MOREHEAD – The Morehead State University baseball program has added a pair of incoming freshmen for the 2015 season. Brent Stoneking, a right-handed pitcher, and Eric Crain, an outfielder and pitcher, have fulfilled enrollment requirements at MSU.
Stoneking, a native of Winchester, who attended George Rogers Clark High School, was a four-time all-district and all-region selection. He helped GRC to district and regional championships as a freshman and sophomore for Head Coach Matt Ginter.
“Brent has a good arm and will be a good addition to our program,” Head Coach Mike McGuire said. “He has a good feel for three pitches, and we hope he can pitch for us right away.”
At the plate, Stoneking batted .386 as a senior and hit his high-water mark with a .405 average as a sophomore.
Crain prepped at Deep Run High School in Richmond, Va. He helped his team to the district title as a sophomore before missing a majority of his junior campaign with an injury. He returned to hit .320 with seven doubles as a senior. Crain was coached by Josh Aldrich at DRHS.
“Eric runs well and is a good left-handed hitter who uses the whole field,” McGuire said. “He also has a strong arm, and we hope to use him on the mound. Eric flew under the radar due to missing his junior year, but we are very excited to add him to our program.”
Crain was also a four-time Scholar-Athlete.
“Both of these young men are good students and great additions,” McGuire said. “We’ve added pitching depth and have become more athletic too.”