Nov. 15, 2011
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Southern Miss baseball coach Scott Berry announced his first two additions for the early signing period for the 2013 season, including right-handed pitcher Conor Fisk (Brown Deer, Wis.) and left-handed pitcher A.J. Glasshof (Sugar Land, Texas).
Fisk, a 6-2 225 lb., hard-throwing hurler currently attends Wasbash Valley College in Mt. Carmel, Ill., for coach Rob Fournier which went 45-17 during his freshman campaign and captured the Great Rivers Athletics Association championship as well as the sectional title. He collected a 4.10 earned run average by allowing 28 earned runs on 50 hits over 47 2/3 innings with 48 strikeouts and just 20 walks.
A 34th round selection in the 2010 draft by the Milwaukee Brewers, Fisk prepped at Grafton High School for Coach Brian Durst where he posted an 11-2 record with a 1.02 ERA to go along with 170 strikeouts over 103 innings of work during his senior campaign for a team that went 21-10. He was the No. 2 ranked player out of the state of Wisconsin that year by PerfectGame.org.
During his senior campaign, Fisk garnered all-state, all-district and all-conference honors. In addition, he lettered three seasons in hockey.
"Conor Fisk is an intriguing young man who has played a high-class of baseball in junior college in Illinois," said Southern Miss assistant baseball coach Michael Federico. "He has a power presence on the mound with a chance to come here and make an immediate impact for us."
As for Glasshof, who currently plays at San Jacinto Community College for coach Tom Arrington, he enjoyed a stellar freshman campaign at Wharton County Community College for Javier Solis, which allowed him to play for the Eau Claire Express of the Northwoods Collegiate League last summer, before transferring.
Glasshof attended Austin High School and was the Sugar Land Sun's Pitcher of the Year in 2010 as well as the District MVP after fanning 121 batters and walking just 14 in 81 innings. He won a district-high 10 games and recorded an ERA of 1.73. He also garnered honorable mention Class 5A all-state accolades that season.
"He is going to be one of their top two starters (for San Jacinto this spring) and is 87-90 (mph on the radar gun)," said Southern Miss assistant coach Chad Caillet. "He has a chance to be a starter at this level. He is the ultimate competitor who had a really good year last season at Wharton Community College before transferring, where he had some good numbers. He is a solid, athletic left-handed pitcher that you cannot have enough of on your roster."
The baseball Golden Eagles expect to announce more early period signings in the upcoming days.
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