Canisius College baseball coach
Mike McRae has announced that four student-athletes will also join the Golden Griffin baseball program for the 2012 season. The four players are Jesse Kelso, Christian Segar, Devon Stewart and James Tronolone. These four players consist of two pitchers and two outfielders.
Those four players will join the 13 student-athletes who were previously announced as additions to the Golden Griffin baseball program. The 13 players are Michael Booth, Aaron Casper, Sam Cumbo, Brooklyn Foster, Manny Hernandez, Michael Krische, Connor Panas, Rohn Pierce, Jesse Puscheck, Michael Rademacher, Iannick Remillard, Jason Rubenstein and Eric Stolzenburg.
McRae on Kelso McRae on Segar McRae on Stewart McRae on Tronolone
"Coach Matt Clingersmith at Niagara County CC continues to pump out great teams with outstanding talents. We couldn't resist the opportunity to have Jesse join us after graduating from there and having three years of eligibility left. He is a very 'toolsy' outfielder who can hit, defend, and run. A tremendous work ethic has enabled Jesse to really improve his game over the past year. If he continues in that direction, he has the potential to dominate our league."
"Christian was the latest addition to our program and a pleasant surprise. Another junior college committment, Segar possesses game-changing speed. I believe that his maturation over the past two years has him poised for a breakout year with us."
Played with the Langley Blaze for two years
"Devon is the third newcomer who played for the Langley Blaze, one of the elite programs in Canada. He is blessed with the rare ability of a power pitcher who can command the zone. Devon should compete for a weekend job early in his career."
"James is a quality left handed arm that has a ton of experience already. Having played at Niagara CCC, he has already experienced playoff baseball and will not be fazed by the competitiveness of our conference. He has peformed in a variety of roles and we expect him to do the same here at Canisius."
McRae on Kelso
McRae on Segar
McRae on Stewart
McRae on Tronolone