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Joey Nicastro
Joey  Nicastro

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
New Market, Md.

High School:
Oakdale H.S.

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 170

Position:
INF

05/25/2017

2017 MEAC Baseball Championship

Maryland Eastern Shore competes in the 2017 MEAC Baseball Championship at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium in Salisbury, Md.

05/06/2017

Hawks vs. Norfolk State (5.6.2017)

Maryland Eastern Shore honored its seniors before dropping a tough 2-1 loss in 13 innings. (photos by Joey Gardner)

04/25/2017

Hawks vs. Delaware State (4.22.17)

The Shore fell in a close contest, 3-2, to Delaware State. (photos by Lloydlee Heite)

03/13/2017

Hawks vs. UNCG (3.5.2017)

Maryland Eastern Shore dropped the Sunday finale to the UNCG Spartans. (photos by Tim Cowie)

02/26/2017

Baseball vs. N.C. A&T (2.25.17)

The Shore fell 19-5 to MEAC foe North Carolina A&T. (photos by Carlos Morales, Alta Sky)

2017 (Sophomore): Battled thru another injury plagued season to lead the Hawks with a .301 average over 32 games (29 starts) ... split time between the infield and designated hitter ... earned four extra base hits including his first collegiate home run April 29th versus Coppin State ... tallied four hits against Georgetown May 10th and had a pair of three hit games ... stayed consistent all season long, earning a .294 in conference play and .304 during the rest of the season. 

2016 (Freshman):
Made an immediate impact as a freshman, starting in 17 games before an injury ended his season ... fifth on team and top among rookies in average at .262 ... debuted with a 1-for-4 effort and a walk against Fairleigh Dickinson on February 21st ... had multi-hit games with four contests, including a 2-for-5, 3 RBI, two run performance against Saint Peter's ... batted .375 in the two MEAC games he played prior to his injury.  

High School/Club: 
Played Baseball for Oakdale High School ... 2nd team All Area in 2015 and honorable mention in 2013 and 2014 ... was on the honor roll all four years ... played Senior Legion ball in nearby Mount Airy, where he was 2015 offensive player of the year. 

Personal: Born September 23, 1997 in Frederick, Md. ... son of Sarah and Sal ... has a sister, Julia, and a brother, Anthony ... best personal sports moment was an upset victory over a private school considered to be one of the best in the DMV ... dad is his biggest influence because he played in a huge part in his baseball career ... wants to work as a CFO after graduation ... favorte saying is "Baseball was, is and always will be the best game in the world" by Babe Ruth ... hobbies include hanging out with friends ... favorite movie is Step Brothers ... wants to make a positive impact on the team and make the MEAC first team while at Maryland Eastern Shore.

CAREER STATISTICS

Year

AVG

GP-GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

SLG%

BB

HBP

K

OB%

SB-ATT

2016

.262

17-17

65

6

17

2

0

0

5

.292

5

1

9

.324

2-2

2017

.301

32-29

103

7

31

3

0

1

9

.359

5

2

14

.342

2-3

Total

.286

49-46

168

13

48

5

0

1

14

.333

10

3

23

.335

4-5

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