Prince George's Baseball Resumes Road Trip At Anne Arundel On Thursday

Prince George's Baseball Resumes Road Trip At Anne Arundel On Thursday

Prince George's (10-14, 5-7 MD JUCO) at
Anne Arundel (13-13, 8-7 MD JUCO) 
Thursday, April 19, 2018 | 3:30 p.m.
Baseball Brown Field | Arnold, Md.


opening pitch…
 After a week off, the Prince George's baseball team returns to the diamond to conclude a two-game road trip at Anne Arundel on Thursday. 

last time we met… Bay To smacked two home runs including the go-ahead three-run homer in the first inning to propel Prince George's Community College past Anne Arundel Community College 15-8 on March 27. To went 3-for-4 with four RBIs, three runs scored and a walk. The sophomore smacked an opposite field three-run homer to give the Owls a 4-3 lead in the first, singled off the third baseman's glove in the second and scored and then drilled a solo home run down the left field line in the fourth for his second-round tripper of the afternoon. Naquan Holden posted a 3-for-4 performance with three RBIs and three runs scored. Tommy Petrosino Jr added two hits, three RBIs and a run scored while Austin Adams registered two hits, two runs scored and two RBIs in the winning effort.

last time out… Chase Perreault and Vinny Rotundo each had three hits and three RBIs to power Prince George's Community College past CCBC Dundalk 25-13 on April 12. Perreault helped the Owls offensive explosion begin with a two-run double in the second and added an RBI single in the third. He finished the day with a 3-for-4 performance with three runs scored and three RBIs. Rotundo went 3-for-5 with three doubles, three RBIs and two runs scored. The freshman posted a two-run double in the third and an RBI double in the fifth.  Austin Adams went 3-for-5 with four runs scored, four stolen bases and an RBI while Shawn Alicea posted a 3-for-4 game with four runs scored and an RBI. Brandon Crosbyposted two hits, two runs scored including a bases clearing home run in the fifth. 

next time on the diamond…  The Owls return home to host Chesapeake on Apr. 21 in the 50th Anniversary Old Fashion Baseball Game. A doubleheader against Southern Maryland was postponed earlier this year and has not been rescheduled so the twinbill on Saturday could serve as the squad's home finale. 

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, Dominic Marquez and Clark Reese have two wins apiece while Abdul Mateen BradleyAnthony CavalierTyrone 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 nine doubles while freshman 

 Dominic Marquez ranks second with eight 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 has three homers 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 27 strikeouts while freshmen Keaton Bradley (26) 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 AliceaKeaton 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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