Dover, Del. (Dec. 7, 2009) --- Delaware State University head baseball coach J.P. Blandin has announced that two high school seniors have committed to attend DSU during the early signing period.
Blandin says Polytech (Del.) High School pitcher Matt McClain and outfielder Tyon Ore of Norfolk, Va., have signed to compete for the Hornets beginning in the 2010-11 season.
McClain, a right hander, posted a 6-3 record with a 1.69 earned run average as a junior at Polytech last season. He was also credited with two saves, 63 strikeouts and just 11 walks.
"Matt is expected to make an immediate impact on our pitching staff in 2011," Blandin said. "He has a three-pitch arsenal, including a fast ball in the upper 80s. His steady improvement as a high school player, coupled with an increase in velocity over the summer should make him one of the most dominating pitchers in Delaware during his senior year. I expect Matt to have a great college career with our program."
McClain is also an honor student at Polytech.
Ore, a right-handing hitting outfielder at Norfolk's Maury High School, is listed on Baseball Factory's review of Tidewater, Va., top players. He is among the list of top runners (6.96 sec. in 60-yard dash), tops in arm strength and tops in fielding ability. Baseball Factory is a scouting partner of Baseball America.
"Tyon is a very polished outfielder with good speed and pop on offense," Blandin. "We are expecting him to step in and compete for a starting outfield spot in 2011."