January 24, 2011

Top High School Players Commit to Wildcats

Nine stellar high school baseball players have signed letters of intent to play at Western Nevada College in 2012. Each recruit boasts a resume of honors as a leader on the field, bringing a broad mix of talent to the Wildcats team.

Among the future Wildcats is Carson High School senior Colby Blueberg, an all-around athlete who plays shortstop and outfield, and can also pitch. In 2010, Blueberg earned all-conference honors for baseball, as well as all-northern 4A defensive back honors and the Prime Time Award for the most interceptions in league and state 4A for football.

Two Southern Nevada players have committed to Western - AJ Hernandez from Cimarron High School and Brandon Show from Shadow Ridge High School. Hernandez is a well-liked shortstop, unique for the fact that he hits left-handed, and Show is a shortstop and pitcher who will bring a very strong arm to the team.

Rounding out the 2012 recruits are Cody Hamlin, a big, right-handed pitcher from Timberline High School in Boise, Idaho; Dylan Smith (Olympia, Wash), a stellar athlete who will be key as an outfielder; Phillip Belding, a right-handed pitcher from Westview High School in Beaverton, Ore.; Cole Furgeson, a strong player with a big bat from North Salem High School in Hillsboro, Ore.; Michael Sherwin, one of the highest rated hitters in the Pacific Northwest from Auburn Riverside High School in Auburn, Wash.; and Rayne Raven, a versatile right-handed pitcher, position player and hitter from Curtis High School in Tacoma, Wash.

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