Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Bianco Adds More

OXFORD, Miss. – Left-handed pitcher Drew Pomeranz and infielder Tim Ferguson have signed national letters of intent to play for the Ole Miss Rebels head coach Mike Bianco announced on Wednesday.

The pair of signees are part of the 2006-07 early signing period and will be eligible to compete for the Rebels in the 2007-08 academic year. They join right-handed pitchers Michael Park and Logan Williams as early signees for the Rebels.

Pomeranz, a 6-3 left-handed pitcher from Collierville High School in Collierville, Tenn., has been rated as one of the top pitchers in the state of Tennessee in his high school career. As a junior, Pomeranz earned Louisville Slugger All-America honors in 2006 as he posted a 9-1 record with a 1.01 ERA. He posted six shutouts in his nine wins and also struck out 130 batters in 85.0 innings of work.

Ferguson, a 6-2 infielder from Beaumont, Texas, was rated by Perfect Game as the 55th-ranked position player in the nation and a Top 100 Draft Prospect. Ferguson earned All-District and All-Conference First Team honors as a junior before being named to the All-Southeast Texas All-Star Team. He was also named to the “Super Gold” First Team by the Beaumont Enterprise and the “Dream Team” First Team by the Port Arthur News.