MOUNT PLEASANT - The Central Michigan baseball program has announced the addition of three student-athletes beginning in the fall semester of the 2012-13 academic year.
Freshman Zack Fields (Dearborn Heights, Mich./Annapolis), sophomore Cody Leichman (Trenton, Ohio/Edgewood/Wabash Valley College) and junior Noel Santos (Bonao, Dominican Republic/Frederick Douglas Academy/Copiah-Lincoln CC) will join head coach Steve Jaksa and his staff as they begin their quest for the program's 13th Mid-American Conference championship.
Below are complete bios of the student-athletes.
High School: Drafted in the 38th round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft by the Texas Rangers ... was a four-time all-conference selection and three-time all-city honoree ... helped lead his team to the MHSAA Division 2 quarterfinals for the first time in school history ... named the No. 21 rated prep player on MichiganBaseballProspects.org prior to his senior season ... also played basketball, averaging 18.5 points, 10.6 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game as a senior.
Trenton, Ohio/Edgewood/Wabash Valley College
Wabash Valley College: Recorded 54 hits in 56 games while posting a .323 batting average and .474 on-base percentage ... hit 13 home runs and recorded 11 doubles to drive in 52 while also scoring 48 runs.
High School: Earned four varsity letters ... had a breakout senior campaign in which he hit .606 with seven home runs and 41 RBI ... also drilled 10 doubles, three triples and scored 31 runs ... posted a .687 on-base percentage and 1.127 slugging percentage ... earned All-Area first team and was named the Fort Ancient Valley Conference co-Player of the Year ... twice earned first-team All-FAVC honors ... earned a spot in the East-West All-Star Game his senior season and played in the Bob Ross Classic in 2009 ... helped lead team to a FAVC Scarlet Division title in 2008.
New York, New York/Frederick Douglas Academy/Copiah-Lincoln Community College
Copiah-Lincoln Community College: Appeared in 45 games, going 53-for-146 for a .363 batting average ... recorded five doubles, three triples and one home run to drive in 21 runs ... stole 15-of-18 bases attempted and scored 41 runs ... also drew 21 walks and was hit by five pitches for a .454 on-base percentage ... named Mississippi Association of Community and Junior College (MACJC) South Division Second-Team All-State.