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Southeastern Oklahoma State University baseball coach Mike Metheny has announced the signing of 13 new additions to the 2015 roster, bringing the total number of new additions for the upcoming season to 15.

The new signees, all incoming juniors, join all-region outfielder Brandon Grimsley from Murray State and NJCAA Academic All-American catcher Nolan Fanning from Northern Oklahoma-Enid.

Eight of the new additions are Oklahoma natives, while five make the trip up from Texas.

First baseman Connor Counce and middle-infielder Kaleb Thomas make the shortest trip from their hometowns as both hail from Denison, Texas.

Outfielder Bryson Allen, utility man Corban Taylor and third baseman/pitcher Logan Terwilliger also come from Texas.

Pitcher Bryce Clemons, pitcher Brady Colbert, middle-infielder Micah Crenshaw, outfielder Dylan Helms, pitcher Keyton Jameson, catcher Conner Koepp, pitcher Dylan Linke and pitcher Evan Sanders are all from Oklahoma.

Counce, a 6-2, 220-pound first baseman spent his first two seasons at Murray State. He was an all-American last season after leading the NJCAA D-II in home runs, earning a national player of the week honor and posting a .388 average. He blasted 17 home runs in 2014 with 52 RBI and 50 runs scored while adding 15 stolen bases.

While in high school at Denison, he was a four-year letter-winner twice earning all-area honors. He was named the district MVP in 2012 and played in the TBCA All-Star Game.

Thomas, a 5-10, 170-pound middle-infielder transfers from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, where posted a .398 on-base percentage and showed his prowess in the field with a .951 fielding percentage and 117 assists.

He was also an all-district selection while at Denison HS.

Allen is a 5-7, 155-pound outfielder/second baseman from Mineral Wells, Texas. He transitions to Southeastern from Seward County CC in Kansas, where he was a two-time all-conference honoree, a two-time golden glove award winner and freshman of the year. He posted a .391 average as a sophomore while driving in 44 runs and scoring 57 runs in that season.

He was a four-time all-district selection at Mineral Well HS, earning four golden glove honors and being selected as a first team all-state honoree as a senior.

Taylor — a 6-0, 190-pound utility player who can play first base, outfield or pitch — hails from Paris, Texas, and transfers in from Paris JC. As a pitcher there, he posted a 3.21 ERA with 23 strikeouts and added a .308 average offensively.

In high school at Paris, he an all-state selection after earning district MVP honors. He also was an all-state selection for his work as a quarterback for the football team.

Terwilliger, a 6-1, 195-pound third baseman/pitcher, hails from Rockwall, Texas. At Paris JC, he earned all-conference honors after hitting .340 with nine doubles and 24 RBI in 2014.

While at Rockwall HS, he earned the school’s High Jacket Pride Award.

Clemons, a 6-0, 190-pound left-handed pitcher from Broken Bow, transfers from Northern Oklahoma-Tonkawa. There, he tossed 16 games with eight complete games as a sophomore, posting 41 strikeouts and carrying a 4.00 ERA.

At Leedy HS, he helped guide his team to a state runner-up finish, earning WOBCA Small School Pitcher of the Year and all-state honors.

Colbert is a 5-10, 190-pound right-handed pitcher from McAlester. He makes the move from Eastern Oklahoma State, where he made 17 appearances on the hill in relief with 34 strikeouts.

While at Eufala HS, he played for former Southeastern player Preston James, earning all-conference honors three times, including conference MVP honors as a senior, and the Muskogee Phoenix’s Newcomer of the Year honor in 2010 and MVP in 2011.

Crenshaw, a 5-10, 160-pound middle-infielder from Red Oak, transfers from Carl Albert State, where he played for former SE player Mark Pollard. As a sophoore he posted 11 doubles and drove in 24 runs on 34 hits.

While at Red Oak HS, he helped his team to four state championships and was named an SEOBCA All-Star.

Helms, a 6-0, 200-pound outfielder/second baseman from Eufala, comes to Southeastern from Seminole State. As a sophomore there, he collected 45 hits, including four triples and added 10 stolen bases.

He also played for former SE player Preston James in high school at Eufala, being selected to all-state, the SEOBCA All-Star team and Big 8 Conference Offensive Player of the Year.

Jameson, a left-handed pitcher from McAlester, makes the move to SE from Carl Albert State. He posted a 3.52 ERA and 17 K’s over 10 appearances in his last season there while playing for former SE player Mark Pollard.

He played his high school ball at Crowder.

Koepp, a 6-0, 220-pound catcher/first baseman hails from Norman, and comes to SE after two seasons at Dodge City CC in Kansas. At DCCC, he was a KJCCC all-conference pick, hitting over .300 in both seasons, highlighted by a sophomore season when he hit .337 with 23 doubles and 56 RBI.

He played his high school baseball at Norman, where he set the school record for batting average with a .506.

Linke, a 6-5, 215-pound right-handed pitcher from Duncan, transitions from Eastern Oklahoma State, where he led the team in appearances over two seasons. As a sophomore, he posted 19 appearances with 30 strikeouts over 42 innings pitched.

He played his high school ball for Duncan.

Sanders, a 6-3, 205-pound left-handed pitcher from Hartshorne, transfers from Eastern Oklahoma State. As a sophomore, he posted 24 strikeouts in 26 innings pitched over 14 appearances.

While playing for Hartshorne HS, he also earned all-state honors.

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