BOISE, Idaho (CBS2) — A dozen student-athletes recently signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball at Boise State.
The signees will begin classes in fall 2019 and be part of the first Boise State team to hit the diamond in 40 years when the Broncos open play in 2020.
“It’s a historic day for Boise State baseball as we continue to build something special,” head coach Gary Van Tol said. “We are fired up for this group to join the ‘Dirty Dozen’ and help lay the foundation and culture that ‘Bleeds Blue.’ Each of these student-athletes has a unique story to tell and they are excited to be part of history.
The signing class includes five pitchers, a catcher, a first baseman, three infielders, and a pair of outfielders. Of the 24 players now part of the program, eight graduated from an Idaho High School.
The following are the most recent players who signed to join the team.
Chase Adkison: Led Grangeville High to an Idaho 2A state runner-up finish in 2018batted .680 prior to the state tournament while setting school season and career records for triplesposted 7-2 record with 0.74 ERA on the moundnamed MVP of All-Central Idaho League.
Reagan Doss: Lettered in baseball and football as a prephelped Round Rock High reach Texas 6A baseball regional final in 2018ranked among Austin area leaders in hits.
Stu Flesland: Led Mt. Spokane with six wins and two saves in 2017 and was named All-Greater Spokane League Second Team, only underclassmen pitcher on either first or second teamgarnered first team all-league honors as a junior.
Grant Gorrell: Cousin of current Boise State pitcher Gavin Gorrellbatted .333 as a junior with 13 stolen bases at Mesquite (Ariz.) Highposted a 1.000 fielding percentage, primarily at second base.
Mitch Lines: Recorded 6-0 mark on the mound at Lower Columbiaregistered a 1.94 ERA in 55 2/3 innings over 11 appearances, including seven starts.
Torin Montgomery: Batted .343 as a junior at Lake Washington High with a dozen extra-base hits in 23 gamesadded 20 runs scored and 18 RBI.
Hunter Omlid: Member of Montana state American Legion champion Bitterroot Red Sox in 2016-17posted complete victory on the mound in 2018 Northwest Class A Regional.
Christian Padilla: Batted .278 with eight home runs and 31 RBI as a freshman for Community Colleges of Spokaneadded 37 runs and 20 stolen bases in 41 games.
Cole Posey: Batted .298 with a .468 on-base percentage as a junior at Georgetown (Texas) Highnotched 15 stolen bases in 28 games.
Brayden Spears: Started 11 games for Liberty (Calif.) High as a juniorposted a 2.91 ERA and 1.16 WHIP while fanning 54 in 55 1/3 innings.
Gabriel Subirats: Helped Klein (Texas) High reach Texas 6A regional semifinal round in 2018recorded 10.2 strikeouts per nine innings as a junior.
Joe Yorke: Batted .377 last season at Archbishop Mitty (Calif.) Highcollected 10 doubles in 27 games with an on-base percentage of .506 and a 1.115 OPS.
“These are OKGs (our kinda guys) who bring a skill set and mentality consistent with the overall profile and expectations of a student-athlete at Boise State. We’re excited about how the roster is coming together. Our goal from the beginning was to recruit a well-balanced, self-motivated, academic, competitive athlete with projection, and the ability to play multiple positions with a high baseball IQ. The pieces are coming together, 2020 will be here before we know it. Hang on for the ride!” said coach Van Tol.