Matt Bosse (Calvert Hall), last season’s VSN Player of the Year, hit a pinch home run for the University of Maryland (26-17) and K.J. Hockaday (John Carroll) had three hits as the Maryland topped Towson University, 9-1, in a college baseball game that featured nine former MIAA players, Tuesday afternoon at Towson’s Schuerholz Park.
It was the 14th multiple-hit game of the season for Hockaday, who was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles last June. Hockaday is batting .316 for the Terps with eight doubles, two triples, two home runs and 21 RBI.
“Adjusting to college baseball has been challenging, and interesting,” said Hockaday. “Being on the same field with seven former MIAA players was fun.”
The Tiger squad includes Andrew Parker and Dominic Fratantuono (Cardinal Gibbons), Sean Thompson (Archbishop Curley), Mike Draper (Mount St. Joseph), Pat Fitzgerald and Mike Trionfo (Calvert Hall), and Brendan Butler (John Carroll).
Fratantuono is hitting .322 for the Tigers with six doubes, six triples and three home runs.
Butler carries a .304 average as a freshman and has dirven in 23 runs. The former Patriots star was also drafted by the Orioles last June.
Fitzgerald has a .286 average with 30 hits in 105 at bats. He has scored 20 runs and has 15 RBI.
Parker had a big weekend, going 8-for-13 against Old Dominion, with three home runs and six RBI.
Trionfo is 6-2 with a 3.29 ERA. The righty has fanned 36 hitters in 52 innings for coach Mike Gottleib.
Bosse said he hit a slider when he got his first college homer. “It’s great having K.J. as a teammate. Playing at the college level has been a lot of fun.”
The Terps play in the Atlantic Division of the ACC, and the Tigers (20-21) are 9-6 in the Colonial Athletic Association.