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Goldey-Beacom baseball receives votes in East Region Poll

Delaware News Desk
Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times
Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times

Goldey-Beacom baseball, for the first time in its brief history, received votes in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association East Region Poll, the college announced Feb. 25.

The poll is voted on by selected sports information directors representing each of the three East Region conferences in NCAA Division II: the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference, the East Coast Conference and the Northeast 10 Conference.

Goldey-Beacom, now in its fourth season, has made strides forward each campaign and the 2020 start is another example. The squad owns a 5-3 record that represents the best eight-game start in team annals and the squad won its first three games for the first time in program history.

A major reason has been the unit’s pitching staff, which owns a CACC-best 2.09 ERA with 54 strikeouts and just 25 walks over 64 2/3 innings.

Senior Bailey Spence, of Newark, has been one of the leaders in that group, winning both of his starts with 10 strikeouts over 13 innings and a 0.69 ERA. On Feb. 24, Spence was picked the CACC Pitcher of the Week; a week earlier he was selected to the league’s Weekly Honor Roll.

Freshman Luke Taylor, of Souderton, Pennsylvania, has recorded 14 strikeouts and just three walks over 9 2/3 frames with a 1-1 record to go with a 2.79 ERA.

The offense has received a boost from sophomore Marshall Awtry, of Hockessin, from Conrad Schools of Science, who owns a .385 batting average to go with three doubles, two RBI, a .615 slugging percentage and a .529 on-base percentage.

Senior Cole Collins of Laurel, from Sussex Tech, also owns a .385 batting average that includes five hits, two RBI and a .500 on-base percentage.

Other Delaware players on the team include:

Jeff Gillis of Hockessin, from Delaware Military Academy;

Zach Roseman of Wilmington, from Tatnall;

Tevin Thomas of Dover, from Dover High;

Connor Megginson of Harbeson, from Hodgson Vo-Tech;

Trent Hearn of Bethel, from Sussex Tech;

Justin Hill of Seaford, from Sussex Tech;

Trevor Powers of Bear;

Troy Thomas of New Castle;

John Barkley Jr. of Smyrna, from Smyrna High;

Justin Jump of Wilmington, from Mt. Pleasant;

Hayden Trimarco of Wilmington, from St. Elizabeth;

Dan Brown of Newark, from Hodgson Vo-Tech.

Senior Ivan Solis, of La Chorrera, Panama, has seven hits to go with a .304 batting average and a .448 on-base percentage.

HOME GAMES FEB. 29 AND MARCH 1

Goldey-Beacom has a four-game series against perennial-power Millersville beginning with a doubleheader Saturday, Feb. 29 at noon and another doubleheader Sunday, March 1 at noon at Doyle Field in Hockessin

For more, visit gbcathletics.com.