(July 19, 2005) - East Tennessee State head baseball coach Tony Skole announced Tuesday that Darren Caldwell (Spartanburg, S.C.), Troy Mendez (Roswell, Ga.) and Anthony Biello (Lower Gwynedd, Pa.) have signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Bucs, beginning with the 2005-06 season.
Darren lettered four seasons at Dorman for coach Ben Waddle, with the Cavaliers posting an 80-36 record in that span. He was named all-region and all-county following both his junior and senior seasons. Darren had a 19-6 career record as a pitcher with a 1.20 ERA as a junior and a 2.10 ERA as a senior. At the plate,
"Darren is a very versatile player who will help us on the mound and as a hitter," said Skole. "He has a chance to pitch for us right away and as an offensive player his speed can not be ignored. He comes to us from one of the most successful high school programs in
Mendez is a left-handed hitting outfielder that played at
"We are very excited that
Biello is a switch-hitting shortstop that played at
"Anthony is a pure baseball player," commented Skole. "He simply loves the game and this shows in his tremendous work ethic and in the passion at which he plays the game. He had an outstanding high school career and put up some great numbers both offensively and defensively. Anthony can really catch the ball in the middle of the infield and he should fall right in line with the great middle infielders we have had in recent years at ETSU."
"These three young men will be a great addition to our program and university, said Skole. "Their youth will provide a spark and bring a lot of positive energy to our ball club. I am excited about their talents on the ball field, but even more impressed by the make-up of these young men. They definitely represent the type of student/athlete which we are attracting to ETSU. The fact that all three of these young men come from very successful high school programs really excites me. All of them know how to win which is very important. Our fans are going to enjoy watching these young men play over the next four years."