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Childers, Maple Leaf Baseball Adds First Two For 2013-14
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Baseball - Fri, Feb. 15, 2013

GOSHEN, Ind .-  The 2013-14 recruiting class for the Goshen College Baseball program is starting to come together with Head Coach Alex Childers announcing the addition of his first two recruits, Brad Lantz (Millersburg, Ind.) and Vincent Caschera (Sarnia, Ontario).

Brad Lantz- Fairfield HS

Coach Childers is excited to have Lantz join the team for the 2013-2014 season, saying "Brad has tremendous ability and work ethic.  At 6-foot-5 with a strong right arm, Brad has the potential to be an immediate impact pitcher for us in the highly competitive Crossroads League. We are excited for him to be apart of our program."  

While playing for Coach Brodie Garber at Fairfield, Lantz has helped his team win two Northeast Corner Conference regular season conference titles and one conference tournament championship.

Along with being a major contributor on his high school team, he also plays travel baseball for Joel Mishler and Ben Bailey with the Indiana Chargers. He is also a member of the Fairfield Varsity Basketball team.

The son of Amy and Jack Lantz, Brad intends to enroll at Goshen College in either Education or Sports Management.

Vincent Caschera- St Christopher Secondary School

A native of Sarnia in Ontario, Canada, Vincent is another potential immediate impact player for Childers both as a pitcher and as a left-handed bat in the Maple Leaf lineup.

 "Vincent is an exceptional student-athlete that will be able to help us both on the mound and at the plate," Childers explained.  "He has a tremendous work ethic and will be an excellent fit for our program. He comes from a great family and great baseball program, which has prepared him to succeed. I am confident that Vincent will excel here at Goshen College both in and out of the classroom."

Caschera won a bronze medal in the Canadian National Championships, where he also received a pair of MVP awards.  As a member of the 34-0 London Badgers - ICBA Baseball League - he hit .300 with 26 RBI and picked up six wins with a 3.30 earned run average.

The son of Dino and Lisa Caschera, Vincent plans to major in Molecular Biology at Goshen College.