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Pitt State Baseball Welcomes 13 New Players for 2015 Season

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Pittsburg State head baseball coach Matt Murray is pleased to welcome 13 new players to the program. Christian Cendeno, Blaine Fisher, Drake Herrman, Christian Arnold, Andrew Vogelbaugh, Jake Durosette, Gage Grant, Lake Keller, Brett Macary, Derek Jacons, Jack Mercer, Jordan Rice and Kyle Sellers will begin preseason workouts with the Gorillas this fall to play in the 2015 season.


Arnold, Grant and Rice are transfers. Arnold comes to PSU from Kansas City Community College where he earned All-Jayhawk Conference Honorable Mention honors as an outfielder. He hit .305 with 10 home runs and 52 RBI as a freshman last season and helped his team to a regional runner up finish. Grant is a 6-1 infielder and catcher from Andover, Kan. He joins the Gorillas a as junior after transferring from Cowley County Community College. Jordan Rice will be a junior infielder, transferring to Pittsburg State from William Jewll College.

Christian Cedeno is a local product from St. Mary's Colgan in Pittsburg. He finished the 2014 season with a 7-2 record and a 1.46 ERA with 93 strikeouts in 57.1 innings. The 5-11 lefty was a two-time all-state and all-conference selection, as well as the 2013 Kansas Class 3A and 2014 Kansas Class 2A Pitcher of the Year, while helping Colgan to two state titles.

Jake Durosette is a 5-7 infielder from Fort Scott High School. He hit .380 as a senior and earned second-team all-state honors.

Blaine Fisher Is a left handed pitcher from Olathe South High School. As a senior he recorded a 6-2 record with a 1.69 ERA and 54 strikeouts in 49.2 innings. He was a second team all-state selection, a first-team All-Sunflower league honoree and was selected as his team's MVP. 

Drake Herrman also finished his senior season with a 6-2 record and a 1.83 ERA with 55 strikeouts over 51 innings. He earned second team all-State and second team All-Eastern Kansas League honors while playing for Blue Valley Southwest High School. He helped lead the team to a state runner up finish.

Derek Jacobs is another left handed pitcher. He hails from Parkland, Fla. and attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. in 2013 he earned a 6-0 ercord with a 2.10 ERA and was an All-Broward County honorable mention selection.

Lake Keller earned all-district, all- conference and All-Tri-Lakes honors as a left  handed pitcher for Branson High School.

Brett Macary is another local player, a 6-0 infielder from Frontenac High School. He hit .392 with 86 RBI in his high school career while earning first-team all-state and all-conference honors. He was selected as a KABC All-Star.

Jack Mercer comes to Pittsburg from Rockhurst High School in Lee's Summit, Mo. In his senior season, Mercer hit .364 with five home runs and 30 RBI. He  earned all-district and all-state honors and was a second-team American Family Insurance All-USA Missouri selection.

Kyle Sellers joing the Gorillas from Lawson High School in Lawson, Mo.

Andrew Vogelbaugh is an infielder and right handed pitcher from Liberty North High School in Liberty, Mo. The first team Louisville Slugger high School All-American hits .435 with seven home runs, 15 doubles and 47 RBI while earning a 6-0 record and a 1.0 ERA on the mound. He was named the conference Player of the Year and was a Missouri all-state selection. He was named an MHSBCA All-Star and a first team American Family Insurance All-USA Missouri selection.                 
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