WSC Baseball Making Additions In The Off-season
Posted: 17 August, 2015
Photo Credit: Wayne State College Athletics
By: Aaron Scheffler
Wayne – With Wayne State College fall sports coming upon us the Wildcat Baseball team is making some additions to their team in the off-season.
Wildcat head baseball coach, Alex Koch, announced Friday, August 14 that four student-athletes (one high school and three transfers) have singed their national letters of intent and/or scholarship offers to play baseball for the Wildcats in the 2016 season.
The four signees include: Bryce Bisenius of West Des Moines Dowling Catholic High School in Iowa, Chase Egelston of Southeast Community College in Beatrice, Robert James of Brown Mackie College in Kansas, and Spencer Johnson from Northern Colorado.
Alex Koch said he is very excited about the Wayne State College baseball summer additions.
“These guys will give us a lot more depth and flexibility in what we can do,” said Coach Koch. “Due to some key injuries on our pitching staff, the pitchers that we have signed will be filling key roles. This fall will be crucial to seeing where these new guys find themselves on the depth chart.”
Bryce Bisenius is a 6-1 210 pound first baseman who earned Iowa Class 4A Second Team All-State and First Team All-District honors from the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association this past season. Bisenius was a .445 hitter including three homeruns and 33 RBI’s. Bisenius is not an unusual name to WSC baseball as he is the cousin of former Wildcat All-American Mike Bisenius (2011)
Chase Egelston is a 5-11 185 pound outfielder who will also see some time at third base from Blue Springs, Missouri. He was the team leader in home runs with 12 this past season at Southeast Community College while adding 39 RBI’s and helping the Strom to a 49-21 record. Egelston will have two seasons of eligibility at Wayne.
Robert James is a 6-1 170 pound pitcher from Salina, Kansas who will also have two seasons of eligibly remaining at Wayne. He played his first two collegiate seasons at Brown Mackie College and was one of their key pitchers starting 22 games during his time with the Lions. James paced the team in starts (11) and strikeouts (35) this past season while achieving a complete game and ranking second on the team in innings pitched with 49.2.
Spencer Johnson is a 6-1 180 pound pitcher from Centennial, Colorado who will have three seasons of eligibility remaining with Wayne State College. He received a medical redshirt last season after making four appearances. In high school Johnson finished 5-1 with at 1.52 ERA to received First Team All-Centennial League honors.
WSC finished 27-24 this past season, while finishing fifth in the conference with a 22-14 record. It was the 18th consecutive winning season for the Wildcat baseball program.