FDU Baseball Adds 17 Recruits for 2020-21

By Anthony Covino

Sports Editor 

As the coronavirus pandemic is still occurring around the world, recruiting for the FDU sports teams has not stopped as FDU Head Baseball Coach Rob DiToma announced the signing of 17 new recruits on Wednesday, May 20.

The Knights are adding nine pitchers and eight position players for 2020-2021.

 Coach DiToma was asked about his new recruits and he said “It’s hard to measure the level of excitement I have for this incoming recruiting class,” said DiToma, who will mark his first year as head coach in June (via FDUKnights.com)

Coach DiToma was asked about his recruiting process and he said “My assistants, Steve Adkins and Ethan Newton, hit the ground running this last year and helped put together a solid group of young men, locally and nationally. Aside from what their baseball talent is, I am equally eager to see their character and academic abilities on display.” (via FDUKnights.com)

Here are the newcomers for the Knights in the 2020-2021 season 

  1. RHP — Jude Baxt, Palm Beach Central High School, Wellington, Fla.
  2. RHP —  Cole Coolbaugh, Wyoming Area Secondary Center, Wyoming, Pa.
  3. INF —  Hunter D’Amato, American Heritage High School, Coral Springs, Fla.
  4. RHP —  Michael DiMartino, New Hyde Park Memorial High School, New Hyde Park, N.Y.
  5. C/1B —  Anthony Esposito, Middletown South High School, Lincroft, N.J.
  6. INF —  Conor Evers, Hamilton Regional HS, South Hamilton, Mass.
  7. INF —  Brian Hamlin, Paramus Catholic High School, Paramus, N.J.
  8. RHP/Infield —  Nicolas Kythreotis, St. John Neumann High School, Naples, Fla.
  9. LHP/OF —  Kelvin Marte, Middletown High School, Middletown, N.Y.
  10. C —  Kevin Marte, Middletown High School, Middletown, N.Y. 
  11. RHP —  Lucas Prokosch, Newburgh Free Academy, Newburgh, N.Y.
  12. OF —  Blaise Rantanen, Conestoga High School, Berwyn, Pa.
  13. RHP —  Ethan Rembish, St. Paul Catholic High School, Southington, Conn.
  14. LHP —  Chris Seropian, St. Laurence High School, Chicago 
  15. LHP —  Bryce Timko, Lackawanna CC, Curwensville, Pa. 
  16. INF —  Tommy Verga, William Floyd HS, Mastic Beach, N.Y.
  17. INF  — TJ Werner, Mount Sinai High School, Mount Sinai, N.Y.

Quote from FDU Athletics


The Knights baseball field awaits new recruits