Nov. 16, 2011
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Southern Miss baseball coach Scott Berry announced the additions of right-handed pitcher Sean Buchholz (Carpentersville, Ill.) and right-handed pitcher/middle infielder Jake Winston (Vidalia, La.), for the 2013 campaign.
Buchholz, a 6-foot-6, 200 lb., hurler finished his freshman season last year at John A. Logan under coach Jerry Halstead, where he tallied a 5-3 record with a 3.02 earned run average to go along with 41 strikeouts with just 21 walks over 59 2/3 innings. His club captured the regional championship.
As a prep standout at Barrington High School, Buchholz played on two regional and one sectional championship squads for coach Jim Hawrysko. He earned special mention from the Daily Herald following his senior campaign. In addition, he played football for two seasons.
"His best baseball is yet to come," said Golden Eagle assistant coach Michael Federico. "We really are excited about his demeanor and his work ethic as he will be a vital part of the success of Southern Miss baseball."
Winston comes to Southern Miss after enjoying a successful prep career at Trinity Episcopal which captured the MAIS Class A state championship last spring. The Natchez Democrat first-team All-Metro selection enjoyed success both on the mound and at the plate.
Winston, 6-foot-1, 170 lb., posted a 9-1 record as the school's No. 1 pitcher last spring, where he struck out 102, while walking 25 in 59 1/3 innings. He allowed just 10 earned runs for a 1.18 ERA and opponents only hit .120 against him.
At the plate, Winston collected a .446 batting average with four home runs, 30 RBIs, 29 runs scored and a .525 on-base percentage.
"Jake is a really good athlete with a good, loose arm," Southern Miss assistant coach Chad Caillet said. "He is a great competitor with fantastic leadership skills as he was a three-sport player. Jake has a chance to pitch for us right away with the chance of being a two-way guy for us."
The two signees join right-handed pitcher Conor Fisk (Brown Deer, Wis.) and left-handed pitcher A.J. Glasshof (Sugar Land, Texas) as additions for the 2013 Golden Eagle season.
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