Dover, Del. (Nov. 22, 2012) --- Delaware State University head baseball coach J.P. Blandin has announced the early commitments of five players to the Hornets' 2012 recruit class. The list includes three high school standouts and two junior college players.
Andrew Biggs, the 2011 News of Cumberland County (N.J.) Player-of-the-Year, has signed to compete for the Hornets beginning in the 2013 season. Biggs posted an 8-2 record and a 2.93 earned run average on the mound as a junior at Millville (N.J.) High School during the 2011 season. As a hitter, he batted .389 with seven home runs and 25 RBI. He was selected to compete in the Carpenter Cup Tournament this past summer. The Carpenter Cup showcases the top high school players in the Delaware Valley (Pa., N.J., Del.) region. In addition, Biggs is ranked among the Top 1000 high school players in the country by Perfect Game USA, recognized as baseball largest scouting service.
The Hornets have also inked speedster Charles Dailey, a standout at Arundel Community College in Maryland. Last season at Arundel, Dailey hit .365 with 43 stolen bases. He was named to the All-Region First Team and selected to compete in the 2011 Maryland Junior College All-Star Game.
Also committing to DSU next year is pitcher/outfielder Hassan Evans of Herkimer (N.Y.) County Community College. Last season, Evans batted .305 with five doubles, two home runs and 18 runs batted in. On the mound, he struck out 16 batters in 9.2 innings. He previously attended SUNY-Binghamton in New York.
Middle infielder Alex Vargas of Freeport, N.Y., has also committed to the Hornets. A 2011 all-conference first team selection following his junior year at Calhoun High School, Vargas was ranked by Perfect Game as the No. 1 performer at the Northeast Top Prospect event this past summer. He is also listed by Perfect Game as a Top 500 prospect in the country,
Rounding out the list of DSU baseball 2012 early signees is infielder Cameron Onderko of McKeesport, Pa. Onderko batted .373 (.493 on-base percentage) with 21 runs scored and 23 RBI as a junior at Norwin (Pa.) High School last season. He was also a 2011 all-conference first team selection.