CIRCLEVILLE, OH - Coach Grant Reynolds has continued his baseball recruiting blitz for the class of 2014, once again announcing a strong group of signees. Reynolds has added four more signings for the 2014-15 season, with three new players coming from Ohio and one from Indiana.
Stephen Wood will be joining his Landmark Christian teammates, Ethan Skowronski and Michael Martin, at OCU next year. Stephen had a strong junior year under coach Jim Martin, hitting .359 with 11 runs scored and 21 RBI's. Wood, a corner infielder, has also gotten off to a hot start this season, driving in 9 runs through his teams first 8 games on his way to a .545 batting average.
Ryan Duncan is a switch hitting catcher from Washington High School in Washington Court House who has also committed to join the Trailblazers next season. As a junior, Duncan hit .268 and was third on the Blue Lions squad, driving in 14 RBI's. Duncan did a good job of shutting down the running game for the Blue Lions defense, throwing out 50% of would-be base stealers last season.
Andy Douglas is a pitcher from Greensburg High School in Indiana and will also be joining the Trailblazers next season. Douglas is putting together a strong senior year on the mound after missing his junior year due to injury. In his sophomore season for the Pirates, Andy had an ERA of 0.83 in 15 1/3 innings of work while racking up 13 k's. Coach Scott Holdsworth has the Pirates at 8-0 so far this season and Andy has been a big part of that success, having struck out 8 batters in 8 innings of work with a 2.62 ERA.
Eric McClure will be joining the Trailblazers after completing his senior season at Liberty Union HS under Coach Mike Schmidt. As a junior, Eric hit .300 and led the Lions with 31 RBI's. He also showed his speed as he also managed to swipe 13 bases. Eric racked up the second most innings pitched for the Lions and finished the year with a 4.25 ERA. As a senior, Eric is the Lions main catcher and has thrown out over 30% of base stealers as well as leading the team in batting average at .417 and in RBI's with 16, through the first 15 games. He is currently second on the team in stolen bases with 9.