Five Lakers Make List of Top Returning Position Players in NJCAA



Joey Johnson, Dontae Eubanks, Conor Archer, Ryan Merante and Forrest Spurlock were named as five of the top returning position players in the North East District. Johnson heads the list leading the team in hitting (.433), doubles (14) and RBI’s (41) last year for the Lakers. Eleventh year head coach Eric Hallenbeck could potentially have his entire starting infield back from last year. “Merante played a lot of third base for us last year; this fall we worked him in the outfield. If Merante wins the job at third we will have an all sophomore infield”, says Hallenbeck.  Combined these five players had 551 at bats last year which should help the Lakers make some noise in 2015. “We were young last year and took our lumps. This year not only do we have these five guys but another six returners who saw a lot of action last year and we have depth. Our freshmen class is very talented as well and will push for playing time. We definitely look good on paper but last time I checked you don’t win games on paper. We have to go out and prove each and every day that we are one of the top teams in the region”, added Hallenbeck.  

http://www.njcaa.org/Teams/baseball/2015/Top%20Returners/2015%20DII%20Baseball%20Top%20Players%20-%20Northeast.pdf

Laker Hurler’s on list of top returning pitchers in NJCAA


Joey Johnson and Tyler Byers were named as two of the top returning pitchers in the North East District. The district is comprised of eight teams in Region XIX and nine teams in Region XX. Johnson posted a 4-1 record and Byers was 2-2 in 2014. “Joey evolved as our number one pitcher down the stretch. We had eight wins in Region XX play and he had four of those wins on the mound for us. Byers was our go to guy out of the bullpen all year. He just has the mentality that you are looking for in a relief pitcher”, says 11th year head coach Eric Hallenbeck. Both players were major contributors in helping the Lakers finish fourth in the region and hosting the first round of the playoffs last year.

http://www.njcaa.org/Teams/baseball/2015/Top%20Pitchers/2015%20DII%20Baseball%20Top%20Returners%20-%20Northeast.pdf

Pictured Above (L-R) Joey Johnson, Tyler Byers

Baseball to Hold 100 Inning Game

UPDATE! This event has been postponed until Friday, October 24!

A portion of all proceeds raised will be donated to three local orginizations: Garrett College Robotics Club, Garrett College Golf Team, and Grantsville Legion Baseball.

Anyone who is interested in learning more about the 100 Inning Game may contact Coach Hallenbeck at 301-387-3331 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

GC Baseball to Hold Election Day Clinic


Election Day Baseball Clinic

9am-3pm

CARC Gymnasium

Ages 7-17

Video hitting analysis for players 11 and older

Base running – leads, stealing bases

Position specific drills

Pitching mechanics, grips and pitches

Bunting

Director – Head Baseball Coach Garrett College   Eric Hallenbeck

Current players and former coaches will be conducting clinic.

For more information Coach Hallenbeck at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To sign up please return this form front and back with payment to:   

Coach Eric Hallenbeck
              
Garrett College
              
687 Mosser Road
              
McHenry, MD  21541


Baseball Announces 2015 Recrutiting Class


Head baseball coach Eric Hallenbeck has announced his 2015 recruiting class. Seventeen incoming freshmen will have roster spots and a handful of walk-ons will try out as the Lakers open up fall practice this Friday. Coach Hallenbeck focused primarily on pitching, outfield and the third base position. “We brought in thirteen new arms, a couple of athletic outfielders and four potential corner guys. Last year we lacked pitching depth, lost two starting outfielders, one to graduation and one didn’t return. The third base position was a big weakness for us last year. The fielding percentage at third was around .750 so we really had to address that issue, hopefully we did," said Hallenbeck. “With the freshmen and the players returning this should be an interesting year for us. We are all anxious to get started." added Hallenbeck. The Lakers open up their fall scrimmage schedule at Home on Sunday September 7th at 10am.

List of recruiting class

James Bolander

RHP/MIF

WV

Brandon Catena

RHP

Ontario, Canada

Ricky Christoff

Corner

PA

Ryan Colaw

RHP/Corner

WV

Jonathan Coss

RHP/MIF

PA

George Dawson

OF

TX

Matt Ferrara

LHP

MD

Layden Good

OF

WV

Robbie Harper

RHP

WV

Johnny Kesling

Corner/RHP

WV

Logan Manz

OF/LHP

MD

Ray Melfor

RHP

Curacao, Netherlands

Chris Nakashima

Corner

Ontario, Canada

Heath Shultz

LHP/ OF

MD

Mark Smith

UTL/RHP

MD

Nemo Trexler

OF/RHP

PA

Brett Vallorani

RHP/OF

PA