DURANT, Okla. - Southeastern baseball coach Mike Metheny has announced the early signing of Brandon Grimsley and Nolan Fanning for the 2015 season.
Both players will make the move from the junior college ranks and will be juniors in the 2015 season.
“We are pleased to have signed Brandon Grimsley and Nolan Fanning during our early signing period,” said Metheny. “Both are from southeastern Oklahoma area and have great Southeastern connections.”
Grimsley is a McAlester, Okla., native currently playing outfield for Murray State in Tishomingo, Okla.
While at MHS he helped his team to a state semi-final appearance and in his first season at MSC he led the team in quality at bats while helping guide the Aggies to a 2013 National Championship.
He also has extensive summer league experience, earning a trip to nationals playing for the Tulsa Tide in 2012 and spent the most recent summer in the West Coast Collegiate League which is where he will be returning in 2014.
“Grimsley played at McAlester High School for former Southeastern alumni Jackie Cumbie,” said Metheny. “Last season, Brandon was a member of the Murray State College National Championship team and we expect him to be a left-handed, power hitting outfielder.”
Fanning is a native of Coalgate, Okla., and is currently a catcher and first baseman at Northern Oklahoma-Enid.
He was a four-year starter in baseball and football at CHS and was the team’s Offensive Player of the Year in n2010 and 2012, while also earning CHS’s Male Athlete of the Year honor in 2012.
Fanning is heading into his second season at NOC-Enid.
“Fanning is the brother to former player and coach, Roland Fanning,” stated Metheny. “Nolan is coming off of a season ending injury last year but we expect him to be recovered and ready to give us right handed power next fall.”