JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 28, 2003) - East Tennessee State head baseball coach Tony Skole announced Monday that Sullivan North High School pitcher Brandon Summey (Kingsport, Tenn.) has signed a national letter of intent to join the Buccaneer baseball program for the 2004 season.
Summey has lettered in all four of his seasons as a Golden Raider for head coach Steve Dixon. He was named to the district All-Tournament Team, to the All-Northeast Tennessee Team and was a TBCA Worth Showcase selection in 2002. Summey also earned four letters for football in high school, and was an all-conference honorable mention selection in 2003.
Summey pitched 77 innings in 2002, striking out 99 batters and only walking 10 while yielding a 2.04 ERA.
"We are very excited to have Brandon coming to play at ETSU," said Skole. "We are excited about his abilities and potential as a player and as a student. What attracted us to Brandon is that he gets the ball over the plate and he can throw all of his pitches for strikes. He is a great competitor and he will have an immediate impact on our program next season."
The Buccaneers return to the diamond on Tuesday night in the Kingsport Baseball Classic from Hunter Wright Stadium in Kingsport, Tenn. ETSU will face Virginia Tech at 7 p.m. in the nightcap of a doubleheader that also includes Summey's Golden Raiders taking on Happy Valley High School at 3:30 p.m.