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Maryland JUCO Team Preview: CCBC Catonsville Cardinals


Kyle Campbell
Maryland Scouting Director

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JUCO programs across the state of Maryland are eager to get back on the field after their season's were cut short by Covid-19 in 2020. As the calendar quickly turns and teams begin to ramp up for their season's to begin in early March, 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 shortened 2020 season, examine key players that return and those that have moved on or left the program, look at new faces, and finally take a sneak peak at whats ahead for the 2021 season. Today we continue our preseason previews with a look at the CCBC Catonsville Cardinals.

 

CCBC Catonsville 2021 SEASON PREVIEW

Head Coach: Dan Blue (18th Season) d
Mascot: Cardinals
2020 Record: 8-7
2020 MD JUCO Finish: N/A
2020 DII Region XX Finish: N/A
Twitter Handle: @CCBCCardsSports
CLICK HERE to view the CCBC Catonsville Baseball Website
CLICK HERE to view the CCBC Catonsville 2021 Baseball Schedule
CLICK HERE to view the CCBC Catonsville 2021 Baseball Roster

 

Returning Starters: 10

PLAYER POS GP AVG OBP SLG R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB
Nick Carpio DH/C  11  .364  .511  .606  12  14 
Cesar Castillo-Baez  OF  13  .270  .400  .514  10 
Aronne Dutton  OF  13  .302  .351  .528  12  16  13  11 
Preston Mauzy  1B/RHP  .000  .500  .000 
Chris Pizzaro  2B  13  .276  .432  .414 
Sam Rodriguez  3B  15  .373  .439  .510  19  12 
Tyler Shadle   14  .326  .431  .442  12  14 
J.R. Simmons  UTL/RHP .188  .316  .188 
Trevor Smoot  UTL/RHP  13  .313  .488  .313  14  10 
Dwayne Thomas  1B 

 

Returning Pitchers: 9

PLAYER POS APP W L S IP H R ER BB K ERA
Dan Delaney RHP  11.2  15  11  10  7.71 
Austin Galda  RHP  3.2  17.18 
Tyler Green  LHP  28.2  28  16  15  12  39  4.71 
James Hurst  RHP 
Preston Mauzy  RHP/1B  12.1  16  10  10  5.84 
J.R. Simmons RHP/UTL
Jason Skeen  RHP  4.2  17  14  13  25.07 
Trevor Smoot  RHP/UTL 6.0  9.00 
Travis Weaver  RHP  23.1  21  24  20  17  26  7.71 

 

Key Losses

PLAYER POS GP AVG OBP SLG R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB
Julio Aguilar 1B/DH 12  .259  .444  .259 
Matt Migliozzi OF .429  .429  .571 
PLAYER POS APP W L S IP H R ER BB K ERA
None Listed.                        

 

2020 Cardinals Moving On

*List of players from last year's team that are playing a 4-year schools this season.

Julio Aguilar (West Virginia Wesleyan College)

 

Top Newcomers

Caleb Bailey (Fr.) OF Old Mill (MD)
Mark Brady (Fr.) SS/2B Catonsville (MD)
Alex Elliott (Fr.) 3B/RHP River Hill (MD)
Julian Fuller (Fr.) LHP/OF Shaker Heights (OH)
Jimmy Jaecksch (Fr.) LHP/OF Mount Hebron (MD)
Tomas Martinez (Fr.) 1B/LHP Memorial (NJ)
Wyatt Moore (Fr.) OF West Orange (FL)
Orlando Perez Jr. (Fr.) MIF Winter Park (FL)
Trent Rowland (Fr.) OF Dallastown Area (PA)

 

Committed Players on Current Roster

None at this time. 

 

2021 Season Snapshot

Look no further than at CCBC Catonsville's roster this season to see the impact Covid-19 is making on JUCO teams returning a wealth of experience. 18th year Head Coach Dan Blue returns ten position players, nine pitchers, and has put together one of the stronger incoming freshman classes in the Maryland JUCO Conference, with several players capable of seeing early playing time. With all of that experience and a loaded incoming freshman class, CCBC Catonsville figures to stand a really good shot of contending for the conference and NJCAA Region XX DII titles this spring. 

On the mound, Tyler Green, Travis Weaver, Dan Delaney, and Jason Skeen all return from the Cardinals starting rotation a season ago. Look for Coach Blue to lean on Ausitn Galda and Preston Mauzy as anchors in the bullpen along with fellow returners James Hurst, J.R. Simmons, and Trevor Smoot providing depth when called upon. In addition to the aforementioned stable of experienced returners back on the mound in 2021; freshman Alex Elliott, Julian Fuller, Jimmy Jaecksch, and Tomas Martinez all could see some type of role as well on the mound at some point this year. 

Offensively, sophomore Aronne Dutton returns as the spark plug atop the lineup with his tremendous speed and ability to wreck havoc on the bases with Dwayne Thomas, Cesar Castillo-Baez, Nick Carpio, and Sam Rodriguez looking to add pop in the middle of the order. Catcher Tyler Shadle returns as well providing stability behind the dish and also figures to play a key role in the lineup alongside fellow returners in Simmons and Smoot. Of the incoming freshman class, look for Caleb Bailey, Mark Brady, Wyatt Moore, Orlando Perez Jr., Trent Rowland, and the aforementioned two-way players in Elliott, Fuller, Jaecksch, and Martinez to get some opportunities to crack the lineup throughout the year. This year's lineup on paper looks to be as balanced of an offense you will see across the conference. 

Like many other Maryland JUCO Conference schools, the Cardinals will also forgo their annual trip down to Florida this year to kick off the season. Instead, CCBC Catonsville will open at home against rival CCBC Essex on March 2nd and grind through 22 games in the opening month against conference and regional perennial powerhouses Harford CC, Chesapeake College, Potomac State (WV), and Northampton (PA) just to name a few. Expect this very tough schedule to really prepare them at making a fourth straight trip to the NJCAA Region XX DII Final Four which they will host come May.

 

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