UNIVERSITY CENTER -- Saginaw Valley State University Baseball Head Coach Steve Jaksa has officially announced the next recruiting class for the Cardinals, which is his first at the helm of the program. The Cardinals welcome five student-athletes to the program, all joining for the spring of 2020.
"We are really excited about the five young men that we are bringing in during this early signing period. We will be looking for then to fill a few holes right off the get-go. I like having flexibility with our middle infielders as well and Brandon Scheurer and Logan Welch certainly fit the bill there. They can play multiple spots in the middle infield and that's always a great thing to have. Hunter Merillat will be in a position to help us in a lot of different spots as well with the versatility he has displayed during his career. Aaron Goschke is a left-handed pitcher, which fills one of our biggest immediate needs on our roster, and Colin Cornwell will give us great range in the outfield and a good bat from the left side. These guys are very nice additions for our program and will be in a great position to help Cardinal baseball into the future."
Aaron Goschke - LHP
Gorham, Maine / Gorham HS
- Goschke preps at Gorham High School in Maine, where he participates in baseball.
Hunter Merillat - UTL
Sanford, Mich. / Meridian HS
- Merillat preps at Meridian High School, where he participates in baseball, football and basketball. He is a three-year all-conference baseball player and earned First Team All-State honors as a pitcher his junior campaign. He has been named all-conference twice for football as well. Merillat earned Midland Daily News Dream Team honors his sophomore and junior seasons, being named the Co-Pitcher of the Year in 2018.
Brandon Scheurer - INF
Portland, Mich. / Portland St. Patrick HS
- Scheurer prepped at Portland St. Patrick High School, where he participates in baseball and basketball. He earned First Team All-State honors his sophomore and junior seasons for baseball and in basketball his junior campaign. He was named to the Lansing State Journal's Dream Team the past two seasons for baseball as well.
Logan Welch - INF
Fenton, Mich. / Fenton HS
- Welch preps at Fenton High School, where he participates in baseball, basketball, football and track. He is a second team all-league performer as an infielder and earned honorable mention all-league honors as a quarterback and punter his fall senior season of football.
Colin Cornwell - OF
Sterling Heights, Mich. / Henry Ford II HS
- Cornwell prepped at Henry Ford II High School, where he participates in baseball and basketball. He has been named All-Macomb Area Conference twice and was named All-State Academic for both baseball and basketball.
SVSU gets the 2019 season underway in mid-February with a three-game series versus Illinois-Springfield in Georgia. GLIAC play begins on March 22 with a weekend trip to Davenport.
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