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Bombers Add Two Recruits from up North

May 20, 2019 - Texas Collegiate League (TCL) - Brazos Valley Bombers News Release

Bryan/College Station, TX - The Brazos Valley Bombers announced Monday the addition of two northern recruits for the 2019 summer season. Cole Sichley, right-handed pitcher out of the University of Pennsylvania, and Bryant Shellenbarger, outfielder for Lincoln Trail Junior College in Illinois, will join the Bombers this summer.

In 2018, Sichley appeared in 10 games and made two starts for UPenn as a freshman. Sichley pitched a career-high 2.1 innings on the road against St. Joseph's, striking out four batters and allowing two runs. Sichley did not play for the Quakers in 2019 due to injury. Sichley has ties to the Houston area where he helped lead The Woodlands High School baseball team to a 22-10 record and a District Championship in 2017.

"Cole has a nice strong arm that is only getting better," says Head Coach Brian Nelson. "After sitting out this past spring season, Cole will spend some time in the bullpen for us early as he builds his arm strength. We are excited about what he will provide once he is 100%."

Shellenbarger, originally from Mt. Vernon, OH, committed in February to play baseball for the University of Akron next season. During his freshman season at Lincoln Trail, Shellenbarger notched a .307 batting average with 31 hits, 22 RBI and three home runs in 38 games. Shellenbarger redshirted for the Statesmen as a sophomore due to injury.

"Bryant is a strong and versatile player that should see some time in the OF and at 1st," said Nelson. "He has a nice left-handed swing that should provide some power in our line-up."

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