Belcher and Plumlee join Baseball Bucs' signing class
Belcher
Belcher

Monday, November 13, 2006

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 13, 2006) - Head coach Tony Skole added two more signees to this year's recruiting class Monday, announcing that shortstop Nick Belcher (Abingdon, Va.) and right-handed pitcher Dustin Plumlee (Knoxville, Tenn.) have signed national letters of intent to play for ETSU.

 

Belcher, a former first-team All-State selection at Abingdon High, led Walters State community College to the Junior College World Series title last season, hitting .304 with 14 doubles, eight home runs, 69 runs scored and 46 RBI while batting leadoff for the Senators. 

 

"Nick is a very polished player, who can flat out play the game," said Skole. "He has great instincts and is very tough mentally. Nick is the best junior college shortstop in Tennessee and one of the top junior college shortstops in the entire country. Nick has all the intangibles. He is a great young man and a great leader on and off the field. Nick will instantly improve our program."

 

Plumlee averaged over seven strikeouts per game in his freshman season at Cleveland State and walked only 1.6 batters each outing while compiling a 10-4 record for the Cougars.  An all-around athlete, Plumlee lettered in three sports in his high school career; achieving All-Region and All-District honors in each as a senior.

 

"Dustin is going to make an immediate impact on our success," said Skole.  "When he steps on campus he will have a ton of experience under his belt and he should challenge for a spot in our weekend rotation.  He is one the top junior college pitchers in Tennessee having won 10 games as a freshman.  He is going to pitch in the upper 80's with a lot of movement and he really pounds the strike zone.  Dustin is going to be very good."   

 

The national signing period continues through Wednesday, November 15.

Follow ETSU Athletics on Twitter Twitter and become a fan on Facebook Facebook.
WSOC Radford 2 F
Aug 22 ETSU 3
MSOC ETSU 1 F
Aug 23 Virginia Tech (Exh.) 0
WSOC ETSU 5 F
Aug 24 Tennessee Tech 1
WSOC Appalachian St. 0 F (2OT)
Aug 28 ETSU 1
MCC Covered Bridge Open Boone, N.C.
Aug 29 3 of 11
WCC Covered Bridge Open Boone, N.C.
Aug 29 5 of 11
VB ETSU 3 Charlotte, N.C.
Aug 29 Morgan State University 0
VB ETSU 1 Charlotte, N.C.
Aug 29 California State University, Sacramento 3
MSOC ETSU 3 F
Aug 29 William & Mary 2
VB ETSU Charlotte, N.C.
Aug 30, 12:00 p.m. UNC Charlotte
WSOC Campbell Johnson City, Tenn.
Aug 31, 1:00 p.m. ETSU
MSOC ETSU Richmond, Va.
Aug 31, 3:30 p.m. VCU
WSOC South Carolina St. Johnson City. Tenn.
Sep 2, 6:00 p.m. ETSU
WSOC Alabama A&M Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 4, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
VB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Sep 5, 3:00 p.m. The College of William and Mary
VB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Sep 5, 7:00 p.m. George Mason University
VB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Sep 6, 12:00 p.m. University of Maryland