Prince George's Baseball Concludes Four-Game Homestand Against CCBC Essex On Tuesday

Prince George's Baseball Concludes Four-Game Homestand Against CCBC Essex On Tuesday

CCBC Essex (13-16, 2-6 MD JUCO) at
Prince George's (9-13, 4-6 MD JUCO)
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 | 3:30 p.m.
PGCC Baseball Field | Largo, Md. 



opening pitch…
 Prince George's concludes its four-game homestand against CCBC Essex on Tuesday.

last time out… Prince George's Community College lost to CCBC Catonsville 17-7 ion Thursday. Brandon Crosby paced the Owls with two hits, three RBIs and a run scored. Bay To posted two hits, a run scored and an RBI while Austin Adams and Tommy Petrosino Jr each added a hit and two runs scored.

next time on the diamond…  After the contest against the Knights, the Owls will travel to CCBC Dundalk on Thursday and Anne Arundel (Apr. 19) before returning home to host Chesapeake on Apr. 21 in the 50th Anniversary Old Fashion Baseball Game.

mother nature always wins… The weather has called for the postponement of four road games and two home dates. The Owls have rescheduled five of the six dates with the exception of Southern Maryland. 


Original Date

Makeup Date

at CCBC Essex

Mar 6

Apr 25

at Harford

Mar 7

Apr 24

at CCBC Catonsville

Mar 8

May 1

at Garrett

Mar 10

Apr 22

CCBC Dundalk

Mar 20

Apr 2

Southern Md.

Mar 22


wins on the mound...
 Freshmen Keaton Bradley and Clark Reese have two wins apiece while Abdul Mateen BradleyAnthony CavalierDominic MarquezTyrone Miller Jr and Bay To have each posted a win this season on top of the hill for the Owls.

extra base hits…
 Freshmen Dominic Marquez leads the team with seven doubles while Vinny Rotundo is second on the team with six doubles and sophomore Austin Adams ranks third with five two-baggers. Adams, and freshmen Josh Pietrandrea Abdul Mateen Bradley are tied for the team lead with two triples.

the long ball… Sophomore Bay To leads the team with four homers while sophomore Brandon Crosby and freshman Josh Pietrandrea each have two homers. Freshmen Shawn AliceaAbdul Mateen BradleySteven FondeurDylan Irizarry and Alexander Montero each have one homer this season.

 Freshman Clark Reese leads the team with 23 strikeouts while freshmen Keaton Bradley (19) and Tyrone Miller Jr (17) rank second and third on the team in strikeouts.

preseason nationally ranked…
 Prince George's Community College baseball team was ranked 10th in the NJCAA Preseason Poll. The defending national champion Tyler Junior College, who defeated Prince George's in the opening game of the 2017 NJCAA Division III World Series, is the preseason favorite after receiving 60 points. Niagara County (52 points), Cumberland County (49 points), Northampton (38 points), Century (35 points), St. Cloud Tech (29 points), Rowan Gloucester (23 points), Brookhaven (16 points), Delta (13 points) and Prince George's (8 points) rounded out the poll. The Owls were ranked in six of the final seven national polls last season.

a year to remember… Prince George's is coming off one its best seasons in program history after winning the NJCAA Division III Region XX Tournament and NJCAA District D Tournament titles to clinch its second trip to the NJCAA World Series in the last four years. Along with head coach Buddy Foster and assistant coach Jimmy Williams, sophomore Austin AdamsBrandon CrosbyNaquan Holden and Bay To are the only returners from last year's championship run.

all-american returner…
 Sophomore Brandon Crosby returns after being named an NJCAA All-America first team selection last year. Crosby paced the team in hits (81), runs (71), stolen bases (45), batting average (.440) and on-base percentage (.527) while ranking third in RBIs (49), third in doubles (17), third in triples (2) and fourth in slugging percentage (.620). The freshman paced NJCAA Division III in steals and ranked fourth in stolen bases for all NJCAA divisions while also ranking eighth in Division III in runs. He posted a hit in 42 of the 49 games played, including 13 two-hit games and 12 three-hit performances. Crosby scored two or more runs 19 times and registered two or more stolen bases in 13 games. Crosby was also named an All-Maryland JUCO first team, All-NJCAA Division III Region XX first team and to the NJCAA Division III Region XX All-Tournament team.

other honors returning…
 Along with Brandon Crosby, sophomore Bay To returns after garnering All-NJCAA Division III Region XX first team honors and a spot on the NJCAA Division III All-Tournament team. Head coach Buddy Foster was named the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Diamond National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III District D Regional Coach Of The Year. 

the roster… Head coach Buddy Foster has added 15 newcomers to his team in 2018 while returning four players from last year's team. Shawn Alicea, Keaton BradleyMateen BradleyJake BrewerAnthony CavalierDylan IrizarryDominic MarquezTyrone Miller JrAlexander MonteroChase PerreaultTommy Petrosino JrJosh PietrandreaClark ReeseVinny RotundoO'Neal Torcheand Sutton Young.

about the coach… Head coach Buddy Foster enters his seventh 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 guided the 2014 and 2017 Owls to the NJCAA Region XX Division III title and advanced to the NJCAA Division III World Series. Foster won his 100th game in the NJCAA District D Championship in 2017 and was named the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Diamond National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III District D Regional Coach Of The Year in 2014 and 2017.

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