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Bulldog's Recruiting Class for this Year's Team is Pretty Good

Coach Batesole's class that is coming in this year (already on campus) is considered pretty good by Collegiate Baseball. The only MWC class better is San Diego State's. How these gold star kids do at the next level remains to be seen but fans always like to see the good ones come in. See what you think below.

Coach hopes he gets a lot of high fives from this year's frosh
Coach hopes he gets a lot of high fives from this year's frosh
Keith Kountz - Fresno State Athletics

Fresno State Recruits Will Try to Add on to Last Year's Average Finish

The Bulldogs under Mike Batesole always seem to have a good class of recruits. This year is no different.

Zach Ashford, OF, Buchanan HS, Clovis, CA
You may have read a little bit about him on the FSU athletics site. He made an all-region team and he also made first team all-state by MaxPreps after hitting .478 with an astounding 27 stolen bases. Lead-off hitter, indeed. Oh, he also made second team AA for MaxPreps. Think he can help?

Jack Ackerman, C, California HS, San Ramon, CA
Couldn't find a lot about Jack.

RJ Cordeiro, INF, Bishop Diego HS, San Diego, CA
RJ could be something special. He hit .404 his senior year in San Diego but he hit 9 home runs which is the special part. He not only made all-city for San Diego but he was the MVP. A shortstop who bats left and hits home runs. Hmm.

Ross Dodds, INF, Buchanan HS, Clovis, CA
About all I found was that Ross made Cal-Hi Sports' third team all-state team. If that's all you can find (I like stats, personally) on a player, AA or all-state is pretty good.

Alec Gamboa, LHP, Madera HS, Madera, CA
Alec hit .321 as a senior. He was in the running for male athlete of the year for California (football and baseball).

Ryan Sullivan, RHP, Oak Ridge HS, El Dorado, CA
Ryan was 5-2 and 2.35 his senior year which garnered him All-Metro for the Sacramento area. Not bad.

James Dawson Terrell III, OF, St. Patrick-St. Vincent HS, Fairfield, CA
Drafted and signed.

Kenny Varnell, LHP, Moorpark HS, Moorpark, CA
He was 9-1 and 1.11 and struck out about a batter an inning. That meets all the standards in my book; wins, ERA, and strikeouts.

The Bulldogs were just a tad over .500 last season so this year's recruits should help in a position or two. Names to remember are Ashford, Cordeiro, and Varnell. An infielder, an outfielder, and a pitcher. Now, is that asking too much?