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ULM Baseball Finalizes Early Signing Class with Addition of Three More Players
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Release: November 19, 2009
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MONROE, La.-ULM baseball head coach Jeff Schexnaider finalized his early signing class with the addition of three players from Hinds Community College on Thursday. Left-handed pitcher Fraser Adams, right-handed pitcher Brent Gay and shortstop Jason Hicks all signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Warhawks beginning with the 2011 season.

The signing of Adams, Gay and Hicks brings ULM's class during the early signing period to 10 players.

"I could not be more pleased with the group of student-athletes that we have already signed this year," Schexnaider said. "This class has a chance to be really special.  Coach (Cory) Barton, Coach (Lantz) Wheeler and the rest of our staff put a lot of time in and did a great job recruiting these players.  All of these student-athletes are not only great baseball players, but they are also the kind of young men we want to represent our program in the classroom and in the community."

Adams went undefeated in his freshman season at Hinds posting a perfect 7-0 mark on the mound. The native of Jackson, Miss., appeared in 18 games and finished the season with a 4.86 ERA and 52 strikeouts over 65 innings of work. Adams finished the season with a 3.3 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

He was named to the Mississippi Private School Association All-Star Game following his senior season at Madison Ridgeland Academy. He also earned a pair of all-conference honors in both baseball and basketball and represented Mississippi in the Junior Sunbelt Classic.

"Fraser is just a winner," Schexnaider said. "You know that every time he steps on the mound you are going to have a good chance to win that game.  He is a very competitive young man and should help our staff immediately."

Gay also posted an impressive win-loss record for the Eagles finishing the year 6-1 with 26 strikeouts over 13 appearances and 43.2 innings. The native of Jackson, Miss., was an all-state selection as a senior at Jackson Academy and was a two-time all-conference honoree.

"Brent is another big physical pitcher in this class," Schexnaider said. "He has the ability to throw with high velocity that we feel will increase before his time here is done."

Hicks had a solid freshman season for the Eagles last season batting .353 with 14 doubles, two triples, eight home runs and 46 RBIs over 53 games. The native of Brandon, Miss., also proposed problems on the bases for opposing teams stealing 15 bases in 18 attempts.

He was selected to play in the Mississippi High School Athletic Association All-Star Game following his senior season at Brandon High School where he was named Team MVP.

 "Jason is a very versatile position player," Schexnaider said. "We feel like he could play any position on the infield as well as both corner outfield spots.  He has put up some good numbers in Junior College and we feel like he will help our lineup in a variety of ways."

ULM Baseball Signing Class
Fraser Adams (LHP) - Hinds Community College
Les Aulds (OF) - LSU-Eunice
Brent Gay (RHP) - Hinds Community College
Jason Hicks (SS) - Hinds Community College
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