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Baseball Adds Three More Signees

November 12, 2004 · MT Media Relations
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee head baseball coach Steve Peterson announced the signing of Brandon Brokaw, Allan Woodward and Dillon Heath to national letters-of-intent on Thursday, pushing the Blue Raiders total to five during the early signing period.

Woodward, a righthanded pitcher from Columbia, Mo., will enroll at Middle Tennessee in January and should provide the most immediate impact. Woodward pitched for one season at Kansas State before transferring to Maple Woods Community College in Kansas City for last season.

"We really needed another arm for this season and I think Allan will complement what we can do," Peterson said. "He is talented and can fill many roles. He throws strikes, has three pitches, and the biggest thing is his experience. I think he can be a starter for us. Signing a guy mid-year is something we very seldom do."

Brokaw hails from St. Peters, Mo., and Fort Zumwalt South High School, where he was a Second Team All-Conference selection last season for coach Tony Primeau. The lefthanded pitcher will fill a great need for the Blue Raiders in 2006.

"We have five senior pitchers on our roster this year, so we're looking to reload the staff for 2006," Peterson said. "Brandon has a good arm and good command, throws three pitches for strikes and has an opportunity to pitch a lot as a freshman because of his command of the strike zone."

Heath, a Davidson Academy product from Nashville, Tenn., is a 6-3, 190, outfielder for coach Chass Parrish. The Bears won the Class A state championship in 2003.

"Dillon is a great athlete and a kid we did not want to pass up if we could get him at Middle Tennessee." Peterson said. "He's a big guy with some power, runs very well and can play all three outfield spots. His ability to throw and adjust to Division I pitching will determine just how quickly and where he will play."

Brett Smalley (Hixson, TN) and Myles Ervin (Chattanooga, TN) both signed on Wednesday.

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