Elicott City's Nick Natoli, a senior at Towson University, has signed a free agent contract with the Boston Red Sox. Nick missed all of the 2009 season with a knee injury but more than made up for that this spring. As a shortstop for the Tigers, he led the Colonial Athletic Association with 169 assists and was named the CAA's Defensive Player of the year for the second time. At the plate, he hit .314 with four home runs and 32 runs batted in. He was second on the Tigers with 38 runs scored and led the team in steals (19 in 25 attempts) and a .954 fielding percentage.