Diamond Rebels Add Chavez, Hornback, Reed To Signing Class

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Nov. 15, 2010

OXFORD, Miss. – The Ole Miss baseball team continued to build its 2011 signing class with the addition of Dylan Chavez, Ryan Hornback and Michael Reed, head coach Mike Bianco announced on Monday.

The three players join previously announced athletes Hawtin Buchanan, Josh Laxer and Chase Reeves.

“We’re very excited about Dylan, Ryan and Michael in this class,” said Ole Miss assistant coach and recruiting coordinator Carl Lafferty. “All three of them are very athletic players. Dylan has a tremendous amount of upside on the mound and profiles as a weekend starter. Michael is a versatile two-way guy who can contribute both at the plate and on the mound. Ryan is an outstanding defensive catcher. Obviously, we’re very excited about getting them to campus next fall.”

Chavez comes to Ole Miss from American River College in California where he will pitch this spring after playing his first season at St. Mary’s College. Last year at SMC, Chavez made 18 appearances, including two starts, including scoreless relief appearances against Tulane, Southern Miss, UC Irvine, California and Stanford. Chavez picked up his win in the relief appearance against UC Irvine and the Gaels also defeated Stanford.

He was named an All-Conference selection in high school at Pleasant Grove High School.

Hornback signs with the Rebels from San Jacinto College in Texas where he played the 2010 season. Last season at San Jacinto, Hornback helped lead his team to a 52-12 record as he hit .347 with 46 runs scored and 37 RBI.

The 6-0 catcher helped lead San Jacinto to the NJCAA World Series where his team went 4-2 and finished up as the runners-up for the national championship. Hornback was named a Rawlings Golden Glove recipient and was named to the JUCO World Series All-Tournament team, as well as the Region XIV South All-Conference team.

Reed comes to the Rebels from Leander High School where he is rated as the No. 76 player in the state of Texas by Perfect Game. The right-handed pitcher and outfielder helped lead the Lions to an Area Championship this past season and will be following in his father’s footsteps when he comes to compete for the Rebels next season. Reed’s father, Benton, played football for Ole Miss from 1983-85.

The 6-0 hurler also participated in the ESPN/Rise Area Code Games – an invitation only event – after participating in an amateur tryout for the Texas Rangers. As a junior he hit .386 with four home runs and 27 RBI. He also posted 6-5 record on the mound with 74 strikeouts and a 2.04 ERA.

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