According to Scott Dean, Assistant Media Relations Director at UK, the Wildcats have added one infield - Shaun Lehmann from Nashville (Tenn.).
The star infielder is a sensational additional for the University of Kentucky, piling up huge numbers in the junior college system at Dyersburg State Community College last season and at Columbia State in 2003.
Lehmann played four years under Jim Norris at McGavock High School in Nashville prior to his stints at the collegiate level. During his four years at McGavock, he helped his team to four district championships and was selected All-Conference first team three times while being named All-Region twice.
He also starred at golf, winning district champion as a senior.
Because of professional aspirations, Lehmann set off for Columbia State, where he batted .411 with 12 doubles and a home run. He scored 20 times and drove in 34, while stealing 13 bases. He was named first team All-Conference.
Lehmann then moved on to Dyersburg State Community College, where he played under coach Robert White. He led the entire Region with a .466 average, knocking 20 doubles and 8 home runs while driving in 45. His on-base percentage was an astounding .627 and his 38 steals narrowly lost the stolen base title.
The junior-to-be owned every single season hitting record at Dyersburg with the exception of home runs.
Lehmann was named All-Tennessee by the Tennessee Baseball Report as well as earning first team All-Conference honors in his sophomore campaign.
The newcomer to the baseball team will join the squad on Wednesday, January 12th when the winter class session starts. Lehmann is expected to compete for the shortstop or third base job at UK next season.
Cohen's class of 2004 was a top 25 class and Lehmann's addition only adds to the already talented group of young core players.