Baseball adds three more to 2007 signing class

Jan. 9, 2007


The JU baseball team announced the signing of three student-athletes, including local product Kyle Fleming, as announced Tuesday by head coach Terry Alexander.

Joining Fleming in the Dolphins' 2007 signing class will be IF K.C. Clabough (Melbourne, Fla.) and OF Jeff Klein (Gainesville, Fla.).

Fleming (6-2, 175) is currently a sophomore at South Georgia College in Douglas, Ga., and will play centerfield and hit in the top three of the lineup for head coach Scott Sims. Fleming was a 2005 graduate of Stanton High School and played for former major league pitcher, Joel Davis.

"Kyle is a young man we recruited out of high school and we are very pleased to have him come back home," said Dolphin recruiting coordinator Tim Montez. "Not only is he a tremendous player, but he is an even better student. Kyle is a very athletic young man with a very high ceiling and he will make an immediate impact in our outfield next year."

Clabough (6-0, 170) is currently a senior at Cocoa Beach High School. As a junior, he earned all-Cape Coast Conference after batting .353 with 23 runs, 11 RBI and 11 stolen bases. In summer action, he batted .355 with 15 stolen bases for the Florida Stars.

"K.C. is a tremendous defensive middle infielder and an extremely hard working young man on the field and in the classroom," Montez said. "He makes every play and always seems to be in the right place at the right time. We look forward to seeing him in a Dolphin uniform."

Klein (5-8, 170) is currently a senior at Eastside High School. A two-time Gainesville Sun All-Area team honoree, he batted .468 with 13 doubles and two triples during his junior season.

"Jeff has made a tremendous impression on our coaching staff with his tough minded nature and his consistent contact at the plate," said Montez. "He is very disciplined and talented both academically and athletically. We are very excited to have Jeff join our program."

The Dolphins will open the 2007 season at Florida A&M on Jan. 30, at 3 p.m.

2007 Dolphin Signing Class

Name Pos. Hometown
K.C. Clabough IF Melbourne, Fla.
Chris Connelly OF Pembroke Pines, Fla.
Steve Eagerton RHP Jacksonville, Fla.
Kyle Fleming OF Jacksonville, Fla.
Sean Green RHP Chesterton, Ind.
Ben Henderson IF Albany, N.Y.
Glen Johnson IF Hobe Sound, Fla.
Jeff Klein OF Gainesville, Fla.
Matt Loosen RHP New Hyde Park, N.Y.
Thomas Myers OF Lakewood, Colo.
Matt Tomshaw LHP Kingston, N.Y.
James Warren IF Carmel, Calif.