UNF Baseball Signs Record Six Players
University of North Florida baseball coach Dusty Rhodes announced the signing of six players to national letters-of-intent for the 2003 season, the largest class in the school's history.
Two of the signees are Jacksonville natives attending Florida Community College at Jacksonville. Billy Kovatch, who batted .507 as a senior at Fletcher High School, and former Nease standout Jeff Millsaps, a .435 hitter his senior year, both committed to the Ospreys.
Also joining UNF from the junior college ranks will be Tony Polster from St. Johns River Community College.
Brandon Diaz of Clearwater and Jon Hodach of Lake Worth are two incoming freshmen catchers. Also a freshman is infielder Josh Rhine from Trinity Prep School in Orlando.
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