Blue Raiders Add Signee Stoltz

Becomes eighth signee for 2008 season

June 4, 2007 · MT Media Relations
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee baseball coach Steve Peterson announced the signing of righthanded pitcher Judd Stoltz to a national letter-of-intent this week, the eighth signee for the Blue Raiders for the 2008 season.

The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Stoltz was a two-time All-District 10-AA selection at Marshall County High School and helped lead the Tigers to the Class AA state baseball tournament in Murfreesboro two weeks ago. Marshall County was eliminated from the state tournament by eventual state runner-up University School of Jackson.

"I've always known Middle Tennessee had a great program," said Stoltz, who also considered Lipscomb and the University of Memphis. "It was what I was looking for. The school is close to home and the coaches are great.

"[Coach Peterson] told me I could contribute early," said Stoltz. "I don't know what that means, but I'm just ready to come in and do what I can and get whatever playing time I can to help win."

For his career, Stoltz notched 19 wins on the mound while also carrying a .360 batting average with six home runs and 61 RBIs.

"He's very college oriented," said Steve Peterson. "He's committed to getting a degree and I know he's going to work hard. We've had many success stories out of Lewisburg through the years. They have great players and great coaches and I'm expecting him to be another one."

Stoltz joins seven other signees in the Class of 2007, including: righthanded pitcher PJ Francescon (Nolensville, Tenn., Ravenwood HS), catcher Tyler Acker (Old Hickory, Tenn., DCA), outfielder/pitcher Bryce Brentz (Knoxville, Tenn., South Doyle HS), outfielder/pitcher Michael Adamson (Freeburg, Ill., Freeburg HS), infielder Justin Miller (Knoxville, Tenn., Bearden HS) infielder Tyler Burnett (Murfreesboro, Tenn., Oakland HS) and righthander pitcher Kevin Whittaker (Nashville, Tenn./Volunteer State Community College).

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