Baseball Signees Duke, Vettleson And Zarosinski Get National Recognition
March 10, 2010
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State baseball signees Drew Vettleson, Adam Duke and Tom Zarosinski have recently received national recognition from Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball.
All three have been named to the 2010 Louisville Slugger Pre-Season High School All-American team. Vettleson, who is both an outfielder and a pitcher, has been named as a multi-position player, while Duke and Zarosinski were named as pitchers.
Additionally, Vettleson was selected to Baseball America's preseason All-America second team.
Both Vettleson and Duke are ranked highly in Baseball America's top 100 prospects list for the high school class of 2010. Vettleson is ranked as the No. 19 high school player in the nation, while Duke is rated 87th.
Each signed national letters of intent in November to play for Oregon State starting in the 2011 season.
Vettleson plays for Central Kitsap High School in Silverdale, Wash. He batted .366 with seven doubles, a triple and five home runs as a junior. On the mound, Vettleson, who is ambidextrous, was 4-2 with a 1.60 earned run average. He struck out 45 in 38 innings and threw two no-hitters.
After his junior campaign, he was named the Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Washington and has been named the No. 1 player in Washington by Baseball Northwest.
Duke is highly touted coming out of Utah's Spanish Fork High School. He led Spanish Fork to the 5A state championship this past year, and finished his junior season with a 7-1 record and 2.46 ERA in 57 innings. The right-hander, who stands 6-foot-2, struck out 91 and issued just 14 walks.
Those 57 innings came from Duke's nine starts, where he threw four complete games, including one shutout. That spectacular season came after his freshman and sophomore campaigns at Spanish Fork, where he went a combined 18-6 with 163 strikeouts.
Zarosinski plays for Lake Oswego High School, and will join the Beavers in 2011. Most recently, in 2009, he went 8-1 with a 1.02 earned run average for Lake Oswego. Zarosinski, who stands 6-foot-1, struck out 76 in 68 1/3 innings, throwing 10 complete games in the process.
The right-hander was named first-team all-league and third-team all-state as a pitcher.
Oregon State opens up its Spring Tournament this weekend by playing Utah Friday night at 6 p.m. PT. Tickets for the game are available in person at the ticket office at legendary Gill Coliseum, by calling 1-800-GOBEAVS or visiting osubeavers.com.
For fans who can't make it to the game, and any of the four all weekend at Goss Stadium, each can be heard live on the Beaver Sports Radio Network and Beaver Nation Online (osubeavers.com).
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