Islanders Baseball Signs Three to National Letters of Intent

CORPUS CHRISTI -

Head Coach Scott Malone and the staff of the Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi baseball program today announced the signing of three student-athletes to National Letters of Intent. Trevor Belicek (Uvalde, Texas/Uvalde), Jordan Lee (Houston, Texas/Cypress Creek) and Tyler Schnuriger (San Antonio, Texas/Douglas MacArthur) will join the Islanders for the 2011-12 school year.

"These three players will come in with high expectations," Malone said. "I expect them all to compete for a job right away. The best compliment I can give these three young men is that as impressive as they are on the field, they are well rounded off the field as well. They will be great ambassadors for our program."

Belicek joins the Islanders entering his third year for Tim Bertholf at Uvalde High School. A left-handed pitcher and outfielder, Belicek struck out 100 batters as a junior last season to go along with a 2.76 ERA. He picked up First Team All-District and All-Area honors for his efforts on the mound. The 6-foot-2, 190 pounder also hit .315 at the plate with a .449 on-base percentage, a .556 slugging average and 49 RBI as a junior.

"Trevor is a very physically gifted two-way player," assistant coach and recruiting coordinator Chris Ramirez said. "He is your stereotypical tall and lean left-handed pitcher with a good arm and tremendous upside on the mound. Trevor also has the ability to step in the batter's box and hit for power from the left side."

Lee will come to Texas A&M - Corpus Christi after winning letters as a sophomore and junior at Cypress Creek under head coach Michael McCollum. The 5-foot-7 speedster in the outfield was named honorable mention All-District and was a Third Team All-Houston honoree in 2010. He played his summer baseball for the Houston Banditos.

"Jordan is a very athletic centerfielder," Ramirez said. "His 6.5 60-yard dash will make him one of the better runners in our league and his addition continues to make us a more explosive team both offensively and defensively."

Schnuriger heads to the Island University having already collected three letters for Tommy Alfieri at Douglas MacArthur. The righty picked up all-district and all-area honors following a junior season when he posted a 1.50 ERA. The 5-foot-11, 175-pound Schnuriger also played for the South Texas Sliders in club baseball.

"Tyler is one of the best arms out of San Antonio in this year's recruiting class," Ramirez said. "He is a very athletic pitcher with a fastball in the upper 80s and has been up to 93 mph from the outfield."

Malone was quick to give praise to his recruiting coordinator for his efforts in putting together the class.

"Coach Ramirez has done another great job of adding three outstanding young men to our program," Malone said. "Chris is one of the youngest and hardest-working recruiting coordinators at the Division I level."