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Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Area Code standout Corey Oswalt headlines UC Santa Barbara recruits

By Andrew Drennen


The UC Santa Barbara baseball program ushered in an impressive signing class under new head coach Andrew Checketts. There are 15 players overall to this year's group from the Class of 2012 and three of them are nationally known talents in Corey Oswalt of James Madison (San Diego, Calif.), Connor Baits of Point Loma (San Diego, Calif.) and Dalton Kelly of Foothill (Palo Cedro, Calif.).

The top player in the class may very well be Oswalt, who was a member of the Milwaukee Brewers Area Code team this past summer and played for the SC Rays Scout team in the Arizona Senior Fall Classic. During his junior year, the standout infielder hit .541 with four homers and 25 RBI. At 6-foot-4, 200 pounds, Oswalt is a physical player and has the ability to drive the ball.