Baylor head coach Steve Smith and the Bears welcomed 15 newcomers into the program Monday.
Aug. 22, 2006
Included in that group are three student-athletes who were selected out of high school in June's Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft - OF/LHP Aaron Miller of Channelview, Texas (11th Round, Colorado Rockies), 1B/OF Dustin Dickerson of Waco, Texas (15th Round, Washington Nationals), and RHP Kendal Volz of Bulverde, Texas (50th Round, Arizona Diamondbacks).
"There were a lot of people who thought we'd lose a few guys, especially Miller, Dickerson, Volz and Shawn Tolleson," Baylor head coach Steve Smith said. "For all four of those guys to realize the importance of the college experience they'll receive in their time at Baylor says a lot about this university and about our program."
Of Baylor's 15 newcomers, 12 prepped in the state of
The only of Baylor's fall 2005 signees not to attend class Monday was Clay Fuller, a teammate of Volz at
2006-2007 BAYLOR BASEBALL NEWCOMERS
Player, Pos. School Hometown
Jimmy Bailey, IF Carroll HS
* Zach Boles, RHP Commerce HS Commerce,
Raynor Campbell, IF
Dustin Dickerson, 1B/OF Midway HS
* Tom Filip, RHP Granite Hills HS
Craig Fritsch, RHP Round Rock HS Round Rock,
Gregg Glime, C Smoky Hills HS Aurora,
Shaver Hansen, IF
Ryan Jenkins, RHP Cy Falls HS
Willie Kempf, RHP
Aaron Miller, OF/LHP Channelview HS Channelview,
Shawn Tolleson, RHP Allen HS Allen,
* Eric Udell, C/OF McArthur HS
* Aaron Williams, LHP McLennan CC
Kendal Volz, RHP
* - invited walk-on