HARRISBURG, PA (May 10, 2022) -- The Hershey Harrisburg Sports & Events Authority (HHSE) announced today that the Maryland Roster for the 2022 Big 26 Baseball Classic is set. A team of 26 all-star athletes will travel to Harrisburg July 14-17 to take on Pennsylvania, whose roster will be announced in the coming weeks.
The Big 26 Baseball Classic features a scouted combine and 3-game series. Players also participate in the Buddy Program, where they are paired with special needs children, teens, and young adults for a variety of activities. Activities take place at Penn State Harrisburg (housing and scouted combine) and FNB Field (Buddy program and 3-game series.)
2022 marks the 9th meeting of the two states. Host state Pennsylvania leads the series 5-3.
Players from grad years 2023 and 2024 were invited to try out at one of two workouts. Coaches selected the final roster of 26 from a group of 60 athletes looking to represent Maryland in July’s Big 26 matchup with Pennsylvania.
The Maryland team is coached by Randy Kail (FTB Mid-Atlantic), Mike Kelly (Loyola Blakefield HS), Drew Lowman (St. John’s College HS), and Guy Smith (Huntingtown HS).
2022 Maryland Roster (6 pitchers, 6 outfielders, 8 infielders, 3 catchers, 3 utility)
Cameron Bott | Patuxent | 2023 | Outfield
Aidan Brinsfield | Parkside | 2023 | Pitcher
Dylan Bryan | Loyola Blakefield | 2023 |Pitcher
Jake Butler | Calvert Hall | 2023 | Infield
Colin Byrnes |Georgetown Prep | 2023 |Pitcher
Leo Foust | Loyola Blakefield | 2023 | Outfield
Colin Gibbs |St. John’s College | 2024 | Infield
Zane Gross | Winston Churchill | 2023 | Infield
Gary Gubbings | Arundel | 2023 | Pitcher
Adam Hicks | Gilman | 2023 | Outfield
Dan Leikus | Gilman | 2024 | Catcher
E.J. Lowry |Saint John's Catholic Prep | 2023 |Utility
Brayden Martin | |St. John’s College | 2023 | Infield
Ethan McNally| Archbishop Spalding | 2023 | Catcher
Sean Murphy | Broadneck | 2023 | Outfield
Ryan Niedzialkowski | C Milton Wright | 2023 | Infield
Andrew Powers | St. John's College | 2023 | Outfield
Ethan Ruiz |The John Carroll School | 2023 | Infield
Breyden Ruiz-Weiss | St. John’s College | 2024 | Outfield
Angel Santiago-Cruz | Severna Park | 2024 | Utility
Caeden Schulte | Kent Island | 2023 | Catcher
Cody Sharman | Archbishop Spalding | 2023 | Pitcher
Evan Smith | Huntingtown |2023 | Pitcher
Tyler Smith | Archbishop Spalding | 2023 | Infield
Parker Thomas | Archbishop Spalding | 2023 | Utility
Trent Waire | Loyola Blakefield | 2023 | Infield
About Big 26 Baseball
The Big 26 Baseball Classic® is committed to providing the highest quality of events that provide our athletes the opportunity to learn and grow on and off the field of play. The development, competition, evaluation, and exposure for our athletes will be in a welcoming and productive atmosphere for all. Big 26 is operated by Hershey Harrisburg Sports & Events Authority.
About Hershey Harrisburg Sports & Events Authority
HHSE is committed to promoting sports tourism and events initiatives in the Hershey Harrisburg Region, forging mutually beneficial partnerships with new and existing clients, supporting locally produced events to expand audiences, and driving economic development as it relates to sports and events tourism. HHSE is a division of Visit Hershey & Harrisburg, which serves as the official non-profit partnership-based Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for Dauphin County located in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. ###