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Hatters Baseball Announces Early Signing Class for 2009
Courtesy: Stetson University  
Release:  11/17/2008
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Stetson Head Coach Pete Dunn is proud to announce the signing of five student/athletes for the 2009 freshman class.


“We are very excited about this group of young men and feel that all of them have the ability to be impact players as freshman,” said Dunn. “We have always been committed to bringing in great high school players and giving them the opportunity to play right away.  This philosophy certainly holds true with this group!”


The early signees are all from Florida and come from very successful high school programs. 


“We believe in recruiting players that are not only highly skilled, but who know what winning is all about and have an understanding of the team concept,” said Dunn. “This class addresses our needs from a position standpoint and is made up of individuals who represent the competitive spirit and winning tradition that is synonymous with Stetson University Baseball.”



Brad Carlton: 6’2” Catcher from Charlotte High School Started all 29 games for a team that was ranked #1 for much of the 2008 season.  He was errorless behind the plate and hit in the clean-up spot.  Brad also led the area in doubles.


Chase Curran:  6’1” First Baseman from Lake Mary High School.  During his junior season he hit .335 w/ 6 HR’s and has been the team MVP for each of the last two seasons.


Drew Hutchison: 6’2” Infielder/RHP from Lakeland High School. Drew helped Lakeland to the State Championship Semifinals.  As a junior he hit .301 and was 6-3 with a 1.92 ERA and 60 K’s on the hill.


Ryan Lashley: 6’0” Infielder from Park Vista High School in West Palm Beach.  Ryan led Park Vista to the State Championship Finals.  During his sophomore year Ryan hit .420 w/ 38 RBI and 5 HR.  Last season as a junior he hit  .410 w/34 RBI and 6 HR.  Ryan has been a first team member of the prestigious Palm Beach Post All Area team in each of the past two seasons.


Kurt Schluter: 6’3” RHP/1B from Jupiter High School. As a junior Kurt hit .344 with 3 HR’s and 21 RBI’s.  On the mound he posted a 1.65 ERA.  Kurt was a 2nd team All-Area selection for the Palm Beach Post

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