June 30, 2004
Providence, RI - The Brown baseball program has announced its recruiting class of 2008. A total of eight student-athletes will join the Bears next spring. Head Coach Marek Drabinski adds four pitchers to his squad along with four position players. The entire group are all-conference selections with three hailing from Connecticut, two from New Jersey along with Florida, Virginia and North Carolina natives.
Rob Hallberg, a pitcher/third baseman (River Edge, NJ), comes to Brown from River Dell Regional High School. A three-year varsity starter, Hallberg recorded a 20-4 career mark on the mound. As a senior, he batted .528, leading the county with 17 doubles. Hallberg received First Team All-League, All-County and All-North Jersey honors. He was also a Second Team All-State honoree.
Peter Moskal, a 6'3" pitcher (Glastonbury, CT), attended Glastonbury High School. He was selected to the Connecticut Senior All-Star Team as well as the All-CCC Conference Team as a senior, posting a 6-2 record with a 1.33 ERA. Moskal recorded 76 strikeouts and just 10 walks in 63 innings of work. He also received several academic awards, including Academic All-State honors. Moskal was a National Merit Finalist as well.
Conor Reardon (Branford, CT) was a four-year varsity starter at Bradford High School, where he was named the Offensive MVP. Reardon was also named to the All-Hammonassett League, the All-Southern Connecticut Conference Team and to the CHSCA Academic All-State Team. He holds the school record for hits in a season. For his career he recorded 112 hits with a .440 average. He recently served as Class Valedictorian at Branford.
Jeff Dietz (Altamonte Springs, FL) is a graduate of Lake Brantley High School. He received All-Conference honors as a shortstop his junior year and again as a senior at third base. Dietz averaged .365 at the plate along with a 2-1 record on the mound with two saves as a senior. He helped lead Lake Brantley to the state final four championship this past season.
Brian Kelaher (Farmington, CT) was a four-year varsity starter at Avon Old Farms High School, where he captained the 2004 League Championship team. He received the Juan Comella Award for inspired play. Kelaher was named the team MVP in 2003 when again Avon won the League Championship. At the age of 16, he became a member of the 18U team and was the recipient of the Golden Bat Award in 2003.
Robert Wood (Salem, VA) went 8-1 as a pitcher at Salem High School this past spring. In 58 innings of work, he maintained a 2.03 ERA and was named First Team All-District as both a pitcher and outfielder. In addition, Wood received Second Team All-Region and First Team All-Timesland honors.
Ryan Murphy (Mantoloking, NJ) was a three-year varsity starter for Christian Brothers Academy. As a senior he batted .488 with 25 steals. He helped lead the team to two state final appearances. Murphy was a First Team All-Division, All-County, All-Shore, and All-State parochial selection. He holds the school record for career stolen bases as well as the single season mark.
Alex Silverman (Wilmington, NC) comes to College Hill from Laney High School. He was an All-Conference and All-Area selection as a junior with a 7-3 record, 1.84 ERA and 57 strikeouts. As a senior he received Honorable Mention All-Area honors with a 7-4 record, 2.21 ERA, 57 strikeouts and just seven walks. Silverman was also a finalist for the Most Valuable Player award for his entire high school.
Brown Baseball Class of 2008
Rob Hallberg (River Edge, NJ/River Dell Regional High School) 5'11", 190 lbs.-INF
Peter Moskal (Glastonbury, CT/Glastonbury High School) 6'3", 215 lbs. RHP
Conor Reardon (Branford, CT/Branford High School) 5'10", 175 lbs.-INF
Jeff Dietz (Altamonte Springs, FL/Lake Brantley High School) 6'3", 200 lbs. RHP/INF
Brian Kelaher (Farmington, CT/Avon Old Farms High School) 5'11", 180 lbs.-C/INF
Robert Wood (Salem, VA/Salem High School) 6'2", 195 lbs.-RHP
Ryan Murphy (Mantoloking, NJ/Christian Brothers Academy) 5'10", 180 lbs.-OF
Alex Silverman (Wilmington, NC/Laney High School) 6'4", 190 lbs-RHP