Seven players have signed national letters of intent to join the UNO baseball program for the 2015 season, coach Bob Herold announced Friday. Four of UNO’s signees are from the Omaha area, while two hail from Minnesota and one is from Colorado.
“We’re really excited about our 2014 recruiting class,” Herold said. “It’s heavy on pitching, which is a goal we set out to achieve. This is also the largest class we have ever signed early and one of the most talented groups we’ve recruited to UNO. From a position player standpoint, we have some great athletes coming in, and we recognize what they bring as competitors on the field.
UNO’s signees are: pitcher Corey Binger of Eden Prairie, Minn.; catcher-utility player Adam Caniglia of Omaha Burke; pitcher Jordan Holloway of Arvada, Colo.; pitcher Cole Johnston of Millard West; outfielder Nick Lawson of Millard West; outfielder Cole Patterson of Bellevue West; and pitcher Riley Sweeney of Chaska, Minn.
“Through our coaching staff’s efforts, we have attracted many of the top players in the Omaha metro area this year, a group we target year in and year out,” Herold said. “As a whole, this class of signees is made up of quality young men who will impact our program in a big way as we aim to set the pace in the Summit League and compete as a championship-level Division I program.”