06/05/2020 1:28 PM -
Crestwood, Ill. – June 5, 2020 – The Crestwood Panthers have announced the addition of nine players to the 2020 roster on Friday. The club will continue to announce roster changes in advance of the Midwest Collegiate League’s season-opening game in early July.
C.J. Breen, 1B/OF, Niagara University / Livonia, Mich. / Divine Child HS
Following stints at Chicago State University and Grand Rapids Community College, Breen spent his 2020 collegiate season with Niagara. As a member of the Raiders, Breen made the NJCAA Academic All-American Third Team, while recording a 1.000 fielding percentage in 66 total chances. At Divine Child’s varsity level, Breen earned All-City honors en route to helping the team win their 18th-straight district title and second-straight Class B regional title.
Reggie Brock Jr., OF, Chicago State University / Chicago, Ill. / Simeon HS
The Panthers’ franchise leader in hits, RBIs, and runs scored is set to return for his third-consecutive season with the team. Last year, Brock received All-MCL honors, as he slashed an impressive .409/.462/.516. and added 18 RBIs. During the shortened 2020 collegiate season, Brock hit .238 and recorded a 1.000 fielding percentage as one of Chicago State’s starting outfielders.
Kevin Coe, 2B/MIF, Eastern Kentucky University / Chicago, Ill. / Whitney Young HS
Coe has just graduated from Whitney Young Academy and will further pursue his baseball career at Eastern Kentucky University in the fall. Before his commitment to the Colonels, Coe was considered a top 500 recruit nationally by Perfect Game and was also named a Preseason All-American before the 2020 varsity season. He looks to make a significant impact both on the bases and across the middle of the infield.
Breven Daugherity, RHP, Chicago State University / Joliet, Ill. / Joliet West HS
Daugherity is slated to return for his second season with the Panthers. Last summer, he co-led the team lead in wins with three, and also pitched to a 6.28 ERA across 28 2/3 innings. This past season at Chicago State, he was a redshirt sophomore. Similar to last year, Daugherity is ready to provide critical depth within the Panthers’ starting rotation.
Ryan Evans, LHP, Wisconsin Lutheran University / Chicago, Ill. / Hubbard HS
After registering 12 innings pitched for the Panthers last summer, Evans will return to the team in 2020, adding beneficial bullpen depth. At Wisconsin Lutheran this past season, Evans did not appear in any games, but did post a 0.00 ERA for the Warriors in 2019.
Donavan Noble, MIF, South Suburban College / Chicago, Ill. / Brooks HS
Most recently, Noble has graduated from Brooks College Prep and will continue his baseball career at South Suburban College this fall. Before the cancellation of the 2020 varsity season, Noble was named a Preseason All-American by Perfect Game and posted a top ten sixty-yard dash time at the 2019 Perfect Game Midwest Top Prospect Games. He stands to add a vital spark on the basepaths while patrolling the middle of the infield.
Lawrence Noble, OF/1B, Coppin State University / Chicago, Ill. / Brooks HS
Noble is returning to the Panthers for his second season after a highly-productive freshman year at Coppin State. Despite the shortened season, Noble hit .278, adding three RBIs and three extra base-hits in seven games. Last summer, he stole four bases in nine games while maintaining a 1.000 fielding percentage.
Max Rundberg, LHP, Coppin State University / Chicago, Ill. / Bulls College Prep
After recently graduating from Chicago Bulls College Prep, Rundberg will be attending Coppin State University in the fall. He was named a Perfect Game Preseason All-American prior to the 2020 varsity baseball season, and sports a fastball that sits in the mid-80s. Rundberg looks to help strengthen the Panthers’ pitching staff this season.
Eddie Wilkins, RHP, University of Illinois-Springfield / Braidwood, Ill. / Reed-Custer HS
The Panthers’ franchise leader in starts, wins, and strikeouts is set to return after a historic 2019 season with the team. Wilkins, last year, was named to the All-MCL Team, as he led the league in strikeouts with 55, while pitching to a 2.64 ERA in 44 1/3 innings. This past season at UIS, Wilkins was a redshirt sophomore, but in 2019, he did turn in four scoreless innings of relief for the Prairie Stars.