HFCC Signs 14 New Players for 2012 Baseball Season
Fourteen young men who recently graduated from high school from all over the Metro Detroit area have signed letters of intent to play college baseball for HFCC for the 2012 season.
“This is my first recruiting class, so I’m excited about that,” said Steve Brown, who returns as head coach for his second season. He has coached baseball for nearly 30 years.
Brown is joined by his brother, Mark Brown, who will serve as assistant coach. Another positive addition to this influx of rookies includes pitching coach Rick Miller, who is in his first year of coaching at HFCC.
“It’s a pleasure to be here. I can’t wait to get this season underway,” said Miller.
The 14 new recruits and the high school they attended include:
Brandon Austin of Detroit
Kirk Barikmo of Garden City
Robert Bell III of Southfield
Troy Bogenschutz of Livonia
Alex Bokatzian of Trenton
Jordan Hill of Taylor
Adam Michael of Livonia
Daniel Muller of Livonia
Alonzo Perry of Detroit
Todd Phelps of Detroit
Conor Reid of Berkley
Scott Shulick of Carleton
Zach Vera-Burgos of Garden City
Kris Wilson of Trenton
“I’ve got a solid group of young men, talent-wise. They’re also academically solid with a 3.0 GPA or better. I’m really looking forward to this season,” said Brown.
Although14 new players have signed on for the HFCC baseball team, baseball tryouts will still take place Wednesday, Aug. 31, through Friday, Sept. 2, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Fordson High School Baseball Stadium, located at 6156 Maple Road in Dearborn. Those wishing to try out for the HFCC baseball team must attend a mandatory meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 23, in the Berry Auditorium, located in the Andrew A. Mazzara Administrative Services Conference Center on campus.
The baseball season begins on March 24. For further information, please contact Rochelle Taylor, HFCC athletic director, at (313) 317-4138.