Dawson Community College baseball coach Brent Diegel is pleased to announce the recent signing of five more student athletes for the upcoming 2009-2010 Buccaneer Baseball season.
Bobby King, a pitcher and infielder from Brigham City, Utah, played his high school baseball with the Box Elder High School Bees. He will join his friend and current sophomore Danny Nevling on the Buccaneer roster. At 5 foot 11, and 165 pounds, King was a Class 4A All-State honorable mention player in 2008.
Zane Mathson, a 6 foot 3, 185 pound shortstop, comes to DCC from Casper, Wyoming. A Natrona High School graduate, Mathson was distinguished as a first team All-State selection in Wyoming American Legion baseball. He posted remarkable stats in his 2009 season with the Casper Oilers, batting .414 (72 for 174) and notching 21 doubles, 11 triples and 3 homeruns, with 67 RBI and 62 runs scored. Mathson will suit up for the Bucs with his Oilers teammate Sean Robison, who signed with the Bucs in May.
Chris Ouverson is a 6 foot 2, 180 pound pitcher and infielder from Tillamook, Oregon. In his senior year with the Tillamook High School Cheese Makers, the right-hander posted a 7-2 record and an impressive 2.54 ERA. He struck out 33 and walked just 12 in 45 innings of work. At the plate, Chris posted a solid .309 batting average. He will begin a business degree while at DCC.
Dustin Schultz is a graduate of Great Falls High School in Great Falls, Montana. As a member of the AA Great Falls Stallions, the 6 foot 4 right hander saw time at pitcher, third base and the outfield this season. Schultz hit .297 this season, driving in 26 runs and scoring 16 times in just 111 at bats. On the mound, he posted 3-2 record with a 2.43 ERA. He struck out 31 batters in 46 innings on the mound. He is the sixth Montana Legion player to sign with the Buccaneers for the upcoming season.
Bret Walters joins the Buccaneers from Salt Lake City, Utah where he attended Brighton High School. Bret, a right-handed catcher, checks in at 5 foot 7 and 190lbs. He caught in 20 games for the Bengals, making just two errors behind the plate and posting an impressive. 978 fielding percentage. Walters also showed patience at the plate, earning a .545 on-base percentage by drawing a team high 21 walks and being hit by pitch nine times. Bret will study in the Law Enforcement program while at Dawson.
These five new recruits will join forces with the six other freshman who have signed to play for DCC in 2009-2010. Earlier in the year, Coach Diegel signed Montana players Chris Mjelstad and Joe Binstock from Billings, Anthony Kuntz from Laurel, Ryan Gratwohl from Hardin and Tanner Newman from Bozeman. Sean Robison from Casper, WY also signed a letter of intent earlier in the year.