Furman Baseball Adds Right-handed Pitcher

Furman Baseball Adds Right-handed Pitcher

Aug. 4, 2008

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Furman baseball coach Ron Smith announced today the signing of pitcher Mike Waller to a national letter of intent.

Waller, a 6-foot-6, 225-pound right-hander, is a product of Chaminade (Mo.) High School in St. Louis. As a senior he posted a 2-2 mark with a 3.29 earned run average. This summer he went 2-0 with a 1.81 ERA for the Manchester Legion squad, recording 10 strikeouts in 19 1/3 innings. He also batted .458 with a 19 extra base hits and 38 RBI.

Waller's signing gives Furman eight additions for the 2009 season. Earlier the Paladins announced the signing of pitchers Stephen Gary of Greenwood, S.C (Emerald H.S.), Jamel Mann from McDonnough, Ga. (Henry County H.S.), Kevin Gottlieb of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (Palm Beach Gardens H.S.), and Bobby Lyne from Mundelein, Illionis (Mt. Carmel H.S.).

Also set to join Furman this fall are center fielder Andrew Cadger of Dunwoody, Ga. (Woodward Academy), catcher Blaine Rosenburg from Birmingham, Ala. (Oak Mountain H.S.), and middle infielder Will Owens from Greer (Riverside H.S.). Owens was a starter on Greenville County's 2008 Big League World Series championship squad.

Furman posted a 33-24 record in 2008, including a 17-10 Southern Conference mark good for a third place regular season finish.