GC Baseball to Hold Election Day Clinic

Election Day Baseball Clinic

Tuesday November 3rd, 2015

CARC Gymnasium
Ages 7-17

Hitting drills and batting practice
Base running – leads, stealing bases
Position specific drills
Pitching mechanics, grips and pitches

Director – Head Baseball Coach Garrett College   Eric Hallenbeck
Current players and former coaches will be conducting clinic.

All participants will have an opportunity to swim in the CARC swimming pool.

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

Click here for a printable brochure.

Bencid Finishes First Season in Gulf Coast League

Eric and Allan

Former Garrett College catcher Allan Bencid finished up his first year in the Gulf Coast League, the Baltimore Orioles rookie minor league team. Bencid, who played for the Lakers in 2012-2013, hit .286 with four runs scored and four runs batted in. On August 29, he went 1-2 at the plate, drove in two runs and threw out a base-runner stealing third to help the GCL Orioles beat the GCL Rays 4-1 in the season finale.

Merante Rawling's Gold Glove Award Recipient


Sophomore, Ryan Merante (Hollywood, FL), was named a 2015 NJCAA ABCA/Rawling's Gold Glove Award Recipient. This award is given in conjunction with the American Baseball Coach’s Association. The Gold Glove award honors the top defensive players from each district; selections were made by each division’s respective sport committee.

Ryan helped lead the Lakers to the Region XX Final Four tournament. Throughout the season he racked up 54 put outs, 44 assists, and boasted a fielding percentage of .961.

Click here to see the full list of award recipients.

Lakers Well Represented For Post Season Honors


The Garrett Laker baseball team had three players named first team All-Region XX DII and two more players were named second team All-Region XX DII. Joey Johnson (Woodsboro, MD) catcher, Ryan Merante (Hollywood, FL) 3rd baseman and Mitch Davis (Parkersburg, WV) outfielder were named to the first team. Conor Archer (Parkland, FL) and Johnny Kesling (Fairmont, WV) designated hitter were named to second team.

Joey Johnson was also named 1st team All Maryland JUCO catcher. It marks the first time in Coach Hallenbeck’s tenure that a player made first team All Maryland JUCO back to back years. Johnson was named first team designated hitter in 2014.  

“When you are having a year like we are having it is no surprise we landed five guys on the first and second team. You don’t win 31 games without tools in the shed sort of speak. You could be the best coach in the world but if you don’t have quality players you are not going to win period, “says Coach Hallenbeck. “We had a couple of other guys I thought were deserving as well but I guess we will just keep playing with a chip on our shoulder. This is a team effort. Everyday it’s somebody different coming through for us, whether it’s making a big pitch, getting a key hit or making a great play. These teams don’t come around very often and we are just enjoying the ride, “added Hallenbeck.    

The #3 seeded Lakers open up the final four tournament tomorrow Friday May 8th against #2 seeded Cecil in Frederick, MD at 10am.

Pictured Above Top (L-R) Joey Johnson, Ryan Merante, Mitch Davis Bottom (L-R) Conor Archer, Johnny Kesling

Lakers Advance To Final Four

The Garrett Lakers came back to defeat CCBC Catonsville yesterday in the first round of the NJCAA Region XX Division II Baseball Tournament. The Lakers were trailing 4-1 with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9'th inning, they woke up their bats, driving in 3 runs to tie the Cardinals at 4-4. In the bottom of the 10'th inning Dontae Eubanks drove in the winning run to make it 5-4. The lakers have advanced the Final Four of the NJCAA Region XX Touranment which is being held at Frederick CC. The Lakers will face Cecil College Friday at 10 am in the first round of the double elimination touranment!