UNA signs six basketball signees for 2011

University of North Alabama Head Baseball Coach Mike Keehn has announced the signing of six student-athletes for 2011-12 during the early signing period. The Lions added two freshmen and four junior college transfers.  The two freshmen signees with UNA are both from Madison Academy High School, pitcher/first baseman Drew Mobley and second baseman/pitcher Ben Seabrook.

The Community College transfers are right-handed pitcher Brady Gregory of Northwest Shoals Community College, catcher Ricky Guzman of Calhoun Community College, right-handed pitcher and infielder Jordan Gurley of Northeast Mississippi Community College and outfielder Darmmal Moore of East Central Mississippi Community College.

"We are very excited about our early signing class," said Keehn. "All six players are from very good programs.  Mike Good at Madison Academy has one of the top high school programs in the state and we feel very fortunate to have signed two quality players from his program in Drew Mobley and Ben Seabrook.  Both will have a chance to compete on the mound as well in the field.

"Signing Guzman from Calhoun and Gurley from Northeast Mississippi continues our success in signing players where two former UNA Lions are in charge," Keehn said. Former UNA All-American Mike Burns coaches at Calhoun and former UNA assistant Kent Farris runs the program at Northeast Mississippi.  "Both players will be able to make an impact on our team next fall."

"Gregory was a standout pitcher for Sheffield High School and now for David Langston at Northwest Shoals. He will be able to fill a lot of spots that will be vacated after this season.  Brady can be a starter, middle reliever or close, and he will add quality depth to our staff."

"Moore plays for Neil Holiman at East Central Mississippi. He is one of the fastest players in the Mississippi Community College ranks and we are excited about adding another player like him to a long line of speed at UNA.  He is a player who continues to improve and will fit in well here at UNA."