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The Marshall University baseball team’s head coach Jeff Waggoner announced the program’s 2016-17 recruiting class Monday.

The class consists of five junior college players and seven high school seniors who will join the Herd for the 2017 season.

The junior college signees include four pitchers– Jacob Niggemeyer (Powell, Ohio), D’Andre Knight (Orlando, Florida), Parker Beine (Millstadt, Illinois) and Sidney Duprey (Guayama, Puetro Rico) – and one infielder Will Ray (Evansville, Indiana).

Joining the Herd from high school are five pitchers – Braden Scott (Jasonville, Indiana), Jacob Bradley (Nitro, West Virginia), Hunter Sexton (Jackson, Ohio), Mark Meyer (Massillon, Ohio) and Branden Knorr (Ann Arbor, Michigan) – plus infielder Ozzie Millet (Miami, Florida) and infielder/outfielder Matt Harrison (Nitro, West Virginia).

“We are extremely excited for this class to be a part of the Herd baseball family,” Waggoner said in a news release. “Coach (Tim) Donnelly and (Josh) Newman did an excellent job finding the right kids for our program. This group will play an integral part in helping carry on the tradition and prestige of our program in this great Conference USA.”

Waggoner said this year’s recruiting class adds key offensive players that will complement the team.

“This group has several players who have grown up playing on winning teams together and their bond coming in already is very strong,” Waggoner said. “We look forward to them being part of the Marshall Baseball family and representing Marshall University with class and integrity.”

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