Golden Lions sign seven for baseball


Seven baseball players have signed national letters of intent to join the Arkansas-Pine Bluff team in the fall of 2013.

Pitcher/infielder Josh Cassidy of Magnolia, infielder Thomas Haas of Clarksville and pitcher Skyler Henson of Marionville, Mo., will join the Golden Lions from North Arkansas College. UAPB also landed outfielder/pitcher Jerimiah Figueroa of Roberto Clemente Community Academy in Chicago, catcher/first baseman Josh Slater of Mesquite, Texas, who currently plays at Mountain View College, and a pair from California’s College of the Siskiyous in pitcher Dixon Marble (Garland, Utah) and catcher Eddie Martinez (Pahrump, Nev.).

“I am extremely excited about this class,” UAPB coach Carlos James said in a release. “It is a class that fits the needs for the future success of our program. As well, these young men will continue our program’s goals as they relate to academic excellence in the classroom.”“