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Baseball Signs Eight Recruits for 2014-15
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Ball State head baseball coach Rich Maloney has announced the addition of eight recruits to the program during the fall national signing period.

"We are extremely pleased with this outstanding recruiting class and a lot of the credit goes to the hard work of recruiting coordinator Scott French and pitching coach Todd Linklater," Maloney says.  "The countless hours of hard work by the staff played a significant role in attracting these young men to Ball State University.  We were able to meet the needs we have as a program with left handed pitching and hitting.  In addition, not only did we add quality people, but we added outstanding student-athletes with a great upside."

Ball State announced the commitments of Colin Brockhouse, Brendan Burns, Matt Haro, Paul Harper, Trevor Henderson, Evan Marquardt, Trevor Simon and Scott Tyler.

Colin Brockhouse (Fort Wayne, Ind./Northrop H.S.) 
Ball State Head Coach Rich Maloney Comments:  RHP/3B...great athlete...loose athletic arm...90 mph fastball...makings of a good breaking ball...outstanding competitor who also has power with the bat and will compete in both spots.

HIGH SCHOOL: Three year letterwinner at Northrop High School for Coach Matt Brumbaugh . . . helped team to a 57-18 record so far in his career . . . batted .505 with seven home runs, 44 hits and 46 runs-batted-in as a junior . . . Offensive Player of the Year as a junior . . . all-state as a junior . . . managed a 5-0 pitching mark as a junior . . . all-conference and all-area as a juior . . . Mental Attitude Award as a sophomore . . . second team all-conference as a sophomore also earned four letters in football and was named the team's most valuable player as a sophomore and junior . . . all-conference second team in football as a junior . . . passed for 4,285 yards and 43 touchdowns in two seasons . . . PERSONAL:  Plans to major in exercise science . . . managed a 3.8 grade-point average in high school . . . born July 23, 1995, in Fort Wayne, Ind. . . . son of Dave and Rita Brockhouse . . . two sisters, Chloe Hedges and Vanessa Brockhouse . . . sister, Chloe, played softball at Wilmington College . . . sister, Vanessa, played softball at Hope College . . . born July 23, 1995, in Fort Wayne, Ind. . . . full name Colin Dave Brockhouse.

Brendan Burns (Fishers, Ind./Hamilton Southeastern H.S.)
Ball State Head Coach Rich Maloney Comments:  6-foot-6 . . . RHP . . . loose and athletic . . . high 80’s fastball with making of a good breaking pitch . . . showed advanced feel for a changeup . . . projection guy.

HIGH SCHOOL: Two year letterwinner at Hamilton Southeastern for Coach Scott Henson . . .  helped team to a sectional championship as a junior . . . one year letterwinner in basketball . . . PERSONAL:  Plans to major in business… managed a 3.5 grade-point average in high school . . . born Jan 22, 1996, in Indianapolis, Ind. . . . son of Tim and Tammy Burns . . . mother played basketball at Indiana State . . . one brother, Brock . . . full name Brendan Timothy Burns.

Matt Haro (Waddell, Ariz./Shadow Ridge H.S.)
Ball State Head Coach Rich Maloney Comments:  6-foot . . . LHP . . . a plus breaking ball . . . mid-80s fastball plus command.

JUNIOR COLLEGE:  Played one year at Glendale Community College for Dave Grant . . . pitched in 69 innings with 48 strikeouts . . . posted four wins and one save . . . HIGH SCHOOL: Four year letterwinner at Shadow Ridge High School for Coach Kevin Carleton . . . helped team to a 15-11 overall record, including an 11-7 conference record as a senior . . . finished his senior season with .429 batting average, five home runs and nine doubles . . .tallied six wins, a 2.15 earned-run average and 71 strikeouts in 55.1 innings pitched as a senior . . . set the record at Shadow Ridge for lowest earned-run-average, most strikeouts, most wins pitching, single season homeruns and most RBI . . . all-state as a junior . . . Athlete of the Year Award as a senior . . . also lettered in basketball . . . PERSONAL:  Managed a 3.9 grade-point average in high school . . . born Aug 11, 1993, in Waddell, Ariz. . . . son of John and Laurie Haro . . . two brothers, Jonathon and Nicholas, and one sister, Aubrey… full name Matthew Joseph Haro

Paul Harper (Macomb, Mich./Eisenhower H.S.)
Ball State Head Coach Rich Maloney Comments:  6-foot-3 . . . left handed hitting outfielder/first baseman/catcher . . . good athlete . . . bat will be his ticket.

HIGH SCHOOL: Three year letterwinner at Dwight D. Eisenhower High School for Coach Jason Gendrew . . . all-county, all-district, all-conference and all-region as a junior . . . Captain Award as a junior and senior . . . Offensive Most Valuable Player as a junior . . . three year letterwinner in football . . . all-conference and all-county as a junior . . . Captain Award as a junior . . . PERSONAL:  Plans on majoring in biochemistry . . . managing a 3.7 grade-point average in high school . . . born Feb 18, 1996, in Troy, Mich. . . . son of Steven and Diana Harper… one sister, Maria . . .full name Paul Russell Harper

Trevor Henderson (Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield South H.S.)
Ball State Head Coach Rich Maloney Comments:  6-foot-4 . . . LHP . . .  a competitor . . . has projection . . . has advanced feel for his pitches for a high school kid . . . early contributor.

HIGH SCHOOL:  Three year letterwinner at Plainfield South for Coach Phil Bodine . . . tallied a 13-7 record with 192 strikeouts in 146 innings in first three seasons . . . all-conference and all-area as a junior . . . second team all-conference as a sophomore . . . all-area as a sophomore . . . holds the school record for strikeouts and fewest walks in a season . . . Plainfield South's Most Valuable Player as a junior . . . receive team's Pitching Award as a junior . . . helped the team to a regional championship as a junior . . . four year letterwinner in basketball and football . . . PERSONAL:  Owns a 3.3 grade-point average in high school . .  born Jan 20, 1996, in Elgin, Ill. . . . son of Steve and Karla Henderson . . . one sister, Jessica . . . full name Trevor J. Henderson.

Evan Marquardt (Midland, Mich./Dow H.S.)
Ball State Head Coach Rich Maloney Comments:  6-foot-6 . . . RHP . . . mid-80s fastball . . . downhill angle guy . . . makings of a good breaking ball . . . big body projection guy.

HIGH SCHOOL: Two year letterwinner at Midland Bullock Creek for Coach Jim Parker . . . played senior season at Midland Dow for Coach Kip Harris . . . managed a 3-1 pitching record with one save as a junior . . . tallied 31 strikeouts and allowed only 10 hits in 20 innings pitched as a junior . . . managed a 3-2 record with two saves as a sophomore . . . tallied 19 strikeouts and allowed only seven hits in 19 innings pitched as a sophomore . . . second team all-conference as a sophomore . . . helped team to a conference championships as a sophomore and junior . . . helped team to district championship as a sophomore . . . played summer baseball for Midland Berryhill/ American Legion . . . won the state championship as a junior in summer baseball . . . also earned three letters in basketball . . . second team all-conference as a sophomore . . . all-conference as a junior . . . all-state honorable mention as a junior . . . PERSONAL:  Plans on majoring in accounting . . . owns a 3.49 grade-point average in high school . . . born Dec 27, 1995, in Midland, Mich. . . . son of Brian and Debra Marquardt . . . one brother, Nathan, and one sister, Megan . . . brother played baseball at Western Michigan . . . uncle, Roger, played baseball at Western Michigan and then went on to play for the Toronto Blue Jays . . . full name Evan Earl Marquardt.

Trevor Simon (Amelia, Ohio/Loveland H.S.)
Ball State Head Coach Rich Maloney Comments:  6-foot-2 . . . LHP . . . athletic body with good upside . . . mid-80s fastball . . . good feel for secondary pitches.

HIGH SCHOOL:  Four year letterwinner at Loveland High School for Coach Kenny Reed . . . all-conference as a junior in the Eastern Cincinnati Conference . . . Most Valuable Player as a junior . . .  four year letterwinner in basketball . . . all-conference as a freshman and sophomore . . . helped team win first conference championship since 1982 . . . PERSONAL: Plans to major in accounting . . . owns a 3.7 grade-point average in high school . . . born Oct 22, 1995, in Cincinnati, Ohio . . . son of Gary and Suzi Simon . . . two sisters, Kymmy Owens and Kelly Simon . . . sister, Kymmy, played soccer at Kentucky Christian University . . . full name Trevor James Simon.

Scott Tyler (Sioux Falls, S.D./Roosevelt H.S.)
Ball State Head Coach Rich Maloney Comments:  6-foot-2 . . . physical guy . . . left handed hitting outfielder . . . will add pop to our lineup.

JUNIOR COLLEGE:  In second season at Barton Community College . . . batted .292 in first season plus made four appearances on the mound . . . HIGH SCHOOL:  Three year letterwinner at Roosevelt High School for Coach Joel Sage . . . helped his team to a mark of 22-8 as a senior . . . helped his team win the state championship as a junior . . . helped team to a state runner-up finish as a senior . . . all region utility player as a sophomore and junior… all-state utility as a senior . . . Team Pride Award as a sophomore, junior and senior . . . Captain Award as a junior and senior . . . finished senior season with .375 batting average . . . three-year letterwinner in football . . . helped team to a 11-1 mark as a senior . . . helped team to a state championship as senior . .. all-state, all-city, and all-conference as a senior . . . Captain Award as a junior and senior . . . two-year letterwinner in basketball . . . PERSONAL: Plans to major in business… managed a 3.75 grade-point average in high school… born on Sept 1, 1993, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota… son of Steve and Linda Tyler… one sister, Madison… full name Scott Steve Tyler. 

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