Hawkeye Recruiting Class Ranked

Oct. 15, 2007

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IOWA CITY – – The University of Iowa baseball team’s 2007 recruiting class has been highly ranked by two major collegiate baseball publications.

“We’re excited about this recruiting class,” said Head Coach Jack Dahm. “This class has a lot of potential. We lost a number of pitchers and we believe this freshmen class can replace the pitchers. Our Recruiting Coordinator Ryan Brownlee, along with Coach Nick Zumsande and our current players did another outstanding job selling our program.”

Dahm, Brownlee and Zumsande landed the 67th-best class according to the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. Baseball America picked the Hawkeyes’ class as the fifth-best in the Upper Midwest.

Iowa’s ranking of 67 by the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper is the third-best in the Big Ten behind Michigan (60) and Minnesota (63).

The Hawkeye recruiting class includes five pitchers, four outfielders, three infielders and a catcher. Freshman pitcher Zach Kenyon, was selected in the ninth round by the Kansas City Royals, but did not sign a contract and will play for the Hawkeyes. Kenyon becomes the first Hawkeye recruit to be chosen in the first 10 rounds of the MLB Draft that decided not to sign a pro contract and play for the Hawkeyes.




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