Baseball signs five to NLIs

Dec. 7, 2010

Stony Brook, N.Y. - The Stony Brook University baseball team signed five players to National Letters of Intent in the early signing period, head coach Matt Senk announced today. The class will arrive on campus in the fall of 2011 and begin their collegiate baseball careers in the spring of 2012.

The five signees are right-hander Nick Brass, outfielder/left-hander Steven Goldstein, catcher Kevin Krause, infielder Cole Peragine and outfielder/first baseman Mike Roehrig.

"Nick, Steven, Kevin, Cole and Mike possess the positive attributes and qualities we look for in a Stony Brook baseball player," Senk said. "They are hardworking, talented, team-oriented and have a strong desire to improve and become successful in the classroom and on the field. I am extremely excited about these five young men and their future at Stony Brook University."

Kevin Krause


Staten Island, N.Y./Tottenville

2010 first team all-city selection ... 2010 first team all-state selection ... three-time Staten Island Advanced All-Star ... hit .431 with 25 runs scored and 23 RBI as a junior ... earned the Muche-Ohalek Award for the Staten Island baseball player who best combines athletic ability, citizenship and sportsmanship ... earned the Staten Island Baseball Oldtimers outstanding player award ... led Tottenville to 2010 PSAL championship ... led PSAL with a .460 batting average as a sophomore.

Senk on Krause:
"When we first saw Kevin play, you knew right away he is someone special. Behind the plate, Kevin is as accomplished a catcher for his age as I've ever seen. At the plate, it is more of the same; great approach, beautiful swing, plus power. Kevin will continue in what has become a very long line of outstanding catchers for Stony Brook."

Nick Brass


Mastic Beach, N.Y./William Floyd

Named the No. 22 prospect on Long Island for the Class of 2011 by Blue Chip Prospects.



Senk on Brass:
"Along with Nick's overall athleticism, desire to win and prototypical body type, he also has an electric fastball. He will only get better and better. We are so happy to have Nick in the program and the sky is the limit for him at Stony Brook."

Steven Goldstein


East Meadow, N.Y./St. Dominic

Named No. 1 prospect in Long Island for Class of 2011 by Blue Chip Prospects ... hit .323 with three home runs and 67 stolen bases for Long Island Titans this summer.

Senk on Goldstein:
"Steve brings many tools to this incoming class. He can hit for average and power, possesses above average arm strength from the outfield and on the mound and what I love most about Steve is his great baseball instincts and desire to win. His overall potential is extremely exciting."

Cole Peragine


Belle Ewart, Ontario/Belle Ewart

Played for Cambridge Terriers AAU team ... named 2009 Terriers MVP and top hitter ... represented Ontario at the U-17 Canada Cup National Championship in Kindersley Saskachewa ... attended Nantyr Shores Secondary School in Ontario, Canada ... named 2010 Nantyr Shores student-athlete of the year and Baseball MVP.

Senk on Peragine:
"Cole possesses all the tools to be a successful infielder; great hands, plus arm and exceptional footwork and instincts. Offensively, Cole is improving significantly as a switch hitter and brings a workmanlike approach to every at-bat. Cole is the perfect fit for our style of play."

Mike Roehrig

Outfielder/First baseman

Lindenhurst, N.Y./Lindenhurst

Hit .465 as a junior ... drove in 31 runs ... led Lindenhurst to state championship ... a two-time all-league selection ... earned a 2010 Suffolk County gold glove.

Senk on Roehrig:
"Mike is a gifted baseball player and an outstanding student and person. His overall skill set is tremendous, especially his hitting and fielding. Mike has been part of a state championship team, which you can never minimize when it comes to the intangibles necessary to win. "