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Maryland JUCO Team Preview: Prince George's CC


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 2019 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 2018 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 2019 season. We continue our preseason previews with a look at the Prince George's CC Owls.

 

PRINCE GEORGE'S CC 2019 SEASON PREVIEW

Head Coach: Buddy Foster (8th Season)
Mascot: Owls
2018 Record: 21-25
2018 MD JUCO Finish: 9th Place
2018 DIII Region XX Finish: Champions
2018 DIII District Tournament: Runner-up
Twitter Handle: @pgcc_baseball
CLICK HERE to view the Prince George's CC Baseball Website
CLICK HERE to view the Prince George's CC 2019 Baseball Schedule
CLICK HERE to view the Prince George's CC 2019 Baseball Roster

 

2019 PBR JUCO NATIONAL PRESEASON RANK: #9

 

Returning Players with 2018 Postseason Honors

Vinny Rotundo: NJCAA D3 All Region XX - First Team

 

Returning Starters: 2

PLAYER POS GP AVG OBP SLG R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB
Pedro Montero OF 35 .311 .392  .396  23  33  24  10 
Vinny Rotundo C 29  .376  .487  .538  24  35  12  30 

 

Returning Pitchers: 3

PLAYER POS APP W L S IP H R ER BB K ERA
Anthony Cavalier RHP 13  36.2  46  40  33  23  24  8.10 
Chase Perrault RHP 16  35.2  50  46  39  27  20  9.84 
Clark Reese LHP 15  63.2  89  68  53  35  68  7.49 

 

 

Key Losses

PLAYER POS GP AVG OBP SLG R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB
Austin Adams OF  38  .329  .391  .486  46  46  11  27  14 
Jake Brewer C 27  .359  .459  .474  17  28  11 
Brandon Crosby INF/OF 33  .361  .454  .593  32  39  28  16 
Naquan Holden 2B 28  .278  .435  .333  19  20  12 
Tommy Petrosino Jr. INF  44  .342  .411  .390  37  50  22 
Josh Pietrandrea INF 40  .407  .486  .691  39  50  40 
Bay To SS 36  .375  .453  .727  39  48  11  40  15 
PLAYER POS APP W L S IP H R ER BB K ERA
Keaton Bradley RHP  11  49.2  42  24  15  18  57  2.72 

 

Austin Adams (Savannah State)
Jake Brewer (Stratford University)
Brandon Crosby (Norfolk State)
Naquan Holden (McDaniel College)
Bay To (Post University)

 

Key Newcomers

Gabe Aponte C Denton (TX) 
Sam Boshart INF/P Brooklin (Canada)
Aaron Cooper P Oakland Park (FL)
Aderlyn Cubilete INF Cape Coral (FL)
Blake Gatewood INF Potomac (VA)
Peyton Harmon C Park Vista Community (FL)
Reilly Hughes INF Bishop Ireton (VA)
Ryan Mahanand P Reservoir (MD)
Trey Newland OF Somerset Canyons Academy (FL) 
Dillon Sullivan INF Home School (FL)
Jake Willis INF Calvert (MD)

 

Key Players for 2019

Pedro Montero (So.) OF Colegio Nueva (Dominican Republic)
Trey Newland (Fr.) OF Somerset Canyons Academy (FL) 
Clark Reese (So.) LHP Eleanor Roosevelt (MD)
Vinny Rotundo (So.) C Middletown (NY)
Jake Willis (Fr.) INF Calvert (MD)

 

2019 Committed Players

Chase Perreault - University of Mary Washington

 

2019 Season Snapshot

The back to back defending NJCAA Region XX DIII Champions Prince George's Owls enter 2019 with high expectations. 8th year head coach Buddy Foster really likes his incoming freshman class and feels that combined with returning NJCAA All-Region XX DIII First Teamer Vinny Rotundo, along with Pedro MonteroAnthony CavalierChase Perreault, and Clark Reese; the Owls have a real opportunity to make it to Pioneer Park in Greeneville, Tennessee for the NJCAA D3 World Series. (Prince George's last made their second trip to the NJCAA D3 World Series under Coach Foster in 2017). Sophomore leaders Brandon Crosby and Bay To highlight a solid group from last season that have moved on to four-year schools so new leadership and freshman stepping up will play a critical role in if they are able to achieve that ultimate goal. Aside from the returning sophomores, look for the steady influx of talented newcomers including Gabe AponteSam BoshartAaron CooperAderlyn CubileteBlake GatewoodPeyton HarmonReilly HughesRyan Mahanand, Trey Newland, Dillon Sullivan, and Jake Willis to get plenty of early opportunities as Foster works to mold this years team and define roles. Long-time rival Montgomery College jumped to DII at the end of the 2018 season leaving Prince George's as the lone Maryland JUCO Conference DIII school. If the Owls can take care of business in the Region XX Tournament again this year, Prince George's will host the District D best of three series against the winner of Region X which includes Danville CC (VA), Rockingham CC (NC), Surry CC (NC), and Thomas Nelson CC (VA). 

 

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