Baseball head coach Matt Magers has announced that four student-athletes have signed NCAA Letters of Intent to attend Minnesota State.
“We are excited for this class to be part of the Maverick family,” said Magers. “Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator P.J. McIntee did an outstanding job identifying student athletes who look to play an integral part of carrying on the winning tradition. It is an athletic group that we feel will excel on and off the field.”
Joining the Mavericks are Will Conard (RHP, Green Bay, Wis.), Cam Kline (OF/RHP, Forest Lake, Minn.), Luke Makovsky (Utility, Mankato, Minn.) and Jordan Schramel (RHP/OF, Delano, Minn.).
All signings are contingent upon admission to MSU and compliance with NCAA rules, including certification by the NCAA clearinghouse.
Biographies with comments from Coach McIntee appear below:
Will Conard, a 5-11,160-lb righthanded pitcher, is a Green Bay (Wis.) Preble High School product…A four-year letterwinner with the Hornets, went 4-0 with a 1.24 earned run average in helping Preble to a 24-6 record in 2016…Preble advanced to the Wisconsin state tournament…Between high school and summer baseball, threw 55 innings and struck out 86 batters.
Coach McIntee on Conard: “Will is righthanded pitcher who has a lot of upside on the mound as he’s able to generate a lot of swings and misses. His work ethic, bulldog mentality, and ability to compete is something that will allow him the opportunity to contribute immediately.”
Cam Kline, a 5-11, 185-lb righthanded pitcher and outfielder, comes to Minnesota State via Forest Lake (Minn.) High School…Hit .414 with 13 doubles, two home runs and 28 runs batted in for Forest Lake American Legion team that won the state of Minnesota championship in 2016. Also went 6-2 with 43 strike outs in 47.2 innings pitched for FL American Legion team and was named the state legion tournament MVP.
Coach McIntee on Kline: “Cam is a hard-nosed player that has competed at a very high level at Forest Lake High School and with the Minnesota Blizzard travel team. We feel he can contribute in multiple ways as a pitcher and outfielder. Offensively, he has a aggressive swing with the ability to hit for power. Defensively, he posses good instincts and an above average arm. He also competes on the mound being able to spot his fastball on both sides of the plate.”
Luke Makovsky, a 6-2, 195-lb utility player, emanates to the Mavericks via Mankato East High School…Multi-sport athlete who has also wrestled and played football for the Cougars, he is a three-time Baseball All-City selection and a 2016 All-Big 9 pick…Lefthanded hitter posted a .357 average with eight doubles, three triples and home run as a junior…Two-time football All-District and All-City selection.
Coach McIntee on Makovsky: “Luke is a local standout that we feel is just scratching the surface of how good he can be. He is a very athletic player with a big frame. He has a polished lefthanded swing with the ability to hit the baseball to all fields. Luke’s skill set will allow him to play multiple defensive positions including the corner infield and outfield spots.”
Jordan Schramel, a 6-0, 187-lb righthanded pitcher/outfielder, will graduate from Delano (Minn.) High School in the spring..A four-year letterwinner with the Tigers, went 6-2 with a 0.30 ERA and 51 K’s in 46 innings picked junior season…Two-time all-conference pick was 6-0 with 71 K’s in 56.1 innings as a sophomore.
Coach McIntee on Schramel: “Jordan is an athletic two-way player who can contribute on the mound and in the field. He is a mature pitcher with a solid three-pitch mix and has above average carry to the target from the outfield. He has been part of winning teams at Delano High School and the Minnesota Blizzard from an early age and finds multiple ways to help teams win.”