|AppleSox Add Pair from OSU|
Two players from one of the most accomplished college baseball programs in recent history will join the AppleSox this summer.AppleSox Head Coach Ed Knaggs has two players from Oregon State University set to be a part of the 2010 team. OSU is sending right-handed pitcher Stuart Fewel and infielder Andy Quiring to play in Wenatchee.
The Beavers, who won the College World Series in 2006 and 2007, were recently named the #2 college team of the decade by Baseball America. Oregon State is currently 10-3 and ranked 18th in the most recent Baseball America poll.
Quiring is in his first year with the Beavers after transferring from Feather River College. The Chico, CA, native earned all-American honors after hitting .406 and stealing 25 bases during his sophomore season.
He has appeared in five games for OSU this season, but has been limited due to an ankle sprain.
“He is very versatile guy who can really run,” said Knaggs. “He is coming as a middle infielder, but he can play the outfield as well. He will probably end up playing all over for us."
Fewel had a decorated high school career that was highlighted by throwing two perfect games in one week during his senior season at Wilson High School in Portland, OR. The 6-4 freshman was a two-year all-state pitcher and went 19-1 in his last two years of high school.
“It looks like there is a good chance he will redshirt this season,” said Knaggs. “He got to know our pitching coach Rob Hippi during the recruiting process and he is excited to come up here and work with him this summer.”
Last season the AppleSox featured only one player for OSU, outfielder/right-handed pitcher Ryan Gorton. The sophomore hit .289 in 76 at bats and did not give up an earned run in over 13 innings in relief to help the AppleSox capture the West Coast League Championship. He has not allowed a run in three appearances and is 1-0 for the Beavers this season.
"The West Coast League has been a great collegiate league for our players to compete in during the summer,” said OSU Head Coach Pat Casey in a recent interview with the West Coast League website. “When you have such great summer organizations close to Corvallis, it gives our players a great opportunity to play in great environments.”