Submitted by UARM
Coach Lance Spigner has been recruiting for Bucks Baseball since his former team, the Horatio Lion’s, were beat out of the 2A Semi-Finals in May. With the hopes of building a roster of 35 to 40 student-athletes, Coach Spigner has added a talented signing class during the early signing period starting November 1st. Recruiting will never stop for Spigner and his future staff. He will continue recruiting this winter and spring for 2020 graduates, while also turning his attention towards the 2021 signing class. Below are Coach Lance Spigner’s November signees with comments from coach about each player.
Jace Bray – LHP – Rogers HS/Rogers, AR – Jace is one of the state’s top lefties. He’s a strike-thrower with low to mid 80’s velo and good run on both his fastball and changeup.
Cason Brigham – RHP – Genoa Central HS/Genoa, AR – Cason has very high pitchability and locates all three pitches very well. His best quality is that he can throw any pitch for a strike in any count or situation.
Keelan Hodge – Pitcher/Middle Infielder – Junction City HS/Junction City, AR – Keelan pitched his team to victory in the state tournament championship game in the 2019 season and has a legitimate shot to be a two-way player for us.
Carson Crawford – Pitcher/Utility – Stuttgart HS/Stuttgart, AR – Carson plays with a calm, businesslike approach that I like. On the mound, he has a plus breaking ball that is a true “put away” pitch.
Cooper Perry – RHP – Hughes Springs HS, Hughes Springs, TX – I saw play Cooper play this summer on a team with one of my former players and was impressed with his stuff on the mound, but more so with the way he attacks hitters. He’s got a mid-80’s fastball and a breaking ball with good depth.
Hunter Allen – RHP – Atlanta HS/Atlanta, TX – Hunter is a 6’5″ right-handed pitcher with a very high ceiling. He’s already got mid-80’s velo and good movement on his fastball. With a couple of years in a weight program, Hunter can be as good as he wants to be.
Daegan Covington – RHP/OF – Taylor HS/Taylor, AR – Daegan is high character young man with a tremendous work ethic. He is a tremendous athlete with a lot of tools. He’s got a plus arm and can run. He’s got a legitimate shot to be a two-way guy for us.
Eli Garrison – Catcher – Central Arkansas Christian HS/North Little Rock, AR – Eli is a big, athletic player with a cannon for an arm. His pop times are equal to the major league average, and he’s an excellent receiver. I think Eli is one of the state’s top athletes.
Brice Cagle – Catcher – Catcher – Sylvan Hills HS/Sherwood, AR – Everyone I talked to about Brice raved about his work ethic. I think people are going to see that spring that he is one of the state’s best catchers, and I could not be more excited that he chose Rich Mountain.
Will Dolan – Shortstop – George Ranch HS/Richmond, TX – Will is left handed hitting shortstop with great tools. He’s fast (6.8 speed) and a strong throwing arm. I saw Will a couple of different times this summer, and I came away more impressed after each time I saw him.
Isaac Price – Middle Infielder – Siloam Springs HS/Siloam Springs, AR – Isaac was ranked as the #4 player in Arkansas at his position by Prep Baseball Report. He has the ability to consistently find the barrel and can drive the ball in the middle of the field. He is a guy who has worked very hard on his strength and speed this past year, and he’s seeing the results of that hard work pay off.
Tristan Doucet – Outfielder – Lake Arthur HS/Lake Arthur, LA – Tristan may be the fastest player in this class of signees. He’s got the range, arm, and power potential to be a standout on our team and in our region.
Bear Sparks – Utility – North Little Rock HS/North Little Rock, AR – Bear was a valuable player on NLR’s 2019 state championship team. Bear is a fast, athletic player but his greatest quality is his versatility. He has the ability to play about anywhere on the field and play that position well.
Jackson Rich – Infielder – Broken Bow HS/Broken Bow, OK – Jack was one of the first guys I went after when I took this job. He’s a tough, hard-working, young man, and he is an exceptional athlete. He is a pure hitter, plain and simple. He consistently finds the baseball with the barrel.
Luke Rice – First Baseman – North Little Rock HS/North Little Rock, AR – I think Luke is very possibly the best hitter in Arkansas, and I told him that when I was recruiting him. He has the ability to hit for average and for power. I am very excited that Luke chose Rich Mountain, and I think he’s going to be one of the region’s top hitters.
Luke Hindman – Corner Infielder – Little Rock Catholic/Little Rock, AR – Luke is one of the top hitters in the class of 2020. He can just flat out hit, makes really “loud” contact, and cranks out extra base hits.
Chase Webb – Middle Infielder – El Dorado HS/El Dorado, AR – Chase had arm surgery last spring so he was a little under the radar. That’s good for us because I think we got one of the state’s best players when he signed with Rich Mountain. As he continues to grow and get stronger, he’s not going to be under the radar for long.
Brayden Ross – RHP – Charleston HS/Charleston, AR – Brayden is a big, athletic pitcher that has great control of 3 quality pitches. I think he has tremendous updside. He’s going to benefit greatly from a year round lifting program and practice plan.
Mason Reynolds – Shortstop – Southwest Christian HS/Fort Worth, TX – Mason is a very good defender who also brings a lot to the table offensively. He finds his way on base often and is an exceptional base runner. He handles the bat very well.