College of San Mateo pitcher Clay Bauer passed up the chance to sign with the Colorado Rockies after being selected in the 48th round of the MLB draft, and he will return to the Bulldogs for his sophomore season.
Meanwhile, 10 of Bauer’s teammates from the 2011 CSM unit that advanced to the Super Regionals have signed with four-year colleges in the last few months after completing their eligibility with the Bulldogs.
Josh Fredendall, an All-American relief pitcher, is . The Hillsdale High School alum led the state with a 0.25 ERA in 36 innings.
Starting pitcher Devin Bradley, a Carlmont High product, , a Big South Conference powerhouse that has made the NCAA Tournament in 10 of the past 11 seasons.
Outfielder Justin Maffei, who led CSM in several offensive categories and earned All-Northern California honors, will stay local and play for USF. In addition to playing an important role for the Bulldogs the last two years, Maffei got the game-winning hit in Serra High’s 2009 Central Coast Section Division I championship.
Reliever Doug Caldwell, another member of that Serra title team, is also headed to the West Coast Conference. He landed a scholarship with St. Mary’s.
Infielder Riley Goulding signed with University of Texas-Pan American, a Division I program that is a member of the Great West Conference.
Nate Bobrowski, an outfielder, will play for St. Edward’s University, a Division II program in Austin, Tex.
Pitcher Zach Sanford earned a scholarship with Division II Sonoma State.
Three other former CSM players are headed to four-year programs without scholarships. Utility players Joe Goldenberg (Hawaii) and Griffin Kirsch (Nevada) will play Division I ball. Catcher Sean Walters will join Bobrowski at Sonoma State.