A trio of schools will be sending four highly touted high school recruits to round out the AppleSox 2014 roster. Right-handed pitcher Tyler Frost (Gonzaga), left-handed pitcher Calvin LeBrun (Gonzaga), right-handed pitcher Jonathan Teaney (University of San Diego), and infielder Joe Gillette (Oregon State) will join the AppleSox right out of high school this summer
Frost will come to Wenatchee straight from Greenway High School in Peoria, AZ. Last year the righty broke his high school’s record for lowest ERA in a season (0.93) and was named First Team All-State. His outstanding year garnered him national recognition as well, earning Third Team High School All-American honors by the National High School Baseball Coaches Association.
The southpaw LeBrun is also from Arizona. The Phoenix product who attends Sunnyslope High School is the younger brother of current Gonzaga player Cory LeBrun. He was a member of the USA 17U National Development Program and was named the Phoenix Pitcher of the Year and First Team All-State in 2012.
“Both guys are good enough that they can step in next year and get substantial innings for Gonzaga. They are very talented and we are looking forward to having them on the mound for us this summer,” said AppleSox head coach Ed Knaggs.
Teaney, from Palmdale, CA, will join the University of San Diego next fall. Last season he compiled an 11-3 record at Quartz Hill High School and struck out 80 batters in 55.2 innings. Perfect Game USA has him listed as the No. 187 overall national prospect in the class of 2014.
“The coaches at the University of San Diego are very high on him,” said Knaggs. “He has had an outstanding high school career and has been especially good this spring.”
Gillette will be the second Oregon State signee playing for the AppleSox this summer, joining future college teammate Drew Rasmussen in Wenatchee. Last season the California native from Scotts Valley was named the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League Player of the Year after hitting .400 with 25 RBIs.
“He has a very athletic build and good speed to go with it,” said Knaggs. “He plays the left side of the infield and more than likely will be a third baseman for us this summer.”
The 2014 season will begin at home on June 4th with a two-game series against the San Francisco Seals. The AppleSox will play a 59-game schedule this summer that includes 32 homes games.
Single game tickets start at just $6 for adults and $5 for kids. Season tickets are available now and can be purchased by contacting the AppleSox office at (509) 665-6900.