Prep Baseball Report

Bradley lands a pair of 2014 prospects, and other recruiting news

By Sean Duncan
Executive Director

Bradley University landed a pair of talented Class of 2014 prospects when it received commitments from SS/OF Chris Whelan (Benet Academy HS, IL) and MIF Mike Riesner (Neuqua Valley HS, IL).

The 5-foot-10, 165-pound Whelan, who’s ranked No. 41 in Illinois’ loaded 2014 class, is a versatile athlete who is a top-level hitter. Whelan was a member of Team Illinois at the Midwest Future Games last August. Riesner is an athletic, slick-fielding middle infielder who should make an impact for Neuqua Valley this spring.

In other recruiting news …

RHP Joe Perricone, who was a top 10 prospect in Illinois’ 2011 class, has transferred to the University of Illinois-Chicago. Perricone originally signed at Coastal Carolina after a decorated career at Hersey HS.

A pair of senior prospects from Romeoville HS has made their college decision. Ryan Fetzer, a 5-foot-11, 155-pound catcher, has committed to Quincy University; William Herkel, a 6-foot-3, 165-pound RHP, has committed to Bellevue in Nebraska. Both Fetzer and Herkel had a solid showing at the PBR Unsigned Senior Showcase in October.

Robert Rosene, a 6-foot-1, 200-pound 1B from Bradley-Bourbonnais HS, has committed to Augustana.

Chayancze Stirbis, a 2B from Plainfield East HS, has committed to Iowa Wesleyan College. 

Austin Dodson, a LHP from Mount Carmel HS, has committed to Oakton CC.

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