Last week four members of the St. Rita Baseball team signed letters of commitment to their respective colleges. The St. Rita Baseball program has had an illustrious tradition of success both on the field and placing student-athletes in college. Head Coach, Mike Zunica, has had numerous members of his program go on to play pro baseball and countless more who have played at the college. These four student-athletes are added to a list of great players in a great program.Pedro Martinez - Misercordia University Dallas, Pennsylvania
Martinez is a right handed relief pitcher for the Mustangs. He has played an essential role on the team being a major threat out of the bullpen. He has recently altered his throwing motion to a “submarine” pitcher which has made him more dangerous and more intriguing. Head Coach Mike Zunica knows the importance of having guys like Pedro on the team. “He has always been a great teammate with a great understanding of the game. Those two attributes are hard to get together. We look forward to seeing his new throwing style this spring.”
Marty Napleton – St. Joseph’s College Rensselaer, IN
Marty, a first basemen for the baseball team is also the goalie on the hockey team. Marty has seen his share of success on the ice, capturing two state titles in his first three years at St. Rita. Besides minding the net for the hockey team, Marty excels on the diamond for the baseball team. He is a well balanced player who brings stability to the first base as well as the plate. “Marty is a classic well rounded St. Rita athlete,” stated Zunica. “We have had as much fun watching Marty play hockey as we have baseball and look forward to his career at St. Joes.”
Anthony Ray - John A. Logan College Carbondale, IL
Ray, a speedy strong-armed outfielder will be attending John A. Logan College in the spring. Anthony, one of the best players in the area will be a stable force in the outfield and the lineup. The Mustangs will look to Ray’s experience and talent to help lead them this season. “We are looking forward to seeing Anthony’s career play out,” Zunica said. “I cannot wait to see where his baseball career takes him from Logan. He is one of the most talented players in the areas senior class and an even better kid off the baseball field.”
Kevin Sicher - Ave Maria University Ave Maria, FL
Kevin Sicher, one of the team’s hardest workers and proven leaders, will be attending Ave Maria University in the fall to play baseball. Ave Maria won 22 games last season and they look to contend again this year in the Sun Conference. Mike Zunica believes it his work ethic that sets Sicher apart from the rest. “Kevin’s work ethic is second to none. He shows up everyday ready and willing to do what it takes to become a better player. He has been a great person to have in this program and we look forward to see him flourish at Ave Maria.