July 31, 2013
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan baseball program and head coach Erik Bakich have announced the recruiting class for the 2013-14 academic year today (Wednesday, July 31). The Wolverines have 15 incoming recruits -- 13 freshmen and two junior college transfers. The Maize and Blue also had four signees selected in the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft in June.
Joining the Maize and Blue for the 2013-14 season are Brett Adcock (Kawkawlin, Mich./Bay City Western), Carmen Benedetti (Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich./Grosse Pointe South), Ethan Cohen (Thousand Oaks, Calif./Keystone Academy), Jackson Glines (Coarsegold, Calif./Fresno City College), Hector Gutierrez (Detroit, Mich./Western), Nick Kowalczuk (Oak Park, Ill./Oak Park-River Forest), Jackson Lamb (Temperance, Mich./Bedford), Keith Lehmann (Western Springs, Ill./Lyons Township), Mac Lozer (Indianapolis, Ind./North Central), Trey Miller (Lexington, Ky./Lexington Catholic), Kendall Patrick (Mitchell, S.D./Blackhawk C.C.), Ramsey Romano (El Cajon, Calif./Valhalla), TJ Shook (Bloomfield Hills, Mich./U of D Jesuit), Johnny Slater (Southfield, Mich./Southfield Lathrup) and Harrison Wenson (Farmington Hills, Mich./U of D Jesuit).
"Our recruiting coordinator, Nick Schnabel, along with pitching coach Sean Kenny and our entire coaching staff did an incredible job putting together one of the elite recruiting classes in the nation,"Bakich said. "This class will help accelerate the positive momentum we generated in 2013 and help bring championships back to Michigan Baseball. The future is extremely bright."
Michigan finished the 2013 season with a 29-27 overall record and went 14-10 in Big Ten play. The Wolverines finished tied for fifth in the Big Ten standings and advanced to the six-team Big Ten Tournament for the first time since the 2010 season.
2013-14 Recruiting Class
Brett Adcock - LHP - Kawkawlin, Mich./Bay City Western
Was 12-0 with a 0.58 earned-run average and 124 strikeouts in 72 innings pitched his senior year at Bay City Western High School in Auburn, Mich. ... Earned All-State honors and was named to the Bay City Baseball Dream Team ... Also earned All-Saginaw Valley League first team honors as well as all-district and all-region accolades ... Helped Bay City Western to a Division I state title in 2013 ... Was a three-time all-conference selection and two time all-district and all-region honoree ... Also wrestled and played freshman football at Bay City Western ... Plays summer baseball for Midwest Elite ... Also played for the Novi Bulls and the Saginaw Means ... Has an honors grade-point average and was part of Health Occupation Students of America at Bay City Western.
Carmen Benedetti - IF/LHP - Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich./Grosse Pointe South
Hit .500 with six home runs and 33 RBI's for Grosse Pointe South his senior season ... Is a three-time All-State first team selection ... Was named the 2013 MHSBCA Co-Mr. Baseball ... Won four district championships while at Grosse Pointe South ... Was a 2013 Louisville Slugger All-America first team selection as well as a preseason honoree ... A two-time captain at Grosse Pointe South ... Played in the 2013 MHSBCA East/West All-Star Game at Comerica Park ... A three-time All-District, All-Macomb Area Conference, All-Region and Dream Team selection ... Broke Grosse Pointe South' single-season records for batting average (.557), hits (54), RBI's (49) and doubles (17) ... Is South's career leader in batting average (.492), hits (174), doubles (42), home runs (22), RBI's (143) and walks (88) ... Played summer baseball for Underwood Orr, the Ann Arbor Travelers and South Farmington Blues ... Played in the Perfect Game WWBA Under-16 National Championship in Georgia in 2011 ... Was an honor roll student at Grosse Pointe South.
Ethan Cohen - OF - Thousand Oaks, Calif./Keystone Academy
Played in the Perfect Game Nationals in 2012 ... Was a Perfect Game All-California Region second team selection in 2013 ... Also was a third team Perfect Game Underclass All-American honoree ... Played for the ABD Bulldogs from 2011-13 ... Was enrolled in junior college classes throughout high school ... Graduated high school in three years.
Jackson Glines - OF - Coarsegold, Calif./Fresno City College
Played two seasons at Fresno City College, earning Most Valuable Player of the Central Valley Conference his sophomore season ... Hit .374 with four home runs, 29 RBI's and 49 runs scored in 2013 ... Was a NorCal All-American after his 2013 campaign ... Earned first team all-CVC honors his freshman year after hitting .393 for the Rams ... Was a two-time all-North Sequoia League honoree at Yosemite High School in Oakhurst, Calif. ... Was injured playing football his senior year and did not play baseball ... Hit .430 his sophomore season ... Also played basketball at Yosemite ... Played summer baseball for the Clovis Reds and the Cal Blaze ... Made the honor roll all four years of high school.
Hector Gutierrez - IF/RHP - Detroit, Mich./Western
Was a two-time all-state selection at Western International High School in Detroit, Mich. ... Was a four-time all-city honoree and three-time all-district team member ... Was ranked seventh in the state by MichiganBaseballProspects.com ... Struck out 18 in a win over Detroit King his senior year ... Helped Western advance to the state quarterfinals his sophomore season ... Played summer baseball for the Allen Park Jaguars, the Detroit Drive and Agreen Baseball ... Was an honor roll student at Western.
Nick Kowalczuk - IF - Oak Park, Ill./Oak Park-River Forest
Was a four-year letterwinner at Oak Park-River Forest High School in Oak Park, Ill. ... Was the Oak Park-River Forest Male Athlete of the Year in 2013 ... Named to the Chicago Sun Times All-Area first team ... Helped the Huskies to four regional championships and a 4A state championship his junior season ... Was an All-West Suburban Conference (Silver) selection his senior year ... Hit three home runs in one game on April 2, 2013 ... Had seven home runs and 36 RBI's in 2013 ... Drove in 34 runs during his junior campaign ... Played summer baseball for the Chicago White Sox Academy Baseball Team and Top Tier ... Was a West Suburban Conference (Silver) All-Academic selection as a senior.
Jackson Lamb - LHP/OF - Temperance, Mich./Bedford
Was named the Gatorade Michigan High School Baseball Player of the Year his senior season at Bedford High School in Temperance, Mich. ... Was named the 2013 MHSBCA Co-Mr. Baseball ... Was a three-time first team all-state selection for the Kicking Mules ... Played in the 2013 MHSBCA East/West All-Star Game at Comerica Park ... Drafted in the 20th round of the MLB First-Year Player Draft by the Texas Rangers ... Helped Bedford to the state quarterfinals his senior year and a state runner-up finish as a sophomore ... For his career, hit .500 and had 23 wins on the mound ... Hit .516 with four home runs and 44 RBI's as a senior ... Also was 9-0 with a 1.12 ERA and 90 strikeouts in 2013 ... Named to the Rawlings All-Central Region team.
Keith Lehmann - RHP/IF - Western Springs, Ill./Lyons Township
Was a three-year letterwinner in baseball at Lyons Township High School ... Named a team captain his senior season ... Was a two-time Class 4A all-state selection for the Lions ... Hit .354 with 25 RBI's as a senior while going 8-2 on the mound with a 1.85 earned-run average ... Was a Gatorade Player of the Year nominee for the state of Illinois and a Louisville Slugger All-America honorable mention ... Named to the Chicago Sun Times All-Area first team his last two seasons and was a Suburban Life All-Area Most Valuable Player his junior year ... Ranked in the top-five in the class of 2013 in the state of Illinois by Prep Baseball Report ... Helped Lyons Township to a state championship as a sophomore and a runner-up finish his junior season ... As a junior, hit .343 with 37 RBI's and was 10-2 with a 0.86 ERA ... Played summer baseball for the DuPage Dragons and Tiger Baseball ... Was a West Suburban Conference (Silver) All-Academic honoree and was an Honor Roll student at Lyons Township.
Mac Lozer - RHP - Indianapolis, Ind./North Central
Was a four-year letterwinner in baseball at North Central High School in Indianapolis, Ind. ... Went 6-1 with a 1.08 earned-run average and 49 strikeouts in 33.1 innings pitched his senior year ... Was a Perfect Game/Rawlings Central Region honorable mention ... Earned all-state honorable mention honors and was on the Indianapolis Star Super Team in 2013 ... Named to the Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference first team his senior season ... Was nominated for the All-District Player of the Year ... Played summer baseball for the LIDS Indiana Bulls, the Indiana Redbirds and the North Central High School Summer Baseball ... Was named to the Perfect Game WWBA Under-17 World Championship All-Tournament team after his junior year ... Was a three-time Academic all-state selection and graduated with honors from North Central.
Trey Miller - IF - Lexington, Ky./Lexington Catholic
Was an all-state selection his senior season at Lexington Catholic High School in Lexington, Ky. ... Named to the Rawlings Central Region honorable mention in 2013 ... Also was an Under Armour Preseason All-America honorable mention ... Named to the All-District Tournament team and the all-city team as a junior ... Played summer baseball for the Lexington Grays and the Kentucky Baseball Club ... Was an Honor Roll student at Lexington Catholic.
Kendall Patrick - C - Mitchell, S.D./Blackhawk C.C.
Hit .390 with 15 doubles, seven home runs and 43 RBI's for Black Hawk College in Moline, Ill., in 2013 ... Was named the Arrowhead Conference Most Valuable Player and was an All-Region second team selection at catcher ... Redshirted in 2012, but played his freshman season in 2011, hitting .425 with 11 doubles and helping Black Hawk to a 44-9 record and a high of No. 3 in the NJCAA Division II rankings ... Was a NJCAA All-America third team selection in 2011 as well as earning all-conference and all-region honors ... Named an All-State first team selection at Mitchell High School in Mitchell, S.D., his senior season in 2010 ... Also was named to the All-Region 3A first team ... Earned NJCAA Academic All-America honors and was a three-time Academic All-Arrowhead Conference selection.
Ramsey Romano - IF - El Cajon, Calif./Valhalla
Was a four-year letterwinner in baseball at Valhalla High School in El Cajon, Calif. ... Drafted in the 35th round of the MLB First-Year Player Draft by the Chicago Cubs ... Hit .356 with a pair of home runs and had five saves on the mound for the Norsemen as a senior ... Named the team captain his senior campaign ... Was a two-time All-East County first team selection and a 2013 All-Grossmont Hills League honoree ... Helped Valhalla advance to four straight CIF semifinals ... Earned Valhalla's Most Valuable Player award his junior and senior year and was the Norsemen's Defensive Player of the Year as a sophomore ... Hit .342 as a junior with a pair of home runs ... Also played football at Valhalla ... Was an all-state selection at quarterback after throwing for 3,415 yard and 30 touchdowns his senior season ... Selected to the All-American International Bowl for Team USA in San Antonio, Texas ... Played summer baseball for the So Cal Sklz, the San Diego Show and the San Diego Stars ... Was a two-time San Diego All-Academic team selection in baseball and football.
TJ Shook - RHP - Bloomfield Hills, Mich./U of D Jesuit
Was a two-year letterwinner at the University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy in Detroit, Mich. ... Was an all-state second team selection his senior season with the Cubs ... Was 8-1-1 on the mound with 115 strikeouts in 66 innings pitched in 2013 ... Was a Rawlings Central Region honorable mention in 2013 ... Is a two-time All-Catholic League selection ... Helped U of D Jesuit to a district and regional championship his senior season ... Earned all-region honors his junior year ... Played summer baseball for A Green Baseball and the Midwest Redbirds ... Also played in the Perfect Game WWBA 18 and Under National Championship in 2012 and 2013 ... Was on the Honor Roll all four years of high school.
Johnny Slater - OF - Southfield, Mich./Southfield Lathrup
Was a four-year letterwinner in baseball at Southfield Lathrup High School in Southfield, Mich. ... Named to the all-state first team and the all-state Dream Team his senior season ... Drafted in the 31st round of the MLB First-Year Player Draft by the Atlanta Braves ... Hit .464 with five home runs in 2013 ... Was a three-time all-district and all-conference selection ... Broke the school record for batting average in a season (.573) his junior campaign ... Played in the 2013 MHSBCA East/West All-Star Game at Comerica Park ... Also named to the All-Oakland County team in 2013 ... Honored by the Detroit Tigers at the Negro League ceremony for being the highest recruited African-American in the Metro-Detroit area ... Also played basketball at Southfield Lathrup, starting for the Chargers his sophomore season ... Was an Honor Roll student at Southfield Lathrup.
Harrison Wenson - C - Farmington Hills, Mich./U of D Jesuit
Was a four-year letterwinner in baseball at the University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy in Detroit, Mich. ... Earned first team all-state honors and all-state Dream Team honors in both his junior and senior years for the Cubs ... Drafted in the 38th round of the MLB First-Year Player Draft by the Detroit Tigers ... Hit .500 with six home runs and 30 RBI's in 2013 ... Played in the 2013 MHSBCA East/West All-Star Game at Comerica Park ... Was a Rawlings/Perfect Game Preseason Central Region second team member ... Is a four-time all-district and all-region selection and a three-time all-Catholic League honoree ... Also played football and basketball at U of D Jesuit ... Helped the Cubs to a Catholic League championship in basketball his senior season ... Played summer baseball for South Farmington Blue and A Green Baseball ... Dad, Paul, played baseball for Michigan from 1984-86 ... Was on the Honor Roll all four years at U of D Jesuit.
Contact: Kent Reichert (734) 763-4423