Baseball Announces Six Additional Signees

Tony Vitello is the program's recruiting coordinator.

Nov. 17, 2012

FORT WORTH - The TCU baseball team announced the additional signing of six high school athletes to National Letters of Intent. They join the six signees that were announced Friday, bringing the recruiting class size to 12.

Five of the signees hail from the state of Texas, while Brian Howard (Saint Louis University HS; St. Louis, Mo.) is the lone out-of-state representative. The group of Texans includes Ryan Burnett (The Woodlands High School), Walker Pennington (Houston Memorial High School), Will Fox (Montgomery High School), Will Foreman (Lamar High School) and Eric Garza (San Antonio Reagan High School).

A pitcher for head coach Steve Nicollerat at Saint Louis University High School, Howard also plays for the St. Louis Pirates under the guidance of Rick Strickland. The son of Dan and Denise, Howard recently competed in Jupiter, Fla. with the New York Mets Scout Team.

Pitching for head coach Ron Eastman at The Woodlands High School, Burnett also plays for coach Mike Rutledge in the Kyle Chapman league. The son of Rob and Fiona, Burnett played for the Texas Scout Team in Jupiter, Fla.

Pennington is the son of Jeff and Georgia. He pitches for head coach Dave York at Houston Memorial High School in addition to playing for a pair of travel teams. His Houston Heat team is coached by Phil Cross, while Ray DeLeon is the head coach of the Houston Banditos. In his most recent action, Pennington competed at the Perfect Game showcase in Jupiter, Fla.

Fox is an infielder at Montgomery High School and is coached by Chris Morris. Additionally, he plays for Twelve Baseball under the guidance of Kevin Hodge. The son of Rusty and Gale, Fox was a driving force in helping lead a deep playoff run by Montgomery in 2012.

A utility player at Lamar High School, Foreman is the son of Jim and Michele. He also plays for the Columbia Angels and head coach Ronnie Thames. His summer team advanced to the final four of the World Wood Bat Championships this past summer.

Garza is an infielder at Reagan High School and is coached by Chans Chapman. The son of Ramon and Mercedes, he also plays for the South Texas Sliders and head coach Scott Mayer. He most recently competed in Long Beach, Calif., with the Texas Rangers Area Code Team.

The six join Tyler Alexander (Southlake Carroll High School), Robby Medel (Bowie High School), Brandon Gilson (Prosper High School), Billy McKinney (Plano West High School) as well as Alex Mata and Connor Beck, both of whom attend Midland High School. All 12 will be freshmen in the fall of 2013.



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