Baseball Wins 5 on Weekend Roadtrip

The Garrett Lakers had a six game road trip this weekend against MDJUCO and Region XX opponents. Friday they played a double header against Prince George's taking both games from the Owls 5-4, 13-2. Saturday the Lakers traveled to College of Southern Maryland and defeating the Hawks 11-6 and 2-1. Sunday they wrapped up their road trip splitting a double header with Essex. The Lakers took game one 7-6, and fell in game two 10-4.

Two Campers Throw Ceromonial First Pitch

Pictured Above L-R: Israel Santana, Kellen Hinebaugh, Mason Brenneman, and Josh Cale

Kellen Hinebaugh won the AA group this summer and plays for accident little league. He is a member of the defending league champion Orioles.

Mason Brenneman won the AAA group and also plays for accident little league. He is a member of the former champions the Pirates. Mason also plays for the Garrett Timber Rattlers who finished second in the 11u tournament at Ripken stadium in Aberdeen last weekend.

Kellen and Mason threw out the ceremonial first pitches at yesterday's home game, before the Lakers took on Potomac State.

Lakers Storm Back, Beat Potomac State

The Lakers shook off a shaky beginning and used some clutch hitting late to defeat Potomac State 5-4 at the diamond at the lake. The Catamounts scored three times in the first and one in the third to take a 4-0 lead off of Lakers starter Robbie Harper. After the third Harper settled down and shut down the Catamounts hitting attack. Johnny Kesling crushed a solo homer in the 4th inning to get the Lakers on the board. The score stayed 4-1 until the 7th inning when the Lakers scored two runs on RBI singles from Conor Archer and Joey Johnson. Matt Ferrara who came in relief in the 7th pitched a scoreless 8th inning to set up the comeback. In the bottom of the 8th Dontae Eubanks led off with a double and moved to 3rd on a ground out. Mitch Davis then roped a single into right field to score Eubanks and tie the game. JJ Kitchen then singled off of reliever Drew Hemminger. Pinch hitter Chris Nakashima delivered the go-ahead run on another single to right field scoring Davis. Johnson pitched a scoreless 9th inning striking out the side to preserve the victory and pick up his second save of the year. Matt Ferrara picked up the win and improved his record to 3-1 on the year. Dontae Eubanks went 3-4 with 2 doubles, Conor Archer was 3-5 and Mitch Davis was 2-4.  

Former Laker Signs Professional Contract With Baltimore Orioles

Allen Bencid

Former Garrett Laker baseball player Allan Bencid recently signed a professional contract with the Baltimore Orioles. Bencid was a catcher for the Lakers in 2012 and 2013, under current Head Coach Eric Hallenbeck. Bencid boasts a .988 fielding percentage and .277 batting average in the 2012 season. In the 2013 season he had a .983 fielding percentage, .217 batting average and .246 slugging percentage. Not only did he find success on the field at GC, but he also found it in the classroom, he was awarded the 2013 Male Scholar Athlete of the Year.

"Allan has worked hard to get to this point. He deserves this opportunity." said Coach Hallenbeck, " It couldn't have happened to a better player, or more importantly a better person. I spoke with him the other night and he is very excited to get started. He leaves for extended spring training in early April. Who knows, in a month, I might have to make a trip to Frederick to see him in a Keys uniform."

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Lakers Baseball Set to Open Season on the Road

The Garrett Lakers Baseball Team and Coach Eric Hallenbeck are set to open their 2015 season this weekend in Myrtle Beach, SC. Coach Hallenbeck returns for his 11'th season.

# Name Position Class Hometown
1 Dontae Eubanks MIF SO Charlotte Court House, VA
2 Conor Archer MIF SO Parkland, FL
3 Jonathan Coss MIF/RHP FR Waynesburg, PA
4 Ryan Merante UTL/RHP FR Hollywood, FL
5 Ricky Christoff Corner FR Sharpsville, PA
6 Mitch Davis OF/RHP FR Parkersburg, WV
7 Israel Santana C SO Miami, FL
8 Raygelo Melfor RHP FR Curacao, Netherlands
9 Josh Cale C SO Fishersville, VA
10 Tyler Byers RHP/OF SO Williamsport, MD
11 Cutter Atha OF SO Fairmont, WV
12 James Bolander MIF/RHP FR Fairmont, WV
13 Ryan Colaw 1B/RHP FR Petersburg, WV
15 Matt Ferrara LHP FR Severna Park, MD
16 Mark Smith UTL/RHP FR Thurmont, MD
17 Laythen Good OF FR Buffalo, WV
19 Joey Johnson C/RHP SO Woodsboro, MD
21 Robbie Harper RHP FR St. Marys, WV
22 Logan Manz OF/LHP FR Frederick, MD
24 Jake Forgrave RHP/INF FR Toronto, Canada
25 Forrest Spurlock 1B SO Madison, WV
27 Nemo Trexler OF/RHP FR Johnstown, PA
28 Stephen Haer LHP/OF SO Meyersdale, PA
29 Brandon Catena RHP FR Mississauga, Canada
33 Johnny Kesling 1B/RHP FR Fairmont, WV
40 John Kitchen UTL SO Pittsburgh, PA
45 Heath Shultz LHP/OF FR Frederick, MD
50 Chris Nakashima 1B/DH FR Mississauga, Canada