GAME DAY INFORMATION
Cecil College (8-12, 5-3 MD JUCO)
at Prince George's (15-5-1, 1-4-1 MD JUCO
Thu, March 30, 2017, 3 p.m.
Prince George's Baseball Field | Largo, Md.
the series… Prince George's has won five of its last six games and begins a three-game homestand when Cecil College comes to town on Thursday. The two teams have split the season series in each of the last two seasons with the home team taking each game, including a thrilling 10-inning victory for the Owls last year in the game in Largo.
the word on the seahawks… Cecil College comes into the tilt 8-12 overall and 5-3 in league play after sweeping Delaware Technical Community College in a doubleheader on Sunday. Nick Roepken leads the team with 25 hits, 11 runs scored, five doubles, four homers and 14 RBIs. Joe Bagnerise is second on the team with 20 hits, 14 runs scored, five doubles, four triples, one homer and 14 RBIs. Sam Deardorf leads the team with 25.2 innings pitched, a 2-1 record, 36 strikeouts and a 2.81 ERA.
last time out… Michael Hovermill, Jr. pitched a complete-game gem to propel Prince George's Community College past Anne Arundel Community College 7-1 on Tuesday. The freshman allowed one run on four hits with one walk and 11 strikeouts on 117 pitches in a nine-inning complete game to earn his first win of the season. Hovermill pitched a 1-2-3 inning five times and retired 12 of 13 batters faced from the second to the fifth inning with the only hitter reaching base on an error in that stretch. The Riverhawks were 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position and twice Anne Arundel had runners in scoring position with no outs and the freshman got out of both innings unscathed. Bay To went 3-for-4 with two RBIs for the Owls while Brandon Crosby posted two hits, two RBIs and a run scored. Jared Davis registered two hits, two runs scored and an RBI, and Dakota McFadden tallied two hits, a run scored and an RBI in the winning effort.
next on tap… Prince George's concludes a stretch of 11 of 12 home games against rival Montgomery on Saturday. The Owls hit the road for three games, starting at Harford on Tuesday and return home for a four-game homestand on Apr. 13.
what a four-day stretch… Prince George's went 5-1 in six games from Mar. 25-28 and outscored the opponent 44-12 in the five victories. Brandon Crosby posted a .473 batting average (9-for-19) with 12 runs scored, two doubles, a homer, four RBIs and six stolen bases in those games while Bay To hit .421 (8-for-19) with four runs scored, two doubles, a homer, 10 RBIs and three stolen bases. Siri-Jacob Ramirez hit .368 (7-for-19) with six runs scored, a triple, a homer and eight RBIs while Dwayne Coleman batted .363 (8-for-22) with 10 runs scored, two round trippers and five RBIs, and Dakota McFadden posted a .350 batting average (7-for-20) with four runs scored, five doubles and seven RBIs. On the mound, Michael Hovermill, Jr. was masterful against Anne Arundel after he allowed one run on four hits with one walk and 11 strikeouts on 117 pitches in a nine-inning complete game.
weather interruptus… After being able to play the first 13 games of the schedule uninterrupted by weather, four-straight scheduled dates were postponed. The Owls were slated to play Garrett College in a doubleheader on Mar. 12, but cold temperatures forced the twinbill to be rescheduled for April 30 at 12 p.m. The storm that then came through the area moved the March 14 home game against Harford Community College to March 27 at 3:30 p.m. The two-game set against Garrett and the tilt against Harford will both be played in Largo while the game at Cecil on Mar. 16 and two-game set at Allegany on Mar. 18 were slated to be the first two legs of a four-game road trip before the weather caused those two dates to be postponed. The twinbill against Allegany has been rescheduled for Apr. 23
in the nation… Brandon Crosby leads the National Junior College Athletic Association with 18 stolen bases while third in runs scored (33), fifth in RBIs (32), seventh in hits (40) and 10th in on-base percentage (.602). Bay To ranks sixth in triples (4) and Siri-Jacob Ramirez is 10th in the category (3) while Dakota McFadden is third in doubles (12). As a team, the Owls rank second in the NJCAA Division III in slugging percentage (.611), third in on-base percentage (.560), third in batting average (.389), third in triples (16), fifth in stolen bases (54), sixth in RBIs (186), seventh in runs scored (213), seventh in home runs (16), eighth in hits (252) and ninth in doubles (49). NOTE: Prince George's is an NJCAA Division III member so these rankings only include Division III programs in the nation.
in the league… Brandon Crosby leads Maryland JUCO in batting average (.519), hits (40), stolen bases (18) and on-base percentage (.602) while ranking second in RBIs (32), third in runs (33) and 10th in doubles (7). Dakota McFadden leads the league in doubles (12), fourth in ERA (2.59) and sixth in wins (3). Jonathan Mahoney is third in MD JUCO in strikeouts (36), fourth in innings (27.0), fifth in strikeouts per nine innings (12.00) and sixth in wins (3) while Kevin Kornieck is also sixth in wins (3). Bay To is second in triples (4) and fifth in slugging percentage (.742). Dwayne Coleman and Harold Marte are tied for fifth in homers (4) while Siri-Jacob Ramirez is sixth in triples (3), and Austin Adams, Quentin Rohrbaugh and Kilian Bloat are tied for eighth in triples (2). As a team, Prince George's leads the league in batting average (.389) and triples (16) while ranking second in second in on-base percentage (.475), second in slugging percentage (.588), second in RBIs (186), second in runs (113), second in hits (252), third in doubles (49), third in homers (16) and third in stolen bases (54). NOTE: The Maryland JUCO is comprised of all the teams from Maryland no matter what division affiliation (Division I, II or III).
the long ball… Prince George's has smacked 16 home runs this season. Harold Marte and Dwayne Coleman lead the team with four homers while Bay To has three homers and Ryan Faircloth has two round trippers. Brandon Crosby, Dakota McFadden and Siri-Jacob Ramirez each have one home run this season.
the roster… Head coach Buddy Foster has added 11 freshman to his team in 2017 while returning 10 players from last year's team.
a loss to the owls family... Legendary Prince George's baseball coach William "Bumps" Vaughan passed away at the age of 90 on Feb. 25. In his long career as a head coach includes 21 years at the helm of the Owls from 1986-2005. The Owls will be wearing a special patch on their uniforms in honor of Vaughan and the athletic department will pay tribute to the legendary coach at an upcoming game.
about the coach… Head coach Buddy Foster enters his sixth season as the head coach of the baseball team. Foster has been at Prince George's since the 2009 campaign after serving as the squad's pitching coach for three seasons before being elevated to the head coach position. He