Coach Cleary brought in one of the top recruting classes in the nation, accoring to Baseball America.
Oct. 26, 2012
CINCINNATI — The University of Cincinnati baseball team earned praise from Baseball America for having one of the top 2012-13 recruiting classes in the nation in the publication’s online recruiting notebook on Oct. 25.
Aaron Fitt, Baseball America's national college baseball writer, listed the Bearcats as a top class in the Upper Midwest/Great Plains Region.
“Cincinnati brought in its best recruiting class in years—and one of the best in the Big East. The anchor is two-way talent Mitch Patishall, who touched 92-93 from the right side in the spring and features a promising 75-77 curveball and mid-70s changeup, making him a potential weekend starter from the get-go. Switch-hitting SS Ian Happ is a quality all-around player with solid speed, plus arm strength, and the ability to handle the bat from both sides of the plate. He has a good chance to play as a freshman, as do grinders Devin Wenzel and Forrest Perron. 1B Jeff Murray brings intriguing lefthanded (sic) pop,” wrote Fitt.
The UC baseball team is in the midst of fall practice, which will culminate with the annual Red and Black World Series, Nov. 9-11, at Marge Schott Stadium.
The Bearcats open their season Feb. 15 at Florida Atlantic in Boca Raton, Fla.
Click here to read the Oct. 25th edition of Baseball America’s recruiting notebook.