Vanderbilt Baseball Signs 12 For 2004 Season 11/19/02

Vanderbilt baseball coach Tim Corbin announced today the signing of 12 players for the 2004 season. Corbin’s first Commodore recruiting class includes left-handed pitcher Cameron Betourne (Clearwater, Fla./Clearwater High School), left-handed pitcher Cody Crowell (North Harwich, Mass./Harwich), outfielder Colton Daines (Emerald Hills, Calif./College of San Mateo/Woodside), right-hander Ty Davis (Austin, Texas/Westlake), outfielder Aaron Garza (Austin, Texas/Westlake), right-hander Graham Godfrey (Houston, Texas/Memorial), catcher Carter Hawkins (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster), outfielder Bill Kleinschrodt (Mobile, Ala./St. Paul’s Episcopal), left-hander Greg Moviel (Berea, Ohio/St. Ignatius), right-hander Tyler Rhoden (Jacksonville, Fla./The Bolles School), left-hander Stephen Shao (Hermitage, Tenn./Mount Juliet) and right-hander Mike Wagner (Woodinville, Wash./Redmond).

LHP Cameron Betourne
RHP Ty Davis
OF Aaron Garza
RHP Graham Godfrey
OF Bill Kleinschrodt
LHP Greg Moviel
RHP Tyler Rhoden
LHP Stephen Shao
RHP Mike Wagner
C Carter Hawkins
“We have a good combination of right- and left-handed pitchers in this class,” Corbin said. “(Assistant coaches) Eric Bakich and Derek Johnson did a good job of compiling a list of kids that would both qualify academically at Vanderbilt and also help us raise our talent level. We went out and determined what we needed and fared pretty well.”

Betourne earned honorable mention All-State and honorable mention All-Suncoast accolades last year as a pitcher at Clearwater. He finished the 2002 season with a 6-4 record, 2.64 ERA and 89 strikeouts in 67 innings pitched, helping the Tornadoes to the 5A regional semifinals.

Crowell posted a 7-2 record and 0.29 ERA last season as a junior at Harwich. In 72.1 innings on the mound, Crowell allowed 28 hits and gave up 28 walks while striking out 150 batters. He enters his senior baseball campaign with 20 career wins, one shy of the record for the Cape Cod area. He was named a Cape Cod Times All-Star and Boston Herald All-Scholastic while being recognized as one of the top 30 players in Massachusetts.

Daines received All-Northern California and All-Coast Conference junior college honors last season at the College of San Mateo. He hit .370 with nine home runs, 10 doubles and 39 RBI while leading his team to the California Final Four.

Davis earned honorable mention All-State and second team All-District recognition as a right-hander at Westlake. Davis went 8-3 on the mound with a 1.14 ERA, tallying 119 strikeouts in 77 innings. Last summer with the Austin Baseball Club, Davis was 4-0 with a 0.60 ERA, throwing 40 strikeouts in 35 innings.

Garza is a two-sport star at Westlake. Last season on the baseball diamond, Garza was named first team All-District and second team All-Central Texas while hitting .330 with three home runs, eight doubles and 20 RBI. On the football field this season, Garza ranks as one of the top receivers in central Texas (5-A division).

Godfrey was 2-3 with a 6.09 ERA at Memorial. Godfrey registered 17 strikeouts in 23.0 innings pitched. At the plate, he batted .293 with 11 RBI.

Hawkins helped guide Westminster to a 26-5 mark, the regional championship, and an appearance at the 3-A Georgia Final Four for the second consecutive year. He garnered All-City and All-County honors from the Atlanta Journal Constitution as a catcher, batting .356 with five home runs and 31 RBI.

Kleinschrodt ranks as the No. 2 prospect in Alabama by Baseball America and the 41st player in the nation by TeamOne Baseball. He has helped direct St. Paul’s Episcopal to the 2000 4A state title, the 2001 state finals and the 2002 state semifinals. Despite injuries, he hit .410 with five home runs, 36 RBI and eight stolen bases as a junior.

Moviel ranks as the 50th best high school player in the nation, according to Baseball America. He owns a 25-1 career mark as a left-handed pitcher at St. Ignatius after finishing the 2002 campaign with a 10-0 record, 1.56 ERA and 105 strikeouts in 63 innings. He was named the Cleveland Plain Dealer Player of the Year and received the Mike Garcia Award from the Cleveland Indians and the Wahoo Club as Northeast Ohio’s top player.

As a right-hander hurler, Rhoden helped guide The Bolles School to the 2002 Florida 3A state title, posting an 11-1 mark and 0.70 ERA with 101 strikeouts and only 16 walks in 80.1 innings. His efforts earned him second team All-State accolades and All-Tournament team honors by the St. Petersburg Times.

Shao earned 3A All-State accolades and District 9 Most Valuable Player honors at Mount Juliet, as a left-handed pitcher, first baseman and outfielder. He hit .414 at the plate with seven home runs, 52 RBI and 17 doubles. On the mound he registered a 9-2 record, a 1.78 ERA, and 102 strikeouts in 71 innings of work.

Wagner earned All-KingCo 4A accolades at Redmond where he hit .323 with eight doubles, 26 RBI and two home runs as a utility player. With the Seattle A’s, a summer club team, he posted a 12-0 record with a 1.40 ERA and 104 strikeouts in 91.1 innings. Wagner was named first team All-KingCo by the Eastside Journal.


Vanderbilt Baseball 2004 Signee Roster

Name Pos B/T Ht. Wt. Hometown (High School/Previous)
Cameron Betourne LHP L/L 5-10 165 Clearwater, Fla. (Clearwater)
Cody Crowell LHP L/L 6-3 195 North Harwich, Mass. (Harwich)
Colton Daines OF L/L 6-0 186 Emerald Hills, Calif. (Woodside/College of San Mateo)
Ty Davis RHP R/R 6-5 200 Austin Texas (Westlake)
Aaron Garza OF R/R 6-0 185 Austin, Texas (Westlake)
Graham Godfrey RHP/1B R/R 6-3 205 Houston, Texas (Memorial)
Carter Hawkins C R/R 6-3 190 Atlanta, Ga. (Westminster)
Bill Kleinschrodt OF R/R 6-3 200 Mobile, Ala. (St. Paul’s Episcopal)
Greg Moviel LHP L/L 6-6 225 Berea, Ohio (St. Ignatius)
Tyler Rhoden RHP R/R 6-3 205 Jacksonville, Fla. (The Bolles School)
Stephen Shao LHP/1B L/L 6-1 170 Hermitage, Tenn. (Mount Juliet)
Mike Wagner RHP R/R 6-1 170 Woodinville, Wash. (Redmond)

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