Former Coppin State Baseball Standout Marcos Castillo Named To USPBL All-Star Team

Former Coppin State outfielder Marcos Castillo has been named to the United Shore Professional Baseball League (USPBL) All-Star Team, it was announced by the league office on Wednesday afternoon. Castillo was drafted to play for Team Drue in the All-Star Game which will be played on Saturday, July 9, thirty minutes after the conclusion of the Home Run Derby which starts at 5:30 pm.

A native of Round Rock, Texas, Castillo leads the league with a .357 batting average to go with nine RBI and four stolen bases in just seven games.  Despite joining the Birmingham Bloomfield Beavers late, Castillo still ranks fourth in the league in stolen bases and fifth in runs batted in.

Since Castillo joined the roster, the Beavers have gone 6-1 with six-straight victories and now lead the West Division with a 9-9 record.

Castillo had a decorated career with the Eagles, ranking among the program’s all-time top ten in several categories.  Castillo hit .326 in his career and holds the school-record with 15 triples.  He also ranks fifth in runs batted in (99) and stolen bases (44), sixth in base hits (169), doubles (35) and total bases (264) and tenth in runs scored (99).

Castillo was named the HBCU Freshman of the Year in 2018, helping the Eagles to a MEAC Regular Season title while hitting .303 with a league-high five triples. He hit .349 with another six triples as a sophomore before erupting for a .378 average with three home runs in a COVID-shortened 2020 season. This past season, Castillo hit .316 while leading Coppin in hits (62), doubles (13), RBI (40), total bases (96) and sacrifice flies (5) while adding a career-high five home runs and 18 stolen bases.

A 2022 First Team All-MEAC selection, Castillo posted 53 multi-hit efforts in 153 career games and tallied at least three hits in 18 games. Castillo helped the Eagles to a 2022 MEAC Championship, its first since 1995, and its first-ever NCAA Regional appearance.

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