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Austin Langworthy — U. of Florida
Austin is a rising sophomore out of the University of Florida. He is a Florida native and graduated from Willingston High School, where he was ranked as the number 5 outfielder in Florida and number 19 outfielder in the nation. In high school, he won back-to-back state titles, hitting .403 with 85 RBIs and 111 home runs (total career stats). Austin had a career ERA of 0.64 in 240.2 total innings pitched and a 28–1 record with a 315–31 strikeout-to-walk record.
Austin Biggar — U. of Georgia
Austin is a catcher at the University of Georgia studying Real Estate, having just finished his freshman year. As a four-year letterman player at Parkview High School, Austin graduated as the 9th ranked national catcher and No. 97 in overall ranking for high school baseball prospects. With a .318 batting average in his final season of high school, he earned recognition on the first team All-State. Austin has taken part in 3 straight Region Eight 6A titles with his team, one season with a 34–2 record, and earned a 2015 National Champion title along with a Perfect Game High School Showdown Championship.
Adam Laskey – Duke
After being selected by the San Francisco Giants in the 31st round of the 2016 MLB Draft, Adam elected to attend Duke University where he has been ranked the No. 5 ACC freshman on Perfect Game’s preseason list. The 6’3” left handed pitcher has a power fastball that reaches into the low 90s, as well as a strong feel for his breaking ball and change up. Adam was a four year letterwinner at Haddon Heights High School in Haddon Heights, N.J. and was rated the No. 150 prospect in the 2016 recruiting class by Perfect Game.
Alec Bohm — Wichita State
Alec is a Sport Management major and will be a rising junior at Wichita State. From Omaha, Nebraska, Alec attended Omaha Roncalli Catholic High School where he lettered all four years of Baseball and led his state in batting average with a .533 in his senior year. Playing third base, he left his high school as the 1st ranked player in his state and moved on to continue a great freshman season at Wichita. In his first collegiate season, he batted .303 with 30 RBIs, carried a 12-game hitting streak, and had 6 home-runs including one at his very first at-bat, becoming the first player in school history to accomplish that feat.
James McArthur — Ole Miss
James McArthur, a 6’7” right handed pitcher from New Braunfels, Texas, is currently a sophomore at Ole Miss. After a successful first season on the mound, James was named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball. He pitched a total of 61.1 innings over 15 games, including 12 starts, compiling a 6–1 record with a 4.26 ERA and 61 strikeouts. Also a great student, James was named to the First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll. The Commodores are looking forward to James making a big impact as a part of the pitching rotation this summer.
Matt Canterino – Rice
After finishing his freshman year at Rice University, Matt joins the Falmouth Commodores as an effective right handed pitcher from Southlake, Texas. Matt is a 2016 graduate of Carroll High School, where he was a starting pitcher for head coach Larry Hughes. After being named a first team All Texas Region player by Perfect Game, Matt was also recognized as the No. 16 right-handed pitcher in the state. His career prep totals included an impressive 18–2 record, 1.37 ERA and 189 strikeouts in 117.2 innings. Also a gifted student, Matt is a National Merit Commended Scholar, and AP Scholar with Distinction.
Matt Mercer — U. of Oregon
Matt is a Pre-Business major at the University of Oregon and has just completed his freshman year. Earning 3 years of letterman recognition at Timberline High School in Lacey, Washington, he pitched a 0.92 ERA in his junior season following a 1.02 ERA in his sophomore year, but was sidelined in his senior season due to injury. In the 2016 season at Oregon, he was 2–2 in 40 innings pitched, appearing in 16 games with 5 starts, recording 31 strikeouts. We hope Matt’s parents, Don and Rita, will have a chance to watch him shine this summer in Falmouth.
Chase Cheek – Duke
Named a Perfect Game 3rd Team All-American, Chase joined the Blue Devils at Duke University where he continues his success as a talented outfielder. Chase is a graduate of Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, Florida, where he stood among the fastest players in the 2016 high school class, running a 6.4 sec. 60-yard dash. He has since set program records in the 60-yard dash and vertical jump at Duke University. Chase is an accomplished base stealer, with incredible range in the outfield. Also a great leader, Chase was elected by his teammates to Duke’s leadership council.
Mitchell Miller — Clemson
Mitchell is a rising sophomore at Clemson University, having graduated from Loganville High School and a native of Covington, Ga. He is the 49th ranked freshman in the nation by Perfect Game and 9th ranked freshman in the ACC through the preseason. Prior to Clemson, he was an Under Armour All-American with 4 years of letterman recognition. He is studying Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management at Clemson.
Logan Davidson — Clemson
Logan is a 2nd generation Clemson University baseball player and just finished his freshman year as a Pre-Business major. He was a four-year lettered player at Providence High School in NC, earning the North Carolina Player-of-the-Year, All-American recognition, and a state title. Leading into his freshman season at Clemson, he was ranked as the number 156 freshman overall and number 30 freshman in the ACC. Logan has received a number of accolades by Perfect Game including freshman-of-the-year in preseason ACC and the number 2 ACC prospect in a 2019 preseason draft.
Jon Olsen — UCLA
Jon is a native of Rancho Cucamongo, California and graduated from Damien High School. He just completed his freshman year at UCLA. In high school, he was a three-year letterman and the 36th ranked Perfect Game top 500 list of high school prospects out of California. In 2016, he appeared in 11 games with 5 starts at UCLA and also played summer league baseball in 2016 for the Bellingham Bells of the West Coast League earning a 2.05 ERA in 10 games with 42 strikeouts and 12 walks in 57 innings of play.
Will Ethridge — Ole Miss
After being selected in the 35th round of the 2016 MLB Draft by the Seattle Mariners, Will elected to attend Ole Miss where he has worked as a starter and out of the bullpen. A talented right handed pitcher, Will posted a 23–5 record with a 1.65 ERA, 119 strikeouts in 148.0 innings throughout his career at Parkview High School. He was ranked as the No. 49 prospect in the nation, as well as the No. 7 player in the state of Georgia by Perfect Game. Will looks forward to competing at a high level this summer as a member of the Commodores, in hopes of ultimately bringing the Cape League title back home to Falmouth.
Robbie Peto — North Carolina
Selected in the 30th round of the 2016 MLB Draft by the Angels, Robbie is a right handed pitcher out of Monroe Township, N.J. who currently attends the University of North Carolina. The 2016 Perfect Game 2nd Team All-American is a talented pitcher whose arsenal includes a power fastball that reaches into the low 90s. Robbie was a leader on high school team, and left Monroe as the winningest pitcher in school history. He is hoping to build off of a strong year at UNC, and gain exposure to the highest level of talent as a member of the Falmouth Commodores.
Brian Gadsby — UCLA
Brian is a California-born pitcher from Crescenta Valley High School and is currently a rising sophomore at UCLA. As a pitcher in high school, Brian was a three-year letterman with a 12–4 record, a 0.57 ERA, and 104 strikeouts in 109 innings. In the 2016 season at UCLA he appeared in 25 games as a relief pitcher with a 3–0 record and 28 strikeouts in 33.2 innings of play. He finished second among UCLA relievers with a team-leading 5 saves and allowing no home runs.
Thomas Ponticelli — San Francisco
Thomas Ponticelli, a right handed pitcher for the University of San Francisco, will be making a return to Falmouth for his second season with the Commodores. Last summer, Thomas was effective both as a starter and out of the bullpen, starting five games while making ten appearances overall. Thomas went 3–3 with a 4.67 ERA in 28.1 innings, registering 16 strikeouts. Along with his success on the mound, Thomas brings an element of experience to the Cape League this summer, and the Commodores are excited to welcome back the veteran pitcher for another season.
Tyler Holton — Florida State
Tyler is a rising junior and Sport Management major at Florida State University. He is a native of Florida from Tallahassee and attended Lincoln High School, graduating with a 4.1 GPA. In his senior year of high school, he batted a .338 batting average, had 37 RBIs and 10 home runs. He also pitched 47.1 innings with 64 strikeouts and had a 0.74 ERA. As a freshman at FSU, he led the team with 84 strikeouts on the mound and a team-low 2.79 ERA. As a hitter, Tyler also earned a .389 on-base percentage and was awarded Freshman All-American recognition. Tyler will be returning for a second year with the Commodores after having 14 strikeouts in 13 innings of work last summer.
Cole Sands — Florida State
Cole is a Sport Management major at Florida State University after attending North Florida Christian High School in Tallahassee, Fl. In his senior year of high school, he had a 0.32 ERA with a 5–1 record, accruing 73 strikeouts in 66.1 innings and participated in the Under Armour All-American Game. In 2016 at FSU, Cole had 50 strikeouts in 69.2 innings of work. He will be returning to the Commodores for a second consecutive season following a successful 2016 season, having pitched 14 innings with 18 strikeouts, and earning a number 21 ranking in D1Baseball’s prospect list for the Cape League.
George Janca — Texas A&M
George attends Texas A&M University where he is a shortstop and third basemen for the Aggies. As a rookie he played in 26 games, including 24 starts at shortstop. During his freshman year, Janca batted .231 with 11 runs, one double, one triple, 11 RBI and one stolen base. He also registered a .294 on-base percentage. Last summer, George played for the Wisconsin Woodchucks of the Northwoods League, batting .309 with 26 runs, 28 RBI and two stolen bases in 47 games. Joining the Falmouth Commodores this summer, George looks to continue his success in hopes of capturing a CCBL title.
Aaron Schunk — U. of Georgia
Aaron is currently attending the University of Georgia studying Biology. In high school at The Lovett School, he was a four-year letterman player, helping his team win 2 state championships. In his senior year, he bated .402 with 10 home runs and 23 RBIs at the plate while also pitching 68.1 innings with a 1.84 ERA and 82 strikeouts. This was a similar statistic record from his junior year, batting .430 with 10 home runs and pitching a 1.70 ERA with 66 strikeouts in 53 innings.
DaShawn Keirsey Jr – Utah
In his rookie season at the University of Utah, DaShawn achieved recognition as a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American, and was also named to the All-Pac-12 first-team. He played in 54 games with 51 starts in the outfield, and posted a .293 batting average. DaShawn was Utah’s first selection to the Pac-12 All-Defensive Team since the Utes joined the league, and his 28 runs scored in Pac-12 play was the most by any conference player in league games. Originally from San Diego, California, DaShawn will be making the trip out to the Cape this summer, and we are looking forward to welcoming him as a Falmouth Commodore.
Hunter Steinmetz — Missouri State
Hunter is a rising junior from Springfield, Mo attending Missouri State University. During his high school career at Springfield Parkview High School, he stole 72 bases and was named the number 20 prep prospect in the 2015 class through Prep Baseball Report. In his freshman season, he batted .317 with 14 stolen bases and earned Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American recognition. Hunter batted leadoff in every game as a rookie, finishing the season with a season-long 19-game hitting streak.
Mitchell Kilkenny — Texas A&M
Mitchell is a right handed pitcher out of Houston, Texas, and is finishing his sophomore year at Texas A&M. Mainly working as a relief pitcher his freshman year, Mitchell has since worked his way into a starting role on the mound. He pitched in 15 games as a rookie, posting a 1.6 ERA with 29 strikeouts in 27.0 innings. Last summer, Mitchell played for the Madison Mallards of the Northwoods League where he started five games, posting a 4–0 record with an impressive 0.28 ERA and 28 strikeouts in 32.0 innings. Named the Northwoods League’s top prospect by Baseball America, Mitchell will be a valuable asset to the Commodores’ pitching staff this summer.
Ryan Zeferjahn — Kansas
After being drafted in the 37th round of the 2016 MLB Draft by the Tampa Bay Rays, Ryan elected to attend the University of Kansas where he is a pitcher for the Jayhawks. The 6’4” righty was picked as a First Team Preseason All-American by Perfect Game. Ryan has great command of his fastball, which clocks in around the 92–93 mph mark, complemented by an off-speed arsenal that includes a curveball and change up. The Commodores look forward to Ryan joining a well-rounded Commodores pitching staff and making a big impact on the mound this season.
Cadyn is returning to the Commodores for his second season with the club. After being drafted in the 21st round by the St. Louis Cardinals, he elected to attend Oregon State. He was the No. 27 nationally ranked prospect out of Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas. During his freshman year with the Beavers he hit .240 with 18 RBI’s.
Josh is coming back to the Commodores after a very impressive summer last year. In his freshman year at TCU he was a 2016 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American and his .280 for the Frogs. Originally from Arlington, Texas, he attended Martin High School where he was a honorable mention All-American by Perfect Game.
Dalton Feeney is a Bismarck, ND native and a rising sophomore at North Carolina State. In his high school career at Century High School, he recorded his high school senior record on the mound with 5 wins and 1 loss, and a 0.17 Era with 79Ks and just 10 walks. He pitched 2 perfect games and compiled a batting average of .367. Out of high school, he was ranked 113 in prospect ranking in the 2016 draft by MLB.com and 232 by Baseball America before the 2016 draft. After completing his freshman year with the Wolfpack, we’re looking forward to Dalton furthering his achievements on the field for Falmouth this summer.
Stephen Kolek — Texas A&M
Originally from Shepherd, Texas, Stephen Kolek is a sophomore pitcher for the Aggies at Texas A&M. The right hander appeared in 12 games during his rookie season, including three starts. Stephen notched a 3–0 record with a 3.30 ERA, .252 opponent batting average and 21 strikeouts in 30.0 innings. He also played with the Mat-Su Miners of the Alaska Baseball League last summer, and was named the league’s top prospect by Baseball America. Stephen comes from a family of baseball, as his older brother Tyler, was the second overall pick of the 2014 MLB Draft, taken by the Miami Marlins with their first-round selection.
Trevor is returning to the Commodores for his second season with the team. He hit .275 last summer with the ‘Dores and is currently playing for the Oregon State Beavers. He was drafted in the 40th round by the San Diego Padres but elected to attend OSU. Coming out of College Park High School, he was ranked the No. 328 nationally ranked prospect by Perfect Game. He is a business major at Oregon State.