NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Rounding out the fall signings of the 2014 Lipscomb baseball team are junior college standout pitchers Nick Andros, Cory Farrow and Jason Ziegler.
“With us having 13 seniors this year, it was vital that we bring in some experienced arms to help fill the gaps,” said Lipscomb head coach Jeff Forehand. “Nick, Cory and Jason will help us right away on the mound.”
A towering, 6-foot-6-inch, 230 pound lefty, Andros posted a 2.40 ERA fanning 56 batters in 60 innings of work as a freshman at Rend Lake College in Ina, Ill. As a prepster at Goreville High School, Andros tied the school record with a 17-strikeout performance that saw him also hit three home runs.
“Nick is a physical lefty whose talent is limitless,” said Forehand. “He has the potential to be one of the top left-handed arms in junior college baseball this spring. We look for him to have a great career as a Bison.”
A teammate of Andros’ at Rend Lake, Farrow missed last season for the Warriors with an arm strain. The Elizabethtown, Ky., native dominated during his senior season at Elizabethtown High School going 9-1 with a 1.66 ERA and 99 strikeouts in 2010.
“Cory is an extremely talented righty, who had a great fall,” said Forehand. “His maturity and ability to command three quality pitches gives him the chance to contribute early.”
Much Like Andros, Ziegler is also a sizeable southpaw standing 6-foot-4-inches. The Mahomet, Ill., native logged over 100 innings on the mound between Parkland Community College and the Utica Brewers of the New York Collegiate Baseball League.
“Jason has yet to reach his full potential,” said Forehand. “He had a solid freshman year at powerhouse Parkland Community College and his experience gives him an opportunity to make an immediate impact on the mound for us in 2014.”