GAME DAY INFORMATION
Prince George's (13-19, 7-11 MD JUCO) at
CCBC Catonsville (19-23, 10-12 MD JUCO)
Tuesday, April 30, 2018 | 3:30 p.m.
Baseball Field | Baltimore, Md.
last time out… Clark Reese recorded 10 strikeouts for the second-straight game and Bay To had three hits and two runs scored to propel Prince George's Community College past Westmoreland County Community College 9-1 in the nightcap of a doubleheader on Sunday. The Owls lost the opener, 11-10. Reese allowed one unearned run on four hits with 11 strikeouts in a seven-inning complete-game effort. The freshman registered 10 strikeouts in 6.2 innings in a 5-3 win against Garrett College in his last start on Apr. 22. Reese leads the team with four wins on the year.
To went 3-for-4 in the second game with two runs scored including a steal of home in the second game after going 2-for-4 with a run scored and three RBIs in the opener. Pedro Montero posted a 3-for-7 performance on the day with five RBIs and two runs scored while Vinny Rotundo combined for four hits, three runs scored and three RBIs in the victory.
next time on the diamond… Prince George's continues its road trip at Hagerstown on Thursday and at Frederick (May 5). The Owls will close out the regular season at home against the College of Southern Maryland on May 6.
wins on the mound... Freshman Clark Reese leads the team with four victories while freshman Keaton Bradley has three wins. Freshman Dominic Marquez has two wins, and freshmen Abdul Mateen Bradley, Anthony Cavalier, Tyrone Miller Jr and Bay To have each posted a win this season on top of the hill for the Owls.
extra base hits… Freshman Vinny Rotundo leads the team with 10 doubles while freshman Dominic Marquez ranks second with eight doubles and sophomore Austin Adams and freshmen Shawn Alicea and Josh Pietrandrea rank third with five two-baggers. Adams and sophomore Bay To are tied for the team lead with three triples.
the long ball… Sophomore Bay To leads the team with five homers while freshman Josh Pietrandrea has four homers and sophomore Brandon Crosby has smacked three homers. Sophomore Austin Adams and freshmen Shawn Alicea, Abdul Mateen Bradley, Steven Fondeur, Dylan Irizarry and Alexander Montero each have one homer this season.
punchouts... Freshman Clark Reese leads the team with 48 strikeouts while freshman Keaton Bradley has 41 strikeouts to sit second on the squad and freshman DominicMarquez (19) ranks 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 Adams, Brandon Crosby, Naquan 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 Bradley, Mateen Bradley, Jake Brewer, Anthony Cavalier, Dylan Irizarry, Dominic Marquez, Tyrone Miller Jr, Pedro Montero, Chase Perreault, Tommy Petrosino Jr, Josh Pietrandrea, Clark Reese, Vinny Rotundo, O'Neal Troche and 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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