Columbus State University

Columbus State adds two baseball signees

Columbus State announced the addition of two baseball players to its crop of junior college signees on Thursday.

A pair of Georgia products who have gone out of state for junior college, North Florida Community College catcher/first baseman Jeremy Slutzky and Southern Union Community College second baseman Jake Lepchitz, will play for the Cougars in 2009.

Slutzky is a graduate of Wheeler High in Marietta, Ga. He originally signed with South Alabama and redshirted there before transferring to North Florida. He batted .310 there last year and is now batting .330 with eight home runs and 40 RBIs.

Lepchitz is a product of East Coweta High in Sharpsburg, Ga. The stellar defensive player hit over .400 last year and is currently batting .471 with 64 hits, 14 of which are doubles.

The two new signees bring CSU’s total of signees to 10, after eight signed last fall during the early signing period. The Cougars lose six seniors after this year, including three starting infielders.