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UTSA announces 2013 recruiting class on Wednesday

Courtesy: UTSA Athletics
Release: 09/12/2012
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SAN ANTONIO — First-year head coach Jason Marshall announced Wednesday his program's 2013 recruiting class. The Roadrunners will welcome 12 newcomers for the upcoming season.

"I'm extremely excited about this recruiting class," Marshall said. "We have addressed some needs on the mound and signed a few hitters that should make an immediate impact. We expect great things out of this group and believe they will help us as we transition into the Western Athletic Conference this season."

Joining UTSA this year will be Jesse Baker (Brenham, Texas/Brenham HS), Cody Brannon (Copperas Cove, Texas/Copperas Cove HS/Temple JC), Wes Cox (Rockwall, Texas/Rockwall HS/Texarkana JC), J.T. Gilmore (Killeen, Texas/Harker Heights HS), Jaryd Hodgson (Bastrop, Texas/Bastrop HS/Mountain View JC), Ty Parker (Jasper, Texas/Jasper HS/Texarkana JC), Antonio Ramirez (Ferndale, Mich./Bishop Foley Catholic HS/Clarendon JC), Nicholas Salois (Midland, Texas/Lee HS/Midland JC), Doug Sefcik (Tomball, Texas/Tomball HS/Crowder [Mo.] JC), Ryan Talley (Aledo, Texas/Aledo HS/Weatherford JC), Nolan Trabanino (Houston, Texas/Clear Brook HS) and Matt Walker (Robinson, Texas/Robinson HS/McLennan JC).

Below is biographical information on this year's class.


Jesse Baker, OF/INF
5-11  ·  185  ·  R/R
Brenham, Texas (Brenham HS)
· Led Brenham HS to state tournament as a junior
· Greater Houston preseason team as a senior
· 2011 honorable mention all-state and all-district
· 2011 state all-tournament team

Cody Brannon, P
6-1  ·  185  ·  L/L
Copperas Cove, Texas (Copperas Cove HS/Temple JC)
· Spring 2012 stats: 8-3 record, 1.54 ERA, 38 K, 70.1 IP
· 2012 second-team All-Region V North Conference
· Earned first-team all-district as a senior at Copperas Cove HS

Wes Cox, P
6-3  ·  180  ·  R/R
Rockwall, Texas (Rockwall HS/Texarkana JC)
· Served as the closer for Texarkana JC
· Spring 2012 stats: 6 saves, 3.91 ERA, 30 K, 25.1 IP
· Earned all-district honors his final two seasons at Rockwall HS

J.T. Gilmore, OF
5-9  ·  175  ·  L/R
Killeen, Texas (Harker Heights HS)
· Spring 2012 stats: .343 AVG, .495 OBP
· All-Centex All-Star Team as a senior
· First-team all-area selection as a senior
· Named first-team All-District 12-5A his final two seasons at Harker Heights HS
· Selected team most valuable player

Jaryd Hodgson, P
6-1  ·  160  ·  L/L
Bastrop, Texas (Bastrop HS/Mountain View JC)
· Spring 2012 stats: 2-2 record, 1.56 ERA, 25 K, 23 IP
· Named honorable mention all-conference in 2012

Ty Parker, C
5-11  ·  200  ·  R/R
Jasper, Texas (Jasper HS/Texarkana JC)
· Spring 2012 stats: .277 AVG, 24 R, 10 2B, 1 HR, 27 RBIs
· Participated in Texas/New Mexico Junior College All-Star Game
· Named all-state at Jasper HS
· Led Jasper HS to state tournament and set school's all-time RBI record
· Named to Class 4A all-state tournament team

Antonio Ramirez, UT
6-0  ·  205  ·  L/R
Ferndale, Mich. (Bishop Foley Catholic HS/Clarendon JC)
· Spring 2012 stats: .388 AVG, 49 R, 14 2B, 6 3B, 2 HR, 60 RBIs, 15 SB
· 2012 first-team All-Region V West Conference outfielder
· Earned first-team all-state honors as a senior at Bishop Foley Catholic HS
· Selected team most valuable player as a prep senior

Nicholas Salois, INF
6-0  ·  200  ·  R/R
Midland, Texas (Lee HS/Midland JC)
· Spring 2012 stats: .392 AVG, 30 R, 19 2B, 3 3B, 3 HR, 26 RBIs
· 2012 first-team All-Region V West Conference
· Named team most valuable player in 2011 at Lee HS

Doug Sefcik, P
5-10  ·  190  ·  L/L
Tomball, Texas (Tomball HS/Crowder JC)
· Spring 2012 stats: 6-2 record, 3.14 ERA, 40 K, 57.1 IP
· Member of the Freshman Junior Olympic Team while at Tomball HS
· Named to the Texas Sunbelt Team

Ryan Talley, P
6-2  ·  205  ·  R/R
Aledo, Texas (Aledo HS/Weatherford JC)
· Spring 2012 stats: 1 save, 3.21 ERA, 14 K, 14 IP
· Two-time all-district selection at Aledo HS

Nolan Trabanino, P
6-3  ·  205  ·  L/L
Houston, Texas (Clear Brook HS)
· Spring 2012 stats: 4-3 record, 0.83 ERA, 83 K, 7 CG
· Named first-team All-Greater Houston 5A and first-team All-District 24-5A as a senior
· Selected team most valuable player

Matt Walker, P
6-1  ·  180  ·  L/L
Robinson, Texas (Robinson HS/McLennan JC)
· Spring 2012 stats: 5-3 record, 3.93 ERA, 36 K, 50.1 IP
· Spring 2011 stats (at Sam Houston State): 5 G, 6.35 ERA, 1 K, 5.2 IP
· Participated in THSBCA All-Star Game as a senior at Robinson HS
· Three-time all-district selection
· Two-time first-team All-Centex
· 2010 district most valuable player
· 2007 district newcomer of the year

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