Baseball’s 2013 recruiting class recognized nationally
The JU baseball program continues to have a great eye for talent as the 2013 recruiting class was ranked No. 55 in the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper top 40 poll.

The Dolphins, who appeared in the poll for the seventh season, had their recruiting classes ranked in the 2006, 2007 and 2010 polls, while getting honorable mention accolades in the 2008-09 and 2011 editions.

This is the first honor for new recruiting coordinator and assistant coach Talmadge Nunnari who was put in charge of recruiting by head coach Terry Alexander last spring. Associate Head Coach Tim Montez, who has had 14 classes (six at JU) recognized by Collegiate Baseball, moved out of the recruiting role to be more involved with the day-to-day operations of the program.

“We are happy to get noticed for our hard work,” JU head coach Terry Alexander said. “Talmadge did a great job putting together this class. All of our staff has put in a lot effort into getting these guys here. Now, our focus is developing these guys and helping them reach their best potential. Overall, we are excited with the class we have entering the 2013 season.”

The 2013 class includes junior college transfers in Brady North (1B/Hillsborough JC), Zach Gordon (RHP/St. Petersburg College), Drew Luther (C/Fullerton College) Braddock Rowe (C/South Georgia College) and Scott Schaub (3B/College of Central Florida).

The Dolphins’ freshman class is made up Kris Molter (3B/Bishop Kenny HS), Michael Babb (OF/Bartram Trail HS), Nathan Koslowski (OF/Episcopal HS), Josh Baker (OF/LHP/University School), Nate Ricci (OF/1B /Madison LaFolette), Jacob Terry (RHP/Navarre HS), Christian Diaz (IF/ Steinbrenner HS) and John McNamara (C/St. Thomas Aquinas HS).

The Dolphins open the season Feb. 15 with a three-game series vs. Richmond at John Sessions Stadium