St. Rita Baseball has six players sign Division 1 National Letters of Intent


BaseballSignsAfter posting another 30-win season this past spring and winning The Phil Lawler Classic Summer State Championship this past summer, the varsity baseball team returns several key players in 2014, including 6 seniors who recently signed National Letters of Intent to play Division I baseball.  Pictured from left to right: CJ Santoyo (University of Utah), Mike Costanzo (Austin Peay State University), Nate Soria (Xavier  University), Jake Shepski (University of Notre Dame), Chris Delgadillo (IPFW), and Jake Drada (Western Michigan University). Santoyo (Tarkington School) is coming off a stellar summer season on the mound including a masterful 1-hit shutout of Marian Catholic in the 2nd round of the summer state playoffs.

Costanzo (St. Christina), an all-area selection in 2013, posted a (10-3) record in the spring and was tops in the area with 101 strikeouts in 79 innings pitched.

Soria (Homer JHS) was the starting catcher for the Mustangs in 2013 posting a .330 batting average with 10 doubles, 3 homers, and 24 RBIs.

Shepski (Homer JHS) spent most of the 2013 season at shortstop while posting a .313 average at the plate to go along with 12 doubles and 23 RBIs.

Delgadillo (Grimmer-Schererville, IN) started several games at second base for the Mustangs scoring 29 runs.

Drada (Orland Jr. High) batted .267 in the spring including 2 homers.

The Mustangs currently have 32 former players competing at the collegiate level, and in Head Coach Mike Zunica’s 17 years at the helm have produced 139 college athletes.