Dec. 4, 2009
ROCHESTER, Mich. - The Oakland University Baseball program has signed five players to National Letters of Intent, announced head coach John Musachio Friday. Brady Adamek, Jacob Morton, Brad Pascoe, Jacob Paulson and Caleb Wick will join the OU team for the 2010-11 school year.
"We are proud to announce the five young men who have made a commitment to join our family here at Oakland University," said Musachio. "All of them bring outstanding ability on the baseball field, but more importantly, are outstanding students and exceptional young men from wonderful families."
Adamek, a sophomore right-handed pitcher from Grand Junction, Colo., has been selected one of the team captains at Neosho County Community College (Kan.) for the 2010 season. He earned three letters at Buena Vista High School (Co.) where he helped his team qualify for the Class 3A district tournament as a junior and earned Class 3A All-State honors as a senior.
"Brady comes from an outstanding junior college program (Neosho CC) and will be an immediate impact, power arm for our pitching staff," commented Musachio. "He will bring an intensity and competitive fire that will make people around him better as well. We anticipate great things from this young man."
Morton, a right-handed utility player from Jenison, Mich., is entering his senior year at Hudsonville High School. As a junior he had five doubles, five triples and one home run, scored 26 runs and drove in 17 runs while hitting .446. Morton helped his team win a Division I regional championship.
"Jake is one of the most athletic and versatile players in the state of Michigan," said Musachio. "He has a big time arm, good speed and strong baseball instincts. He is a perfect fit for our program as a player and young man."
Pascoe, a right-handed pitcher from Battle Creek, Mich., went 2-2 with 16 strikeouts, threw in 23 games and had a 3.91 ERA in 23 innings of work at Kellogg Community College (Mich.) in 2009. He earned two letters at Battle Creek Lakeview High School where he was 14-0 with a 2.75 ERA and helped his team to a record of 54-18.
"Brad brings a true closer-mentality to our pitching staff," added Musachio. "He comes from a tremendous junior college program (Kellogg), and is very well coached. He is a fierce competitor and wants the baseball with the game on the line. He will be an immediate impact arm for our program."
Paulson, a right-handed pitcher from Wixom, Mich., is entering his senior year at Walled Lake Central High School. He has a record of 18-6 while helping his team to an overall record of 56-27. As a freshman in 2007, he helped lead the Vikings to a regional championship final.
"Jake is a big, strong, hard working young man with a ton of upside on the mound," said Musachio. "He has a chance to be a big time contributor over the next several years."
Wick, a left-handed utility player from Flushing, Mich., is entering his senior year at Flushing High School. He has 19 doubles, scored 78 runs and driven in 82 runs while helping his team to an overall record of 86-23. Wick helped the Raiders to Division I State Quarterfinal appearances in 2007 and 08.
"Caleb is a two-way player who has a very bright future," commented Musachio. "He is a very polished hitter with power potential. On the mound, Caleb has good upside and should build upon his mid-80's fastball. It will be fun to watch him develop."