Jun 20th, 2013 @ 1:29 pm | Author: Mark Potts
Valley City State University head baseball coach Casey Olney announces the signing of 18 players to NAIA Letters of Intent for next season.

The incoming recruiting class will join the Viking baseball team in the fall of 2013 and includes 13 freshmen and five transfers from various community colleges.

"We have a good mix of talent coming in this fall," said Olney. "Several of our recruits bring state tournament experience to VCSU, where they will be expected to compete right away for open starting positions."

The Vikings are coming off a 15-26 season in 2013, and graduated 11 seniors from that squad. The incoming class features several North Dakota athletes, including all state players Jaime Villarreal and Austin Markel of Grafton, a perennial contender in Class B baseball. They'll join former Grafton teammates Joe Demers and Tom Houdek, who both started as freshmen last year for VCSU.

Other area signed recruits for fall of 2013 include Ben Bruenjes and Jordan Rheault of Class A state runner-up West Fargo; Jared Meiklejohn of LaMoure; Mitch Scheer of Class B state champion Central Cass; Chase Carpenter of Valley City; Ryan Hammargren of East Grand Forks, Minn.; and Mason Bombersbach of Breckenridge, Minn.

VCSU Baseball Recruits
2013 Incoming Freshmen
Jaime Villarreal – RHP/3B Grafton, all state
Austin Markel – SS St. Thomas, Grafton, all state
Ryan Hammargren – C/UTL East Grand Forks
Ben Bruenjes – C West Fargo
Jared Meiklejohn – SS Lamoure
Mitch Scheer – 3B Casselton
Nathan Bagby – SS/3B Hemet CA
Anthony Necochea – CF/LHP Hemet CA
Devon Wu – RHP Newmarket ONT
Mason Bombersbach – LHP Breckenridge MN
Chase Carpenter – RHP Valley City
Jordan Rheault  -2B West Fargo
Daniel Foil – OF Rancho Cucamonga CA
2013 Incoming Transfers
Chris Holden – RHP Covina CA (Citrus CC)
Carlos Rosales – RHP La Puente CA (Citrus CC)
Brandon Welinski – CF/RHP (Itasca CC)
Jake Rambow – SS Willmar MN (Ridgewater CC)
Jordan Thompson –  RHP West Jordan UT (Dawson CC)