EC Baseball Announces 2021-22 Recruiting Class

EC Baseball Announces 2021-22 Recruiting Class

EUREKA – Eureka baseball coach Jerry Rashid announced the addition of 10 players to the program on Friday.

Six are freshmen and four are transfers. Nine are in-state talents, while one comes from Bigelow, Arkansas. They'll join a roster that gained a lot of experience this spring. The Red Devils only graduated four players in May and are set to return at least 20.

"We're very excited about the incoming group of baseball players," Rashid said. "They'll help our long-range plans and our goal of being a competitive program year in and year out."

Rashid expects to announce the addition of several more recruits later this summer.

The Class of 2021-22 includes:

Braden Cox (SO, IF/C, 6-4, 230, Criminal Justice, Washington, Ill., Illini Bluffs/Black Hawk College)

Mason DeFore (SO, IF/OF, 5-10, 180, Education, Mendota, Ill., Mendota H.S./IVCC)

Ethan Hedge (FR, IF, 5-10, 180, History Education, North Pekin, Ill., Pekin H.S.)

David Hidden (FR, IF/P, 5-5, 155, Kinesiology, East Peoria, Ill., East Peoria H.S.)

Ty Kapp (FR, OF, 6-2, 180, Sports Management, Trenton, Ill., Tri-Valley H.S.)

Lane Marlow (SR, IF/OF, 5-10, 190, Business Administration, Camp Point, Ill., Camp Point Central H.S./Roosevelt)

Kaleb Newton (FR, IF, 6-1, 215, Undecided, Bigelow, Ark., Bigelow H.S.)

Michael Oswald (FR, P, 5-11, 165, Business Administration, Clinton, Ill., Clinton H.S.)

Nick Rulevish (FR, P/IF, 5-10, 145, Biology, Addieville, Ill., Okawville H.S.)

Demetrius Schupp (FR, C, 5-8, 195, Education, Tonica, Ill., St. Bede Academy/IVCC)