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BASEBALL RECRUITING: More than 25 seniors have already snared D1 scholarships on the diamond

   | Scott Burnstein

State Champs! Sports Network

It’s five months away from the start of the prep baseball season, but it’s never too early to shine a light on college diamond recruiting in the state of Michigan.

There are currently 28 players from the Class of 2013 that have already accepted Division I college scholarships.

Here’s an alphabetical breakdown;

Brett Adcock (LHP Bay City Western) Michigan One of the top lefties in the state who is fast-improving with his mechanics on the mound

Carmen Benedetti (1B Grosse Pointe South) Michigan – Heavy hitter at the dish, clubbing his way to a .520 batting average as a junior last spring

Walter Borkovich (RHP Traverse City West) Michigan State – Tall (6-6), hard-throwing right-hander who had a great summer and shot up the state’s recruiting charts

Colton Bradley (SS Richland Gull Lake) Central Michigan Consistent and clutch hitter with a sparkling glove at short

Jacob Britt (OF-RHP Tecumseh) Toledo Steady as they come whether on the mound, in the field or at the plate

B.J. Butler (RHP-OF Mattawan) Ball State – Versatile diamond gem that is a steal for Ball State and the MAC

C.J. Clouse (OF Grand Blanc) Western Michigan – Most-feared leadoff hitter in the whole state

Nick Deeg (LHP Lake Orion) Central Michigan – Powerful and precise lefty hurler who also sports a nifty stick (.450 batting average)

Connor Fannon (RHP GPW University Liggett) Oakland – Arguably the best small-school pitcher in the state

Robert Greenman (C Hudsonville) Central Michigan Great leader behind the plate

Hector Gutierrez (SS Detroit Western) Michigan – Contac-specialist at the plate and slick-gloved middle infielder on defense…might have highest upside in his recruiting class

Jordan Keeson (OF Hartland) Toledo – A power-hitting outfield prospect with a rifle of an arm

Jackson Lamb (RHP-CF Temperance Bedford) Michigan Is probably the top p