Nov. 17, 2005
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - (Thursday November 17, 2005) Redhawks baseball head coach Mark Hogan has announced the signings of two more players for the 2007 baseball season. James Leigh and Andrew Cella signed their National Letter of Intent for the 2007 season.
James Leigh from Texarkana College, a native of Bryant, Arkansas, is a 6-4, 210 pound left handed pitcher who throws in the upper 80's to low 90's. In 2005 he helped lead his team, coached by James Mansinger, to the Juco World Series in Grand Junction, Co. Leigh has twice been drafted by the major leagues, the 39th round by the Chicago White Sox in 2004 and the 37th round by the Minnesota Twins last year.
Andrew Cella, native of Lake St. Louis, Mo. is a Juco transfer from Three Rivers Community College, coached by Stacey Burkey. Cella is a 6-3 210 pound first baseman who in 2005 batted .300 with 2 home runs and 25 runs batted in.