April 16, 2003
PULLMAN, Wash. - - The Washington State baseball team added another member to its 2003-04 recruiting class.
Kyle Kendrick, a pitcher-infielder from Mount Vernon (Wash.) High School, singed with WSU this week, becoming the eighth player to sign a National Letter of Intent with the Cougars.
Kendrick is a three-sport athlete at Mount Vernon, playing football and basketball in addition to baseball. Kendrick was a first team All-State performer as a defensive back and a punter for the Bulldogs on the gridiron last fall and may play football at WSU. He was a two-time all-league selection in basketball, as well.
As a four-time letterwinner in baseball, Kendrick has been an all-league selection twice and played on the Seattle Mariners' Area Code team last summer. Kendrick, who pitches and plays shortstop for the Bulldogs, is ranked as the No. 15 prospect in the region by Baseball Northwest. Kendrick is expected to pitch and play a regular position at WSU.
He joins these seven players who signed with the Cougars in the fall: Jason Freeman (Kennewick, Wash.), Jared Arehart (Idaho Falls, Idaho), Jordan Pratt (Monmouth, Ore.), Bryan Stone (Phoenix, Ariz.), Wayne Daman Jr. (Beaver, Wash.), Jeff Miller (Bellevue, Wash.) and Justin McClure (Anaheim Hills, Calif.).
Mount Vernon, Wash.
Mount Vernon High '03
KENDRICK'S HIGH SCHOOL CAREER: Excellent athlete, earned three varsity letters in baseball, basketball and football...coached by Pat Swapp in baseball ...as a FRESHMAN (1999-00) lettered, as team finished third in state tournament... as a SOPHOMORE (2000-01) was a first team All-Northwest League selection as a pitcher and was also an all-area pick...played on the Seattle Mariners' Area Code team...basketball team won state championship...as a JUNIOR (2001-02) team was WesCo 4A and District champions...was a repeat all-area selection...first team All-WesCo selection in basketball...in football was a first team All-WesCo pick at quarterback, free safety and punter...repeat selection on Area Code team...as a SENIOR (2002-03) will graduate in June 2003...was an Associated Press first team All-State honoree in football as a defensive back and safety...all-league pick at quarterback, cornerback and punter...repeat all-league performer in basketball.
PERSONAL: Kyle Rodney Kendrick...born 08-26-84 in Houston, Texas...parents Maury and Kelley Kendrick...has two younger brothers, Ryan and Cory and one younger sister, Shay...father played baseball at Eastern Washington...interested in education program at WSU.