Simpson University’s Baseball Program Signs Six For 2015
For Immediate Release
REDDING, Calif. - The Simpson University men’s baseball program announces the signing of six players for the 2015 season: Dalton Grisell (Gardnerville, Nev.), Rath Moseley (Oroville), Kenny Sellers (Atwater), Ryan Ellena (McKinleyville), Vincent Alberico (San Dimas), and Coryn Iwamasa (Mililani, Hawaii).
"These players are the start of an unusually large recruiting class at Simpson,” said head baseball coach Greg Cadaret. “They are part of the nucleus of the team getting more athletic and competitive in a very short period of time.”
Grisell is a left-handed pitcher who graduated from Douglas High School with a 3.91 GPA. He led the baseball team to its best season in five years and played quarterback for the football team. He plans to major in mathematics.
“I chose Simpson because it presented the best opportunity for me to play and to grow as a student and a person,” Grisell said.
Moseley is an outfielder who is transferring to Simpson from Yuba College. He graduated from Oroville High School in 2012, where he was named Best Defensive Player as a freshman, Most Valuable Player and team captain as sophomore, and all-league and team captain as a senior. He led his team in on-base percentage his junior year and was given the Coach Choice Award his senior year. He played American Legion baseball in Oroville in 2012 and Orland in 2013.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to play baseball at Simpson University under Coach Cadaret, Coach Becker, and Coach Barrington,” Moseley said. “Simpson University is an outstanding Christian college to continue my education by majoring in business administration. I look forward to being a Red Hawk and contributing to a winning baseball team.”
Sellers is an infielder who graduated from Buhach Colony High School with a 3.78 GPA. He was part of the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program from 2012-2014 and was involved in FFA (Future Farmers of America).
Ellena is a right-handed pitcher who received his school’s Most Improved Pitcher award in 2012. He was also on the honor roll his junior and senior years.
“I chose Simpson University because it is a four-year Christian-affiliated university, and it's out of Humboldt County but not too far,” Ellena said. “I want to help improve the baseball team as I study biology.”
Alberico is an outfielder who graduated from La Salle High School in Pasadena, Calif.
Iwamasa is an infielder who played four years of varsity baseball. He was also an honor roll student. He plans to major in psychology.
“I chose Simpson University because of the opportunity to play baseball and grow as a Christian,” he said.
Simpson University is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate and teaching credential programs. Simpson’s athletic department offers intercollegiate programs in men’s and women’s soccer, basketball, cross-country, and golf; women’s volleyball and softball; and men’s baseball and wrestling. For more information about Simpson University athletics, please visit simpsonu.edu/athletics.
Contact: SU Public Relations