Nov. 13, 2003
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - New Mexico head baseball coach Rich Alday announced today that right-handed pitcher Eric Ridener (Coral Springs, Fla./Coral Springs High School) has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend UNM next fall. As of Thursday, Nov. 13, the Lobo baseball program has signed 11 players to be eligible in 2004-05.
Eric Ridener * RHP * 6-4 * 215 * Coral Springs, Fla. (Coral Springs High School)
Ridener is a big, strong pitcher with an upper-80's fastball and developing breaking pitch...came on at the end of his junior year at Plano East High School in Texas and had a solid summer with the Dallas Mustangs before moving back to Florida with his family...TexasBaseballNews.com comments, "Ridener is one of the more projectile righthanders in the 2004 class, and as he continues to develop, he has a chance of to be a dominating Division I pitcher."