By Marty Gordon
Radford University has received commitments from a pair of transfers: St. Anne’s-Belfield point guard Olivia Wagner and Seton Hall pitcher Peyton Reesman.
Wagner comes from an athletic family. Two brothers have played college baseball. Her mother scored over 1,200 points in her career at Ferrum College, and her father, Billy, is a former major league pitcher who played 16 years.
Wagner averaged 17.9 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 3.5 steals two years ago for a team that reached the state semi-finals. She plans to major in kinesiology and nutrition.
Baseball pitcher Peyton Reesman is also coming to RU after spending the past two seasons at NCAA Division II’s Seton Hill University. He transferred there from the University of Pittsburgh and helped lead the team this past season to a 39-8 season and the Div. II College World Series..
Reesman, who overcame Tommy John surgery, pitched 25.2 innings, mainly in relief, striking out 35 batters and finishing with a 3.16 earned run average.
Seton Hill finished the season ranked fifth in the country in the final National College Baseball Writers Association poll.
Reesman posted a 35-to-9 strikes-to-balls ratio during this past season. The team played the season wearing patches on their uniforms in honor of teammate Maclean Maund, who died in a car accident over the winter break before the season began.