Trojans add two more to 2001 list

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 6, 2000

From Special Reports

Troy State baseball added two more players to its growing list of 2000 signees with a junior college outfielder and a high school pitcher. That puts the number at nine new additions for the 2001 squad.

Josh Kendrick (Monroeville, Ala.) is a 6’3", 210-lb. outfielder from Faulkner State J.C. He has a nice blend of power and speed hitting .394 with 13 home runs, a school record, and 17 stolen bases in 18 attempts. He had 61 hits in 50 games with a .723 slugging percentage. He was selected as an All-Region XXII All Star this season.

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Eric Wikstrom (Roseville, Minn.) is a 6’1", 175-lb. right-hander who has gone 11-4 over his last two high school seasons. If you add in summer and fall ball, he is 22-5 since the start of his junior season. He was 6-2 with a 2.20 ERA with 65 strikeouts in 54 innings pitched with eight complete games in 2000. He was selected to the all-conference team in each of the last two seasons.

"We were able to add an experienced bat and a lively young arm," said Head Coach John Mayotte. "Kendrick has the potential to make an immediate impact offensively, while Wikstrom will get an opportunity in the pitching staff."

The duo join Skipperville, Ala. natives Drew and Wade Miller, Adam Leavitt (Thousand Oaks, Calif.), Mal Winters (Greenville, Ala.), Patrick Hakey (Fairfax, Vt.), Casey O’Quinn (Simi Valley, Calif.) and Brian Lipman (Royal, Calif.) as 2000 TSU signees.