Ch­e­sa­peake fresh­man Nevins named first-team all-state

Galazin named to all-con­fer­ence se­cond team

Record Observer - - Sports - By RICHARD MIDCAP

Ch­e­sa­peake Col­lege fresh­man catcher/in­fielder Ed­die Nevins — one of the state’s top base­ball hitters for both power and av­er­age — has been named to the all-Mary­land Ju­nior Col­lege Ath­letic Con­fer­ence first team.

Nevins, a South County (Fair­fax, Va.) High grad­u­ate, fin­ished se­cond in the con­fer­ence in hit­ting (.436) and RBI (63), and fourth in homers (13). He also scored 48 runs and stole 20 bases.

“It’s awe­some that it hap­pened,” Nevins said of the all-state honor. “I’m grate­ful for that and thank­ful to my team­mates.”

Nevins said at­ti­tude had a lot to do with his suc­cess.

“It was prob­a­bly the most re­laxed sea­son I’ve had,” Nevins said. “I didn’t try to go out and do some­thing I couldn’t or be some­one I’m not. I just wanted to en­joy it and take it all in. You only get one fresh­man year.”

Fresh­man in­fielder/pitcher Tyler Galazin (Notre Dame High/ Langhorne, Pa.) was named to the all-state se­cond team. Galazin hit .389 with six home runs and 33 RBI while scor­ing 61 runs. He also fin­ished with 28 stolen bases, which was the se­cond-high­est to­tal in the con­fer­ence.

Ch­e­sa­peake head coach Frank Szy­man­ski said the two all-con­fer­ence se­lec­tions share many at­tributes.

“Both players are tal­ented, have a strong work ethic, and have a ‘team­first’ at­ti­tude,” Szy­man­ski said.

Nevins and Galazin were both mem­bers of a fresh­man class that helped the Skip­jacks turn around their 15-26 record from 2015 into 3222 this spring. Ch­e­sa­peake fin­ished fourth in the con­fer­ence with a 1610 league mark.

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