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Montgomery College Baseball

Fall Baseball Tryouts

Here is the tryout schedule for any student athlete interested in playing baseball for the 2014-2015 season:

Monday August 25, 3:30 pm – 4:40 pm - Organizational Meeting- All Physicals will be collected

Tuesday August 26 – Thursday August 28, 3:30 pm – Tryouts for all new players

If you have any questions please contact Dan Rascher at 240-678-0279  or Daniel.Rascher@montgomerycollege.edu

 

 

Any Student / Athlete interested in playing baseball in the 2014-2015 season for the Montgomery College Raptors, please contact Coach Rascher at danrascher@verizon.net 

 

 

2014 NJCAA AWARDS

 

 

2014 NJCAA DIVISION III ALL-AMERICAN

FIRST TEAM

OF   Tyler Coleman Montgomery College Freshman

THIRD TEAM

2B Antonio Pino Montgomery College Freshman

 

 

 

NJCAA DIVISION III

RAWLINGS GOLD GLOVE TEAM ANNOUNCED

OF Tyler Coleman Montgomery College Freshman

 

 

2014 ALL REGION XX TEAM ANNOUNCED

Congratulations to Tyler Coleman, Anthony Pino, Brandon Humbetson, Nick Ponafala, Gus Gill, and Ian Velez. These players were selected to the All Region XX Team.  

 

COLLEGE

NAME

YEAR

POSITION

Montgomery College

Tyler Coleman

FR

OF

Prince George’s Community College

Abdiel Marcano

SO

OF

Westmoreland County Community College

Steve Bender

SO

INF

Montgomery College

Antonio Pino

FR

INF

Prince George’s Community College

Brady Barr

SO

ING

Montgomery College

Brandon Humbertson

FR

P

Montgomery College

Nick Ponafala

SO

         INF

Prince George’s Community College

Chris Brown

SO

C

Montgomery College

Ian Velez

SO

OF

Montgomery College 

Gus Gill

FR

P

 

Westmoreland County Community College

Matt Hogue

FR

P

Westmoreland County Community College

Tyler Lilja

SO

DH

 

 

 

 MARUCCI D I I I BASEBALL ELITE HITTERS


DIST

REGION(S)

PLAYER

COLLEGE

POS.

CLASS

AVG

A

3

Eric Mueller

Hudson Valley

OF

Fr.

.435

B

4, 12

Kurt Becker

Harper

3B

So.

.494

C

2, 5, 14

Jacob Columbo

North Lake

C

Fr.

.408

D

20

Tyler Coleman

Montgomery

OF

Fr.

.505

E

13

David Engel

Itasca

IF

So.

.470

F

15

Nicholas Manzione

Kingsborough

OF

Fr.

.478

G

19

Nick Vitale

Brookdale

OF

So.

.480

H

21

John Boyd

Quinsigamon  d

UT

So.

.561

 

 

 


 

Congratulations To Tyler Coleman and Anthony Pino both selected to First Team Maryland JUCO

 

Freshmen Tyler Coleman and Anthony Pino were selected to the MDJUCO Conference First Team. The MDJUCO Team is voted on and selected by the Maryland JUCO Coaches. Coleman had a batting average of .496 and did not make an error in the outfield. Pino hit .404 and did not make an error at 2nd base. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013 NJCAA Academic All American

 

Name

College

Sports

GPA

Award Type

 

Justin Sawyer

Montgomery College

M Baseball III

3.87

Superior Academic Achievement

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Travis Smith

Montgomery College

M Baseball III

3.86

Superior Academic Achievement

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Greg Turlik

Montgomery College

M Baseball III

3.67

Exemplary Academic Achievement

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2013 NJCAA All Region 20

Jameson McGrane

Greg Turlik

Jacob Taylor

Travis Smith

 

 2013 NJCAA All American

Jacob Taylor- 1st Team

Greg Turlik- 3rd Team

 

 

 2013 NJCAA ALL AMERICAN TEAM 

 

Name

College

Yr

Position

Height

Weight

Team

Print

Christopher Anderson

Waubonsee Community College

So

Pitcher

   

First

Team

 

Frederick Andujar

Holyoke Community College

So

Pitcher

   

First

Team

 

Brian Barry

Erie Community College

So

Outfield

   

First

Team

 

Aaron Blanton

Richland College

So

Infield

   

First

 

Team

 

Narciso Crook-Garcia

Gloucester County College

Fr

Outfield

   

First

Team

 

Zachary Horn

Century College

So

Catcher

   

First

Team

 

Jacob Jouris

Waubonsee Community College

So

Infield

   

First

Team

 

Thomas Kain

Gloucester County College

So

Designated Hitter

   

First

Team

 

Kevin Kramer

St. Cloud Technical & Community College

So

Outfield

   

First

Team

 

Jeff Singer

Gloucester County College

So

Pitcher

   

First

Team

 

Jacob Taylor

Montgomery College

So

Infield

   

First

Team

 

Dean Wilson

Brookdale Community College

So

Infield

   

First

 Team

 

Greg Turlik

Montgomery College

So

OF

 

 

Third Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Congratulations to Jake Taylor for winning the 2013 Gold Glove at the pitching position. This award recognizes 10 individuals who stand out defensively at their respective position. Taylor is the fourth recipient to receive this prestigious award from Montgomery College since 2007.

 

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     2013 ABCA/RAWLINGS NJCAA GOLD GLOVE                               AWARDS                      

 

 

 

DIVISION III

 

POS.

PLAYER

YEAR

COLLEGE

FLD %

P

Jake Taylor

SO

Montgomery (Md.)

.991

C

Zach Horn

SO

Century (Minn.)

.996

1B

Eric Stegent

FR

Tyler JC (Texas)

.995

2B

Kyle Greene

SO

Camden County (N.J.)

.958

3B

Tom Kain

SO

Gloucester County (N.J.)

.982

SS

Bryan Perlmutter

SO

Gloucester County (N.J.)

.939

OF

Kevin Kramer

SO

St. Cloud Tech (Minn.)

1.000

OF

Matt Ackerman

SO

Gloucester County (N.J.)

1.000

OF

Joey Simmons

FR

Finger Lakes (N.Y.)

1.000

       

 

 

  

 

 

 

 
 Montgomery College Wins Region XX Championship

 

 

Montgomery College went 3-0 over the weekend to win the Region XX Championship. The Raptors set a school record with 40 wins and advance to the NJCAA World Series for the seventh time in the past eight years.

 Greg Turlik, Jake Taylor, Jameson McGrane, and Sam Stefanelli were selected to the All-Tournament Team.  

The Raptors will travel to Tyler, Texas to represent Region XX in the NJCAA World Series. The Tournament starts May 24 and runs through May 31.

 

 

  

1935-2013

 

Montgomery College baseball coach passes away

Lee, a Montgomery College pitching coach, remembered for contributions to baseball

by James Peters
Staff Writer

 

The Washington, D.C., area lost a baseball icon with the Jan. 19 passing of Montgomery College pitching coach Duck Lee, who spent the better part of the past five decades promoting the sport he loved as an administrator and coach in his adopted country.

“He was a good friend to me,” Raptors baseball coach Dan Rascher said. “He cared about me not as a coach but as a person, and he cared about my family. That’s the thing I really appreciated about him. As far as baseball, (Lee felt) that there was a place out on the field for everybody somewhere. If you had respect for the game ... he welcomed you with open arms.

“He was a security blanket with all the knowledge he possessed. We often discussed things, and he gave me his opinion, and whether I used it or not, he left that up to me. He never said, ‘I told you so.’ He let me coach. That’s one thing I really respect about him.”

Lee, who was 77 at the time of his passing, was born in Manchuria, China, in 1935 and later left the country toward the end of World War II to go to Seoul, Korea, where his family prospered before the city was overrun by North Korean forces in 1950. But it was also in Korea where Lee learned the generosity of the United States military, including the U.S. Marines. He served as a translator for the force in Korea. That generosity caused a deep respect for the United States.

“Duck liked to eat a lot, and I asked him about it and he said, `John, I starved a lot (in Korea),” said Montgomery College assistant head coach John Silk, who gave the eulogy at Lee’s funeral. “He vowed if he ever got out of that situation, he would never go hungry again. He used to tell me stories when he was in Korea as a young boy, such as his love for the USA, especially the Marines and the love for our soldiers. American soldiers gave them food, and he would hide it under his shirt from the communists. He had an affinity for this country. He was so grateful for the U.S. and the soldiers who helped protect him. He was so grateful for the American soldiers who shed their blood so we could be free.”

The North Korean invasion ended Lee’s hopes for playing high school baseball — he was a freshman when the invasion took place — but that didn’t stop the long-time Montgomery College coach from furthering the cause of numerous aspiring ballplayers throughout the years, including serving as the vice president of the Industrial League, a precursor to collegiate circuits such as the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League, that boasted both college and former professional players among its ranks for four decades beginning in the 1960s.

“He brought a Korean team into the Industrial League in the middle or early ’60s, and it lasted about a year. His team didn’t have the sponsorships,” said former Industrial League president Charles Blackburn, who is now the executive director of the National Amateur Baseball Federation. “I recognized that he really did love the game of baseball. I suggested he help run the Industrial Baseball League. Eventually he helped run the league over the years.

“He was a very high integrity guy. Once he decided he was going to do something or serve on a committee, he was one of those guys who would see it right through to the end, (but) he preferred coaching young ballplayers. He ended up helping out with the Montgomery County team. He had a love for that.”

Along the way, Lee, who pitched batting practice up until shortly before his death, served as a Senior Advisor to the Los Angeles Dodgers and as a Supervisor to the Boston Red Sox for Korea, and he was instrumental in arranging games between Korean national and Olympic teams with squads in the Washington Industrial League from 1975-1994. Lee, who spent five years as Gaithersburg Post 295’s pitching coach, also took a team of Industrial League All-Stars to the White House as part of a national Amateur Baseball Month celebration.

“I remember when he went back to Korea to meet his wife to be,” Blackburn said. “His mother and father had selected three possibilities for a wife. He was going over there to interview them. I asked him what he was looking for and he said, `She must love baseball.’ It tickled me. He said, `I’m going to ask very pertinent questions to make sure they understand the game. I’m going to ask one of them what is the hit and run.’

“He was kidding a little bit about it, but he didn’t want to marry anyone who didn’t appreciate baseball.”

Lee’s love of baseball can be seen in his attention to detail — he carried a plastic milk carton to the field everyday filled with tape, string, scissors, glove oil and a lighter for field, glove and other equipment repair — through the many relationships he made with players and coaches alike, including former Montgomery College pitcher and pitching coach Pat Skellchock, whose fondest memory was of watching the then 64-year-old Lee complete a three-up, three-down inning as a pitcher in one of Montgomery College’s fall league games when the squad ran out of pitchers.

“The way he referenced stuff to the pitches, that stuff sticks in my head today that I tell my pitchers at Whitman,” said Skellchock, who is the pitching coach at Walt Whitman. “Duck was always positive. I try to be that way. He was a very fine man, (and) he knew the game. He was a great influence on me as a young pitching coach. He’ll live forever in my baseball world.”

Lee, who was laid to rest in Montgomery College apparel, also spent the last four years on the staff of Jeff Rabberman’s Gaithersburg Giants squad, which played in the Maryland Collegiate Baseball League. Rabberman, whose team is now in the Cal Ripken League, said he hopes to honor Lee during one game this summer, especially after the outpouring of love and respect for Lee that was displayed by his players when informed of Lee’s rapidly failing health just prior to his death.

“He always said the perfect thing at the right time,” Rabberman said. “I’m going to miss the guy. It’s been a hard week-and-a-half. The summer time, it’s really, really going to be hard. He was a man of honor.”

jpeters@gazette.net

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KsHbKKAvBo&feature=youtu.be 

 

Click the link above to view our tribute game to

 

Coach Lee 

 

 

 

 

 Above 2010 Graduate Matt Civetti with his Coach Major League Hall of Famer Gary Carter of Palm Beach Atlantic University.

On the passing of Gary Carter former Gryphon Matt Civetti said: "Coach Carter was a great coach and teacher, always upbeat. Everytime he met with us, even when he was sick, he would always ask if we needed anything. It was never about him."

The Montgomery College Germantown Gryphons express their condolences to the Carter family in this most difficult time. God Bless Gary Carter. The world needs more people like him. Rest in Peace!

 

 

 

 

 2009 NJCAA National Title Runners-Up.

 

 

 

 

 

 NJCAA WORLD SERIES PARTICIPANTS

7 out of last 8 years!!

 

  

  2006-Glens Falls, NY 2007- Tyler, Texas

 

 

  

 

2008-Tyler, Texas

 

 

  

 2009 - Tyler, Texas

 

 

 

2010-Tyler, Texas
2012-Tyler, Texas
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

Former Players

 

 Jake Taylor selected as the TraveLynx Student-Athlete of the Week

4/27/2014 1:17:00 PM

 Jake Taylor of the baseball team was selected as the TraveLynx Student-Athlete of the Week, for the period ending April 27.

Taylor batted .500 with five hits, including two doubles and two home runs in a series sweep at home against Palm Beach Atlantic. He drove in eight runs, scored five runs, tallied a team-high 13 total bases for a 1.300 slugging percentage. Taylor went 3-for-5 with a double and two home runs in a 14-3 win over PBA. He is third in the PBC in home runs, fourth in RBI and seventh in doubles.

Taylor was selected as the baseball team's Newcomer of the Year after batting .318 with a team-high 10 home runs, 55 runs batted in, 105 total bases and a .607 slugging percentage. He tied for the team-lead with 18 doubles. Taylor also led the team with nine sacrifice flies, which is a Division II era record

 

 

 

Jameson McGrane

2013 Graduate Jameson McGrane Limestone University

 

 

 

 

Greg Turlik

2013 Graduate Greg Turlik University of Maryland Eastern Shore

 

 

2012 Graduate Matt Selmer Southeastern University (Florida)

 

2012 Graduate Chris Kyser Florida Southern University

                                                               2012 Shawn Hendon UNC Greensboro

 
 
2011 Graduate Tyler Klitsch Winthrop University
2011 Graduate Kenny Beyer Shepherd University

2011 Graduate Casey Liester Shepherd University

2011 Graduate Mac Gill UMBC
2010 Graduate John Wagner Presbyterian College
2009 Gryphon Jose Sanchez - with the Kansas City Royals in Arizona Rookie Ball. Click above Jose's picture on the animated batter to see him on MLB TV at the Royals training camp working on power jumps with their trainer. Good luck Jose at spring training!!
2010 Graduate Matt Civetti - Palm Beach Atlantic
'09 Eric Berringer
California University of Pennsylvania
'09 John Bergwall RHP Coppin State University
'09 Kevin Story RHP Salisbury University
'09 Ross Sweeney Neumann University
Jensen Pupa-University of Maryland

Tim Park - The College of William and Mary
VENSON DOSTER -Ohio Dominican University
Nick Franceski- George Washington University
JOSE AVILA - Ohio Dominican University
MARTIN CORNISH - Rollins College(Fla.)
Blake Beaudoin -St. Mary's College (Md.)
STEPHEN HINZ - Radford University


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