Second year head coach Anthony Everman and the Benedictine College Baseball program are excited to announce the addition of three more players to their 2017 recruiting class. This brings the 2017 recruiting class to 12 players who will be joining the team in the fall, this trio includes an outfielder, catcher, and INF/RHP.
The Ravens recently finished the 2017 season with an overall record of 35-22 while taking fourth place in the Heart Baseball Championship. The team finished the regular season with a second-place finish in the Heart South with a record of 22-10.
Stetson Brant | OF | Mid-Buchanan High School | 5'7" 155 | Faucett, MO
Stetson comes to Benedictine from Mid-Buchanan High School, and plays for the same travel ball program as fellow baseball commit Alex Bean, the Andrew County Kings. Last spring Brant was named to the first team all conference and all district teams for his performance.
Coach Everman on Brant: "Stetson is a highly motivated athlete with tools that play very well into our offense. He handles the bat well and can lay down a drag at any point. He uses his speed to swipe bases and track down balls in the outfield. Looking forward to having Stetson join our program next fall."
Nathan Huber | C | Blue Valley High School| 5'10" 150 | Stillwell, KS
Nathan makes his way to Benedictine from Blue Valley High School. Huber is the starting catcher for the Tigers. He has been apart of some very good Blue Valley teams over the past couple of seasons. Last season he helped the Tigers win the EKL League, and a regional title before falling in the state tournament.
Coach Everman on Huber: "Nathan is a great fit for our program and school. He is an extremely hard worker. He takes being the leader on the field very seriously. He receives and blocks the ball very well, and has great footwork behind the plate. We are looking forward to having Nathan join our program this fall."
Jacob Slaten | INF/RHP | Home School | 6'0" 155 | Nacogdoches, TX
Jacob plays for the Spring Mustangs, one of the top homeschool baseball teams in the country. He plays every day at 2nd base and pitches for the Mustangs. Jacob is the younger brother of current Raven 3B/RHP Michael Slaten.
Coach Everman on Slaten: "We are very excited to welcome Jacob into our baseball program and the Benedictine community. He is a well-rounded baseball player with the tools to play multiple positions and pitch. He has the arm strength to play any position on the infield, and the bat speed to hit a ton of doubles. Jacob will compete day in and day out and have a chance to make a huge impact on our program and the Benedictine community."