Sept. 20, 2011
PULLMAN, Wash. - Fifteen student-athletes have each joined the Washington State University baseball program this fall, Cougar Head Coach Donnie Marbut announced, Tuesday.
The additions are right-handed pitcher Tanner Chleborad (Rapid City, S.D.), second baseman Jordan Copeland (University Place, Wash.), right-handed pitcher Sean Hartnett (Kent, Wash.), left-handed pitcher Bryce Jackson (Kennewick, Wash.), right-handed pitcher/first baseman Ty Jackson (Kennewick, Wash.), catcher P.J. Jones (Vancouver, Wash.), right-handed pitcher Avery Kain (Kent, Wash.), catcher Bryan Karwacki (Spokane, Wash.), left-handed pitcher Nick LaRoy (Kalama, Wash.), left-handed pitcher Joe Pistorese (Kalispell, Mont.), outfielder Ben Roberts (Missoula, Mont.), outfielder Yale Rosen (Oak Harbor, Wash.), infielder Ian Sagdal (East Wenatchee, Wash.), right-handed pitcher Kyle Swannack (Renton, Wash.) and third baseman Nick Tanielu (Federal Way, Wash.).
Chleborad compiled a 23-7 record on the mound during three years at Stevens High School. As a senior, he posted a 0.82 ERA.
Copeland lettered four years at Curtis High School. He was a two-time South Puget Sound League South First Team selection.
Hartnett was an All-Puget Sound League North Second Team honoree as a senior while playing for Kentlake High School.
Bryce Jackson batted .447 as a senior at Southridge High School. He was co-MVP of the Columbia Basin Big Nine 3A Conference.
Ty Jackson, the twin brother of Bryce, shared Columbia Basin Big Nine 3A Conference MVP with his sibling and teammate at Southridge High School.
Jones was a four-year letterwinner at Mountain View High School. He was a second team all-state selection as a senior.
Kain was injured as a senior after being selected All-South Puget Sound League as a junior at Kentwood High School. He pitched a two-hitter in the 4A state championship game as a junior.
Karwacki was a three-time Greater Spokane League First Team honoree at Gonzaga Prep. He was an NWAACC First Team selection at Big Bend Community College.
LaRoy was the Southwest Washington 1A Trico League Player of the Year as a junior when he posted a 10-0 record on the hill for Kalama High School.
Pistorese played American Legion where he was a first team all-conference and all-state selection. He struck out 21 in a state tournament game last summer.
Roberts was an all-state American League award recipient last summer and helped his team to the state title in 2009 while belting 17 home runs.
Rosen batted .500 as a senior at Oak Harbor High School. He was a two-time All-Wesco League 3A selection for the Wildcats.
Sagdal batted .435 as a senior at Eastmont High School. He was named to the Columbia Basin Big Nine First Team as a pitcher and was second team honoree as a shortstop.
Swannack garnered Seamount League First Team honors as a senior at Lindbergh High School. Last season, he was 9-0 on the mound at Bellevue College.
Tanielu attended Federal Way High School where he was a three-time All-South Puget Sound League and all-state selection.