Elon Baseball Signs Five

Posted by Press Release on December 14, 2016 at 1:48 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

ELON, N.C. – Elon University head baseball coach Mike Kennedy has announced that his program has signed five players to a National Letter of Intent to play for the Phoenix in 2018. Joining the program next fall will be right-handed pitcher Shayne Clowar (Marlton, N.J. / Cherokee), outfielder Andrew Flint (Barrington, R.I. / Bishop Hendricken), infielder Jack Roberts (Frederick, Md. / St. John’s College HS), right-handed pitcher Matt Tabor (Westford, Mass. / Milton Academy) and left-handed pitcher Jared Wetherbee (Fiskdale, Mass. / Avon Old Farms).

“I am really excited about this class,” said Kennedy. “Coach (Robbie) Huffstetler and Coach (Micah) Posey have done a great job filling our immediate needs with players that we believe will make an immediate impact on our program. Each of these signees are high-level, high-energy players as well as exceptional students. They embody what Elon is all about. I feel strongly that they will work well with our returning players and help us meet our goals of winning a CAA Championship and participating in NCAA post season play, with the ultimate goal being to reach to Omaha!”

Shayne Clowar • 6-4 • 205 • Right-handed Pitcher • Marlton, N.J. • Cherokee
Honors
• Was a three-year starter at Bishop Eustace Prep
• All-conference honoree
• Participated in the Garden State Underclass Games
• Named the 2016 Ralph Shaw Classic Most Valuable Pitcher
• Helped his team to three Ralph Shaw Classic titles, two Tom Hienkel Tournament crowns and a Diamond Classic championship
• 2015 Perfect Game WWBA Underclass Games All-Tournament Team selection
• 2016 Perfect Game High Honorable Mention

Personal
• Son of former NC State and East Carolina University swimmer Jack and former Philadelphia Eagles cheerleader Pam Clowar

Andrew Flint • 6-4 • 190 • Outfielder • Barrington, R.I. • Bishop Hendricken
Honors
• Two-time RIBCA all-star
• Named second-team all-division
• Helped Ed Halloway’s prep program to two state titles

Personal
• Son of former Colby College baseball and soccer player Clint and Karen Flint
• Father is the head women’s soccer coach at Johnson & Wales University

Jack Roberts • 6-1 • 195 • Infielder • Frederick, Md. • St. John’s College High
Honors
• Team captain
• Among players in the 2017 class, Perfect Games ranks him as the number two shortstop in the state of Maryland, the number 10 overall player in Maryland and the 187th overall shortstop nationally
• Helped coach Mark Gibbs’ program to WCAC titles in 2014, 2015 and 2016 as well as a 2014 DCSAA championship
• Four-year honor roll student

Personal
• Son of former University of San Diego baseball player Andy and Slippery Rock University swimmer Kimmer Roberts

Matt Tabor • 6-1 • 163 • Right-handed Pitcher • Westford, Mass. • Milton Academy
Honors
• Named the 2016 Independent School League MVP
• 2016 team MVP
• Threw a perfect game for Milton Academy in 2016
• Helped coach Matthew Petherick’s squad to a 2016 league championship
• Earned Boston Globe and Boston Herald all-scholastic honors
• Participated in the Area Code Games and East Coast Pro

Personal
• Son of former UMass quarterback Mark and Judiann Tabor

Jared Wetherbee • 5-11 • 190 • Left-handed Pitcher • Fiskdale, Mass. • Avon Old Farms
Honors
• Helped Avon Old Farms continue a streak of winning 16 Founder’s League titles in 19 seasons
• Earned ESPN All-State accolades while at St. John’s High School
• Established a new D1A “Super 8” Tournament record with 24 strikeouts
• Helped his Northeast Baseball club to the WWBA 17U national playoffs and a top-50 national ranking
• Honor roll student

Personal
• Son of Rich and Sue Wetherbee


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