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					                                        PLAYER PROFILES
                           WILL DELAWTER
                                                                                ing a team-leading 75.1 innings… Also led the Retriever starters with a
                                                                                4.66 ERA and 43 strikeouts… Finished 3-5 on the season, recording wins
                                                                                against Wagner, Buffalo and NJIT… Ranked fifth in the America East for
                           6-0 - 215 LBS - L/L                                  innings pitched and tied for sixth in games started, eighth in walks al-
                                                                                lowed (19), and tied for fifth in triples allowed (1)… Led the team with
                           SENIOR - LHP/1B                                      three complete games… Best outing of the year came against NJIT,
                                                                                where he allowed just two runs on six hits while striking out seven in 8.0
                           FREDERICK, MD.                                       innings of work… Also pitched six scoreless innings, allowing just two hits
                           CATOCTIN [CHESAPEAKE JC]                             and striking out five against Buffalo.

                                                                                2006: Started two games for the Retrievers before redshirting due to injury…
         32                  2007: Missed just two games during the sea-        Recorded a 6.00 ERA in 9.0 innings pitched while striking out five batters.
                             son, as he started in 51, the fourth-most on the
team… Made an immediate impact in his first year with the Retrievers,           2005: Made eight starts on the season and 18 total appearances… Held a
leading the team in batting average (.365), hits (62), RBI (38), slugging       3.92 ERA in his seven conference appearances and three starts, pitching 20.2
percentage (.553) and on-base percentage (.418) and ranking second in           innings and allowing nine earned runs… Struck out 11 batters and held oppo-
doubles (14), home runs (6) and total bases (94)… Ranked third in the           nents to a .272 batting average, the lowest average allowed by any Retriever
conference in batting average, fifth in slugging percentage, sixth in on-       pitcher in conference play… Finished the year 3-2 with one save, 26 strikeouts
base percentage, seventh in RBI, tied for seventh in hits, tied for eighth in   and a 6.04 ERA in 56.2 innings pitched.
doubles, tied for fifth in home runs and tied for seventh in total bases…
Recorded his best game against NJIT, going 4-for-5 with two hits, four          2004: Made 13 appearances in his rookie season, including four starts on the
RBI and two doubles... Pitched a complete game victory against Vermont          year… First start came against Maryland, allowing the Terps two hits and one
where he allowed just three runs, two earned, on nine hits while striking       run while striking out two batters in 5.0 innings… Earned his first win of the sea-
out five… Recorded 28 strikeouts in 58.0 innings pitched over the course        son against eventual conference champion Stony Brook, going 2.2 innings in re-
of 12 appearances, 11 of them starts, for a 6.67 ERA… Tied for fourth           lief as UMBC won that game 13-10… Finished the year with 18 strikeouts in
on the team with 28 strikeouts… Named to the America East All-Confer-           31.1 innings of work.
ence First Team as well as the All-Academic Team.
                                                                                Background: Attended Chapelgate Academy… Earned All-MIAA his junior
At Chesapeake: Spent the previous two years at Cheaspeake College               and senior years and was named by
with teammate Ryan Morse, helping the Skipjacks to fifth                        the Baltimore Sun, Washington Times
place at the 2005 NJCAA World Series… Was                                       and Howard County Times to First-Team All-
named to the MDJUCO All-Region XX First-Team                                    County in 2003 as well as Second-Team All-
and MDJUCO All-State Team dur-                                                  Metro by the Baltimore Sun… Led his team to the
ing the 2005 and 2006 seasons…                                                  MIAA ‘B’ division championship… In the semifinals
Also named an NJCAA All-American in 2005                                        his senior year, he pitched a two-hitter, allowing one
and inducted into the Chesapeake College                                        run and was 3-of-4 on the day, including scoring
Hall of Fame in 2006.                                                           the game-winning run with a triple… Scoring
                                                                                1,300 career points in basketball en route to
Background: Attended Catoctin High School,                                      earning All-MIAA status and winning two Christian
where he helped the Cougars to the Maryland                                     School State Championships… Double-majoring
State 4A baseball title… Named First-Team All-                                  in sociology and American history... One of two
Area, All-Gazette, and All-MVAL from 2003-2004                                  children to Russ and Christine Evans… Father
as well as being named to the Pre-Season All-State                              played baseball at Towson… Born June 13,
Team, Brooks Robinson Team, and Team Maryland in                                1985.
2004… Holds an associate degree in liberal arts
and sciences and is majoring in psychology at
UMBC and aspires to be a teacher… Is the                                         Season    ERA       W-L       APP      GS     CG     SHO    CBO      SV       IP
only son of Bill and Sandy Delawter… Born                                        2004      12.53     1-2       13       4      0      0      0        0      32.1
September 20, 1986.                                                              2005      6.04      3-2       18       8      0      0      0        1      56.2
                                                                                 2006      6.00      0-2       2        2      0      0      0        0       9.0
                                                                                 2007      4.66      3-5       12       12     3      0      0        0      75.1
                                                                                 Career    6.65      7-11      45       26     3      0      0        1     173.1
Season   AVG      GP-GS    AB      R       H           2B     3B    HR    RBI
2007     .365     51-51    170     26      62          14     0     6     38     Season    H         R         ER       BB     SO     HR     B/Avg.   WP     HBP
                                                                                 2004      56        50        45       21     18     8      .373     4        1
Season   TB       SLG%     BB      SO      OB%         SB     ATT   E FLD%       2005      72        45        38       23     26     2      .314     8        5
2007     94       .553     16      16      .418        0      1     2  .929      2006      15        10        6        1      5      2      .341     2        1
                                                                                 2007      90        51        39       19     43     5      .302     5        4
Season   ERA      W-L      APP     GS     CG      SHO       CBO     SV     IP    Career    233       156       128      64     92     17              19      11
2007     6.67     1-5      12      11     1       0         0       1    58.0

Season   H        R        ER      BB     SO      HR        B/Avg. WP    HBP
2007     92       51       43      23     28      7         .369   8      11
                                                                                                               MIKE FITZPATRICK
                           STEVE EVANS                                                                         6-5 - 220 LBS - L/L
                           6-5 - 205 LBS - R/R                                                                 SENIOR - LHP
                           SENIOR - RHP                                                                        SPRINGFIELD, PA.
                           FINKSBURG, MD.                                                                      HAVERFORD
                           CHAPELGATE                                                     36
                                                                                                              2007: Did not play after undergoing off-sea-
                                                                                                              son surgery.
                           2007: Led the Retrievers with 12 appearances
         28                on the season, starting all of them, while pitch-    2006: Made 11 appearances on the mound for the Retrievers, recording

                       2008 UMBC BASEBALL                                                                                                                             7
                                       PLAYER PROFILES
    a 4.32 ERA in 16.2 innings pitched… Allowed 12 runs and 16 hits while              six consecutive games during the week, batting an impressive .529 in five
    striking out 14 batters… Recorded the team’s second-lowest opposing bat-           games… Drove in nine runs and recorded four extra-base hits, three doubles
    ting average with a mark of .254.                                                  and a home run for a slugging percentage of .882 and on base percentage of
                                                                                       .556… One of three players on the team with four or more RBI in a game after
    2005: Forced to sit out for the second consecutive season after off season         going 3-for-4 against Maine with a home run, a double and four runs batted
    surgery.                                                                           in… Earned a spot on the America East All-Conference Second Team and All-
                                                                                       Rookie Team.
    2004: Received a medical redshirt.
                                                                                       Background: Lettered at St. Mark’s High School in Wilmington, Del., where he
    Background: A three-sport athlete from The Haverford School, lettering in          was a catalyst on back-to-back state championship teams in 2003 and 2004
    baseball, soccer and indoor track and field... Earned All-Main Line in 2003        for the Spartans… Named to the All-Conference team in 2003 and 2004 and
    for baseball... Majoring in sociology... Has two sisters, Colleen and Marcie...    earned All-State accolades in 2004… Awarded the 2002 Jack Conway Award
    Colleen played for the Lafayette University women’s basketball team... The         as one of the two top-16 youth in Delaware… Had a career-game against
    son of Michael and Marie Fitzpatrick... Born Aug. 24, 1984.                        Charter, going 3-for-3 with a triple, double, single and seven RBI… Majoring in
                                                                                       interdisciplinary studies... One of two children to Richard and Mary Jane
    Season    ERA       W-L       APP     GS     CG     SHO    CBO      SV      IP     Fowler… Born July 25, 1986.
    2006      4.32      0-0       11      0      0      0      0        0     16.2
                                                                                        Season    AVG      GP-GS     AB      R      H         2B     3B    HR    RBI
    Season    H         R         ER      BB     SO     HR     B/Avg. WP      HBP       2005      .265     44-41     162     21     43        8      1     4     30
    2006      16        12        8       10     14     2      .254   4         1       2006      .345     52-51     200     43     69        26     2     8     36
                                                                                        2007      .271     53-53     199     33     54        17     0     8     24
                                                                                        Career    .296     149-145   561     97     166       51     3     20     90

                                 JOE FOWLER                                             Season
                                                                                                                                                           E FLD%
                                 5-8 - 190 LBS - R/R                                    2007
                                                                                                                                    .324      10

                                 SENIOR - OF/3B
                                 WILMINGTON, DEL.                                                                    JON HART
                                 ST. MARK’S                                                                          6-1 - 210 LBS - R/R
                                                                                                                     SENIOR - C
             11                    2007: One of two players to start all 53 games
                                   of the season, which puts him into a tie for sev-
    enth in all-time games played in a single-season… Also added a single-
                                                                                                                     EDGEWOOD, MD.
    season mark in at-bats with 199 during 2007, which ties for 10th on the                                          EDGEWOOD [HARFORD CC]
    all-time list… Led the Retrievers with 17 doubles during the season, bring-
    ing his career total up to 51, which ranks eighth on the Retrievers’ career
    doubles list, and brought his career hit by pitch count up to 10, putting him
                                                                                                 16              2007: Played in 13 games for the Retrievers
                                                                                                                 during the season, starting three of them…
    into a tie for 10th all-time… Tallied a team-leading eight home runs, 95                                     Saw starts against Virginia Commonwealth,
    total bases and three sacrifice flies, while he was second in runs scored          Liberty and Georgetown… Recorded three hits in 20 at-bats to finish the
    (33), tied for second in hits (54) and third in slugging percentage (.477) and     season with a .150 average… Best game came against VCU, where he
    RBI (24)… Ranked fourth in the conference in doubles, tied for first in home       went 1-for-3 with one RBI… Also went 1-for-1 against Towson and Stony
    runs, sixth in total bases and seventh in at bats… Played his best game            Brook.
    against NJIT, going 4-for-5 with five runs scored, three RBI, a double and
    a home run… Finished the season with a .271 average.                               At Harford: Captained the Fighting Owls and recorded a team-high 21
                                                                                       RBI’s and four home runs… Also recorded a .290 batting average.
    2006: Solid left fielder for the Retrievers,
    starting 50 of 51 games at that position                                           Background: Lettered three of four years at Edgewood High School, earn-
    and playing in all 52 games of the season…                                         ing Team MVP awards during the 2003 and 2004 seasons, the Sports-
    Led the Retrievers from the plate with a                                           manship Award in 2004, and Second-Team All-County from The
    .345 batting average… Also led in runs                                             Aegis…also captained his high school squad in 2004 and recorded a .455
    (43), hits (69), doubles (26), and tied for                                        career batting average and .598 career slugging average… Majoring in
    the lead in triples (2) and home runs (8), as                                      interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in sports management…
    well as ranking second in RBI’s with 36                                            Youngest child of Otts and Jean Hart… Has a brother Steve (36) and sis-
    total… 26 doubles led the                                                          ter Tina Benoska (37)… Born October 2, 1986.
    America East Conference,                                                            Season    AVG      GP-GS     AB      R      H         2B     3B    HR    RBI
    while 123 total bases was                                                           2007      .150     13-3      20      0      3         0      0     0      1
    second… Started all 22 conference games,
    recording a .430 average with 37 hits, 19 runs,                                     Season    TB       SLG%      BB      SO     OB%       SB     ATT   E FLD%
    and 16 RBI’s… Achieved a 17-game hit streak                                         2007      3        .150      1       5      .190      0      1     0 1.000
    mid-season and also totaled 19 multi-
    hit games… Earned a spot on the
    America East All-Conference First-
                                                                                                                     MARK LEMON
                                                                                                                     6-0 - 205 LBS - R/R
    2005: Started in 41 games on the year, 38 in left field, one in center field
    and two in right field… Played in 44 games total with a .265 batting aver-                                       SENIOR - 3B/SS
                                                                                                                     WILMINGTON, DEL.
    age… Recorded 43 hits on the year with 21 runs scored and a team second best
    30 RBI… Tied for the team high in multi-RBI games at seven… Also tied for the
    team lead in home runs at four… Began conference play strong, going on an
    eight-game hit streak… Batted .356 in America East play, starting in 16 games
                                                                                                                     ST. MARK’S
    with 21 hits, 18 RBI and seven runs scored… Named America East Co-Rookie
    of the Week for the week ending April 17, 2005… Extended his hit streak to                   30                  2007: Played in 49 games, tied for fourth-most

8                              2008 UMBC BASEBALL
                                          PLAYER PROFILES
on the team, starting 43 of them… Entered the Retrievers’ all-time career          ances on the team and no returning player had more… Held an 11.47
list for sacrifices after adding six (two flies, four bunts) during the season…    ERA for the season after giving up 32 runs, 31 of which were earned, in
He currently stands in eighth on the list with 16 career sacrifices… Also          24.1 innings… Finished with an 0-4 record… Pitched one or more score-
added to his career-record total for hit by pitch, adding seven instances,         less innings on five different occasions… Best outing came against Mary-
which ties for fifth all-time in a single-season, to bring his total to 27… Fin-   land where he pitched two scoreless and hitless innings and struck out one
ished the season with a .281 average and .346 on-base percentage, both             batter.
third on the team, as well as 38 hits, 12 runs, 14 RBI, six doubles and a
team-leading two triples… Saw his best game of the season against                  2006: Made 17 appearances in his first season at UMBC, starting seven
Delaware, where he went 3-for-3 with a triple and one RBI.                         of those games… Finished with a 2-3 record… Recorded a 6.42 ERA in
                                                                                   40.2 innings pitched, letting up 46 hits and 38 runs and striking out 30…
2006: Played in 49 games, starting 41 all of them at third base… Batted            Best performance was at George Washington where he struck out six and
.279 with 36 hits, 18 runs scored, and 19 RBI’s… Also had nine extra-base          let up just one earned run and five hits in 6.0 innings… Played in seven con-
hits with eight doubles and one home run… Had eight multi-hit games in-            ference games, starting against Hartford and Albany.
cluding going 2-for-5 against Vermont with two runs scored, two RBI’s, and
two doubles… Batted .226 in conference games starting in 20 of 22 games            At Frostburg: Made six appearances for Frostburg, finishing with a record
played… Also tallied 14 hits and 12 RBI’s in conference games.                     of 1-1 and a 4.26 ERA… Started three games and pitched 19.0 innings
                                                                                   on the season… Held opponents to nine earned runs and a .260 batting
2005: Started in 45 games on the season and                                        average while striking out 17 batters
played in 47 on the year… Started all 45
games at third base… Batted .217 with 33 hits,                                     Background:Lettered for Calvert Hall College High School…His high school
15 runs scored and 13 RBI… Recorded four                                           varsity squad was ranked in the top-five all three lettered years at Calvert
extra-base hits with a double and three home                                       Hall… Also played football in high school… Played at Cooperstown
runs… Hit one home run at Towson while the                                         Dreams Park in 1999 and attended the MLB Hall of Fame… Majoring in
other two came at home against Buffalo and                                         information systems... One of two children to Joan and Stanley Rae…
Hartford in the season finale… Named Amer-                                         Older sister’s name is Heather… Born Sept. 24, 1986.
ica East Rookie of the Week for the week end-
                                                                                    Season    ERA      W-L       APP     GS     CG     SHO    CBO      SV      IP
ing April 3, 2005… Batted .333 and held a                                           2006      6.42     2-3       17      7      0      0      1        0     40.2
.429 on-base percentage, scoring one run and                                        2007      11.47    0-4       16      2      0      0      0        0     24.1
driving in two on the week… Tallied two hits at                                     Career    8.31     2-7       33      9      0      0      1        0     65.0
Maryland and gathered two more at Navy,
going 2-for-4 from the plate against the Mid-                                       Season    H        R         ER      BB     SO     HR     B/Avg. WP       HBP
                                                                                    2006      46       38        29      28     30     3      .280   6          5
shipmen to score one run and record two RBI in                                      2007      34       32        31      18     12     1      .347   8          4
an 11-2 win… Hit .227 in conference games…                                          Career    80       70        60      46     42     4             14         9
Recorded eight multi-hit games, three multi-RBI

                                                                                                                STEVE RUSSO
games and a season-long seven-game hit

Background: Helped lead St. Mark’s High School to back-to-back
Delaware State Baseball Championships en route to being named First-                                            5-11 - 185 LBS - R/R
Team All-State at third base in 2004… Earned All-Catholic Conference as
a third baseman in 2003 and 2004… Received the Rev. Robert Kenney
                                                                                                                SENIOR - 2B/3B
Award as the Most Valuable Player of the Catholic Conference in 2004….                                          LANCASTER, PA.
                                                                                                                CONESTOGA VALLEY
Earned the Bishop Michael Hyle award as Most Outstanding Senior Ath-
lete… Hit a grand slam as one of four hits and scored the game-winning
run in the 10th inning against Middletown his senior year... Majoring in his-
tory... One of two children to Tom and Mary Lemon… Brother Greg plays                         5
baseball for Salisbury University and mother Mary was on the first women’s                                      2007: Played in 43 games during the season,
field hockey, basketball and women’s lacrosse teams at Loyola College              starting 42… Was fourth-best on the team in batting average (.275), slug-
(Md.)… Born Oct. 21, 1986.                                                         ging percentage (.438), on-base percentage (.341) and RBI (23), was tied
Season   AVG       GP-GS     AB      R       H        2B     3B    HR     RBI
                                                                                   for third with 12 doubles and led the team with two triples… Recorded 42
2005     .215      47-45     152     15      33       1      0     3      13       hits and 19 runs, while also stealing three bases on three attempts… Tied
2006     .279      49-41     129     18      36       8      0     1      19       a team season-high with three doubles against Albany, but his best game
2007     .281      49-43     135     12      38       6      2     0      14       came against Georgetown where he went 3-for-4 with a triple and four RBI.
Career             145-129   416     45      107      15     2     4       46

Season   TB        SLG%      BB      SO      OB%      SB     ATT   E FLD%
                                                                                   2006: Played in 36 games during the season, starting 27 in a variety of
2005     43        .283      8       31      .304     4      7     17 .890         positions with nine at first base, eight at second, five at third, one at short-
2006     47        .364      4       20      .340     5      7     22 .843         stop, one at right field, and three at designated hitter… Batted .208 dur-
2007     48        .356      8       36      .349     3      7     8  .944         ing the season with 20 hits, 15 runs scored, nine RBI’s and one home run…
Career   138       .332      20      87               12     21    47              Also put up a .964 fielding percentage… Best game was at Towson where
                                                                                   he was 2-for-4 with one run scored, two RBI’s, one home run, and one

                             SEAN RAE
                                                                                   walk… Played in 15 conference games.

                                                                                   2005: Emerged as the Retrievers’ starting shortstop over the latter part of
                             6-0 - 200 LBS - R/R                                   the season, starting 22 games at the position… Also started a few games
                                                                                   at first, second and third base, as well… Recorded a total of 33 starts on
                             SENIOR - RHP                                          the season and played in 42 games… Batted .311 with 41 hits, 30 runs
                                                                                   scored and 20 RBI… Recorded 11 multi-hit games, notching eight doubles,
                             WESTMINSTER, MD.                                      two triples and a home run… Earned the first of two Rookie of the Week

                             CALVERT HALL [FROSTBURG]
                                                                                   awards, claiming the honor for the week ending March 20, 2005… Bat-
                                                                                   ted .500 (3-for-6) in two games that week with an RBI and a run scored…
                                                                                   Started 16 conference games, batting .281 with 16 hits…recorded 12
         23                                                                        multi-hit games on the year, tying for third-most on the team… Finished the
                       2007: Was a solid reliever for the Retrievers,              year with a team-high seven-game hit streak, including three multi-RBI
making 16 appearances, with two starts… Had the fourth-most appear-                games and four multi-hit games… Won Rookie of the Week for the second

                      2008 UMBC BASEBALL                                                                                                                              9
                                       PLAYER PROFILES
     time at the end of the regular season after hitting                           game… Double-majoring in economics and business technology adminis-
     .500, slugging .929 and held an on-base per-                                  tration... One of three children to Anthony and Silvia Socarras… Born Sept.
     centage of .611 in five games… Recorded                                       2, 1985.
     an RBI and two or more hits in each game                                       Season    AVG      GP-GS     AB      R       H           2B      3B    HR    RBI
     of the series sweep over Hartford.                                             2005      .173     31-27     81      7       14          2       0     0       7
                                                                                    2006      .208     20-5      24      2       5           1       0     0       3
     Background: A four-year                                                        2007      .143     19-3      14      2       2           0       0     0       2
     varsity letterwinner and                                                       Career    .176     70-35     119     11      21          3       0     0      12
     starter at Conestoga Valley High                                               Season    TB       SLG%      BB      SO      OB%         SB      ATT   E FLD%
     School… A two-time All-Star in the                                             2005      16       .198      12      23      .277        2       2     10 .927
     Lancaster-Lebanon League and a two-time                                        2006      6        .250      1       5       .240        0       0     0 1.000
     All-Star in the American Legion league…                                        2007      2        .143      0       4       .133        0       0     2  .923
     Junior year batted .375 with a .467 on base                                    Career    34       .286      13      32                  2       2     12
     percentage and a .703 slugging percentage

                                                                                                                DAN BLEWETT
     en route to being named Consetoga Valley Of-
     fensive Player of the Year, leading the league
     in home runs that campaign… Senior year
     batted .404 and held a .521 on base per-
     centage, earning team MVP and Defensive
                                                                                                                6-0 - 185 LBS - R/R
     Player of the Year honors… Senior year                                                                     JUNIOR - RHP
     with his club team (Berkshire Red Sox) won
     31 straight games… Majoring in psychol-                                                                    BEL AIR, MD.
     ogy... The oldest of two children to Mike
     and Robin Russo… Born Nov. 21, 1985.                                                                       BEL AIR
                                                                                             20                2007: Made six appearances for the Retriev-
                                                                                                               ers, starting five of them, before sustaining a
     Season    AVG      GP-GS     AB     R      H        2B    3B    HR    RBI     season-ending injury and earning a medical redshirt… Recorded 29 strike-
     2005      .311     42-33     132    30     41       8     2     1     20
     2006      .208     36-27     96     15     20       2     0     1       9     outs in 31.0 innings pitched for an average of 8.42 SO/9IP… Currently
     2007      .275     43-42     153    19     42       12    2     3     23      ranks second on the Retrievers’ all-time list for career strikeouts per nine in-
     Career    .270     121-102   381    64     103      22    4     5      52     nings pitched with an average of 8.87 SO/9IP… Finished the season with
                                                                                   a 5.81 ERA, third-best on the team among pitchers with 30 or more innings
     Season    TB       SLG%      BB     SO     OB%      SB    ATT   E FLD%        pitched.
     2005      56       .424      20     33     .409     2     2     13 .916
     2006      25       .260      17     29     .328     3     4     6  .964
     2007      67       .438      13     40     .341     3     3     12 .904       2006: Started two games in 10 appearances during his sophomore sea-
     Career    148      .388      50     102             8     9     31            son… Finished with a 2-3 record with 14.2 innings pitched… Recorded 15
                                                                                   strikeouts in 64 opponents faced… Finished the season with a 10.43 ERA.

                                  ANTHONY SOCARRAS                                 2005: Saw the most action by a freshman pitcher, entering 17 games out
                                                                                   of the bullpen on the year… Recorded the second-most appearances by
                                  5-7 - 165 LBS - R/R                              a Retriever reliever on the year… Worked two or less innings in each of
                                                                                   his first 16 appearances, pitching a season-high 3.2 innings against Hart-
                                  SENIOR - SS/2B                                   ford, allowing one run on three hits with four strikeouts… First career win
                                                                                   came in UMBC’s 7-6 victory over Delaware, pitching the final 2.0 innings
                                  MIAMI, FLA.                                      scoreless, allowing two hits and a walk… Allowed just one earned run over

                                  ARCHBISHOP CARROLL
                                                                                   his last seven games, a span of 10.1 innings… Held a 3.86 ERA in confer-
                                                                                   ence play, pitching in six league games and allowing five runs in 9.1 innings
                                                                                   with 10 strikeouts… Ended the year with a 4.64 ERA… Recorded a 1-1
              1                   2007: Played in 19 games during the season,
                                  starting three of them… Broke an 0-for-10 hit-
                                                                                   record with 21.1 innings pitched… Struck out 22 batters and allowed 22
                                                                                   hits and 13 runs scored… Only three hits were for extra bases… Held op-
     ting slump in his second to last game against Albany, where he was 2-for-     ponents to a .272 batting average.
     4 with one run scored and one RBI… Totaled just two hits for the season in
     14 at bats to record a .143 average, while also tallying two runs scored      Background: Lettered for the Bobcats at Bel Air High School in Hartford
     and two RBI.                                                                  County… Club team won the UCBAC Conference Championship in 2004…
                                                                                   Father ran track for the University of Oklahoma and competed in the
     2006: Played in 20 games, starting four at shortstop and one at second        Olympic Trials… Majoring in philosophy... One of three children to Bill and
     base… Batted .208 with five hits, two runs scored, three RBI’s, and one       Joann Blewett… Born Dec. 15, 1985.
     double… Best performance was against Canisius where he was 2-for-4
     with three RBI’s and one double… Also played in nine conference games.         Season    ERA      W-L       APP     GS     CG      SHO       CBO      SV     IP
                                                                                    2005      4.64     1-1       17      0      0       0         0        0    21.1
                                                                                    2006      10.43    2-3       10      2      0       0         0        0    14.2
     2005: Started 27 games in his freshman year at shortstop and played a          2007      5.81     0-6       6       5      1       0         0        0    31.0
     total of 31 on the season… Batted .173 on the year with 14 hits, seven runs    Career    6.45     3-10      33      7      1       0         0        0    67.0
     scored and seven RBI… Recorded a .927 fielding percentage and helped
     turn 13 double plays… Opened the season strong, going 2-for-4 in his           Season    H        R         ER      BB     SO      HR        B/Avg.   WP   HBP
     opening game with a double and three RBI against Old Dominion… Had             2005      22       13        11      12     22      1         .272     4      0
                                                                                    2006      27       22        17      17     15      1         .422     4      3
     two hits the next game and six hits in his first five games… Moved into        2007      50       27        20      10     29      1         .373     3      1
     more of a utility role during the latter part of the season… Recorded eight    Career    99       62        48      39     66      3                  11     4
     starts in conference play, batting .130 with two runs scored.

     Background: Lettered for the Bulldogs at Archbishop Carroll in Miami,
     Fla., where he was a standout middle infielder… Named Top Male Athlete
     both his junior and senior seasons… Earned All-Dade County Honorable
     Mention after hitting .372 with 33 hits his junior year… Team finished as
     the state runner-up his freshman year, where he recorded a hit in the title

10                             2008 UMBC BASEBALL
                                        PLAYER PROFILES
                           BRIAN DUFFY
                                                                               and 10 RBI’s… Recorded 10 extra-base hits with 9
                                                                               doubles and one triple… Best performance was
                                                                               against Longwood where he was 2-for-4 with one
                           6-3 - 195 LBS - R/R                                 run scored, and three RBI’s… Played in 16 confer-
                                                                               ence games during the season.
                           JUNIOR - RHP
                                                                               Background: Lettered at Sachem East High
                           LITTLE NECK, N.Y.                                   School in Farmingville, N.Y., where he helped
                           ARCHBISHOP MALLOY                                   lead his team to the Class AA County Cham-
                                                                               pionship and state title game, falling in the state
                                                                               championships, 3-1… Named All-League in
         33                2007: Made four appearances for the Retriev-        2005… Earned Academic All-League honors in
                           ers, giving up seven runs, three of them            2003 and National Scholar Athlete accolades in
earned, in 3.2 innings pitched for a 7.36 ERA while striking out two…          2004… Led his team in the playoffs in 2003, where
Best outing of the season came against Mount St. Mary’s, where he              he hit two home runs in a single game during the
pitched one scoreless inning, allowing just one hit while striking out two.    post-season… Played for the Long Island Titans,
                                                                               which won the National Champoinship in Texas and
2006: Made two appearances, amassing a 13.50 ERA, giving up six runs,          earned a No. 3 ranking nationally in 2004… Ma-
three of them earned and five hits in 2.0 innings.                             joring in economics... One of two children to Patty
                                                                               and Don Meaney… Born Oct. 3, 1987.
2005: Received a redshirt for the season after making three appearances
early on before being shutdown for the remainder of the season… Pitched         Season   AVG      GP-GS    AB      R       H        2B    3B    HR    RBI
a scoreless inning against Towson, striking out one batter… Allowed three       2006     .226     37-34    106     12      24       9     1     0     10
runs on three hits against William & Mary in his only inning pitched… Did       2007     .236     45-37    127     14      30       5     0     3     15
                                                                                Career   .232     82-71    233     26      54       14    1     4      25
strike out the side to get out of the inning… Pitched two scoreless innings
against Navy, allowing two hits with a strikeout… Struck out five batters in    Season   TB       SLG%     BB      SO      OB%      SB    ATT   E FLD%
4.0 innings pitched… Finished with a 6.75 ERA.                                  2006     35       .330     6       40      .287     0     0     3  .986
                                                                                2007     44       .346     5       33      .292     0     0     3  .979
Background: Played at Archbishop Molloy in Briarwood, N.Y., leading             Career   79       .339     11      73               0     0     6
the league in all pitching categories during his senior year… Amassed a
10-3 record with a 2.30 ERA as well as pitching 93 innings and record-
ing 97 strikeouts… Named to the Times-Ledger First-Team All-Queens                                         RYAN MORSE
County during his last year and helped his team to second place in the
New York City Championship three years in a row… Lists best perform-                                       5-10 - 165 LBS - R/R
                                                                                                           JUNIOR - RHP
ance as a 72-pitch, one-hit complete game shutout versus St. Edmund’s…
Played for the Bayside Yankees summer team for five years as well as
playing in three NABL World Series when he was 13, 14, and 16, includ-
ing winning the World Series as a 13-year-old… Majoring in interdisci-
                                                                                                           FREDERICK, MD.
plinary studies... Is the middle child of George and Jean Duffy…                                           CATOCTIN [CHESAPEAKE JC]
George played basketball at Manhattan College and brother Chris (22)
played baseball at Queen’s College… Also has a sister Caroline (6)…                                        2007: Did not play... Received a redshirt for
Born November 21, 1986.                                                                  24                the season.

Season   ERA      W-L      APP     GS    CG     SHO   CBO      SV      IP      At Chesapeake: Spent two years at Chesapeake College with teammate
2005     6.75     0-0      3       0     0      0     0        0      4.0      Will Delawter, helping the Skipjacks to fifth place at the 2005 NJCAA
2006     13.50    0-0      2       0     0      0     0        0      2.0      World Series… Named an NJCAA Distinguished Academic All-American
2007     7.36     0-0      4       0     0      0     0        0      3.2
Career   8.38     0-0      9       0     0      0     0        0      9.2      and Distinguished Graduate of the Year in Computer Science in 2006… In-
                                                                               ducted into the Chesapeake College Hall of Fame as part of the 2006
Season   H        R        ER      BB    SO     HR    B/Avg.   WP    HBP       team… Also named to the 2005 and 2006 Academic All-Region Teams.
2005     5        3        3       2     5      0     .294     1       1
2006     5        6        3       2     0      0     .417     0       2       Background: Attended Catoctin High School, where he holds the single sea-
2007     9        7        3       4     2      0     .429     0       0
Career   19       16       9       8     7      0              1       3       son wins record with seven total… Was also named to the 2004 Frederick
                                                                               News Post All-Area First-Team… Won the 2001 NABF National Champi-
                                                                               onship and 2002 Dizzy Dean National Championship… A member of the

                           TOM MEANEY
                                                                               National Honor Society and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society… Majoring in
                                                                               visual arts… One of seven children of David Morse and Lisa Abler… Has
                                                                               one brother Kyle (15) and five sisters, Caroline (13), Shelley (13), Candace
                           5-10 - 200 LBS - S/R                                (11), Susanna (9), and Madeline (5)… Born May 15, 1986.

                           JUNIOR - C/OF                                                                   SCOTT PEDDICORD
                           HOLBROOK, N.Y.                                                                  5-9 - 185 LBS - L/R
                           SACHEM                                                                          JUNIOR - OF
         9                  2007: Played in 45 games during the season,                                    COLUMBIA, MD.
                            starting 37 of them… Posted a .236 average
for the season, while recording 30 hits in 127 at-bats… Also scored 14                                     LONG REACH
runs and drove in 15… Tallied five doubles and three home runs, while
ranking fourth in fielding percentage (.979)… Best game came against                     15                  2007: Was a solid outfielder for the Retriev-
Delaware, where he went 4-for-5 with one run scored and two RBI.                                             ers, starting 44 of 45 games… Held the team’s
                                                                               second-best fielding percentage (.982)… Also ranked second in RBI (28),
2006: Started 34 of 37 games in his first year… 32 starts came at catcher      was tied for third with five home runs and was fourth with 23 runs scored…
with two at designated hitter… Batted .226 with 24 hits, 12 runs scored,       Batted .253 for the season with 41 hits and eight doubles… Best game

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                                       PLAYER PROFILES
     came against Delaware, where he went 2-for-5 with one run scored, four         21 runs… Pitched in the Brooks Robinson High School All-Star Game at
     RBI and a home run.                                                            Oriole Park at Camden Yards, recording two strikeouts and allowing one
                                                                                    hit in two innings… Named to the All-Metro Second-Team and First-Team
     2006: Played in 28 games during his freshman season, starting 15 of            All-County by the Baltimore Sun… Made Second-Team All-County as a jun-
     them… 11 starts were as designated hitter with two each at left field and      ior… Named Baltimore Sun Athlete of the Week after pitching a no-hitter
     first base… Batted .197 with 12 hits, five runs scored, and three RBI’s…       against defending state champ Centennial, striking out 16 batters and
     Had one double in his only multi-hit game of the season against George         walking two… 2004 summer team, the Frozen Ropes Braves, placed third
     Washington… Played in 14 conference games.                                     at the IBC World Series in Florida… A two-sport athlete, who also played
                                                                                    football… A member of the Spanish National Honor Society and an honor
     2005: Earned a redshirt for the season.                                        roll student… One of four children to Deborah and Edward Bach… Born
                                                                                    Aug. 27, 1986.
     Background: Lettered at Long Reach High School, where he helped lead
     his team to the regional championships in 2002 and 2004 and helped earn         Season   ERA       W-L      APP     GS     CG      SHO       CBO     SV     IP
     the school’s first winning season… As a sophomore was named First-Team          2006     4.89      3-5      19      10     1       0         2       2    73.2
                                                                                     2007     2.65      1-1      3       3      0       0         1       0    17.0
     All-County designated hitter by the Washington Post, Baltimore Sun and          Career   4.47      4-6      22      13     1       0         3       2    90.2
     Howard County Times… Same publications named him First-Team All-County
     outfielder in 2003 and 2004 Second-Team All-County first baseman…               Season   H         R        ER      BB     SO      HR        B/Avg. WP    HBP
     Went a career-best 4-for-4 in 2003, hitting two home runs with a double         2006     72        50       40      34     63      8         .251   14      5
     and a single… Majoring in mathematics... One of two children to Randy           2007     15        5        5       4      20      0         .242   0       0
                                                                                     Career   87        55       45      38     83      8                14      5
     and Liz Peddicord… Born April 26, 1986.

                                                                                                                 RICK PHILLIPS
     Season    AVG      GP-GS     AB      R      H        2B     3B    HR   RBI
     2006      .197     28-16     61      5      12       1      0     0      3
     2007      .253     45-44     162     23     41       8      0     5    28
     Career    .238     73-60     223     28     53       9      0     5     31

     Season    TB       SLG%      BB      SO     OB%      SB     ATT   E FLD%
                                                                                                                 5-11 - 190 LBS - R/R
                                                                                                                 SOPHOMORE - C
     Career    77       .345      15      36              0      0     3
                                                                                                                 GAITHERSBURG, MD.
                                 EDDIE BACH
                                 6-1 - 180 LBS - L/L                                          25                 2007: Played in 24 games, 18 of which he
                                                                                                                 started during his freshman season... Caught
                                                                                                                 eight runners stealing on 25 attempts to lead
                                 SOPHOMORE - LHP                                    the Retrievers... Also held a fielding percentage of .991 and finished with
                                 COLUMBIA, MD.                                      a .203 batting average... Recorded 14 hits, scored six runs, drove in six runs
                                                                                    and tallied a double and two home runs... Best outing came against Mount
                                 ATHOLTON                                           St. Mary’s, where he went 2-for-3 with two runs scored.

                                                                                    Background: Played for Gaithersburg High School in Gaithersburg, Md.,
              12                   2007: Made three starts for the Retrievers be-   helping the team to a runner-up finish in the region in 2005 and 2006…
                                   fore sustaining a season-ending injury… Held     Earned Washington Post All-Metro Honorable Mention in 2005 and 2006,
     the team’s lowest ERA during that three-game span at 2.65… Recorded 20         Gaithersburg Gazette Second-Team All-County in 2006 and Honorable
     strikeouts in 17.0 innings pitched for an average of 10.59 SO/9IP… Cur-        Mention All-County in 2005, D.C. Examiner Second-Team All-County in
     rently ranks fourth on the Retrievers’ all-time list for career                2005, and the America Legion Montgomery County Herb Rutledge
     strikeouts per nine innings with an average of 8.28                            Award… Co-captain of his baseball squad in 2006… Set single-season
     SO/9IP… Finished the season with a 1-1 record after                            RBI record in 2005 with 28 total and ended high school career with a .353
     pitching eight scoreless innings against Wagner…                               average… Also lettered in football, serving as co-captain and earning the
     Allowed just four hits and struck out eight while                              4A Coaches’ All-Star Team Honorable Mention in 2005… Lists best per-
     holding the Seahawks to a .143 batting aver-                                   formances as three consecutive games where he hit the go-ahead home
     age on the way to his first career shutout…                                    run during 2005… Member of the National Honor Society… Majoring in
     Named America East Pitcher of the Week                                         mechanical engineering… Youngest child of Lawrence and Diane Phillips…
     for his effort against Wagner…                                                 Has a brother Lawrence (24)… Born Nov. 17, 1988.
     Held his opponents to a .242 aver-
     age over the course of his three ap-
                                                                                     Season   AVG       GP-GS    AB      R       H           2B     3B    HR    RBI
     pearances.                                                                      2007     .203      24-18    69      6       14          1      0     2      6

     2006: Made 19 appearances for the Re-                                           Season   TB        SLG%     BB      SO      OB%         SB     ATT   E FLD%
     trievers in his inaugural season including 10 starts, two                       2007     21        .304     2       16      .233        0      0     1  .991
     saves, and one complete game… Finished the season with
     63 strikeouts, tied for fifth in the America East and tied for
     seventh on UMBC’s single season chart... Recorded a final
     season record of 3-5 and an ERA of 4.89… Held oppo-
                                                                                                                 DAVE WARRENFELTZ
     nents to a .251 batting average that ranked fifth in the
     conference… Pitched a no-hitter against Hartford, striking
                                                                                                                 6-2 - 190 LBS - R/R
     out four in 6.0 innings… Pitched for a total of 73.2 innings…                                               SOPHOMORE - C
                                                                                                                 HAGERSTOWN, MD.
     Earned America East All-Rookie Team honors.

     Background: Finished off his final year at Atholton High School with a stel-
     lar season, earning Washington Post Player of the Year accolades after
     going 6-2 on the mound with a 0.83 ERA and 93 strikeouts in 59.0 in-                                     2007: Played in 10 games for the Retrievers
     nings… Had a sensational year at the plate as well, recording a .365 bat-                35              after redshirting his freshman year… Started
     ting average with a .587 slugging percentage and a .521 on-base                                          for UMBC against Maine, where he registered
     percentage… Recorded three home runs, 14 RBI and scored a team-high            seven putouts… Finished the season with a .167 average and two hits.

12                              2008 UMBC BASEBALL
                                      PLAYER PROFILES
                                                                                                          AUSTIN DREWYER
2006: Did not play... Received a medical redshirt.

Background: Lettered at Williamsport High School, leading his team to a
No. 1 seed for the Maryland Class-1A West Region state tournament in
2005... Team carried an 18-2 mark into the tournament but fell in the West
                                                                                                          6-1 - 185 LBS - R/R
finals to the eventual state champion and finished with a 20-3 mark…                                      REDSHIRT FRESHMAN - RHP
Named First-Team All-Antietam Conference after leading the conference
in RBI with 32 and doubles with 11 while finishing fourth in hits at 34 and                               ELLICOTT CITY, MD.
ranking sixth in both runs with 29 and batting average at .453… Earned
First-Team All-Area, First-Team All-Monocacy Valley Athletic League                                       RIVER HILL
(MVAL) and first team All-Washington County as a junior and senior… Hon-                                  2007: Did not play... Earned a redshirt for the
orable Mention All-MVAL and All-Washington County as a sophomore…                      26                 season.
Reached the class 1A state title games junior year… A member of the Na-
tional Honor Society… One of two children to Jodie and David Warren-          Background: Lettered at River Hill High, helping his team to the regional
feltz, Jr… Has a younger brother, Michael… Father played baseball and         finals and two playoff wins during his junior year and one playoff win his
football at Washington & Lee University… Born March 15, 1987.                 senior year… Earned Team MVP honors his senior year… Tied his school
                                                                              record for strikeouts with 15 against Oakland Mill while also pitching a
Season   AVG      GP-GS    AB     R       H        2B    3B    HR    RBI
2007     .167     10-1     12     0       2        0     0     0      0       two-hit shutout… Named to The Baltimore Sun Second-Team All-County and
                                                                              Washington Post All-County Honorable Mention during his junior year as
Season   TB       SLG%     BB     SO      OB%      SB    ATT   E FLD%         well as the Baltimore Sun, Washington Post, and Howard County Times First-
2007     2        .167     0      4       .167     0     0     0 1.000        Team All-County, and Washington Post All-Metro Honorable Mention dur-
                                                                              ing his senior year… Led Howard County in innings pitched, wins, hits, and

                           DAVID DIVITA                                       was second in batting average and doubles with a 2.64 ERA in 69 innings,
                                                                              7-4 record, 40 hits, a .541 average and eight doubles… Also lettered in
                                                                              basketball, leading his team in scoring in two playoff games, including mak-
                           6-1 - 210 LBS - R/R                                ing five 3-pointers in a playoff win over Severna Park… Also won the
                                                                              Coaches’ Award for basketball and received the River Hill High School Un-
                           REDSHIRT FRESHMAN - RHP                            sung Hero Award… Major is currently undecided… Youngest child of Dr.
                           MAYFIELD VILLAGE, OHIO                             Douglas and Elaine Drewyer… Has a brother Doug (24) and sister Danielle
                                                                              (22)… Born on July 24, 1988.
         31               2007: Did not play... Earned a redshirt for the
                                                                                                          CHARLES ELLINGER
                                                                                                          5-7 - 205 LBS - R/R
Background: Lettered all four years at Mayfield High School in Mayfield
Heights, Ohio… Earned First-Team All-Conference honors for the Western
                                                                                                          REDSHIRT FRESHMAN - RHP
Reserve Conference three times in four years… Also named to the Mizuno                                    MASSAPEQUA, N.Y.
All-Ohio team and the New’s Herald’s Best of the Best in his senior season…
Recorded a 2.85 ERA over four years with a record of 24-7, including a
6-1 record his senior year while generating a 1.74 ERA in 61 innings                                      2007: Did not play... Earned a redshirt for the
pitched with 65 strikeouts… Also lettered in football as a three-year var-
sity starter for the Wildcats… Is currently undecided about a major… The
                                                                                       38                 season.

oldest of two children to Dave and Michelle Divita… Has a brother             Background: Lettered at Massapequa High School in Massapequa, N.Y.,
Michael… Born July 14, 1988.                                                  recording a perfect 4-0 record during his senior year… Also recorded a
                                                                              1.62 ERA and 56 strikeouts in 36 innings pitched during 2006… Lists team’s
                                                                              best accomplishment as going undefeated en route to the New York State
                                                                              Championship in 2006… Majoring in financial economics… Only child of
                                                                              Angela and Glenn Ellinger… Born Dec. 28, 1987.

                                        2008 UMBC BASEBALL

Top Row (L-R): Nick Nolan, Assistant Coach Joe Michalski, Jon Hart, Austin Drewyer, Brian Duffy, Mike Fitzpatrick, Steve Evans, Ster-
ling Sams, Wink Nolan, Sean Rae, Will Delawter, Assistant Coach Bob Mumma, Head Coach John Jancuska. Second Row (L to R):
Scott Wildesen, Travis Pearson, Bryan Russo, Ed Bach, Mark Lemon, Rich Conlon, Tom Meaney, Dan Blewett, Dave Warrenfeltz, Dave
Divita, Shawn Retz. Bottom Row (L to R): Anthony Socarras, Scott Peddicord, Jim Harris, Rick Phillips, Ryan Morse, Brad Brainer, Joe
Fowler, Casey Medairy, Steve Russo.

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                            NEWCOMER PROFILES
                                 SAM BENDER
                                                                                     Player of the Year for Vienna Youth Incorporated… One of two children
                                                                                     to Mike and Dale Conlon… Has a sister, Kaila (15)… Majoring in political
                                                                                     science… Born Nov. 3, 1988.
                                 6-3 - 200 LBS - R/R
                                 FRESHMAN - OF
                                                                                                                 JIM HARRIS
                                 POTOMAC, MD.                                                                    5-10 - 205 LBS - R/R
                                 WOOTTON [WEST VIRGINIA]                                                         FRESHMAN - C
                                                                                                                 LEVITTOWN, PA.
               3                 Background: Transferred to UMBC from West
                                 Virginia during the 2007 academic year… A
     three-sport athlete at Wootton High School in Rockville, Md…. Helped lead
     the Patriots to the 2006 and 2007 4A South Division Championships and                    13                  Background: A three-year letterwinner at
     an appearance in the 2007 regional finals… Named First-Team All-                                             Pennsbury High School in Fairless Hills, Pa....
     Gazette and Washington Post All-Met Honorable Mention in 2006 and               Named Second-Team All-League and was a two-time All-League Honor-
     2007… Also set Wootton school records for batting average (.500), hits          able Mention selection by the Courier Times during his time with the Fal-
     (38), and RBI (38) in 2006… Lists his best performance as going 5-for-6         cons... Posted a .381 average with 24 RBI, 12 walks, 13 doubles, one triple
     with two home runs, two doubles, a triple and 11 RBI against Watkins Mill       and two home runs during the Legion Season in the summer of 2007... An
     in 2007… Also lettered in basketball and football and was named Wash-           honor roll student... One of three children to Lorenzo and Sandy Harris...
     ington Post All-Met Honorable Mention for both… Holds the Maryland state        Has two brothers, Kevin (23) and Cory (15)... Father, Lorenzo, played bas-
     record for most receiving yards in a half (245)… One of three children to       ketball at Jackonsville University... Majoring in financial economics and as-
     Greg and Sunny Bender… Has two siblings, Kyung-Hwa (28) and Myung-              pires to become a CPA... Born March 10, 1989.
     Hwa (27)… Father, Greg, played semi-professional soccer for Omaha In-
     ternational… Major is currently undecided… Born Jan. 20, 1989.

                                 BRAD BRAINER                                                                    CASEY MEDAIRY
                                 5-7 - 180 LBS - R/R                                                             5-9 - 170 LBS - R/R
                                 JUNIOR - 2B                                                                     FRESHMAN - OF
                                 CHESTER, MD.                                                                    ELKRIDGE, MD.
                                 KENT ISLAND [CHESAPEAKE JC]                                                     HOWARD
               2                  At Chesapeake: Recipient of the NJCAA Divi-
                                  sion I Gold Glove Award… Named NJCAA Di-
                                                                                              14                  Background: A two-sport athlete at Howard
                                  vision I First-Team All-Region XX and First-Team                                High School in Ellicott City, Md…. Was named
     All-Maryland JuCo in 2007… Led the Maryland JuCo Conference with 38             Second-Team All-County in 2007… Was also named the 2005 National
     stolen bases in 40 attempts in 2007 and was tied for sixth with five home       Amateur Baseball Federation (NABF) Batting Champion after going 9-for-
     runs… Also ranked second on the Skipjack team with a .354 average…              13 (.692) in the 2005 World Series… Was part of the 2002 NABF World
     Lists his best performance as a 2-for-3 effort against CCBC where he tal-       Series Championship team… Also lettered in track and field and was the
     lied a home run, a triple, four RBI and four stolen bases… Captained the        2007 Howard County indoor pole vault champion… A four-year honor roll
     Skipjacks in 2007.                                                              student and was also part of the percussion section of the Lion Marching
                                                                                     Band… One of two children to Dale and Debra Medairy… Has a sister,
     Background: A standout athlete at Kent Island High School, where he             Jessalynn (21)… Majoring in chemistry with a minor in secondary educa-
     played for his father, Glenn Brainer… Named First-Team All-Bayside from         tion and plans to be a high school chemistry teacher… Born Oct. 10, 1989.
     2003-05 while with the Bucs... One of five children to Glenn and Linda
     Brainer… Has three sisters, Bryanna (24), Brittany (19) and Brooke (17),
     and a brother, Bryan (23)… Bryan played baseball for the Can-Am
     League New Haven County Cutters… Majoring in psychology… Born Oct.
     9, 1986.

                                 RICH CONLON
                                 6-2 - 195 LBS - R/R
                                 FRESHMAN - SS/3B
                                 VIENNA, VA.
                                 JAMES MADISON
              22                 Background: A two-sport athlete at James
                                 Madison High School in Vienna, Va…. Helped
     the Warhawks to the 2006 district title, a No. 2 ranking in the state of Vir-
     gina and a No. 22 ranking in the country by USA Today… Named First-
     Team All-District for two years and Honorable Mention one year, as well
     as First-Team All-Region and Second-Team All-State… Part of the Mary-
     land Oriolelanders in 2006 and Columbia Reds in 2007… Also lettered in
     basketball where he helped lead his team to the regional finals and was
     named First-Team All-District, First-Team All-Region and the Basketball

14                             2008 UMBC BASEBALL
                             NEWCOMER PROFILES
                           WINK NOLAN
                                                                                ger Lakes Community College where he tallied three home runs, seven RBI
                                                                                and a double… Also named to the Dean’s List in Fall 2006.

                           6-2 - 185 LBS - R/R                                  Background: A two-sport athlete at Western Tech in Baltimore, Md….
                                                                                Named the 2003 Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year and was a
                           JUNIOR - OF/RHP                                      two-time MVP for the Wolverines in 2003 and 2004… Also lettered in
                                                                                football, where he received divisional honors as a place kicker and
                           ELLICOTT CITY, MD.                                   punter… One of four children to Wayne and Kathy Retz… Has two sisters,
                           CALVERT HALL [MARYLAND]                              Carrie and Elysia, and a brother, Robert… Majoring in interdisciplinary
                                                                                studies… Born Oct. 19, 1986.

                                                                                                            BRYAN RUSSO
                           At Maryland:Played in 74 games during his
                           two years with the Terps and posted a .254
batting average... Totaled 44 hits, four doubles, three triples, 18 RBI
and five stolen bases over two years... Tied for second on the team with
two triples his freshman year... Had his best outing in a win over No. 3
                                                                                                            6-0 - 190 LBS - R/R
North Carolina, where he went 3-for-5 with two RBI.                                                         FRESHMAN - OF
Background: A three-year letterwinner at Calvert Hall... Served as a                                        WESTBURY, N.Y.
co-captain for the Cardinals when they finished the season 31-1 and won
the MIAA title... Named the Diamond Recruiting Most Outstanding                                             CLARKE
Prospect at the Mid-Atlantic High School Baseball Classic in 2004... Also
played for Youse’s Maryland Orioles of Baltimore and helped them to                       7                 Background: A standout athlete at W.T. Clarke
an All-America Amateur Baseball Association (AAABA) national title...                                       High School in Westbury, N.Y…. Helped lead
Was named to the 2007 Cal Ripken, Sr. Collegiate Baseball League All-           his team to the 2005 New York State Championship title, was part of the
Star Team this past summer... Lists his best performance as the 2006            Long Island team that won the 2006 New York State Empire Games gold
AAABA National Championship, where he batted over .400 with two                 medal, and represented Nassau County in the 2007 Vytra Long Island All-
triples and a walk-off homer... Also lettered in soccer at Calvert Hall...      Star game… Led the Rams in 2006 with a .442 average, 38 hits, 36 runs
An honor roll student... One of two sons to Bunk and Annie Nolan... Has a       scored, 1.08 ERA, 7-1 record and 63 strikeouts in 52.0 innings pitched…
brother, Jeremy (28)... Majoring in interdisciplinary studies with concentra-   Also earned All-Conference honors in 2005 and 2007… Lists his best per-
tions in architecture and psychology... Born Patrick Michael Nolan on           formance as hitting the game-winning home run in the 2006 Nassau County
Aug. 11, 1986.                                                                  Championship that sent the Rams to the Long Island Championship, where

                           TRAVIS PEARSON
                                                                                he hit a three-run homer to clinch the win… Named to the honor roll as a
                                                                                freshman and sophomore… One of three children to Anthony and Vicki
                                                                                Russo… Has two siblings, Anthony and Jesse… Father, Anthony played
                           6-2 - 190 LBS - L/L                                  baseball for Adelphi University… Majoring in political science and aspires
                                                                                to become a lawyer… Born Sept. 12, 1989.
                           FRESHMAN - LHP
                           DOWNINGTOWN, PA.                                                                 STERLING SAMS
                           DOWNINGTOWN WEST
                                                                                                            6-4 - 225 LBS - R/R
       19                 Background: A standout player at Downingtown
                          West in Downingtown, Pa... Named Honorable
                                                                                                            FRESHMAN - RHP/OF
Mention All-Chesmont in 2003, and First-Team All-Chesmont and Honor-                                        VIENNA, VA.
                                                                                                            JAMES MADISON
able Mention All-Area in 2004... Helped lead the Whippets to the third
round of the District 1 Class AAAA tournament in 2007... Lists best per-
formance as a four-hit shutout with nine strikeouts against Coatesville in
2005... An honor roll student... One of two children to George and Mary
Pearson... Has a brother, Craig (24), who played baseball for the Inde-
                                                                                         29                   Background: A two-sport athlete at James
                                                                                                              Madison High School in Vienna, Va…. Helped
pendent League Amarillo Dillas... Majoring in economics... Born Sept. 30,       the Warhawks to the 2006 district title, a No. 2 ranking in the state of Vir-
1988.                                                                           gina and a No. 22 ranking in the country by USA Today... Named Second-
                                                                                Team All-Liberty District in 2006 and 2007, First-Team All-Northern Region
                                                                                in 2007 and Honorable Mention All-State in 2007... Lists his best per-

                           SHAWN RETZ                                           formance as a 3-for-4 effort against McLean with two home runs, a dou-
                                                                                ble and seven RBI... Played for the Mid-Atlantic Red Sox AAU team and
                                                                                attended the “Battle of the ‘Ship” showcase, where he was named the
                           6-1 - 215 LBS - R/R                                  event’s best hitter and top-rated prospect... Also lettered three times for

                           JUNIOR - 1B
                                                                                Madison’s football team, helping the Warhawks to Group AAA Division 5
                                                                                Northern Region playoff berths in 2003 and 2005 as a tight end and de-
                           BALTIMORE, MD.                                       fensive lineman... Earned honor roll accolades in 2006 and 2007... Mem-
                                                                                ber of DECA and FBLA... One of five children to Larry and Mona Sams...
                           WESTERN TECH [CCBC]                                  Has four siblings, Scott (34), Sawyer (21), Spenser (20) and Sydney (16)...
                                                                                Father, Larry, played football at Air Force... Majoring in business technol-
                                                                                ogy administration and aspires to play professional baseball or become an
        17                At CCBC: The 2007 Rawlings Gold Glove                 accountant... Born Sept. 9, 1989.
                          Award winner helped lead the Cardinals to the
2007 Maryland Junior College Conference Championship title… Led CCBC
in RBI (50) and home runs (6), and was second in batting average (.398)
during 2007… RBI and home run totals in 2007 ranked 12th and 15th in
the country, respectively… Named 2007 CCBC Male Athlete of the Year,
Third-Team All-America, All-Maryland JuCo and All-Region XX while with
the Cardinals… Lists his best performance as a 4-for-6 effort against Fin-

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