Five Broncos, one Tor sign on first day of national signing period

Published 9:07 am Thursday, November 11, 2021

Vinny Collins, LHP, Sulphur HS

Collins signed with NJCAA Division II 2021 national champion LSU-Eunice. The Bengals have won seven national championships.

Collins was part of the Tors’ starting rotation in 2021, posting a 2-3 record with a 3.68 earned run average. He struck out 43 batters in 38 innings.

“I like that it is in a good place and will be able to focus on getting better,” Collins said. “I like the coaches too. It is a really good place. I think we can win it all. We have a lot of potential. We just have to put all the pieces together.”

Luke Yuhasz, CF, Sam Houston HS

Sam Houston’s Luke Yuhasz signed with the Louisiana-Lafayette baseball team, which was 32-23 and reached the semifinals of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament last season.

Yuhasz, a center fielder, is a two-sport athlete for the Broncos and originally committed to Texas A&M. He helped lead Sam Houston to the Class 5A semifinals in 2021.

“It is kind of unreal,” Yuhasz said. “This is the dream since being a little kid. I got a good offer, and it is an hour away from home. (The Sun Belt) is a pretty good conference that is on the rise, so it is going to be fun.”

Andrew Glass, 1B/P, Sam Houston HS

Tulane signee Andrew Glass helped Sam Houston reach the Class 5A semifinals. Glass hit three home runs in the Broncos’ three-game quarterfinals win over Central-Baton Rouge.

“It is a great experience that I have been waiting for for a while now,” Glass said. “(Tulane head coach Travis Jewett) really had a big impact on me.”

Tulane was 31-24 and reached the semifinals of the American Athletic Conference Tournament last season.

Maddy England, UT, Sam Houston HS

Sam Houston utility player Maddy England signed with the UL-Monroe softball team after helping lead the Broncos to the Class 5A quarterfinals last season while batting over .400.

“When I was going to camps this summer and playing travel ball, I noticed how supportive and involved the coaches were and making players better people, not just better athletes,” England said. “That made me really want to be a part of something like that. I am really excited. I have been waiting for this day for a really long time.”

Kamryn Lafosse, C, Sam Houston HS

Lafosse signed with Mississippi Gulf Coast who went 37-16 and reached the consolation semifinal of the NJCAA Division II softball tournament, finishing fourth.

Lafosse batted over .375 as the Broncos reached the 2021 Class 5A quarterfinals, going 26-6.

“I am excited and overwhelmed, kind of,” Lafosse said. “I am ready.

“I felt like I was at home.”

Ashton Fuselier, C, Sam Houston HS

Fuselier signed with 2021 NJCAA Division II national champion LSU-Eunice. The Bengals 51-7 and won their ninth national championship.

Fuselier batted .350 with a .500 on base percent for the 2021 Class 5A semifinalist Broncos.

“Its the atmosphere over there, they always win. I love to play baseball and grind over there. I am excited.