Bison Baseball Adds Two Transfers, Six High School Players in Early Signing Period
Release: November 14, 2012
FARGO, N.D. - North Dakota State University head baseball coach Tod Brown announced the addition of two transfers and six high school players on the first day of the early signing period Wednesday, Nov. 14. The group includes two pitchers, two catchers, two infielders, a first baseman and an outfielder.
Left-handed pitcher Jared Dettmann (Somerset, Wis.); catcher Zach Horn (Richfield, Minn.); first baseman Luke Lind (Eden Prairie, Minn.); outfielder Ben Petersen (Lino Lakes, Minn.); right-handed pitcher Reed Pfannenstein (St. Cloud, Minn.); and infielder Logan Swann (Morgan, Minn.) signed National Letters of Intent to continue their education and play baseball at NDSU.
In addition, catcher Danny Palmiscno (Grand Forks, N.D.) and infielder Jeron Terres (Cold Spring, Minn.) have been accepted for admission at North Dakota State and will join the Bison baseball team.
Dettmann, 6-foot-3, 190 pounds, was a 46th round draft pick of the Minnesota Twins out of Somerset High School in 2011. He went 2-1 with a 5.76 ERA in seven appearances including five starts for Connecticut as a freshman last spring and is currently attending Century College in White Bear Lake, Minn. He was the 2011 St. Paul Pioneer Press Player of the Year.
Horn, 6-foot-1, 195 pounds, is a left-handed hitting catcher at Century College where he hit .345 with five doubles and 18 RBIs in 38 games last spring and threw out 18 of 30 opposing base stealers. He hit .437 with 20 doubles and 29 RBIs his senior year at Bloomington Kennedy High School.
Lind, 6-foot-5, 220 pounds, is a left-handed hitter and right-handed first baseman who led the Eden Prairie American Legion team to a runner-up finish at last year's Central Plains Regional in Dickinson, N.D., with a .462 batting average in five games. He clubbed 12 home runs and was 6-1 on the mound for Eden Prairie High School, which placed third at state last spring.
Petersen, 6-foot-1, 200 pounds, is a right-handed hitting outfielder at Totino-Grace High School in Fridley, Minn. He was an all-conference and all-section performer for the Eagles, who finished 16-9-1 with an appearance in the Minnesota Class 3A state quarterfinals.
Pfannenstein, 6-foot-4, 205 pounds, was 5-1 with a 2.12 ERA and 30 strikeouts in 29 2/3 innings last year for Rocori High School, where he is teammates with Terres, a 6-foot-2, 170 pound infielder. Terres hit .303 with 12 RBIs in 24 games last year. His brother, Sean Terres, is a freshman on the NDSU baseball team.
Swann, 5-foot-11, 180 pounds, has been a two-year starting shortstop at Redwood Valley High School in Redwood Falls, Minn., where he was all-conference and all-section his sophomore year.
Palmiscno, 5-foot-10, 170 pounds, hit .322 last year for Red River High School and .326 in American Legion baseball for the Grand Forks Royals, where he threw out 72 percent of opposing base stealers.
North Dakota State set a school record for wins finishing 40-20 last year and advancing to the championship game of the Summit League tournament after placing third in the league with a 14-10 record. The Bison open the 2013 season Feb. 15-17 at Arkansas-Pine Bluff.