Collegiate Baseball Recognizes ODU's Incoming recruiting Class

September 24, 2010
By ODU Athletics

Sept. 24, 2010

TUCSON, ARIZ. - Collegiate Baseball newspaper has named ODU's newcomers for the upcoming 2010-11 season as one of the top incoming classes in the nation.

The newspaper ranked the top 40 classes and included the Monarchs in the group of honorable Mention teams, placing ODU among the nations' top 100 classes.

The Monarchs' 11 newcomers include infielder Brian Bashara (Fr. Maury HS/Norfolk, Va.), catcher Joey Burney (Fr.-Gloucester/VA, Gloucester, VA.) , infielder Jared Lipscombe (Fr.- Hanover HS/Mechanicsville, VA.), infielder Ty Yesensky (Fr., Maine-Endwell HS/Endwell, NY.), righthander Bryan Ramirez (Fr- Kempsville HS/Virginia Beach, VA.), righthander Dean Ali (Fr-Indian River HS/Chesapeake, VA.), righthander Cody Cox (Fr.- Grassfield HS/Chesapeake, VA.), righthander Mike Ney (Jr. Gloucester Co. JUCO/Landisville, NJ.),infielder Brandon Stahl (Fr,St. Dominic HS/ East Norwich, NY.) righthander Louis Singleton (Fr, Granby HS/Norfolk, VA.),and righthander/infielder Ben Verlander (Goochland HS/Maidens, VA.).

Two other CAA schools, James Madison and Georgia State were also mentioned.

COLLEGIATE BASEBALL'S 2010 TOP RECRUITING CLASSES 1.LSU; 2. San Diego, 3. Oregon, 4. UCLA, 5. Florida, 6. Georgia Tech, 7. South Carolina, 8. Cal. State-Fullerton, 9. Arizona State, 10. Vanderbilt, 11. Stanford, 12. Oregon State, 13. Texas, 14. Arkansas, 15. Nebraska, 16. Kentucky, 17. Florida State, 18. Mississippi State, 19. Rice, 20. Central Florida, 21 Mississippi, 23. Miami(Fla), 24. Wichita State, 25. North Carolina, 26. Auburn, 27. Oklahoma State, 28. Fresno State, 29. Louisville, 30. Clemson, 31. Oklahoma, 32. Oral Roberts, 33. California, 34. Virginia, 35. UC Irvine, 36. San Diego State, 37. Alabama, 38. New Mexico , 39. TCU, 40. Maryland and Illinois State.

Other Top Recruiting Classes: Arizona, Coastal Carolina, Minnesota, Jacksonville, Pepperdine, Texas A&M, Baylor, Tennessee, Sacramento St., Appalachian St., Tulane, N.C. Charlotte, East Carolina, Alabama-Birmingham, Washington, Washington St., Stetson, Creighton, Long Beach St., U.C. Santa Barbara, Cal. Poly, Michigan, Ohio St., Iowa, Jacksonville St., Central Michigan, Missouri, Texas Tech., St. John's, San Jose St., Southern Mississippi, Illinois, Samford, Bradley, Old Dominion, Marshall, Arkansas-Little Rock, Louisiana-Lafayette, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Gonzaga, N.C. State, Santa Clara, S.E. Louisiana, Louisiana-Monroe, Miami (Ohio), Eastern Michigan, Georgia Southern, Ohio, South Alabama, Florida International, Bethune-Cookman, Butler, East Tennessee St., Georgia St., James Madison, Manhattan, Memphis, Middle Tennessee St., N.C. Greensboro, Nevada, Pittsburgh, Virginia Military Institute, Winthrop, Rhode Island.

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