EMU Baseball Signs Two to National Letters of Intent
YPSILANTI, Mich. (EMUEagles.com) – Eastern Michigan University head baseball coach Jay Alexander announced the signing of two top high school recruits to National Letters of Intent today.
Next year’s class will include Chad Witkowski (Tampa, Fla.-Steinbrenner) and Ian Ham (Tampa, Fla.-Tampa Catholic) who hail from Tampa, Fla. and who Alexander feels will make an immediate impact at Eastern Michigan.
Witkowski was one of the top hitters and pitchers for Steinbrenner High School in 2010. He hit .481 with eight doubles, nine home runs, 24 RBI and 21 runs scored. On the mound, Witkowski was 8-1 with a slim 2.16 ERA, striking out 44 batters over 48 and two-thirds innings.
“He is a very good athlete with big time power potential at the college level,” Alexander said. “He can play numerous positions with a bat that must stay in the lineup.”
Ham was a Tampa Tribune All-Hillsborough County honorable mention selection as a junior for Tampa Catholic High School in 2010. He was also a member of the 2009 RBI World Series qualifying Tampa Rays, a member of the National Honor Society and made the Principal’s Honor Roll with a 3.78 weighted GPA.
“He is a 6-foot, 6-inch right-hander with a fastball that reaches in the upper 80’s,” Alexander said. “Ham is fierce competitor with serious power-pitching potential.”
Wikowski and Ham will join newcomer and sophomore Kristian Calibuso as natives of Florida on the EMU baseball team in 2012.
“Coach [Andrew] Maki did another great job bringing in players who fit our system,” Alexander said. “I am excited about Ian and Chad as they are great student-athletes with good GPA’s. They will make an immediate impact in our program on and off the field.”