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DeKALB, Ill. – The Northern Illinois baseball team announced the addition of four right-handed pitchers in its early signing class of 2013 Wednesday morning. Skipper Ed Mathey, now in his 11th season at Northern Illinois, will welcome three transfers, highlighted by one Northwoods League Summer All-Star, one of the tallest players in program history and one incoming freshman for the 2014 season.
“This year’s freshman class is heavy in left-handed pitching and we felt like we needed to balance that out,” said Mathey. “Looking at our future needs, you can never go wrong with pitching because it always plays out that way in Mid-American Conference play. Our goal is to be MAC Champions and that’s how we went about this recruiting class.
Three players in the class of 2013 are from the state of Illinois, Andrew Frankenreider (Peoria), Seth Fuller (Moline) and TJ Schrader (Mackinaw), while the other, Dirk Ormsby, is from next door in Logonier, Ind. Read more with player bios