Baseball Signs Five Prospects

May 2, 2001

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- UCLA baseball coach Gary Adams has signed five more players to enter UCLA in the fall of 2001, in addition to the five that signed in the fall.

'The strength of this class is that the players are versatile and the two pitchers have a chance to contribute right away,' Adams said.

Kevin Conlin is an infielder from University HS in Irvine, California. He is a versatile player who can play multiple positions. He's an excellent hitter.

Chris Denove is a catcher from Agoura Hills, CA. The Agoura High School native is an honor student, who will give up football to be a strong-armed catcher for the baseball team. He led the football team to CIF semifinals, throwing for 2,930 yards and 26 touchdowns. In baseball, he is batting .367 for Agoura High.

David Johnson is a pitcher/hitter from Mira Costa HS in Manhattan Beach. He is one of the top right-handed pitchers in the state. The 6-4 power player, who throws in the low 90's, is also a fine hitter. He could be an impact freshman for the Bruins.

Kyle Mowery is a utility player from Capistrano HS and lives in Dana Point, CA. He can play a variety of positions for the Bruins, which is one of the main reasons he was signed. He's a good hitter and fielder and will provide depth to team.

Kyle Wilson, a pitcher from Valencia HS in Valencia, CA, throws in the low 90's. The 6-1 right-handed pitcher had a 6-1 record during the summer after a 1-1 junior year mark when he broke his left wrist.

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