November 24, 2010

Cal State Northridge Signs Eight Standouts to National Letters of Intent

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - Cal State Northridge baseball head coach Matt Curtis announced the signing of eight student-athletes who will join the program in the 2011 fall semester.

"I am really proud of the early signing class that we have put together," said Curtis, who will be entering his first year as head coach of the Matadors in 2011. "I am confident this group will be the foundation for the type of program we want to build here at Cal State Northridge."

Infielder Aaron Ashton, left-handed pitcher Jerry Keel, right-handed pitchers Jordan Johnson and Danny Keller, catcher Alexis Mercado, outfielder Travis Mitchell, second baseman Ryan Raslowsky, and right-handed pitcher Gabe Saquilon comprise the inaugural recruiting class under coach Curtis and his assistants.

All eight student-athletes are incoming freshman from California.

"Coach Larkin and Coach Leary worked extremely hard in a short period of time to evaluate and recruit the arms and athletes that we need to compete, and win, in the Big West Conference," said Curtis.


Cal State Northridge Baseball's 2011 Recruiting Class

Name Pos. B/T Ht. Wt. Hometown Previous School
Danny Keller RHP R/R 6-5 200 Newbury Park, Calif. Newbury Park HS
Jerry Keel LHP L/L 6-6 240 Palmdale, Calif. Palmdale HS
Jordan Johnson RHP R/R 6-3 170 Elk Grove, Calif. Franklin HS
Gabe Saquilon RHP R/R 6-0 175 San Diego, Calif. Horizon Christian Academy
Alexis Mercado C R/R 6-3 205 Chula Vista, Calif. Otay Ranch HS
Aaron Ashton INF L/L 6-3 210 Whittier, Calif. La Serna HS
Travis Mitchell OF L/R 5-9 170 Riverside, Calif. Martin Luther King HS
Ryan Raslowsky 2B R/R 5-9 160 Mission VIejo, Calif. Mission Viejo HS


Danny Keller
Newbury Park, Calif. (Newbury Park HS)
RHP - 6-5, 200 - R/R


Jerry Keel
Palmdale, Calif. (Palmdale HS)
LHP - 6-6, 240 - L/L


Jordan Johnson
Elk Grove, Calif. (Franklin HS)
RHP - 6-3, 170 - R/R


Gabe Saquilon
San Diego, Calif. (Horizon Christian Academy)
RHP - 6-0, 175 - R/R


Alexis Mercado
Chula Vista, Calif. (Otay Ranch HS)
C - 6-3, 205 - R/R


Aaron Ashton
Whittier, Calif. (La Serna HS)
INF - 6-3, 210 - L/R


Travis Mitchell
Riverside, Calif. (Martin Luther King HS)
OF - 5-9, 170 - L/R


Ryan Raslowski
Mission Viejo, Calif. (Mission Viejo HS)
2B - 5-9, 160 - R/R