Edward Waters Fall Ball Report: 22 Returning Players Including Quality Arms

The Edward Waters College Tigers are returning 22 players from the 2019 season. Out of those 22, 6 starting position players and four starting pitchers return. The 2020 team will be led by four-year starter Cayden Frankie at first base and transfer senior Marcus Judd at second and shortstop. Head coach Reginald Johnson is looking forward to having both Damani Thomas and Alfredo Torres back from injury. The pitching staff is returning 10 quality arms that will be asked to do it all. The staff will be versatile returning four starters and a bullpen that is just getting stronger.

Key Returners 

First Base Cayden Frankie, Senior
Infielder Marcus Judd, Senior
Outfielder Alfredo Torres, Senior
Infielder Arnaldo Ruiz, Junior
Outfielder Keilin Washington, Junior
Right Handed Pitcher Manuel Guerra, Senior
Right Handed Pitcher Kamau Richardson, Junior
Right Handed Pitcher Noah Santiago, Sophomore

With last year being a down season in the eyes of Coach Johnson, the Tigers are taking a different approach to the fall. This fall the team has been focusing on getting bigger, faster and stronger and had full team practice during fall scrimmages. Over all, Coach
Johnson feels great at where his guys are at, in comparison to years past. Coach Johnson looks for his ballclub to have the best season yet since he has taken over the program back in 2012.

Key Newcomers

Left Handed Pitcher Daniel Acosta, Junior (Eastern Florida State)
Left Handed Pitcher Joseph Mazzariello, Sophomore  (Plattsburgh State University)
Left Handed Pitcher Tyler Mills, Freshmen (Sandalwood High School)
Right Handed Pitcher/First base William Valenti, Freshmen (Alonzo High School)
Catcher Ryan Dowling (Paxon High School)

Edward Waters baseball will join the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) beginning in the 2021, becoming a NCAA Division II program along with its entire athletic department.

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