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Baseball Announces Class of 2016

Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications                                                                      Release: 09/17/2012
Courtesy: Beverly Schaefer
Princeton bolstered its lineup with the addition of eight freshmen for the 2013 campaign.
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Princeton head baseball coach Scott Bradley announced the addition of six student-athletes to join the team for the 2013 season. The Class of 2016 is made up of: Billy Arendt, Chris Bodurian, Danny Hoy, Andres Larramendi, Cameron Mingo and Luke Strieber. In addition to the six newcomers, the program also invited freshmen Andrew Christie and Sammy Gonzales-Luna to join the team this fall.

"We are really excited about the group of freshmen that are joining us this year. We've lost quite a bit of talent the last couple of years and we feel that there are going to be some opportunities for some of these guys to earn immediate playing time. We have six recruited players in Danny, Billy and Andres, who are all position players, and Chris, Luke and Cameron, who are pitchers. We also invited Sammy and Andrew to work out with us this fall and to be part of our team," said Bradley.

Billy Arendt  INF
R/R  5-11/170  Houston, Texas/Second Baptist

A four-year letterwinner and starter at Second Baptist, infielder Billy Arendt heads to Princeton behind a decorated prep career. In 2012, he was named a Louisville Slugger and Under Amour Pre-Season High School All-America. Arendt also earned numerous conference and regional accolades at Second Baptist, including All-Houston Private Schools-4A Hitter of the Year and TAPPS 4A All-District MVP honors. As a junior, Arendt was named to the Perfect Game Top 1000, and was an Under Amour Pre-Season All-America and TAPPS 4A All-State selection.

Chris Bodurian  LHP
L/L  6/2/200  Bethesda, Md./St. Alban's

The lone lefty in this year's class, Chris Bodurian was a three-year letterwinner and two-year starter at St. Alban's School. The pitcher was an ESPNHS Pre-Season All-District selection in the Washington, D.C. metro region and a 2011 All-IAC selection. St. Alban's, the alma mater of former Tiger Matt Bowman, was IAC and DC Classic Champions in 2010. Bodurian also stole 22 bases as a senior and drove in 60 runs over his varsity career.

Andrew Christie  C
R/R  5-8/210 • Mendham, N.J./Delbarton

Andrew Christie looks to add depth to the catcher position for the Tigers in 2013. During his two-year starting career at Delbarton, he was a 2012 All-NJAC First Team and All-Morris County Second Team honoree. Christie helped guide the Green Waves to the 2012 Morris County and Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference Championships.

Sammy Gonzales-Luna  C
R/R  5-8/175  Houston, Texas/Lamar

The younger brother of former Tiger captain Noel '10, Sammy Gonzales-Luna will bolster the catching position in 2013. Gonzales-Luna was a two-year letterwinner and starter at Lamar Senior High School, earning All-District Second Team honors in 2012. As a senior he also was an Academic All-State selection.

Danny Hoy  INF
R/R  5-8/175  Sellersville, Pa./Germantown Academy

A three-time all-league selection, infielder Danny Hoy joins sister, Jen '13 a current Tiger women's soccer player, at Princeton in 2012-13. A four-year letterwinner and three-year starter, Hoy was the Pennsylvania State Gatorade Player of the Year runnerup in 2012. As a senior, he was an all-city, all-area, all-region, All-State and All-Southeastern Pennsylvania selection. As a sophomore, he helped guide Germantown to a 29-2 record and the state championship.

Andres Larramendi  C
R/R  6-1/205  Chappaqua, N.Y./Horace Greeley

A four-year starter at Horace Greeley, catcher Andres Larramendi is coming off a very successful prep career. A 2011 Louisville Slugger All-America Honorable Mention, Larramendi concluded his high school career earning all-league, all-section and All-State honors. He was also named to the MSG Varsity Westchester All-Star Team. In 2010, Larramendi helped lead HGHS to the league championship.

Cameron Mingo  RHP
R/R  6-4/180  Eden Prairie, Minn./Eden Prairie

An ESPN All-State selection, right-handed pitcher Cameron Mingo will look to contribute immediately to the Princeton bullpen. A two-year starter at Eden Prairie, he was an all-conference, all-metro, All-State, Coaches All-State and 2012 High School All-State Tournament Team selection. Mingo also earned Lion's All-Star accolades and was a Golden Eagle Award Finalist. In 2012, he went 5-1, with a 0.95 ERA over 66 innings, as Eden Prairie finished third in the state.

Luke Strieber  RHP
R/R  6-2/180  Boerne, Texas/Boerne Champion

A three-time all-district honoree, including two first-team nods, Luke Strieber is coming off a 90 strikeout senior season. Behind a 1.14 ERA over 80 innings pitched, Strieber guided Boerne Champion High School to the Texas State 4A Regional Finals and past the No. 1 ranked team in the nation according to ESPN as a senior. He earned all-area honors twice and in 2012 was named a Perfect Game All-Texas Region Honorable Mention selection.

The Tiger newcomers will look to have an immediate impact in 2013, as Princeton vies for its eighth Ivy League title.

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