturgeon (Owensboro, Ky.) to National Letters-of-Intent during the 2010 early signing period.

The trio is the third group of signees in the Cards' 2010 recruiting class with the remaining signees to be announced in the coming days. All of the signees in the Cards' 2010 recruiting class will report to campus next fall and be eligible to compete in the 2011 season.

Check www.UofLSports.com for updates on the 2010 Louisville baseball recruiting class.

2010 Baseball Recruiting Class Profiles
  Chad Green
Position: Right-handed Pitcher
Hometown/HS: Effingham, Ill./Effingham High School

Green, a 6-4, 190-pound right-handed pitcher, is a two-time All-Conference selection and earned All-Area honors as a junior for Effingham High School and head coach Chris Fleener. He was named as his team's MVP and Cy Young winner as a junior with a 9-2 record on the mound with a 2.33 ERA, one save and 107 strikeouts as Effingham won the regional title. As a sophomore, he was 2-0 with a 1.26 ERA, one save and 44 strikeouts. He participated in the 2009 World Wood Bat Association World Championship and he plays summer baseball for the St. Louis Pirates. He has also earned three letters in basketball at Effingham HS.

  Ryan Seiz
Position: Third Baseman
Hometown/HS: Perkasie, Pa./Christopher Dock High School

Seiz, a 6-3, 195-pound switch-hitting third baseman, earned All-League honors and preseason High School Under Armour All-America honors as a junior for Christopher Dock High School and head coach Bill Sigmans as he hit .456 with 13 home runs and 36 RBI. He played in the 2009 and 2008 World Wood Bat Association 17u National Championships as well as the 2009 and 2008 Carpenter Cup, 2009 Select Fest, 2009 Mid-Atlantic Showcase and the 2008 Del-Val Wood Bat Tournament. He also earned All-League honors as a sophomore hitting .427 with eight home runs and 40 RBI and as a freshman with a .394 average, four home runs and 15 RBI. He has earned three letters in soccer and earned All-League honors as a forward.

  Cole Sturgeon
Position: Outfielder/Left-handed Pitcher
Hometown/HS: Owensboro, Ky./Owensboro Catholic High School

Sturgeon, a 6-0, 170-pound outfielder and left-handed pitcher, earned Second Team All-State honors and was named Third Region Player of the Year for Owensboro Catholic High School and head coach Allen Cox. He hit .389 with 30 stolen bases and 26 runs scored as a junior and finished 4-3 on the mound with a 0.59 ERA and 62 strikeouts. As a sophomore, he hit .375 with 21 stolen bases and 25 runs scored, while on the mound, he was 5-2 with a 0.52 ERA and 67 strikeouts. He is a two-time All "A" State Tournament MVP for the Aces. He participated in the 2009 World Wood Bat Association 17u National Championship event. He also earned four letters in basketball and two letters in football at Owensboro Catholic.



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