East Carolina’s 2012 baseball recruiting class has been ranked No. 33 nationally by Collegiate Baseball, the newspaper announced Tuesday afternoon.
This year’s ranking is the highest in program history by Collegiate Baseball topping last years listing at No. 40.
The 2012 class is made up of six pitchers (Nick Durazo, Kyle Majette, Andrew Schorr, Justin Taylor, Hayden White and Ryan Williams), three outfielders (Garrett Brooks, Dylan Brown and Andrew Lamura), two infielders(Joe Brooks and Zach Houchins) and two catchers (Luke Lowery and Travis Watkins).
ECU’s class is ranked second best among Conference USA programs, behind only No. 27 Rice. Vanderbilt brought in thenation’s top incoming class according to Collegiate Baseball, followed by UCLA, Arizona State, LSU and Clemson.
In addition to the 13 newcomers, ECU returns 21 letterwinners including five positional starters and 10 pitchers from a squad that made its 12th NCAA Regional appearance in the last 14 years at the 2012 Chapel Hill Regional.