Jag Baseball Adds Talent

With the spring signing period in full swing, South Alabama's head coach-in-waiting, Mark Calvi, has added three new players to next year's squad. While a few more players are expected to sign, it is obvious that, when added to an impressive fall class, this new generation of Jag will have the talent to compete with anyone.

Second baseman Spencer Dickinson comes in with the highest profile. He began his career at national power Florida State before transferring to St. Petersburg College. In his one year there he has been very impressive. He currently sports a .376 batting average and .466 on-base percentage with one home run, 37 RBI and 17 stolen bases in 23 attempts. He also has a solid .945 fielding percentage.

Colin Bray is a three-sport star at Vancleave High School in Mississippi. Not only did he lead his basketball team in scoring and rebounding, but he also quarterbacked the football team to an 11-2 record. As a matter of fact, he actually signed a letter of intent to play football at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (a two year college LOI is superseded by four year university's). As his baseball team's leadoff hitter, centerfielder and top relief pitcher. He is hitting .394 and has 11 steals as his team readies itself for the playoffs. Bray is following a family tradition. His mother played volleyball and his father baseball for USA in the mid-to-late 80's.

Jarron Cito is the top pitcher for Daytona State College in the always-tough Panhandle Conference. The 6'1" right-hander has 7-4 record in 13 starts along with a 3.59 ERA. In 92.2 innings pitched he's allowed 85 hits while striking out 93 and has showed impressive control with only 18 walks. He is expected to contend for a weekend starting position at USA.

With more signings anticipated and the professional draft coming in June, the roster for 2012 is still in flux. With the energy and determination that Coach Calvi has shown in putting this class together, a safe bet is that a majority of this impressive group will be on Stanky Field together next fall.

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