ROME, Ga. — With fall practice beginning next week for the Berry College baseball team, head coach David Beasley has announced the new additions to the team for the upcoming season.
"This is a super talented group that complements our returners well," head coach David Beasley said. "We know that we're going to have to have players from this freshmen class step up and help lead us to a successful season."
Brief bios of the newcomers can be found below.
(C, 6-0, 180, Milton, Ga., Cambridge High School)
Egan joins the Vikings after a standout career at Cambridge High School. In his senior season, he was an All-Region selection and was named Cambridge Varsity MVP, after posting a .358 batting average with 34 hits, 18 RBI and nine doubles. During his three-year varsity career, Egan posted a school record for single season HBP, and was second in school history for single season hits, single season doubles, career hits and career batting average.
The son of Lisa and Tod Egan, Teddy plans to major in Sports Management.
(P, 5-9, 170, Woodstock, Ga., River Ridge High School)
Schoknecht comes to Berry after a two-season career at Hesston College. With the Larks, Schoknecht posted a 2.45 ERA and was third on the All-Time Appearance List.
The son of Dana and Brad Schoknecht, Dylan plans to major in Sports Administration.
(INF, 6-4, 270, Jasper, Ala., Jasper High School)
Capping a two-year varsity career at Jasper High School with a second-round playoff appearance, Turnbow brings his talents to Berry.
The son of Michelle and Joe Turnbow, Dalton plans to major in Biology.
(P, 6-0, 180, Cumming, Ga., North Forsyth High School)
Davis joins the Vikings after a four-season career at North Forsyth High School. In his senior season with the Raiders, Davis recorded a 2.04 ERA and forced 18 strikeouts. Davis was selected as a Georgia Underclassman Top 100 recruit in 2017 and pitched for the Raiders in the state playoff game against a nationally ranked opponent. During his time at North Forsyth, Davis also had a standout career on the football team and was a 2017 All-FCN selection.
The son of Ginny & Mark Davis, Brice plans to major in Engineering.
(P, 6-3, 185, Acworth, Ga., Etowah High School)
Dowdy comes to Berry after leading the Eagles to a 2017 State Championship and a 2018 Elite Eight appearance.
The son of Elata and Lee Dowdy, Justin plans to major in Nursing.
(INF, 5-8, 200, Ronkonkoma, N.Y., Sachem East High School)
After a three-season varsity career at Sachem East High School, Stalzer brings his talents to Berry. At Sachem East High School, Stalzer was an All-League selection. He also played volleyball and was named All-Division honorable mention.
The son of Danielle & Michael Quinn and Janice & Raymond Stalzer, Dylan plans to major in Engineering.
(INF, 5-8, 200, Fort Washington, Md., The Avalon School)
Serving as a team captain in his senior season, Newman joins the Vikings after a four-year varsity career at The Avalon School. Newman is a two-time All-Conference and All-State selection, and holds a school record for career home runs with 11.
The son of Titanisia Dew and Derrick Newman, Derrick plans to major in Finance.
(OF, 5-11, 178, Winter Garden, Fla., West Orange High School)
Cole joins the Vikings after being named a 2018 Rawlings All-American Honorable Mention. As a Warrior, Cole recorded a .368 batting average, and had six homeruns and 33 stolen bases. Cole led the Warriors to a State Final-Four appearance in his sophomore season, and a Regional Championship the following year. Serving as a captain in his senior season, Cole was named to the All-Metro team, and broke the school record of QAB with 24. Cole also competed with the Orlando Scorpions Prime Power club team.
The son of Diane and Kenneth Cole, Hunter plans to major in Management.
(INF/P, 6-0, 190, Anniston, Ala., White Plains High School)
Norred brings his talents to Berry after being named to the All-State team in both 2017 and 2018. In his four-year varsity career as a Wildcat, Norred earned a .402 batting average and a 2.30 ERA, and was a three-time All-County selection. As a captain in his senior season, Norred went 6-1 on the mound and had two saves, as well as hitting 30 RBI. Norred also competed with the Excel Blue Wave and East Cobb Astros club teams.
The son of Anne and Rickey Norred, Andrew plans to major in Exercise Science.
(C, 6-0, 190, Cleveland, Ga., White County High School)
Bray joins the Vikings following a three-year varsity career at White County High School. Bray is a three-time Scholar Athlete award recipient and was named Team MVP in both 2016 and 2018. In his senior season, Bray landed on the FCA 7-AAAA East West Classic All-Star Team after recording a .352 batting average, including three homeruns, and 20 RBIs.
The son of Laura and Eric Bray, Weston plans to major in Engineering.
(P/INF, 5-11, 220, Canton, Ga., Cherokee High School)
Hager comes to Berry after a three-year varsity career at Cherokee High School. As a Warrior, Hager was named to the All-County Second Team. He also competed with the Baseballs Elite Black Knights club team.
The son of Pamela and Jeffery Hager, Matthew plans to major in Exercise Science.
(P, 6-4, 230, Winter Garden, Fla., The First Academy)
Taubensee joins the Vikings after being named Pitcher of the Year in his senior season as a Royal.
The son of Rene and Eddie Taubensee, Chewey plans to major in Exercise Science.
(P, 5-10, 160, Roberta, Ga., First Presbyterian Day School)
West bring his talents to Berry after wrapping up a four-year varsity career after advancing to the Final Four in the state tournament and competing in the Georgia Dugout Senior All-Star game his senior year. West also competed in cross-country at First Presbyterian Day School.
The son of Wendy and Shannon West, Garrett plans to major in Biology.
(P, 5-6, 200, Gainesville, Ga., North Hall High School)
Swett joins the Vikings after winning a State Championship in 2017 and a Region Championship in 2018.
The son of Melanie and Ray Swett, Mark plans to major in Business.
(SS, 6-0, 165, Duluth, Ga., Peachtree Ridge High School)
Holley comes to Berry to continue his baseball career after competing in both football and baseball at Peachtree Ridge High School.
Reeve is the son of Sarah and Bobby Holley.
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