Dec. 18, 2009
KINGSTON, R.I. - Head coach Jim Foster has announced that seven student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent to join the Rhode Island baseball program, beginning in the fall of 2010.
"This group is part of a very talented class which we feel is one of the best classes to ever sign at URI. All of these guys were recruited by top national programs. They are good student-athletes from good families. They're hungry to get better, not afraid to work and have a ton of upside. We have filled our needs with some young talented position players and some top quality arms that will make an impact early on. I really do believe that these guys will be a huge part of our success and will help us make future runs at Atlantic 10 Championship, regional appearances and the ultimate goal of getting to the College World Series in Omaha."
Jay Ferri - 6-3/185 - RHP - North Kingstown, R.I./North Kingstown HS
First Team All-Division... Second Team All-State... Area Code All-Star Game 2009... Was 5-1 with a team-leading 59 strikeouts in 42.1 IP for the Skippers as a junior... Was the winning pitcher in the Rhode Island Division 1 State Semifinals vs. rival South Kingstown... Also Hit .367 with 21 RBI's for North Kingstown... Was selected to play in the 2009 Rhode Island High School All-Star Game... Coached by Kevin Gormley at North Kingstown High School.
Joe Landi - 5-11/165 - SS - Smithfield, R.I./Smithfield HS
Landi's defense and presence at the plate from the left side have made him one of the top infielders in New England... MVP Division 1 North Rhode Island... Second Team All-State... Was selected to play in the 2009 Rhode Island High School All-Star Game... HS Gametime Player of the Week April 6, 2009 after a three-run walk-off homerun... Coached by Steve Quattrini at Smithfield High School.
Nick Narodowy - 6-1/190 - LHP - North Smithfield, R.I./North Smithfield HS
Was a two-time All-Division first teamer... MVP Division 2 North Rhode Island in 2009... As a Sophomore, was 10-3 with 91 strikeouts... As a Junior, was 9-2 and had streak of zero earned runs through 46.1 innings... Was selected to play in the 2009 Rhode Island High School All-Star Game... 2009 Lynn Invitational All-Star... Coached by Marc Talbot at North Smithfield High School.
Zach Nadolny - 6-4/210 - RHP - Bel Air, Md./Bel Air HS
Has two-way capabilities and will help the Rams on the mound as well as at the plate... Was invited to participate in the International High School Power Showcase at Tropicana Field... Also was a First Team All-County and All-Metro selection... Played for the Maryland Futures baseball team in 2009... Coached by John Swanson at Bel Air High School.
Jeff Roy - 5-9/160 - OF - Cranston, R.I./Bishop Hendricken
Will bring speed and a very good arm to the outfield and is a great leadoff guy from the left side... First Team All-Division and All-State in 2009... Batted .464 with 39 hits and 27 runs as a junior... Was selected to play in the 2009 Rhode Island High School All-Star Game... 2009 Lynn Invitational All-Star... Coached by Ed Holloway at Bishop Hendricken High School.
Steve Sarcone - 6-4/185 - RHP - Utica, N.Y./Thomas R. Proctor HS
Has loose arm action and a great frame which provides a ton of upside... Was an All-Mohawk Valley All-Star, a First Team Central N.Y. League All-Star and a Class AA All-State selection in 2009... Went 8-1 as junior with a 1.66 ERA, 84 strikeouts in 63.1 innings... Coached by David Guido at Thomas R. Proctor High School.
Cole Warren - 6-2/195 - RHP - Manchester, N.H./Manchester Central HS/New Hampton Prep
Was a two-time Granite State Baseball Association All-Star and two-time All-State first team selection... Received Manchester Central's Best Male Spring Athlete award... First Team All-Class L in 2008... Coached by Andy Laroche at Manchester Central and Justin Anderson at New Hampton.