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Maryland JUCO Team Preview: College of Southern Maryland Hawks


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 College of Southern Maryland Hawks.

 

College of southern Maryland 2021 SEASON PREVIEW

Head Coach: Aaron Michael (5th Season) g 
Mascot: Hawks
2020 Record: 11-5
2020 MD JUCO Finish: N/A
2020 DII Region XX Finish: N/A
Twitter Handle: @CSMHawks
CLICK HERE to view the College of Southern Maryland Baseball Website
CLICK HERE to view the College of Southern Maryland 2021 Baseball Schedule
CLICK HERE to view the College of Southern Maryland 2021 Baseball Roster

 

Returning Starters: 6

PLAYER POS GP AVG OBP SLG R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB
Trevor Drummond SS 16 .417  .500  .604  12  20  15 
Preston Long OF 15 .333  .522  .424  15  11 
Jesus Moscat OF .158  .238  .211 
Peyton Myers C 15  .347  .411  .653  17  17  18 
Austin Simms MIF 14  .317  .481  .390  15  13 
Eli Wilhelm 3B 16  .450  .600  .800  17  18  14 

 

Returning Pitchers: 2

PLAYER POS APP W L S IP H R ER BB K ERA
Dylan Bell RHP 5 17.0  19  10  13  3.71 
Ethan Zorbaugh  RHP 24.0  18  24  1.50 

 

Key Losses

PLAYER POS GP AVG OBP SLG R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB
Luis Calvo C 16  .300  .408  .550  13  12  12 
Oscar Flores C 13  .400  .455  .650  11  16  20 
Zach Roll UTL .167  .211  .222 
PLAYER POS APP W L S IP H R ER BB K ERA
Richard Cosgrove  RHP 12.1  16  10  10  7.30 



Top Newcomers

Justin Aponte OF Manchester (NJ)
Blake DiPietro C Littlestown (PA)
Layne Freese INF Woodbridge (VA)
Mikey Guy 3B St. Mary's Ryken (MD)
Ryan Huck C Southern-AA (MD)
Liam Post OF South County Secondary (VA)
Robby Racey INF Broad Run (VA)
Francis Segarra MIF Transfer from Tampa University

 

2021 Committed Players

None at this time.

 

2021 Season Snapshot

Fifth year head coach Aaron Michael and the College of Southern Maryland Hawks enter the season with certainly more depth than they did at the start of last year. 2019 NJCAA DII All Region XX Honorable Mention shortstop Trevor Drummond, and catcher Peyton Myers are both third year players that will be catalysts in the lineup in 2021. Also returning from last year's lineup are outfielders Preston Long, Jesus Moscat, middle infielder Austin Simms, and third basemen Eli Wilhelm

On the bump, righties Dylan Bell and Ethan Zorbaugh will anchor a staff that will look to several younger guys to step up and find roles in the rotation throughout the season. Tampa University transfer Francis Segarra, freshman Layne Freese, Michael Guy, and Robby Racey look to add depth positionally in the infield while fellow freshman Justin Aponte and Liam Post figure to see early opportunities in the outfield. Also a part of a solid incoming freshman class are catchers Blake DiPietro and Ryan Huck whom both will add depth behind Myers defensively and look to make an immediate impact at the plate.    

Southern Maryland kicks off the 2021 season with an opening weekend double-header at home on March 6th against Potomac State (WV) and will run through six Maryland JUCO Conference opponents to round out the month. Coach Michael hopes that this will be the year the program qualifies for the regional tournament after missing out the last five seasons. 

 

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