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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.
Willie Burger — Penn State
Willie Burger is a rising Junior at Penn State, majoring in Communication, Arts and Sciences. In his high school career, he was ranked number 72 nationally and number 4 in the state of Pennsylvania. Willie finished his high school career at the Prep School at IMG in Bradenton, Florida, posting a .405 batting average with 31 RBIs in one season. In his college career, he posted a .250 batting average and a .302 on-base percentage, earning a spot on the Big Ten all-Freshman Team as a first-baseman. Willie is returning to the ‘Dores team after a productive 2016 season with 27 hits and 4 home-runs in 33 games!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tyler Blohm — University of Maryland
Tyler is an incoming sophomore at the University of Maryland by way of Severna, MD. Leading into his freshman year at Maryland, Tyler recorded a 2.07 ERA with 26 strikeouts in 26 innings of work with his summer Baltimore Redbirds team. In high school at Archbishop Spalding, Tyler recorded a 9–0 record with a .74 ERA through 66 innings pitched. He collected 103 strikeouts which helped him earn the Maryland Gatorade Player of the Year recognition among other awards.
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.
Zeke Dodson — Lipscomb
Zeke is a Freshman at Lipscomb playing the majority of his games at third base. He is from Tifton, Georgia where he attended Tift County High School and earned the title as the second rated high school third baseman in the state of Georgia by Perfect Game. In his freshman season Zeke carried a 10-game hitting streak, batted .314 (2nd best average on team), and had a .918 fielding percentage. Zeke is planning to major in Business at Lipscomb.
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.
Derrick Adams — Jacksonville State
In Adams’ second season at Jacksonville State, he appeared and started in 15 games for the gamecocks. He posted 94 Ks in 85 2⁄3 innings while going 7–3 on the season. In arguably his best start of the season, Adams threw 8 innings, allowing 1 earned run, and had 10 strikeouts against Tennessee Tech. The 6′3″ lefty is from Decatur, Alabama and is the son to Marty and Dena Adams.
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.
Josh Watson — TCU
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.
Adley Rutschman — Oregon State
Adley is one of several Beavers to join the Commodores this coming summer. He was drafted in the 40th round by the Seattle Mariners but elected to join the Oregon State baseball team. He was ranked as the No. 2 prospect in all of Oregon by Baseball Northwest and ranked as the No. 427 prospect in the country by Perfect Game. He also plays for the Oregon State football team where he served as place kicker.
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.
Dalton Feeney — NC State
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.