EDWARDSVILLE – SIUE baseball head coach Tony Stoecklin has announced the addition of two student-athletes Collin Book (Palmyra, Ind.) and Parker Guinn (Gig Harbor, Wash.) have both transferred to SIUE.
Book, a 5-foot-11 infielder, joins the Cougars from Southeastern Illinois College. Book was an All-Great Rivers Athletic Conference selection as a sophomore. The right-hander hitter hit .353 with 10 doubles, two home runs, and 22 RBIs last season.
"Collin is a real hard worker and a solid hitter," SIUE Hitting Coach Danny Jackson said. "He has a great approach and I expect he can contribute offensively right away."
Book was a two-time All-Conference selection at North Harrison High School, where he also played varsity soccer and basketball.
Guinn, a 5-10 catcher, comes to SIUE following a three-year career at Washington. Last season, Guinn played in 18 games, making six starts as a junior. He was 3 for 8 (.375) with three RBIs with runners in scoring position. Guinn made the start behind the plate in game two of a double header of the Oxford Regional, going 0 for 1 with a walk in the win over Georgia Tech.
"Parker is an experienced catcher," Stoecklin said. "It's nice to have someone that has the experience of playing in some big games."
The right-handed hitter hit .313 with three doubles and eight RBIs in 48 career games (18 starts) over three seasons at Washington.
Guinn hit .450 with four homers and 30 RBIs as a senior at Gig Harbor High School. He earned first-team All-Narrows League, first-team All-Area and second-team All-State honors that year.
SIUE baseball finished fourth in the Ohio Valley Conference in 2014 and earned the program's first appearance in the OVC tournament.