ASHEVILLE, N.C. - UNC Asheville head baseball coach Tom Smith has announced the signing of two players to national letters-of-intent. Both players will be incoming freshmen in the fall of 2012.
The two are outfielder Andrew Madden of Southwest Guilford HS in High Point and right-handed pitcher and infielder Corey Randall of Davie County HS in Mocksville.
"This is going to be a smaller class but we feel we have two kids that address our needs that we have signed early," stated Smith. "We will continue to address our needs as the spring rolls around and look forward to completing our class then."
Madden has been a four-year varsity player for head coach Reid Holmes at Southwest. As a junior was named All-Conference, Team Offensive MVP, and represented Region 5 in the State Games of North Carolina. Madden also played for the High Point American Legion Post 87 that advanced to final four of State Tournament.
"We have been following Andrew for a couple years and really like what he has to offer our program," declared Smith. "He is a top-notch kid that can play anywhere in the outfield and hit in the top of the order."
Randall plays for head coach Mike Herndon at Davie County. As a junior named All-Conference, he was undefeated on the mound and led the team in homeruns with eight. Randall represented Region 7 in the State Games of North Carolina. He has been named as Scholar Athlete for the past three years and played showcase ball for High Point Panthers.
"Corey is a two-way guy that we expect a lot from," commented Smith. "He has some power at the plate and a very good arm. Corey is athletic, and we really like his upside and what he will bring to the program both on the mound and at the plate.