Baseball Adds Two More Recruits

May 1, 2002

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - UCLA baseball coach Gary Adams has added two more recruits to the class that will enter in the fall of 2002. Hector Ambriz and Garett White inked letters of intent during the spring signing period.

'It is good to have two versatile players join an already young team. I expect them to contribute very early in their careers,' Adams said.

Hector Ambriz (Placentia, CA/Valencia HS) is a right-handed pitcher and catcher who can also play first or third base. After earning Player of the Year honors in his league as a freshman and sophomore, he was named First-team All-CIF in 2001. He was invited to the 2001 Area Code tryouts, and was rated the #41 High School Prospect by Baseball America. He is currently 7-1 with a 0.59 ERA and is tied for second in Orange County in wins. His 91 strikeouts is tied for second in the county as well.

'Hector is the type of pitcher and hitter who can make an immediate impact as a starter or closer, and has the potential to hit in the middle of the lineup,' said pitching coach Gary Adcock.

Garett White (Bakersfield, CA/Centennial HS) is a left-handed pitcher who can also hit. This year, White has handed Stockdale HS, ranked No. 9 in the USA Today Super 25 poll, its only two losses of the season. His father, Brett White, was a kicker on the 1974 and 1975 UCLA football teams and led the team in scoring during the 74 season with 54 points.

'Anytime you can get a quality left-handed pitcher like Garett White, it's an advantage for your team,' said Adcock.

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