Rosters, new format for President's Cup baseball announced

For The Baltimore Sun

Looking to create more interaction between baseball players from Baltimore City public and private schools, organizers of the President's Cup have changed the event's format, eschewing a 16-team public vs. private tournament in favor of a single East vs. West all-star game.

Now in its fourth year, the event -- to take place Saturday at 1 p.m. at Camden Yards -- will feature two 25-man teams comprised of players from a mixture of 18 public and private schools.

Lester Davis, the director of communications and media relations for City Council President Bernard "Jack" Young, said the new format better lends itself to building relationships between players from diverse social and economic backgrounds.

"You had public schools playing against private schools and there was really limited time for interaction," Davis said. "So now the kids will be in the dugout together, they'll be sitting on the bench together and they're really getting the opportunity to learn from one another."

Here are the rosters: 


Sahmar Baker, Digital Harbor, Utility

Vince Bonn, Archbishop Curley, OF

Samuel Bihn-Wallace, National Academy Foundation, RF

Johnathan Brice, St. Frances, OF

Shamar Collins, City College, OF

Eric Cormack, City College, 1B/P

Andrew Davis, Archbishop Curley, 1B/LHP

Chris Day, Digital Harbor, C/1B

Chaz Evans, Benjamin Franklin, 1B/3B

Evan Gross, St. Frances, INF/OF

Eamon Harrigan, City College, P

Jermond Holland, Dunbar, OF

Matthew Johnson, National Academy Foundation, P

Trai Jones, St. Frances, C

Keith Luck, Friendship Academy, OF

Holden Marshall, Friends, IF/OF

Zac McCord, Patterson, 3B/C/SS/1B

John McGaugh, Friends, C/OF

Lamar Newton, Digital Harbor, OF/P

Datwuin Richardson, National Academy Foundation, 2B

Arnold Rivera, Patterson, OF/P/SS/2B

Austin Roth-Eagle, City College, C/P/1B

Jerrod Smith, Friendship Academy, P

Steven Southerland, National Academy Foundation, 3B

Christian Spence, Friends School, P/OF

Richard Vera, Patterson, SS


Carey Cheek, St. Frances

Brett Linnenkohl, Friends

Mark Miazga, City College

Bernie White, Dunbar


Fred Bopst, Boys' Latin, P/1B

Tony Caporlette, Mount Saint Joseph, C

Melvin Chisholm, Bluford Drew Jemison S.T.E.M. Academy, 2B/SS

Jack Clifford, Mount Saint Joseph, 2B

Marquis Coleman, Poly, P/SS/OF

Anthony Corn, Academy for College and Career Exploration, P/1B

Peter Crawford, Mount Saint Joseph, 1B

Ben Garlow, Poly, OF

Patrick Gallagher, Gilman, P/3B

Justin Gladden, Academy for College and Career Exploration, SS

Joel Kenney, Mount Saint Joseph, P

Joseph Lamann, Academy for College and Career Exploration, P/1B

Hazron Lawrence, Edmondson-Westside High School, SS

Jeptha Lawrence, Carver, 3B

Skyler Morris, Boys' Latin, P/SS

Joel Pichardo, Poly, SS/P/2B

Kamau Dredden, Poly, 1B/3B

Sam Rowan, Mount Saint Joseph, 1B

Matt Slodzinsky, Gilman School, C

Josh Smith, Boys' Latin, OF

Peter Solomon, Mount Saint Joseph, P/OF

Kyron Wallace, Bluford Drew Jemison S.T.E.M. Academy, P

Harvey White, Carver, P

Antonio Wilkins, Forest Park, P

Max Yuhas, Poly, C


Todd Henning, Academy for College and Career Exploration

Cory Goodwin, Poly

William Greenwell, Boys' Latin

Scott Peddicord, Mount Saint Joseph

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