WASHINGTON - Head Coach Pete Wilk and the Georgetown University baseball team have announced the four captains for the upcoming 2018 season. Seniors Bennett Stehr (Orinda, Calif./Miramonte), Sammy Stevens (Birmingham, Mich./Brother Rice), Kevin Superko (Wellesley, Mass./Wellesley/Phillips Andover) and Jimmy Swad (Washington, D.C./St. Albans) were selected by a team vote and will lead the Hoyas this spring.
“We're excited to have these four guys slide into that captaincy role,” Wilk said. “It's the first time I've ever had four captains, but it was made extremely clear to me in the voting that our guys supported all four, so we went with it. Each of them are quality leaders and I’m happy we have them in those titular roles.”
Stehr appeared in four games as a junior, mostly as a defensive replacement at first base. He went 1-for-4 on the season, launching an RBI double, that just missed clearing the fence for a home run, at Mount St. Mary’s on April 18. For his career, Stehr has a home run, a double, five RBIs and four runs scored.
Stevens had a breakout junior season for the Hoyas, batting .283 (41-for-145) in 46 games, including 37 starts at both catcher and designated hitter. He led the team with 14 doubles, while ranking third with 36 RBIs and fourth with four home runs. Stevens also led the team with 11 multi-RBI games and enjoyed a 12-game hitting streak from March 5-26, the second-longest streak for the Hoyas all season.
Superko enjoyed a strong campaign in 2017, finishing with a 6-3 record and a 4.15 ERA in 13 starts covering 78.0 innings. He tied for the team lead in wins, ranked third in innings pitched and was fourth with 43 strikeouts. He had five games with at least six strikeouts, and four games with at least 7.0 innings pitched. He won six-straight starts from March 5 – April 9, including 8.0-inning performances against Ball State and George Mason.
Swad led the Hoyas with six saves and a 2.51 ERA as a junior in 2017. Overall, he finished with a 3-2 record in 25 appearances out of the bullpen. He struck out 42 batters in 32.1 innings pitched with 14 multi-strikeout performances, including five outings with at least three strikeouts. He ended the season without allowing a run in his last five appearances, striking out 12 in 8.0 innings.
The Hoyas open the 2018 season at the Wake Forest Invitational, Feb. 16-18. Georgetown will play the host Demon Deacons on Friday (4 p.m.), before taking on Gardner-Webb on Saturday (noon) and Navy on Sunday (10 a.m.). The Blue & Gray finished the 2017 season with a 27-28 overall record, tying for the third most wins in program history. The 27 wins were also the most by a Georgetown team since 1985.