GOSHEN, Ind. – Goshen College baseball coach Eric Screeton has received two more commitments for the 2012-13 season, signing Ohio native Alex Mosbarger and Canadian prospect Jeremy Wiebe to national letter of intents.
Mosbarger is a 6-foot-2 right-handed pitcher from Graham High School in Saint Paris (Ohio). Despite his team's collective struggles this year, Mosbarger picked up four of Graham's eight wins on the mound.
"Alex is a tremendous student-athlete and we are very excited he has chosen Goshen College," Screeton explained. "I was very impressed with Alex's demeanor on the mound and his baseball IQ. He possesses the physical tools to be a quality pitcher in our league, but Alex's understanding of the intangibles of pitching will be his biggest asset to this program for years to come."
According to Screeton, Mosbarger threw in the low-mid 80's and showed command of a quality breaking ball during winter workouts. He will bring a 3.8 high school grade point average into Goshen where he will major in Journalism and Broadcasting.
Joining Mosbarger and the Maple Leafs is the 6-foot-1 Wiebe. Primarily an outfielder, Wiebe has also seen time at first base and on the mound.
A native of Winnepeg, Wiebe will graduate with honors from Westgate Mennonite Collegiate School. His playing experience includes the Manitoba Rockies Development Team and the invitational only Manotoba MLB Camps.
"Jeremy will be a great addition to our program," Screeton said. "He is a smart individual on and off the field who possesses a great desire to get better at this game. He also displayed this fall, a great deal of overall strength, which showed during his swings. With the BBCOR bats, finding a young man who can drive the ball is becoming more and more problematic for college colleges, but I believe over time Jeremy can develop into a nice power hitting outfielder/ utility man for our club."