Baseball players receive regional honors
NORTH EAST, Md. – Four members of the Cecil College baseball program were named to the National Junior College Athletic Association’s All-Region 20 team, as voted by the baseball committee.
The Seahawks finished their 2018 season with a 14-33 overall record and 10-16 in the Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference (Maryland JUCO). Cecil College ended its season in the NJCAA Region 20 Tournament with a loss to the Lakers of Garrett College.
Leading the honors was sophomore outfielder Jordan Yoder (Lancaster, Pa./Conestoga Valley High School)being named First Team All-Region 20. Yoder collected 37 hits on 103 plate appearances while playing in 36 games this season. Fourteen of Yoder’s hits went for extra bases including four home runs and a total of 18 RBI. Yoder finished the season with a .359 average, ranking him second on the team, and a .451 on-base percentage.
Both sophomore shortstop Joseph Bagnerise III (Woodbridge, Va./C. D. Hylton High School)and freshman pitcher Jaily Paredes (Santo Domingo, DK/Liceo Matias Ramon Mella) were selected to Second Team All-Region 20.
Bagnerise connected for 32 hits and 26 runs in 107 appearances at the plate, finishing the year with a .299 average. On the defensive end, Bagnerise made 35 putouts while assisting on 54 others for a fielding percentage of .881. On the mound, Paredes threw for the win in three of his nine games started for the Seahawks in the spring. In 44.1 total innings pitched, Paredes gave up 43 runs on 26 hits with an ERA of 5.48. Paredes struck out 71 batters in his first year as a Seahawk.
Sophomore (Bel Air, Md./North Harford High School)was presented with All-Region 20 Honorable Mention to go along with her Second Team All-Maryland JUCO honor. Schutt played in 43 games for the Seahawks at third base and the outfield. He finished with a .322 batting average and .434 on-base percentage to lead the Seahawks. In his 146 plate appearances, Schutt connected for four home runs and 12 doubles along with getting on-base with 22 walks. Along with scoring 26 runs, he drove in 33 runs and stole nine bases. Schutt’s fielding percentage was .867. The Seahawks finished with a 14-33 overall record.