University of Delaware Baseball Signs Five Standout High School Student-Athletes for 2012
December 7, 2010
NEWARK, Del. - - University of Delaware baseball coach Jim Sherman has announced the signing of five high school standouts that have signed National Letters of Intent to attend Delaware and play for the Blue Hens, beginning next fall.
Luke Alicknavitch, Ryan Hartley, Drew Hercik, Brock Niggebrugge and Ty Warrington each signed during the early stages of the signing period and include the Blue Hens class of 2015.
Alicknavitch (at right), a pitcher from Kennett Square, Pa., is a three-year varsity letter award winner for head coach Dustin Mott at Kennett High School. He is expected to again start as a senior this spring. He played for the All-Star Baseball Academy over the summer, throwing a complete game one hitter with an earned run average under 2.00 for the season.
Hartley (at left), a middle infielder from Newtown, Pa., has started on his varsity squad since his freshman year at Council Rock High School North under head coach Matt Schram. As a junior, he hit .472 with 25 runs batted in, 10 doubles, three triples, and one homerun. He was named to the All-Suburban One First Team as a shortstop in addition to being the Suburban One League National Player of the Year. The Courier Times named him its Player of the Year as well. Over the summer, Hartley hit .625 in the Carpenter Cup Classic, tops among all starters.
Hercik (at right), a middle infielder from Nazareth, Pa., is a three-year varsity letter winner and has been selected to play for the Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup team the past two years. He batted .451 with 20 RBI’s and 10 stolen bases over the summer while going a perfect 5-0 on the mound. He had a 1.17 ERA with 21 strikeouts in 30 innings pitched. He was recently selected as a team captain for the basketball team at Nazareth Area High School.
Niggebrugge (at left), a middle infielder from nearby Bear, Del., has been on the varsity squad at Caravel Academy since the eighth grade. The Baseball Factory and Underarmour have recognized him as one of the Top 100 Best Baseball Players in the nation. He was named to the 2009 Second Team All-Conference as a shortstop.
Warrington (at right), a pitcher and catcher from nearby Hockessin, Del., started playing varsity baseball at A.I. DuPont High School in eighth grade. Named Second Team All-Conference as a freshman and sophomore under Darren Brodie in high school. He threw a perfect game as a freshman and is a career .351 hitter throughout high school. Over the summer he played for the All-Star Baseball Academy in West Chester, Pa.
"I am really excited about the five signings this year,” Sherman stated. “Three guys, Hartley, Niggebrugge and Hercik, are middle infielders that all have outstanding athleticism and good offensive skills. Warrington is a pitcher/catcher combo that has a great arm behind the plate and as well as on the mound while Alicknavitch is a pure pitcher with great feel and has three good pitches."Back To Baseball Home Baseball Story Archive