Swarthmore Unanimous Choice in Preseason Baseball Poll

Swarthmore Unanimous Choice in Preseason Baseball Poll

LANCASTER, Pa. - Defending-champion Swarthmore has been unanimously selected as the favorite to repeat in the 2019 Centennial Conference Baseball Preseason Poll. 

In vote among conference head coaches, the Garnet collected all nine possible first place votes and 81 points to headline the preseason rankings. Johns Hopkins received the other first-place nod and totaled 72 points to finish second. Franklin & Marshall was picked third with 62 points, followed by Haverford (54) and Muhlenberg (47) in the top five, respectively. 

The 2019 season opens up on Saturday, Feb. 23 with six conference teams in action. For the full schedule, click here.

2019 Centennial Conference Baseball Preseason Poll
 

Rk.

Institution

Points (First-place votes)

1. Swarthmore 81 (9)
2. Johns Hopkins 72 (1)
3. Franklin & Marshall 62
4. Haverford 54
5. Muhlenberg 47
6T. Washington College  40
6T. Ursinus 40
8. Dickinson 26
9. Gettysburg 17
10. McDaniel 11

 


Returning All-Centennial Players

Pos / NameClHometown / High School

First Team

P-Sawyer Lake, Swarthmore, Jr., Dallas, Texas / Highland Park

P-Matt D'Ambrosia, Muhlenberg, Jr., Hightstown, N.J. / Hightstown

RP-Jack Corkery, Swarthmore, Jr., Tega Cay, S.C. / Fort Mill

1B-Dan Marano, Franklin & Marshall, Sr., Maple Shade, N.J. / Bishop Eustace Prep *

2B-Luke D'Ostilio, Washington College, Sr., Hamden, Conn. / Hamden

3B-Alex Mumme, Ursinus, Jr., Montgomery, N.J. / Hun School

OF-Ethan Lee-Tyson, Haverford, Sr., Weston, Conn. / Weston

OF-Charles Levitt, Swarthmore, Sr., Minneapolis, Minn. / Blake School

DH-Jackson Roberts, Swarthmore, Sr., Piedmont, Calif. / Piedmont

Second Team

P-RJ Hennessey, Muhlenberg, Sr., Flemington, N.J. / Hunterdon Central

1B-Cole Beeker, Swarthmore, Jr., Lexington, N.C. / North Davidson

2B-Carter Usowski, Ursinus, Sr., Buckingham, Pa. / Central Bucks East

SS-Chris Grillo, Muhlenberg, Sr., Mount Olive, N.J. / Mount Olive

OF-Dom Fiorentino, Ursinus, Jr., Ocean View, N.J. / Ocean City

Honorable Mention

P-Jack Buckley, Franklin & Marshall, Jr., Bronx, N.Y. / H.S. of American Studies

P-Ricky Conti, Swarthmore, Sr., Claremont, Calif. / Damien

2B-Mike Eberle, Johns Hopkins, Jr., North Hampton, N.H. / Governor's Academy

2B-Will Karp, Haverford, Jr., Princeton, N.J. / Hopewell Valley Central #

SS-Joe Giovinco, Gettysburg, Jr., Stirling, N.J. / Seton Hall Prep

 

* 2018 Player of the Year

 # 2018 Gold Glove of the Year