LOUDONVILLE, NY – Siena Baseball Head Coach Tony Rossi has announced the addition of three late signees. Freshman Brendan Conley and junior college transfers Marcos Campos and Yasser Santana have joined the Saints’ list of incoming newcomers which now totals seven for 2018.
“We are extremely excited to have this young group of men in our program,” said Rossi, who enters his 49th season at the helm. “They are all very talented additions to our group of newcomers, and each one of them has a chance to have an impactful athletic career at Siena. All three will be a positive part of the Siena community. Assistant coaches Pat Carroll and Steve Adkins did an outstanding job assembling this talented group.”
A native of Bristol, Rhode Island, Conley joins the Saints from Worcester Academy in Worcester, Massachusetts which he helped lead to the Central New England Prep School Baseball League Championship last spring. The outfielder also guided his Bishop Hendricken High School squad to three Rhode Island Division I State Championships, while being named a 2016 Rhode Island All-State selection.
“Brendan is a versatile athlete who will help us in the outfield and possibly infield,” commented Rossi. “He has the speed and can hit and will give us the much needed depth that we need.”
A shortstop from Upland, California, Campos hit .337 with 32 RBI, 58 runs scored, and 20 stolen bases over 74 games the past two seasons while starring for Citrus Junior College in Glendora, California. A 2016 Second Team All-WSC South selection, he earned First Team distinction after hitting a team-high .358 last spring.
“Marcos is a very solid player who should be an impact player for us immediately,” explained Rossi. “We’re extremely happy to have him in our program.”
A native of Miami, Florida, Santana matriculates to Siena after spending the past two seasons at Bishop State Community College in Mobile, Alabama. Last spring, the middle infielder hit .307 with three home runs and 26 RBI and posted a .441 on-base percentage. Santana was previously an All-District and All-County selection at shortstop in high school at the Terra Environmental Research Institute, where he hit .403 and .406 in his final two seasons, respectively.
“Yasser is a welcome addition to this year’s squad,” noted Rossi. “He can play all infield positions effectively, and will be an important cog on our team. As with all of the late commitments, he is very versatile.”
The three newest Saints join a Siena Baseball program which is set to return six of its top-seven hitters and two-thirds of its weekend rotation from last year’s squad which posted a 20-28-2 overall record including an 11-13 mark in the MAAC.