MONROE, La.-ULM baseball head coach Jeff Schexnaider announced the signing of three more student-athletes to National Letters of Intent on Tuesday. Catcher Caleb Knox, shortstop Jeremy Sy and left-handed pitcher and first baseman Randy Zeigler will all play for the Warhawks beginning with the 2011 season.
Knox will join the Warhawks from Northwest Shoals Community College in Muscle Shoals, Ala., where he played in 37 games for the Patriots and was one of the top defensive catches in the conference. The native of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., played for the Brentwood A's summer team in 2007 where he handled a pitching staff that featured three players selected in the Major League Baseball Draft.
"Caleb is a hard-nosed player who will fit into our system very well," Schexnaider said. "He is a great example of a coach on the field and will do a great job with our pitching staff."
Sy batted .373 with 14 doubles, three triples, seven home runs and 38 RBIs in 53 games for Olney Central College last season. The native of Mt. Zion, Ill., was near perfect on stolen base attempts swiping 24 bases in 25 tries.
"Jeremy is a very talented player," Schexnaider said. "He can do a little bit of everything. Offensively he is dangerous because he can hit for some power as well as control the bat and steal some bases. Defensively he has good range and a good arm."
Zeigler transferred to Bossier Parish Community College following one season at LSU. He appeared in three games for the Tigers in 2009 before suffering a season-ending injury.
The Shreveport, La., native was the 2008 LBCA State Player of the Year in Class 2A at Calvary Baptist High School after posting a 10-3 record with 129 strikeouts. He was the 1A State Pitcher of the Year following his junior season after posting a 12-2 record with a 1.95 ERA and 152 strikeouts in 86 innings. At the plate, Zeigler batted .512 with 12 home runs as a senior and .445 with 11 home runs as a junior.
"Randy will have the ability to play both ways for us," Schexnaider said. "He is a quality left-handed pitcher and he can hit from the left side of the plate and play some first base. He should contribute right away on the mound and in the batter's box."
Baseball Signing Class
Les Aulds (OF) - LSU-Eunice
Caleb Knox (C) - Northwest Shoals Community College
Joey Rapp (OF) - Chipola College
Jeremy Sy (SS) - Olney Central College
Kendall Thamm (LHP) - Angelina College
Cale Wine (RHP) - John A. Logan College
Randy Zeigler (LHP/OF) - Bossier Parish Community College