YJ’s Add Four From BYU

The Saskatoon Yellowjackets today announced the signing of four NCAA Division 1 players
from the Brigham Young University Cougars.

“Brigham Young plays in the very tough West Coast Conference. Four members of the graduating class turned professional at the end of the college season,” said Yellowjackets President Rye Pothakos. “Recruiting a group of players from a program of this calibre gives the Yellowjackets an exceptionally solid core for the 2014 season.”

Infielder and pitcher Brendon Erickson is a sophomore from Phoenix, Arizona. During his high school career at Sandra Day Connor High School in Phoenix, Erickson received all-state honours in both baseball and football. He was selected to the Arizona State High School All-Star Team.

Outfielder Bryan Heyward is a junior from Ogden, Utah. He played two years at the Salt Lake Community College, where he received an honourable mention for all-region. In his first season at Brigham Young, Heyward did not make an error for the Cougars.

Bronson Larson is a freshman catcher from Fruit Heights, Utah. As a high school player, he was named twice to the all-state team. Larson started 15 games in his first college season and showcases raw power, with two thirds of his college hits going for extra bases.

Court Iorg is a utility player from Pleasant Grove, Utah. Baseball runs in the Iorg family. His father, Dane Iorg, won a World Series ring with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1982 and delivered the game winning hit for Kansas City in the 1985 World Series. Courts uncle, Garth Iorg, played third base for the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1980’s.

The Saskatoon YellowJackets are a member of the Western Major Baseball League (WMBL), Canada’s Premier Collegiate Summer League. The WMBL consists of 11 teams in Saskatchewan and Alberta. It provides prairie baseball fans with the opportunity to watch a high level of baseball while giving college baseball players the opportunity to compete and develop their skills outside of the academic year.

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