Demon Deacons Ink Nine For Fall of 2012
Dec. 5, 2011
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest head baseball coach Tom Walter has announced the signing of nine players who will join the Demon Deacon squad for the fall of 2012.
The group features a wide array of talents with three pitchers, three infielders and three outfielders comprising the nine recruits.
"The 2012 group is our signature class as it marks the first recruiting class where we have been on-time in the process. In this class, we have added a good mix of front-line pitching, speed and power. Each one of these young men has tremendous work ethic and passion for baseball," said Walter. "They are the future of Wake Forest baseball. Perfect Game has had this class ranked as high as No. 26 overall. Look for us to add two players on the April signing day to complete this already impressive class."
Bartholomew is the lone right-handed pitcher in the class, while both McCoy and Tishman will provided a left-handed presence on the mound.
Curtis, Maziar and Redovian are the three incoming infielders, and Czajkowski, Ramsey and Rodriguez are all outfielders.
Before these nine players get to campus, Wake Forest will play the 2012 season and is scheduled to begin the year at New Mexico State on February 17 in Las Cruces.
Wake Forest's 2012 Baseball Recruiting Class
Went 13-2 as a junior with an ERA of 3.00 ... Pitched for the Dallas Patriots and was named Dallas Patriot of the Year by the organization ... Preseason All-American for the spring of 2012 ... 2011 Perfect Game Underclass High Honorable Mention and Perfect Game Top 1000 Player.
Walter on Bartholomew...
A four-year varsity letterman and team captain ... Was awarded the 2010 Silver Slugger Award at East Ridge High School ... Holds the school record for batting average, on-base percentage and hits in a season ... Ranks second all-time in home runs in a season ... Ranked in the top 500 players nationally by Perfect Game.
Walter on Curtis...
Earned the Principal Scholar Athlete of the Year at Fleming Island High School ... Ranked 225 nationally by Perfect Game, and was named a 2011 Perfect Game Underclass High Honorable Mention ... Helped Fleming Island reach the Regional Finals in 2011 for the first time in school history ... Was named to the Florida Athletic Coaches Association District 5 Team as an outfielder in both 2010 and 2011 ... Earned a varsity letter every year.
Walter on Czajkowski...
Was named a Perfect Game Underclass All-American ... Ranked in the Top 500 nationally by Perfect Game ... Was named First Team All-Region and First Team All-Area as a junior ... Also was named his team's Most Valuable Offensive Player as a junior ... As a sophomore, earned Second Team All-Region, First Team All-Area and the Nails Award.
Walter on Maziar...
Has been a varsity starter every year while posting a career ERA under 2.00 and a career batting average of .405 ... Was named All-Conference in each of his first three seasons ... Ranked in the Top 500 players nationally by Perfect Game ... Pitched for the New York Yankee team in the 2011 Area Codes and for the Northeast Team at the 2011 East Coast Pro ... Led Barnegat High School on the football field as well, leading the team to a conference title ... Threw for 1,770 yards and 16 touchdowns as well as rushing for another six touchdowns.
Walter on McCoy...
Was unanimously selected to the All-Interstate Athletic Conference team ... Hit over .500 as a junior and led his team in RBIs, doubles, triples slugging percentage and hits ... Played for the Virginia National Team, which traveled to Italy to compete ... Was a Summer Rivalry Classic All-Star in 2011 and was able to play at Yankee Stadium ... Selected to the 2012 Under Armour Preseason All-America Team.
Walter on Ramsey...
Was a three-year starter in football and a four-year starter in baseball ... Named to the 2011 Perfect Game Preseason Underclass Honorable Mention All-America team and to the 2012 Under Armour Preseason All-America team ... Selected to the 2011 Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association Showcase team ... Ranked in the top 1,000 player nationally by Perfect Game.
Walter on Redovian...
Was named Second Team All-Dade County in 2011 with a .422 average, 14 doubles, four triples and 30 stolen bases ... Ranked in the Top 1,000 players nationally by Perfect Game ... Led his team to two Pony World Series Championships (2004, 2006).
Walter on Rodriguez...
Pitched for the New York Yankees team at the 2011 Area Codes and for the Northeast Team at the 2011 East Coast Pro games ... Was a Summer Rivalry Classic All-Star in 2010 and 2011 where he pitched at Yankee Stadium ... Named First Team All-ISL and a 2011 Tournament of Stars Pitcher ... Ranked 272 nationally by Perfect Game.
Walter on Tishman...