DBU Baseball Announces Two More in Early Signing Class

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Head Baseball Coach Dan Heefner announced the addition of two more players to the Patriot Baseball 2011 Early Signing Class as Chane Lynch and Bobby Guthrie both signed National Letters of Intent during the NCAA Early Signing Period last week.

Chane Lynch                      INF       Crawford, TX          Hill College                        6’4″                       200

Lynch is a 6’4, left-handed hitting infielder originally from Crawford, TX.  He was a a three-year letterman for Coach Randy Smith at Crawford High School and, although he was injured most of his senior year, he received First Team All-District voting both his sophomore and junior years.  During hisjunior year, Lynch hit .551 with 2 homeruns and 28 RBI, 50 runs, 12 doubles, three triples and slugging percentage of .859. Lynch is currently at Hill Junior College playing for Coach Chris Rateike. As a freshman, Lynch hit .401 with 1 homerun, seven doubles, 25 runs, 21 RBI, and was a perfect 5 for 5 in stolen base attempts.

Heefner commented on the lefthander saying, “We are extremely excited to add Chane to our fall recruiting class.  He is one of those guys that has always hit.  We needed a left handed hitter and we felt like he was a perfect fit for our program.  He had a big frame and is going to continue to get stronger and hit for more power.  His character is very strong and we believe that he has a very high ceiling.”

Bobby Guthrie                  OF          Cypress, TX         Cy-Fair High School          6’1”                       185

Guthrie was an All-District selection for Coach Woody Champagne at Cy-Fair High school in 2011.  For the year, he hit .348 with 4 homeruns and 30 RBIs.  He also had 11 stolen bases. During the summer, he competes for the Houston Raiders coached by JR Salinas.

“Bobby is a very good prospect for us as we feel that he has an above average tool set,” said Heefner. “He runs well, has an above average arm and his bat projects to hit for both average and power at the college level.   We feel strongly that he will compete for a starting spot in his first year.  Bobby is a good fit for our program both on and off of the field. He has a tremendous work ethic and is a high energy player.  We look forward to him arriving on campus next fall.”