Two Baseball Players Headed to Four-Year Colleges   

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Two sophomore players from Irvine Valley's baseball team have signed to play at four-year schools.Ryan Wagner

Catcher Ryan Wagner will play at Bacone College in Muskogee, Okla. and outfielder David Stone is headed to local Vanguard University.

All three were two-year starters at Irvine Valley.

"They were solid players, responsible teammates and reliable guys on our team," Coach Kent Madole said. "I am happy that each of them get to keep playing."

Wagner hit .226 with one home run and a team-high 20 RBI.

He has six games with at least two RBI and drove in three runs in a loss to Barstow in February.

Wagner also recorded three-hit games against San Diego City, Southwestern and Orange Coast (twice). He went 3 for 3 with two runs scored, one double and two RBI in the win at San Diego City in February and 3 for 5 with two runs, a double and two RBI in a win over Orange Coast in April.

As a freshman in 2012, Wagner batted .259 with two home runs, 12 RBI and seven stolen bases.

David StoneBacone, an NAIA college, finished with a record of 35-16 last season and was 20-6 in the Red River Athletic Conference. Bacone was ranked several times last season in the NAIA top 25 poll.

Stone, who played mostly left field, but also saw time at first base and catcher this past season, was named the team's defensive player of the year in 2013.

He made a total of 80 putouts on the season, including throwing out several runners at home plate from left field.

Stone hit .167 on the season with nine RBI.

As a freshman in 2012, he hit .239 with 12 RBI.

Vanguard finished with a record of 22-27 this past season and was 15-21 in the Golden State Athletic Conference.​

 
Posted by  Brent Shaver  on  8/5/2013
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