MOBILE, Ala—The University of Mobile baseball program announced the signing of four Alabama Southern Community College products; Ryan Hines, Parker Hollinghead, Ryan Parazine and John Soutullo.
Hines is a 6-2, 215-pound left-handed pitcher played his prep ball at Daphne HS and has spend the last two seasons at Alabama Southern. In his latest start, the lefty struck out 13 hitters in 7.2 innings at the ACCC Baseball Tournament and he sits at 8-2 on the season with a 2.44 ERA and 77 K’s in 77.1 innings of work.
“He’s a big, strong kid that throws the ball hard,” Rams’ Head Coach Mike Jacobs said. “He has a good breaking ball and throws three pitches for strikes. He was one of our top recruits, and we think that he’ll really help us on the weekends and create a lot of competition for our weekend rotation spots.”
UMS Wright product Parker Hollinghead also inked with the Rams. The 6-1, 200-ound left fielder/third baseman hit .361 this year at Alabama Southern with 51 runs scored, 32 RBI, 16 doubles and 7 home runs.
“Parker brings some much-needed power to our team,” Jacobs said. “We think he’ll really help our offense, which was one of our weaknesses this year, and he also brings some versatility.”
Also signing with the Rams, is Ryan Parazine. The 6-0, 180-pound outfielder played high school ball at Pace HS. This year at Alabama Southern, he hit .364 with 38 RBI, 50 runs scored, 5 triples, 12 doubles and 4 homers.
“He hits for average, brings a left-handed bat and does a really good job in the outfield,” Jacobs said. “He’s going to create a lot of competition out there, and anytime you can create competition, it makes people work hard. He also brings some pop and we are excited to get him.”
The last member of Alabama Southern’s team to sign on the dotted line with Mobile is Pace HS product John Soutullo. The 5-10, 170-pound infielder has seen time at shortstop and third base. In 173 at-bats this year, he hit .301 with 43 runs scored, 8 doubles, 2 triples and 21 RBI.
“John is a high-energy guy that plays with a lot of passion,” Jacobs said. “He gives us a lot of flexibility since he can play short and third, and brings another left-handed bat to the lineup.”
Aside from the exceptional numbers that the group brings with them, Coach Jacobs is most excited about the way they play the game.
“They all have a genuine desire to be here, and they play the game the right way,” Jacobs said. “We look for their thirst and hunger to help the guys we have coming back and make it where we aren’t sitting at home on the 1st of May next year.”