Siena baseball announced the successful recruitment of five new ballplayers and early commitments to their program including a local player from Schenectady, New York.

Siena head coach Tony Rossi said of his new players "we are extremely excited to have this group of young men to our program. It's a very talented class. Each has a chance to have an impact career at Siena, and will be a positive part of the Siena community. We have addressed some important needs both for the long and short term by bringing in some outstanding pitchers and positional players to replace a group of talented seniors. These five players are a nice compliment to the players we have here already and they provide a great foundation for the future of the program."

The five new players start with senior outfielder Don Swain from newton North High school in Newton, Mass. Swain was named a Bay State all conference all-star last season.

Catcher Dan Vasquez is from Pembroke Pines, Florida. As a junior last year Vasquez had an on base percentage of 500 and hit .325.

Local Capital Region pitcher Chris Amorosi who attends Schalmont high school in Schenectady was a team MVP and also a two time all league and all area selection and is said to be one of the top pitchers in the area.

Right handed pitcher Colton Dennis also was added. He is 6-2, 200lbs. He was called by Rossi as a diamond in the rough. Dennis hails from Port Byron, New York.

Last and certainly not least is infielder Joe Foran from Fort Ann, New York. He was an Albany Times Union first team selection last season when he hit .579 with 44 rbi's.

In wrapping up this part of his recruiting class Foran said " we try address significant needs with each recruiting class, but our general philosophy is to go out and attract the best athletes possible for our program. We are always looking for the best arms and athletes available and this group achieves that goal."