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Deaf player has beaten huge odds

By Roy Bragg

Marucci Elite Texas SAOnly 5.6 percent of high school baseball players will play at NCAA colleges.

Josh Dugan will be one of them. It’s a product of his hard work and a talent. It’s a tribute to family and friends and teammates and coaches who have helped him.

The 17-year-old Churchill senior has overcome obstacles few kids will face.

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Source: San Antonio Express-News

MSD's Anderson welcome addition to FSK Legion team

By Bill Cauley

marylandMaryland School for the Deaf pitcher Stefan Anderson wanted to keep playing baseball the rest of the summer. He didn’t want his season to end with the Orioles’ spring season.

So when Frederick’s Francis Scott Key Post 11 American Legion Baseball team announced tryouts on a bulletin board at McCurdy Field earlier this spring, Anderson saw it and was quick to sign up.

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Source: Frederick News-Post

HS Baseball Roundup - May 19

Thursday, May 18, 2017

model-secondarySt. Albans School 7 Model 2 - DCSAA Quarterfinals

Model made their appearance in the District of Columbia State Athletic Association (DCSAA) playoffs as a #7 seed facing St. Albans School, a #2 seed in the quarterfinals.

DCSAA Baseball Playoff

Darren Drolsbaugh was 2 of 3 with a stolen base. Elijah Solomon, Maguire Hause, and Sean Berry each collected a hit for Model. Drolsbaugh took the loss pitching 5.1 innings and allowing nine hits and striking out three.

MSSD 0-0-0-0-0-0-2 = 2
SAS   1-2-3-0-0-1-X = 7

Model Batting:
HBP: Malu Monigan
SB: Darren Drolsbaugh, Elijah Solomon

Model Pitching
Darren Drolsbaugh (LP) 5.1IP, 9H, 6R, 6ER, 4BB, 3K
Joshua Wojnar 1.1IP, 0H, 1R, 1ER, 1BB, 1K

HS Baseball Roundup - May 18

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

fremontFremont 15 Livermore Valley Charter Prep 5 - BCL Semifinals

Fremont, a #2 seed was tied with Livermore Valley Charter Prep, a #3 seed going into the bottom of third inning, 3-3 in the Bay Counties League semifinals. Fremont then erupted to score 11 runs to seal the win and advance to the league championship game this Friday.

Spezio Harmount was 2 for 2 with three RBIs and three stolen bases. Jax Pedersen and Luke Bella each had a double. Kobi Sittman was the winning pitcher giving up two hits and striking out four.

LVCP 0-0--2-0-3 = 5-2-2
CSD  1-1-11-0-2 = 15-12-2

Fremont Batting:
2B: Luke Bella, Jax Pedersen
FC: Luke Bella, Jax Pedersen, Tivon LeMaster
ROE: Bryan Alvarado-Salazar
HBP: Kobi Sittman, Uxmal Alcaraz 2
SB: Luke Bella, Jax Pedersen, Jacob Corey, Spezio Harmount 3, Bryan Alvarado-Salazar 2, Kobi Sittman 1, Cameron Baer 2, Uxmal Alcaraz 1, Tivon LeMaster 2

Fremont Pitching
Kobi Sittman (WP) 5.0IP, 2H, 5R, 5ER, 4BB, 4K, 0HR

indianaIndiana 12 Traders Point Christian 1

Indiana set the tone for the game against Traders Point Christian with a strong start when they scored on a double by Jerrick Pothorski in the first inning with zero outs.

Indiana increased their lead in the fourth inning with five runs. Indiana scored on a groundout by Lance Wood, a single by Justin Pickering, a error, and a groundout by Franco Bippus.

Kolton Dickerson earned the win for Indiana. He pitched five innings, giving up one run, three hits, striking out seven, and walking zero.

Indiana collected seven hits. Kyle Jenkins and Pickering each collected multiple hits for Indiana. Pickering and Bippus each drove in two runs to lead Indiana.

TPC 0-0-0-1-0 = 1-3-3
ISD 2-1-4-5-X = 12-7-1

Indiana Batting:
2B: Kyle Jenkins, Justin Pickering, Jerrick Pothorski
3B: Lance Wood
TB: Kyle Jenkins 3, Lance Wood 3, Franco Bippus, Justin Pickering 3, Jerrick Pothorski 2
RBI: Jaylen Jefferson, Kolton Dickerson, Lance Wood, Franco Bippus 2, Justin Pickering 2, Jerrick Pothorski, Joel Dramin
SAC: Kolton Dickerson
SF: Joel Dramin
ROE: Jake Schwall, Jerrick Pothorski
HBP: Jake Schwall, Franco Bippus
SB: Kolton Dickerson, Franco Bippus, Justin Pickering, Jerrick Pothorski 2

Indiana Pitching:
Kolton Dickerson (WP) 5.0IP, 3H, 1R, 1ER, 7K, 0BB, 0HR

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Camp at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park helps deaf ballplayers realize that playing pro baseball is within their reach

By Ryan Deto

western-pennsylvaniaThere aren’t many differences between hearing and deaf athletes playing baseball. The sport already has an extensive sign-language built in (catchers signaling to pitchers; base coaches signing to batters). But like many things in our complex society, hard-of-hearing people still face added obstacles, even in baseball, thanks to stigmas.

Not many people know this more than Curtis Pride. As a young man, Pride was initially told he couldn’t play in a community-club league because he was deaf, but eventually was allowed to join. Good thing. He went on to play 11 seasons in the Major Leagues, one of just a handful of deaf athletes to play professional baseball.

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Source: Pittsburgh City Paper

Model sends 5 players to DCSAA All-Stars game

Model baseball had five players selected to the 2017 District of Columbia State Athletic Association (DCSAA) Baseball All-Stars game. Malu Monigan, Jorge Ortega, and Darren Drolsbaugh will play on the American team while Darren Brown and Austen Ercolino will be on the National team.

The DCSAA All-Stars game will take place at the Nationals Park, the home of Washington Nationals on Sunday, May 21st at 3:00 PM.

2017 MSSD Baseball DCSAA All Stars
*Photo courtesy of MSSD Athletics.

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