Friday, October 23, 2009

USC Baseball Gets Two

Coach Tanner gets two more for 2010 and this time it is a pair of JUCO pitchers. 
Sophomores LHP Bryan Harper (6-5 195) and RHP Donn Roach (6-1 180) of College of Southern Nevada JC pledged to be a gamecock.

Per Phil Kornbult -

"Both are natives of Las Vegas. Harper pitched last season for Cal State Northridge. He appeared in 16 games, starting six, and had a 0-4 record with a 6.68 ERA. In 32.1 innings, Harper walked 22 and struck 15. Teams batted .351 agaInst him. Harper was drafted in 2008 by Washington in the 31st round. He's the brother of highly regarded catcher Bryce Harper who is a freshman at Southern Nevada and is expected to be one of the top picks in this summer's draft. Roach played last season at Arizona before transfering to the junior college. He appeared in 20 games, starting seven, and was 1-4 with a 7.84 ERA. Roach worked 41.1 innings striking out 22 and walking 22, and teams batted .327 against him. Baseball American named Roach one of the nation's top 50 seniors in 2008 when he was 9-1 with a 1.73 ERA. He was drafted by the Angels in the 40th round that summer."
This is great for Tanner and USC as help in the "arms" department is much needed going into 2010.  I look forward to seeing these two guys winning some games for Carolina in the SEC.  Welcome and just behave in five points please.

1 comment:

cardplayer said...

The hype around Bryce Harper is amazing. From most accounts, he is considered to be the most complete high school baseball player since Josh Hamilton. I cant wait to see how this story ends.