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Torres signs Paulton as first player in 2010-11 baseball recruiting class

Feb. 24, 2010

PITTSBURGH – Point Park University baseball coach Loren Torres has signed the first player for his 2010-11 recruiting class. Torres announced that Kaleb Paulton, an infielder from Clearwater, Fla., will enroll as a freshman at Point Park in the fall of 2010.

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Paulton, who is 5-10, 185 pounds, is an all-conference player at Pinellas Park (Fla.) High School. He recently began his senior season as a team captain. As a junior, the right-handed hitting Paulton batted .435 with 19 RBIs.

“Kaleb is a hard-nosed and very talented infielder,” said Torres, a Miami, Fla., native who is in his first season as head coach at Point Park. “He swings the bat well, and he is the type of athlete we are looking for. He is an outstanding athlete and student, as well.

“We expect Kaleb to have a great career at Point Park and join some of the great players who have passed through our program. As a coaching staff, we are taking strides to bring back our baseball tradition, and this signing gets us closer to our goal.”

Paulton was a regional selection for the Under Armour All-American Team, and he made the all-tournament team at the 2010 Triple Crown Southern Regional.

The Clearwater, Fla., native has a 3.4 grade-point average. He played football for three years and was a team captain.

Point Park, an NAIA member located in downtown Pittsburgh, has a long history of success that includes 10 appearances in the NAIA World Series and an all-time record of 1,054-578-9 (.645). The Pioneers begin the 2010 season with 10 games in Davenport, Fla., from Feb. 28-March 5.