Elon Baseball Signs Six for 2019

ELON, N.C. – Elon University baseball coach Mike Kennedy has announced that his program has signed six players who will enroll at the university in the fall of 2018. Joining the program will be outfielder Tyler Cranston (Scottsdale, Ariz. / Notre Dame Prep), outfielder Anthony Galason (Colts Neck, N.J. / Colts Neck), right-handed pitcher Kyle Greenler (Georgetown, Mass. / Georgetown), right-handed pitcher Joe Sprake (Lincroft, N.J. / Middletown), infielder Adam Spurlin (Ty Ty, Ga. / Florence Darlington Tech) and right-handed pitcher James Weston (Williamstown, N.J. / St. Augustine Prep).

“We are very excited with the addition of these six student-athletes. Coach Huffstetler and Coach McGrath have done a great job assembling this class. We believe these players will make a great impact both on the field and in the Elon community.”

Tyler Cranston • 5-8 • 165
Outfielder • R/R
Scottsdale, Ariz. • Notre Dame Prep

Kennedy on Cranston: “Tyler is a high-energy, high-level player that we believe has a bright future. He combines speed and power that play both offensively and defensively.”

• Earned both all-state and all-section accolades
• Led 5A in stolen bases
• Helped coach Brian Fischer’s team to a pair of playoff appearances
• Involved with student government and served as an NDP Ambassador

• Son of former Iona College baseball player Ken and Rosemary Cranston
• Brother John is a pitcher at fellow CAA member Towson
• Born Oct. 29, 1999

Anthony Galason • 5-9 • 190
Outfielder • R/R
Colts Neck, N.J. • Colts Neck

Kennedy on Galason: “Anthony brings a level of energy and effort that is second-to-none. His passion and the effort he puts forth will be contagious to all of our players. Combined with his talent and offensive abilities, we believe that he will have a great career with the Phoenix.”

• Named 2017 team MVP
• Earned All-Shore distinction for coach Mike Yourke
• Named the A North Hitter of the Year
• Carpenter Cup champion
• Three-time Perfect Game honorable mention All-American
• Rated as the 33rd best player in New Jersey by Prep Baseball
• Was part of a team that earned and Elite 8 finish at both the Perfect Game WWBA and the Perfect Game Underclass Championship

• Son of Erick and Erin Galason
• Born June 1, 1999

Kyle Greenler • 6-3 • 165
Pitcher • R/R
Georgetown, Mass. • Georgetown

Kennedy on Greenler: “We believe that the best is yet to come with Kyle. He has a very projectable arm that we believe will develop and log significant innings while at Elon.”

• Two-time Cape Ann League All-Star selection
• Named to the Massachusetts state All-Star Select Team
• Served as a team captain
• Helped coach Phil Desilets’ program to a 2015 Division 4 North title

• Son of Jeffery and Stacy Greenler
• Born Dec. 22, 1999

Joe Sprake • 6-3 • 210
Pitcher • R/R
Lincroft, N.J. • Middletown

Kennedy on Sprake: “Joe has a big arm and a bright future. He has the ability to help both out of the bullpen and in a potential starting role. We are excited with Joe and what he will bring to our staff.”

• 2018 preseason all-state honoree
• Played for coach Ryan Spillane
• Earned all-tournament honors at the Perfect Game 2016 Northeast Qualifier and Perfect Game 2017 Northeast Qualifier

• Son of Kevin and former West Chester University softball player Jennifer Sprake
• Born May 22, 2000

Adam Spurlin • 6-2 • 190
Infielder • R/R
Ty Ty, Ga. • Tift County / Augusta State University / Florence Darlington Tech

Kennedy on Spurlin: “Adam is an outstanding defensive player who will make an immediate impact up the middle. We are really excited with what he brings to our club and the impact he will make.”

• 2016 Georgia Dugout Club All-State honoree
• Unanimous first team Region 1-6A infielder
• 2016 team MVP
• 2016 Wendy’s High School Heisman finalist
• Helped coach Kyle Kirk’s program to a 2015 region title
• Played at Augusta University in 2017, appearing in 29 games, scoring nine runs recording five extra-base hits and driving in nine runs
• Will have two seasons of eligibility remaining

• Son of Joe and former Valdosta State University softball player Cindy Spurlin
• Born Aug. 15, 1997

James Weston • 5-11 • 165
Pitcher • R/R
Williamstown, N.J. • St. Augustine Prep

Kennedy on Weston: “Outside of having a great arm, Jimmy is a competitor. He brings some toughness that we love and that will play at this level. We believe he has a bright future in an Elon uniform.”

• Helped coach Mike Bylone’s squad to a state runner-up finish in 2017

• Son of James Weston and Shirley Blase
• Born June 14, 2000