Baseball Signs Eric Maupin to National Letter of Intent
July 24, 2007
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University Head Baseball Coach Donnie Marbut announced Tuesday that Eric Maupin has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Washington State University and play baseball. Maupin joins a group of 11 others that previously signed with the Cougars and will enroll at WSU next month.
'We are really excited to have Eric in the fold for this season,' said Marbut. 'In the recruiting process it is difficult to replace players lost in the draft this late in the game, but we were definitely able to do that with Eric. He is a great student, comes from a great family, and will be a very successful student-athlete throughout his career at Washington State.'
Last month Maupin was selected in the 48th round of the Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft by the Seattle Mariners. Rather than signing with the Mariners, Maupin elected to attend WSU where he plans on pursuing a degree in kinesiology.
A product of Galena High School in Reno, Nev., Maupin earned three varsity letters in both baseball and basketball. On the diamond this past season he posted an 11-0 record with a 0.97 ERA, registering 87 strikeouts in 65 innings. At the plate he hit .457, collecting 12 home runs, nine doubles, 46 runs scored and 44 runs batted in. Maupin led his team to a 39-4 record and a runner-up finish at the state tournament, capturing the High Desert League and Northern Nevada Region titles. He was the Nevada State Co-Player of the Year and garnered All-State, All-Region and All-League first team honors as a pitcher, in addition to being named league Pitcher of the Year.
In addition to his athletic achievements, Maupin earned the Nevada Interscholastic Athletics Association 2007 Top Ten Student-Athlete Award and the Wolfpack Edge Reviglio Family Way To Go Award.