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Island catcher commits to Hurricanes Baseball

April 24, 2014

MacLean will be relied on as a top hitter for the Hurricanes this season.

MacLean will be relied on as a top hitter for the Hurricanes this season.

The Holland Hurricanes have added a catcher to their roster; Charlottetown native Morgan MacLean has committed to the Holland Hurricanes for the 2014 baseball season.

The 6’ 200 lb. player spent last summer as a member of the Charlottetown Islanders senior baseball club, playing in 31 games picking up 28 hits in 91 at-bats; MacLean led the team with his .308 batting average and also had 13 RBI’s, good for second most on the team.

MacLean looks forward to the opportunity of playing collegiate baseball on PEI.

“Having varsity baseball at Holland College is a great opportunity for local players to play in front of family and friends. It gives players a chance to further their education while staying close to home”.

Head coach Andrew MacNevin commented, “We are very excited about our inaugural recruiting class, and Morgan is a very important signing for our baseball program. Morgan is a fundamentally sound catcher who can also play corner infield positions, and his versatility will allow his physical right handed bat to be a mainstay in our lineup. Aside from his great instincts and understanding of the game, Morgan is a remarkable teammate and we look forward to getting him in a Hurricanes uniform this coming September. I’ve had the opportunity to watch Morgan play for many years and each year he continues to improve. His strong work ethic and competitive attitude will make him a leader for our team and I am confident his best baseball is ahead of him.”

MacLean looks forward to working with Hurricanes head coach, MacNevin.

“I have known Andrew for many years and have seen him play numerous times. He has a tremendous knowledge of the game and has experience playing and coaching at the varsity level; I feel he will be a great coach”.

The Hurricanes are entering their first season as a member of the Canadian Collegiate Baseball Associations Atlantic Division.

“Being a first year team in the league it is important that we are not intimated by the more experienced teams. With such a condensed regular season, I believe depth in the pitching position will be key”, said MacLean. “As a catcher, it’s important to build strong chemistry with the pitchers. Having confidence in one another allows for better execution and it’s something that I’m continuously working on”.

Entering his rookie season in the league, MacLean has already begun to set goals for himself for this upcoming season.

“A personal goal this year is to have consistency at the plate. As a hitter, you want to have strong at-bats and find a way to put the ball in play”.

MacLean will suit up for the Charlottetown Islanders senior baseball club this summer and join the Hurricanes in the fall.

For more information on the Hurricanes visit http://www.hollandcollege.com/athletics or at their social media pages; http://www.facebook.com/hollandhurricanes and www.twitter.com/hc_hurricanes.

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