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Maryland JUCO Team Preview: Prince George's Owls


Kyle Campbell
Maryland Scouting Director

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JUCO programs across the state of Maryland began preseason practices back in early January. As the calendar quickly turns and with several teams getting ready to open up their 2020 campaigns in the next few weeks, we begin our coverage of the Maryland JUCO Conference with a preseason preview of all fourteen schools. In each preview, we will take a look back at the 2019 season, examine key players that have moved on or left the program, look at some new faces and key players for the upcoming season, and finally take a sneak peak at whats ahead for the 2020 season. We continue our preseason previews with a look at the Prince George's CC Owls.

 

PRINCE GEORGE's CC 2021 SEASON PREVIEW

Head Coach: Buddy Foster (10th Season) k
Mascot: Owls
2020 Record: 6-4
2020 MD JUCO Finish: N/A
2020 DIII Region XX Finish: N/A
2020 DIII District Tournament: N/A
Twitter Handle: @pgcc_baseball
CLICK HERE to view the Prince George's CC Baseball Website
CLICK HERE to view the Prince George's CC 2021 Baseball Schedule
CLICK HERE to view the Prince George's CC 2021 Baseball Roster

 

Returning Starters: 7

PLAYER POS GP AVG OBP SLG R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB
Aderlyn Cubilete  2B .364  .500  .364 
Cristian Desrosiers  INF/RHP .160  .250  .160 
Payton Harmon C .000  .100  .000 
Zach Hurley INF/OF .393  .452  .464  11 
Grayson Lewis UTL/RHP .000  .143  .000 
Trey Newland  OF 10  .278  .386  .361  10 
Jake Willis SS 10  .286  .432  .393 

 

Returning Pitchers: 2

PLAYER POS APP W L S IP H R ER BB K ERA
Ryan Mahanand  RHP 2 4.0  2.25 
Logan Marx RHP 14.2  13  16  1.84 

 

Key Losses

PLAYER POS GP AVG OBP SLG R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB
Zach Mendiguren OF .296  .382  .333 
PLAYER POS APP W L S IP H R ER BB K ERA
Aaron Cooper  RHP 18.2  11  21  2.89 
Zach Mendiguren  RHP 15.0  11  16  0.60 

 

Top Newcomers

CJ Anderson C Moscow (ID)
Wynston Dyer INF/OF Transfer from USC-Sumter CC
Tyler Kemp OF/RHP Nassau Bahamas
Josh Scalish RHP Transfer from Lakeland CC
Ivan Suarez 3B/RHP (FL)

 

Committed Players on Current Roster

None at this time.

 

2021 Season Snapshot

Tenth year head coach Buddy Foster and Prince George's CC will look to continue their NJCAA Region XX DIII dominance again in 2021 with a solid group of players returning. The Owls got off to a 6-and-4 start in their first ten games prior to Covid-19 canceling the remainder of everyone's season. Making it back to the Mid-Atlantic District Best-of-Three Series for another shot at returning to the World Series for the first time since 2017 will be the goal.

Second baseman Aderlyn Cubilete headlines a strong core of returning starters from last season's lineup and will once again be looked upon to provide a spark after getting off to a hot start in 2020 hitting .364 through the ten game span. Alongside Cubilete and also expected to make a significant impact at the plate this year are Trey Newland, Payton Harmon, and Jake Willis. Cristian Desrosiers, Zach Hurley and Grayson Lewis round out the list returners and figure to play key roles in the lineup throughout the year as well. USC-Sumter CC transfer Wynston Dyer, and freshmen CJ Anderson, Tyler Kemp, and Ivan Suarez all will add depth to what year in and year out tends to be a very prolific high scoring offense. 

On the mound, coach Foster will look to several newcomers to provide depth behind right-handed returners Logan Marx and Ryan Mahanand as the Owls lose their top two arms inning wise from 2020 in Aaron Cooper and Zach Mendiguren. Look for Lakeland CC transfer Josh Scalish, Kemp and Suarez to fill some of those roles this season behind the aforementioned Marx and Mahanand. 

Currently Prince George's is slated to open the 2021 campaign at home against Anne Arundel on March 9th. The schedule after that is mostly incomplete at this time but when it's all said and done, expect coach Foster and the Owls to be a favorite to win their fourth consecutive NJCAA Region XX DIII title. 

 

 

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