Farragut's Kyle Serrano, Cameron Strickland sign with Vols' baseball

Farragut's Cameron Strickland hits a home run in the 4th inning to tie the score at 4-4 against Arlington during the Division I Class AAA game at Siegel High School at the BlueCross Spring Fling XVIII in Murfreesboro, Tenn., Wednesday, May 23, 2012. (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)

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Farragut's Cameron Strickland hits a home run in the 4th inning to tie the score at 4-4 against Arlington during the Division I Class AAA game at Siegel High School at the BlueCross Spring Fling XVIII in Murfreesboro, Tenn., Wednesday, May 23, 2012. (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)

Farragut's Kyle Serrano pitches to Arlington's Brandon Henson in the 2nd inning during the Division I Class AAA game at Siegel High School at the BlueCross Spring Fling XVIII in Murfreesboro, Tenn., Wednesday, May 23, 2012. (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)

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Farragut's Kyle Serrano pitches to Arlington's Brandon Henson in the 2nd inning during the Division I Class AAA game at Siegel High School at the BlueCross Spring Fling XVIII in Murfreesboro, Tenn., Wednesday, May 23, 2012. (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)

Seven of Dave Serrano's new Tennessee baseball signees are in-state products, including Farragut teammates Kyle Serrano and Cameron Strickland.

Teammates were a theme in the 10-man class.

From Walters State Community College come pitchers Will Carter of Johnson City and Josh Peterson of Elizabethton.

Memphis University School contributes slugging outfielder Andrew Plunkett and infielder Jordan Rodgers.

Pitcher Bret Marks played at Wallace State Community College last spring, but previously teamed with third-baseman Nathaniel Maggio at Blessed Trinity Catholic High School in suburban Atlanta.

The other pair are pitchers Hunter Martin of Murfreesboro Blackman and Ralph Ramirez from Serrano's hometown of Torrance, Calif. Ramirez also has junior college experience at El Camino College.

"Our entire coaching staff, led by recruiting coordinator Bill Mosiello, did a wonderful job of recognizing and finding players that fit our needs as we continue to develop this program," Serrano said. "This class is filled with power bats, great athletes and some much-needed power arms. If we can get all of these guys on campus, those power arms will add nicely to the returners from this year's squad and give us the makings of a good, deep and quality pitching staff.

"The additional offensive firepower, speed and pure athleticism the rest of the players in this class provide will give us a very well-rounded team with great depth. We are extremely excited about this group of young men and feel that they will play a big role in helping us keep this program moving in a positive direction."

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Comments » 9

MikeInTN writes:

I would think it's about time we at least made the SEC Tournament this year. How long has it been?!!

allvol8 writes:

in response to MikeInTN:

I would think it's about time we at least made the SEC Tournament this year. How long has it been?!!

2005 or 2006

voloffaith writes:

"If we can get all these on campus...." that is always the concern...do they try MLB waters or go collegiate to improve their stock down the road....

TrouserCough writes:

Keep in mind Raleigh ran the program into the ground. It's going to take a while to recover.

cyclonevol87 writes:

My Daughter went to High School and grew up with Josh Peterson great kid and will make a great pitcher for UT if the pros dont come calling.

Banner writes:

We are still blaming Raleigh? The program was 6 feet under when he got there. I guess you are a Dooley supporter too! Another clueless Vol fan.

mocsandvolsfan writes:

Golly. I may have to start watching baseball. I DO really enjoy it when I take the time. Sounds like we may have a good rotation? He said we'd be deep with these additions.

mocsandvolsfan writes:

in response to TrouserCough:

Keep in mind Raleigh ran the program into the ground. It's going to take a while to recover.

It's past. Get over it.lol

voloffaith writes:

in response to TrouserCough:

Keep in mind Raleigh ran the program into the ground. It's going to take a while to recover.

We noticed you're a little bit delusional so your recovery will "take a while".

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