DAYTON, Ohio - University of Dayton head coach Tony Vittorio has announced the latest newcomers to the 2010-2011 baseball team, Jared Broughton of Vincennes University and Ray Stallings of Roncalli High School in Indiana.
Broughton is an NJCAA Region XII MVP from Indianapolis, Ind. He lifted the Vincennes Blazers to the NJCAA Div. II World Series with a two-run, walk-off home run to win the Region XII Championship game in Battle Creek, Mich. on Sunday. His .434 average with 57 RBI, 53 runs and 17 home runs lead the 30-19 Blazers. Last season, he hit .370 with eight home runs and 42 RBI.
In high school he was a three-sport athlete as the starting quarterback, starting guard on his basketball team that made it to the state championship game in his senior season and infielder. He hit over .400 in all four years of high school at Lutheran High School in Indiana, and was over .600 as a junior and senior. He was named IHSAA All-State as a senior.
Stallings, a senior at Roncalli High School in Indiana, is hitting .303 this season and has a .408 on-base percentage. The 6-foot-0 senior has nabbed three bases this season and has also amassed 16 RBI. Roncalli will face Indianapolis Northwest on Saturday an IHSAA sectional game.
In addition to Stallings and Broughton, several members of the 2010-2011 recruiting class are helping their team make deep postseason runs.
After capturing the 2009 NJCAA Division II National Championship last season, Bob Glover has helped Parkland Community College back to the World Series again this year. He is hitting .353 with 48 RBI and 53 runs. Parkland is 48-11 this season, and is ranked fourth nationally.
Robby Sunderman and Kevin Thamann hope to be part of helping Moeller High School win back-to-back Div. I OHSAA titles. Moeller (28-1) knocked off Centerville 8-4 on Thursday to advance to the Regional Finals against Mason on Friday. Thamann sparked a seven-run first inning by the Crusaders on a two-run base hit. Sunderman will be the starting pitcher for Friday’s regional final against Mason. He is 8-0 this season with a 1.86 ERA.
Mel Skochdopole and the Indianapolis North Central Panthers face Warren Central on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in an IHSAA sectional game. The Panthers are 10-15-1 this season heading into its next game.
Ryan Berry has helped Walsh Jesuit to the Div. II OHSAA Regional Final. He rattled off a pair of hits against Lake Catholic on Thursday and had an RBI in a 4-1 win. Berry is third on the team hitting an impressive .453 average. He has also set single-season school records with 10 home runs and 48 RBI. Walsh Jesuit has a 28-1 record and faces Marlington on Friday.
The Flyers finished the season at 23-32 and 12-15 in the Atlantic 10. UD graduates seven seniors this year. Dayton currently has 19 players playing in summer wooden bat league, the most in school history.