MCC baseball signs three players

Thursday, March 24, 2005
MCC Kyle Austin signs a letter of intent to play baseball next season at McCook Community College while his parents Steve and Danette (seated) and sister Kelli look on.

Three players from three states have signed letters of intent to play baseball next year at McCook Community College.

MCC baseball coach Jeremy Jorgensen said he has received commitments from Kyle Austin of North Platte, James Farrell of Albuquerque, N.M., and Tommy Jensen of Smoky Hills, High School in Colorado.

Austin is a left-handed pitcher, Farrell a utility player and right-handed pitcher and Jensen is a left-hand batting middle infielder.

MCC James Farrell of Monzono High School in Albuquerque, N.M., signed to play baseball at MCC. His is pictured here with his mother Carmen.

Jorgensen notes he has no returning left-handed pitchers and by signing Austin, he may have a left-hander who can contribute immediately to the program.

"He's a tall, athletic left-hander who I think he can come in right away and contribute at a very high level," Jorgensen said. "With his athleticism and work ethic, I think he has a chance to develop into a very good college pitcher. He has a very high ceiling."

Austin went 11-3 last summer for North Platte with a 2.50 earned run average.

Farrell attended Monzono High School in Albuquerque and brings a variety of skills to MCC.

"As a pitcher, he's a right-hander who delivers three-quarters and at times submarine style, so he will give the hitters a lot of different looks," Jorgensen said.

The coach said Farrell is also a big strong, player who can hit for power as well.

Jensen is a left-handed hitting middle infielder from Smoky Hills High School in Colorado where he was named his team's rookie of the year in 2004.

Jorgensen said Jensen came to fall workouts impressed the coaches with the way he handled himself.

"He will bring energy to our program," Jorgensen said. "Tommy has a strong love for the game and his versatility as a player will be a significant contribution to the program."

Jensen batted .322 for Smoky Hills last season and will pursue a graphic design degree at McCook Community College.

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