HONOLULU – (Hawaii Athletics) University of Hawai‘i head baseball coach Mike
Trapasso announced the signing of four junior college transfers for the 2013
season. JC all-Americans Adam Hurley and Marc Flores, along with infielders
Jerry Kleman and Austin Wobrock will be playing for UH next year.
"We're happy to have filled our offensive needs, particularly
some left-handed offense," said Trapasso, who just finished his 11th season at
the helm of the Rainbows. "All these players fill needs we have on the team and
we look forward to working with them."
Hurley comes to Hawai‘i after two seasons at Rio Hondo College
in California. This past season, he ranked in the conference's Top 5 in five
major offensive categories, and led his team to a perfect 24-0 league record
and 40-5 overall mark. He packed power from the left side this past season
where he led the league in homeruns (10) and slugging percentage (.619), and
finished second in doubles (16).
Flores played two seasons at
Hartnell College as a first baseman. This past season he batted .329 with 34 RBI, 10 stolen bases, nine doubles
and was second in the league with eight home runs. He earned first team
all-conference honors before being tabbed a junior college all-American along
Kleman joins UH after playing
his freshman year at the University of Indiana and last season at South
Mountain Community College in Arizona. In his one season playing in the infield
at SMCC, he led the team in RBI (39) and extra-base hits (21), and was second
on the team with a .366 batting average.
Wobrock played two seasons at
Orange Coast College before transferring to UH, helping the Pirates win their
first outright Orange Empire Conference title since 1987. He hit .250 in 72
at-bats, appearing in 30 games. He had three runs batted in and two stolen
The Rainbows concluded the 2012
season with a pair of losses at the Western Athletic Conference Tournament and
posted a 30-25 overall record.