March 7, 2017 - Great West League (GWL) - Marysville Gold Sox
Marysville Ca., - The Marysville Gold Sox are proud to announce the signings of 5 Power arms spreading across the Junior College, NAIA, and Division 1 levels. These signees stemming from Washington, Nevada, and Arizona include Sam Leach, Trent Bixby, Cruz Daddario, Kevin Stevens, and Cole Anderson. "Coach Correa has done a great job this winter, recruiting some high caliber pitching that will make this ballclub a top contender", said VP/GM Michael Mink.
Sam Leach, a right-handed pitcher and outfielder from Seattle, Washington is a strong member of the division 1 University of Northern Colorado program. Graduating from Nathan Hale High School, Leach was an All-State player ranked as the 15th overall OF in the state of Washington. At UNC, he stands as one of the top freshman arms in a great recruiting class put together by an outstanding staff out in Colorado.
Coach Correa on Leach...
"I have heard nothing but great things from Leach's coaches Kainoa Correa and R.D. Spiehs out at Northern Colorado and I'm looking forward to having a strong competitor who is constantly improving every day. He gives us the dynamic of being a strong two-way guy for the Gold Sox and can't wait to have a UNC Bear out with me in Marysville."
Trent Bixby coming out of Henderson, NV is another power right handed arm out of the NJCAA defending national champions Yavapai Community College. As an all-state RHP and Sunrise Region Player of the year, Bixby ranked as the number 5 overall player in the 2016 Arizona Class.
Coach Correa on Bixby...
"Bixby will be a very exciting pitcher on the mound for us with the ability to have great command of all three pitches, a strong power fastball that will range in the upper 80's and low 90's. I'm excited to see him progress throughout the year under a great staff at Yavapai and under our pitching coach Nick Hudson when he gets to Marysville."
Kevin Stevens also out of national powerhouse Yavapai Community College in Arizona, is a right-handed pitcher hailing from Tucson, Arizona. As an All-State arm, along with ranked in the top 500 nationally and 5th overall in state of Arizona, Stevens will be a huge force for the Roughriders this season.
Coach Correa on Stevens...
"Stevens is another big-time power arm that will be a treat for our Gold Sox fans to see throw. He has pro ball stuff with all of his pitches along with a fastball that will consistently stay in the low 90's and is complemented with a put away breaking ball. Looking forward to having him compete in a Gold Sox uniform this summer."
Cole Anderson coming out of Paradise Valley Community College, is a Right-handed pitcher with a lot to offer as a sophomore pitcher. Under the helm of Coach Solis at PVC, Cole will develop and sit in the upper 80's and low 90's.
Coach Correa on Anderson...
"I have had the pleasure of speaking with Cole for a while now and getting to know him as a player and more importantly as a person. Cole is not only a strong power pitcher but especially a very high character guy that I can't wait to see pitch for the Gold Sox this summer. He will be making an impact at whichever school he commits to in the Spring."
Cruz Daddario hailing from Las Vegas, Nevada is a right-handed pitcher out of NAIA powerhouse Menlo College. Cruz comes to us as a sophomore from Menlo coming off a great season where he garnered 22K in 36 innings with a 2.56 ERA and arguably one of the best pitchers coming out of the great Las Vegas area in High School
Coach Correa on Daddario...
"Cruz is a power arm that right away passes the look test. He will be a strong strike thrower for us who will flash in the low 90's and still a lot of room to develop. I believe Gold Sox fans will be really excited to welcome Daddario and the rest of our squad."
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