Baseball Sends Seven on to Four-Year Schools
MESA, AZ - A total of seven players from the 2013 Mesa baseball team will be moving on to four-year schools.
A pair of pitchers, Charlie Land, pictured right, (So., Wheat Ridge, Col., Wheat Ridge H.S.) and Jake Andrews (So., Gilbert, AZ/Hamilton H.S.) are headed to Eastern Michigan together. Land, coach Tony Cirelli's closer for the past two years, set school records with 12 saves in 2012 and 19 in his career. Andrew was 6-4 with a 4.19 ERA and led the team in strikeouts with 78 in 79.1 innings.
Infielder Kevin Carr (So., Chandler, AZ/Chandler H.S.) will be going to Southeast Louisiana. He was the T-Birds' second leading hitter with a .370 average to go along with ten doubles and a team-leading 41 RBIs. He was a first-team all-Region I, DII choice and a second team all-ACCAC selection.
Alex Walker (So., Denver, Colo/Wheat Ridge H.S.) paced MCC with a .391 average and is headed for Metro St. in Denver.
Spencer Long (So., Phoenix, AZ/Shadow Mountain H.S.) will be playing at Panhandle St.in Oklahoma after going 3-2 for Mesa with a 3.63 ERA.
Robbie Ingram (So., Flagstaff, AZ/Sinagua H.S.) will stay local, playing at Arizona Christian. He was 3-4 with a 4.94 ERA.