Michigan Adds Daar to 2012-13 Recruiting Class

July 12, 2012

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan baseball program and head coach Erik Bakich announced today (Thursday, July 12) that right-handed pitcher Alex Daar (Clinton Twp., Mich./University Liggett) will continue his academic and athletic career at U-M beginning in the fall of 2012.

"We are thrilled to add Alex to this year's recruiting class," Bakich said. "He had a tremendous amount of success on the field this year and is very deserving of the Mr. Baseball award. We look forward to his contributions as a pitcher in Maize and Blue."

Daar was the Co-Mr. Baseball in the state of Michigan in 2012, going 16-1 on the mound for the Knights his senior season. He also was 12-2 on the hill as a junior for University Liggett. Daar was selected to the All-State first team and the MSHBCA Dream Team. He helped the Knights to a state championship in 2011 and a runner-up finish in 2012. He is a two-time Michigan Independent Athletic Conference Most Valuable Player and played in the MSHBCA East-West All-Star Game in June at Comerica Park in Detroit, Mich. Daar graduated Magna Cum Laude from University Liggett and earned the Scholar-Athlete Award at the school.

Daar joins Jake Balicki (Beverly Hills, Mich./Groves), Jacob Cronenworth (St. Clair, Mich./St. Clair), Matthew Dacey (Wyckoff, N.J./Don Bosco Prep), Evan Hill (Mt. Pleasant, Mich./Mt. Pleasant), Travis Maezes (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer), Daniel McKinney (Bowling Green, Ohio/Bowling Green), Kevin Ross (Skokie, Ill./Niles West), Tim Shannon (Hopkins, Minn./Hopkins) and Cam Wysocki (Ada, Mich./Forest Hills Northern) as U-M's class for 2012-13.

2011-12 Michigan Recruiting Class

Player Pos. Hometown/High School
Jake Balicki RHP Beverly Hills, Mich./Groves
Jacob Cronenworth OF St. Clair, Mich./St. Clair
Matthew Dacey IF Wyckoff, N.J./Don Bosco Prep
Alex Daar RHP Clinton Twp., Mich./University Liggett
Evan Hill LHP Mt. Pleasant, Mich./Mt. Pleasant
Travis Maezes IF/OF Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer
Daniel McKinney RHP Bowling Green, Ohio/Bowling Green
Kevin Ross IF Skokie, Ill./Niles West
Tim Shannon RHP Hopkins, Minn./Hopkins
Cam Wysocki RHP Ada, Mich./Forest Hills Northern

Contact: Kent Reichert (734) 763-4423

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