By Steve LeMaster
July 24, 2013
MOREHEAD - Morehead State University Head Baseball Coach Mike McGuire has announced the addition of three student-athletes, Seth Boyle, Luke Humphreys and Dylan Ramage, who will join the program for the 2014 season.
“I am very excited to add these three young men to our program,” McGuire said. “In addition to their baseball ability, all three are very good students. We’ve added three arms to our staff that have a chance to help us right away, while also adding more infield depth and athleticism.”
Boyle comes to MSU from Greenup County High School, where he finished his senior season with a .487 batting average and 1.34 ERA over 66.2 innings on the mound. He was named Third-Team All-State following his senior season, and was selected to play in the East vs. West All-Star Game as well as the 16th Region All-Area Team in each of his final two years.
“Seth has a good arm and pitches in the upper 80’s with a good breaking ball,” McGuire said. “He is also a very accomplished hitter who can play multiple spots throughout the infield.”
Humphreys played his prep ball at Dickson County High School (Tenn.), where he posted a 2.24 ERA and .348 batting average over his final season. On the mound, he struck out 90 batters in only 56 innings, and tossed one no-hitter on the season to earn an All-District Team selection.
“Luke is an athletic right-handed pitcher and infielder,” McGuire continued. “He is a good competitor who goes right after hitters, and also plays a very good middle infield. We really like his athleticism, as he was a three-sport star in high school.”
A native of Superior, Wis., Ramage comes to MSU from Southeastern Community College (Iowa). He registered a 2-0 record, three saves and 1.38 ERA during the 2012 season with the Blackhawks. Ramage was named Second-Team NJCAA Region XI Academic All-Region following his freshman year. His father Rob was a 15-year veteran of the National Hockey League, where he was named to four All-Star teams and won two Stanley Cups.
“Dylan is a sidewinder who will provide us a different look out of the bullpen,” McGuire said. “Dylan is a good competitor, hard worker and fills up the strike zone. He should add experience to our bullpen.”
MSU Men’s Golf Team adds two: Michael Wilson and Ryan Daniels have signed National Letters of Intent with the Morehead State men’s golf program. Both are expected to be on campus next month and have four years of eligibility as true freshmen.
“The most impressive thing to me is our newcomers are very good students and high-character young men,” said Head Coach Dr. Rex Chaney, who begins his 38th year with the men’s golf program at Morehead State. “We’re certainly looking forward to working with all of them.”
Wilson was a member of four consecutive 13th Region All-A championship teams at Middlesboro High School and earned medalist honors each year. He also helped the Yellow Jackets to the 2013 Tri-County Conference title and was named Conference Player of the Year.
Wilson posted a 76.2 stroke average as a junior and 74.0 scoring mark as a senior. He participated in the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach in both 2011 and 2012.
“Michael is a left-hander with great potential,” Chaney said. “He has a terrific mental approach to the game and is very solid with his driver. Michael will have to improve his short game at this level, but I know he has the ability to do so. I really feel like he’s a diamond in the rough.”
Daniels was a First-Team All-Area selection at North Hardin High School (Radcliff) his sophomore, junior and senior years. He helped the Trojans to the 5th Region championship in 2011 while claiming Region Player of the Year and medalist honors.
Daniels qualified for the Kentucky State Amateur as a sophomore. He finished first at the Warren East Invitational, carded a tournament-record 66 at the Dale Hollow Invitational and earned Kentucky High School Athletic Association All-State accolades as a senior.
“Ryan is strong young man with a lot of potential,” Chaney said. “He hits the ball straight off the tee, which will give him a chance to be successful at this level. I’ve been impressed with Ryan’s knowledge of the game. He really understands golf and knows how to play.”
Morehead State will opens its season Sept. 9-10 when it hosts the Wasioto Winds Fall Kick-Off Invitational in Pineville.