Two UC-Riverside Highlanders Signed for 2011

The Rafters announced today that they have added two additional UC-Riverside players to the 2011 roster. Joining UC-Riverside teammates Bart Steponovich and AJ Beckley on the Rafters are second baseman Eddie Young and right-handed pitcher Joie Dunyon.

Eddie Young was drafted out of high school by the Chicago White Sox in the 33rd Round of the 2008 MLB Draft. This season Young has appeared in 23 games for the Highlanders, making 22 starts. He currently has a .253 batting average (21-for-83) with 4 doubles, 5 RBI and 10 runs scored. He has also displayed his tremendous speed by going a perfect 6-for-6 in stolen base attempts.  Last year, Young started 38 of the 44 games he appeared in and finished his season with a .270 batting average (34-for-126). He clubbed 9 doubles and 1 triple while driving in 26 runs and scoring 13.

Joie Dunyon is appearing in his first action for the Highlanders this spring, after receiving a redshirt last season. He has made 3 appearances out of the bullpen this spring, spanning four innings, and has only allowed one hit while recording three strikeouts against no walks.