March 26, 2014
WASHINGTON - George Washington baseball head coach Gregg Ritchie has announced that eight student-athletes will join the Colonials' baseball program for the 2015 season.
"This class addresses some positional needs we have while also increasing our athleticism and depth," said second-year head coach Gregg Ritchie.
Sarasota, Fla./Sarasota High School
6'0 - 200 lbs
Three-year varsity starter at Sarasota High School ... All-Area selection and led county in home runs as a junior ... Ranked as 182nd best player in state of Florida and 145th best catcher in the nation by Perfect Game ... Played for Marucci Elite club team in 2012 & 2013 ... 2014 Perfect Game Florida Region.
Mobile, Ala./Daphne High School
5'7 - 160 lbs
13th-ranked player in the state of Alabama and 161st-ranked outfielder in the nation by Perfect Game ... All-Area centerfielder as a junior at Daphne High School ... All-County selection for Baldwin County, Alabama, in 2013 ... Played for the New York Mets Scout Team at the MLB East Coast Pro Showcase in New York ... Also played for the New York Mets at the 2013 Metropolitan Baseball Classic in New York, the Washington Nationals at the 2013 New Balance Area Code Games in California and the Chicago White Sox at the 2012 New Balance Area Code Games in California.
Waldorf, Md./North Point High School
6'1 - 193 lbs
Preseason All-State Selection in Maryland ... 18th-ranked player in the state of Maryland and 152nd-ranked player in the nation by Perfect Game ... 2013 Charles County Player of the Year and All-Southern Maryland Athletic Conference (SMAC) selection ... Named Washington Post All-Met Honorable Mention as a junior ... Had a 7-1 record with 1.44 ERA and 65 strikeouts as a pitcher in junior season ... Holds career pitching numbers of 175 strikeouts, 118.2 innings pitched and 447 batters faced ... Batted .446 with 11 doubles, two home runs and 27 RBIs as a junior ... Holds career .465 batting average with runners in scoring position ... Three-year varsity starter and three-year Scholar Athlete Award recipient ... 2013 Maryland State Association of Baseball Coaches All State District 4 Baseball Team.
West Chester, Pa./Bayard Rustin High School
6'1 - 195 lbs
5th-ranked outfielder and 33rd-ranked player in the state of Pennsylvania by Perfect Game ... All-Conference Honorable Mention as a junior after batting .370 ... Two-year varsity starter and 2014 Team Captain at Bayard Rustin High School ...Perfect Game Preseason All-American Atlantic Regional Honorable Mention and 2014 First Team Preseason All-League entering seniors season ... First Team All-League as a junior and Second Team All-League as a sophomore ... Member of Chester County's Carpenter Cup team ... Member of National Honor Society.
Wall, N.J./Wall High School
6'5 - 195 lbs
45th-ranked player in the state of New Jersey by Perfect Game ... 9-1 with 0.83 ERA and 52 strikeouts in 67.2 innings pitched as a junior at Wall High School ... 2013 All-Monmouth County First Team selection and 2013 All-Shore Pitcher of the Year ... 2013 All-Division Selection for Class `B' North ... 2013 Pitcher of the Year Class `B' North ... 2013 First Team All-Group 3 selection ... Member of 2013 Jersey Shore Carpenter Cup team ... Member of inaugural Garden State Under Class Games Top 100 Players in New Jersey list.
Poolesville, Md./Poolesville High School
6'0 - 180 lbs
10th-ranked player and top shortstop in the state of Maryland by Perfect Game ... Preseason All-State selection prior to both senior and junior ... Batted .410 and led league in strikeouts while being named both Player and Pitcher of the Year as sophomore ... Perfect Game Underclass All-American and All-Region team selection ... First Team All-Division selection as a freshman ... MSABC Preseason All-State Team selection in 2013 and 2014 ... 2013 Perfect Game Underclass High Honorable Mention in 2013 ... Played in the Perfect Game Junior Nationals (Minneapolis, Minn., 2012), WWBA Underclass World Championship game (2012), South Atlantic Border Battle, WWBA National Championship (2013) ... Helped team to WWBA National Championship in Jupiter, Fla., in 2013 ... Maryland Futures Team selection in 2012 & 2013 ... Crabfest All-American selection in 2013 & 2014.
Carle Place, N.Y./St. Dominic High School
6'3 - 185 lbs
47th-ranked player in the state of New York by Perfect Game ... Three-year varsity starter at St. Dominic High School ... Helped team to 2013 CHSAA Championship ... Two-sport athlete also competing in soccer, helping St. Dominic's to two state cup championships ... 3 IP and 8 K at Metro Baseball Classic ... Recipient of St. Dominic Gold Award in journalism ... Member of Spanish Honor Society.
West Long Branch, N.J./Shore Regional High School
5'11 - 180 lbs
45th-ranked player in the state of New Jersey by Perfect Game ... Batted .545 as a junior at Shore Regional High School ... First Team All-Division selection as a sophomore ... Shore Baseball Gold Glove Award recipient as a sophomore ... Through three varsity seasons, .460 batting average with 10 doubles, four home runs, 30 RBI, 34 runs and 32 stolen bases ... 2013 Perfect Game Underclass Honorable Mention ... Led team to sectional final as a junior ... 2012 First Team All-Central Shore Conference and Perfect Game Underclass Honorable Mention ... 2011 Under Armour All-American Honorable Mention.