Mid-Atlantic Red Sox

Showcase Baseball Program Sponsored by Under Armour

"Thanks to the players and coaches who have participated in the program during the last fifteen years, the Mid-Atlantic Red Sox has established itself as one of the elite showcase teams on the East Coast.  The program takes great pride in providing opportunities, and assisting young men in fulfilling their academic and athletic goals of becoming student-athletes at the collegiate and professional levels."
- Allen Haines, General Manager


Mid-Atlantic Red Sox to Hold 16U and 17U Try-Outs on October 4th
The Mid-Atlantic Red Sox showcase program sponsored by Under Armour will conduct tryouts for the 16U and 17U teams on Saturday, October 4th at Hagerstown Community College in Hagerstown, MD.  The tryout will begin at 10:00 am and will last to approximately 2:00 pm.
 Over three hundred former Mid-Atlantic Red Sox players have had the opportunity to play college baseball.  The tradition continues in 2014 on October 4th at Hagerstown Community College.
For an invitation, please e-mail Allen Haines, General Manager, at midmarylandbaseball@hotmail.com


Binford and Kline Named to Carolina League All-Star Team

The Mid-Atlantic Red Sox are proud to announce that Wilmington Blue Rocks starting pitcher Christian Binford and Frederick Keys starting pitcher Branden Kline have been added to the Carolina League All-Star team.  Former Red Sox alumni Kline and Binford will be on the same team at the Carolina League-California League All-Star Game this upcoming Tuesday night at Frawley Stadium in Wilmington, Delaware.  It is Kline's first professional all-star selection and Binford's second consecutive season as an all-star.  

Coming into his 14th start of the season on Friday, Kline was 3-2 with a 2.92 ERA over 77 innings.  He entered eighth in the Carolina League in ERA and third overall in innings pitched.  Kline has tossed seven innings on four different occasions this year, while he leads Keys starting pitchers in quality starts (seven).  

Rated the No. 20 prospect in the Baltimore farm system according to Baseball America, Kline spent last season with Low-A Delmarva, but was limited to just 35.1 innings after suffering a right ankle/fibula fracture during a May conditioning drill.  In seven starts with the Shorebirds, the right-hander went 1-2 with a 5.86 ERA. He returned to action in the fall, pitching 10 games for the Surprise Saguaros of the Arizona Fall League.

Kline was selected by Baltimore in the second round of the 2012 draft out of the University of Virginia. During his career with Cavaliers, Kline split time between the rotation and the bullpen.  As a reliever, he finished third in career saves, and was named a First Team All-American his sophomore year.  Shifting to the rotation as a junior, he went 7-3 with a 3.56 ERA and earned Second Team All-ACC recognition.  The highest drafted player in Frederick County history, Kline posted a 0.51 ERA during his senior year at Governor Thomas Johnson High School.  

Binford was drafted in the 30th round of the 2011 draft out of Mercersburg Academy. In 2009, Binford had undergone Tommy John surgery, so the injury, combined with his young age, led the Royals to bring him along slowly. He debuted in 2012, but only pitched 40 innings for the rookie-level Burlington Royals. But those 40 innings were quite impressive. Binford struck out 31 batters and walked only 4 in that small sample. The right-hander then followed that up with another very solid season in 2013, in which he threw 135 innings with a 2.67 ERA, 8.7 K/9, and just 1.7 BB/9 while pitching for Low-A Lexington. His excellent walk numbers have resulted in Baseball America giving Binford the title of “Best Control” in the system.

While all eyes have been on highly touted prospects Miguel Almonte and Sean Manaea at Class A Wilmington, it is Christian Binford who is making a case for advancement.  Binford continues to impress with his uncanny command -- he has walked just 11 hitters in 64 innings while striking out a team-high 74.  The right-hander also has a 2.39 ERA.  And Binford, despite all the strikeouts, has managed to keep his pitch count down enough to make it through seven innings in five starts -- impressive for the low minors, where pitch counts are strictly enforced.  "Even though he racks up a good amount of strikeouts, he still gets his fair share of early-pitch contact," said Blue Rocks manager Darryl Kennedy.  "It allows him to get deeper into games. He stays ahead of the hitters, and he just maximizes the number of pitches that he has out there."

Christian Binford Talks After Being Selected to All-Star Game


3 Red Sox Alumni Selected in 2014 MLB Draft 
 The Mid-Atlantic Red Sox program has now had 39 players selected in the MLB First-Year Player Draft, including 35 draft picks in the last seven years.  The Red Sox have also had 7 players sign as undrafted free agents.  The program’s rich 15-year tradition has produced over 300 collegiate baseball players from the Mid-Atlantic area.


Harrison Musgrave - Colorado Rockies, 8th Round
 Mid-Atlantic Red Sox alum Harrison Musgrave was selected by the Colorado Rockies in the eighth round of the 2014 MLB Draft.  Musgrave, a left-handed picther, came off the board during the eighth round following a 28-26 season for the Mountaineers in their second season as members of the Big 12.  Musgrave was also drafted last year, then by the Philadelphia Phillies, but he elected to return to WVU for his junior season. The Nutter Fort, WV native finished the year with a 5-3 record, striking out 87 batters in 106.1 innings of work with a 2.62 earned run average. 

“I would like to thank the Rockies organization,” Musgrave said in a statement. “It’s a great honor and a new challenge that I look forward to.” 

Peter Solomon - San Diego Padres, 21st Round
 Mid-Atlantic Red Sox alum Peter Solomon was selected by the San Diego Padres in the twenty-first round of the 2014 MLB Draft.  Solomon was either contacted or scouted by 25 of the 30 MLB teams.  
Solomon has committed to play baseball at University of Notre Dame.  He was named to The Baltimore Sun's 1st Team All-Metro Baseball in 2014, made the 1st Team for the MIAA ‘A’ Conference in 2014, and was ranked #261 overall draft prospect by Baseball America (#44 high school RHP).  He was also selected to the Brooks Robinson All Star game at Camden Yards. 

Adam Parks - Texas Rangers, 33rd Round
 Mid-Atlantic Red Sox alum Adam Parks was selected by the Texas Rangers in the thirty-third round of the 2014 MLB Draft.  

In eight appearances this season as a redshirt 

sophomore at Liberty University, Parks was 0-1 with a 12.10 ERA over 9 2/3 innings. 


Mid Atlantic Red Sox Welcome 13U Team for 2015 Season
The Mid Atlantic Red Sox are excited to introduce the addition of a 13U showcase team for the 2015 spring and summer season.  Tryouts for the team will be conducted in late July and early August.  Head Coach Dell Ahalt states, “This is a great opportunity for players that are serious about enhancing their skills and to prepare for the future in the game of baseball.  The Mid Atlantic Red Sox have a great tradition of being one of the best showcase organizations on the East Coast, something that all players serious about baseball should consider."
Student athletes interested in trying out should submit the 13U Prospect Form.

Update: The 13U Tryouts will be held on Sunday July 27th, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm at Heritage Farm Park Field #4 in Walkersville, MD.  The Rain Date will be Sunday August 3rd.
Mid-Atlantic Red Sox Alumni

Pictured from left to right: Mid-Atlantic Red Sox Alumni Jason Lombardozzi (University of Florida), Steve Lombardozzi (Baltimore Orioles), Kevin Doherty (University of Virginia)

The Mid-Atlantic Red Sox are proud of the program's rich 15 year tradition.  Click on the Alumni Page to see where our players are continuing their athletic and academic careers.  Check back often for the latest updates!


Breen selected for Adenhart Courage Award
In 2009, tragedy struck Major League Baseball fans everywhere as Los Angeles Angels Pitcher Nick Adenhart was killed in a car accident just hours after throwing six scoreless innings. This tragedy hit close to home for many alumni, coaches, and players of the Mid-Atlantic Red Sox who watched or played against the Western Maryland native.
In 2010, the Adenhart family presented the first ever Nick Adenhart Courage Award at the Southern Maryland Baseball Camp. The recipient was Mid-Atlantic Red Sox alum Joe Giacchino. The 2011 Nick Adenhart Courage Award was recently presented to Red Sox alum Danny Breen.  Danny will continue his collegiate career next year at Salisbury University.  The Mid-Atlantic Red Sox are honored to have alumni be selected in consecutive years.  The Mid-Atlantic Red Sox are proud of the program's rich history of having the type of players who display the character, perseverance, and courage recognized by the Adenhart family.

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