Towson standout Maxey signs with Ironbirds


Towson first baseman Jason Maxey (Hammond), a second team All-American selection, has signed as a free agent with the Baltimore Orioles organization and will be part of the Aberdeen Ironbirds of the New York-Penn League, the Orioles' Class A affiliate.

Maxey is the third former Tiger to play for the Ironbirds, joining Gregg Davies and Mike Costello.

Maxey batted .346 with 23 home runs and 72 RBI this past season. A first team All-CAA selection, he led the CAA in home runs (23). Maxey also led the Tigers with 18 doubles.

Maxey led the CAA with a .756 slugging percentage, which ranked him third in Division I.

Maxey is one of three former Tigers who will play professionally this summer. Outfielder-pitcher Casper Wells was drafted in the 14th round by the Detroit Tigers and infielder Shane Justis (Bel Air) was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 21st round.

June 20, 2005, 10:23 AM EDT

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