Saint Leo, Fla. (January 11, 2006) – Saint Leo University head baseball coach Ricky Ware has announced an additional signing during the early signing period, as third baseman Nick Caito will join the Lions for the 2008 season.

Caito is the brother of current Saint Leo freshman catcher Zac Caito, and will earn his fourth varsity letter this season at Fauquier High School in Warrenton, Va.  As a junior, he hit .336, with 20 RBI, 18 runs and two home runs.  He was an All-Conference selection at third base.

During the summer he led his Warrenton Post 72 Legion team with a .412 batting average, 24 RBI and five homers.  In addition to his baseball talents, Caito lettered three years in football, also receiving All-Conference honors.

The Saint Leo baseball team will open its 2007 season with a three-game series at Florida Tech on Friday, February 2 and Saturday, February 3.  The two teams will play a single game on Friday (2:00 p.m.) before concluding the series with a doubleheader on Saturday (noon).