Georgetown Baseball Adds Nine for 2014 Season

Head Coach Pete Wilk announced the signing of nine new Hoyas to the Hilltop.

Aug 14, 2013

WASHINGTON -Georgetown Baseball Head Coach Pete Wilk has announced the addition of nine new Hoyas for the 2013-14 academic year, including four right-handed and two left-handed hurlers and three solid infielders to round out this year's roster. The incoming Hoyas span the States, hailing from as close as Maryland and Virginia, to all the way from Texas and California.

"We've got another strong core of players coming to Georgetown," Wilk said of the new class. "I'm very proud of the work that Coach (Curtis) Brown and I have put in to bring in a group of young guys who are talented baseball players and will be great new additions to the Hilltop."

Joseph Bialkowski
Mt. Pleasant, N.C./Needham B. Broughton

"Joe is a talented player who is going to have the opportunity to help us on the mound as well as in the outfield. He is still growing into a very projectable frame and his velocity and power should increase as he adds strength. His bat has middle of the order potential from the left side and I'm excited about his upside on the mound." - Associate Head Coach Curtis Brown

Outfielder and left-handed pitcher ... 6-3, 175 ... Four-year letterwinning outfielder, pitcher and first baseman at Needham ... Drew a Cap-8 Honorable Mention recognition in 2010 and 2012 and was named Cap-8 All-Conference in 2011 ... Selected to the Bobby Murray All-Tournament team in 2012 ... Tossed a complete-game, three-hit shutout as a senior at Needham ... Also played club ball for the Canes Baseball (2010-12) ... Coached at Needham by Harry Jones, Harold Kelly and Chris Newton.

Alex Carter
Winter Park, Fla./Seminole State College/Notre Dame

"Alex is an experienced guy who we'd like to have help us out behind the plate. He also has great potential as a designated hitter for us, and we'll look to get some power and leadership out of him." - Head Coach Pete Wilk

Catcher and corner infielder ... 6-1, 205 ... Spent time at the University of Notre Dame (2011-12) and Seminole State College of Florida (2012-13) before transferring to Georgetown ... Four-year letterwinner, serving as team captain as a junior and senior at Orangewood Christian ... Named the 2008 Offensive MVP at Winter Park High School ... Earned Defensive MVP honors in three consecutive years behind the plate at Orangewood ... First Team All-District, 2009-11 ... First Team All-Metro in 2008 as a designated hitter ... Named the 2011 Brighthouse Central Florida Player of the Year in 2011 ... Named to the Mid-Florida Conference First Team as a catcher at Seminole ... 2013 First Team All-State at Seminole ... Holds the all-time doubles record in Central Florida ... Took home the Florida Collegiate Summer League batting title in 2013 with a .354 average at the plate ... Played club baseball for the Orlando Scorpions ... Coached by Alan Kunkel, Matt Gerber, Mike Baleas and Randy Snodgrass.

David Ellingson
The Woodlands, Texas/The Woodlands College Park

"David has the potential to make an immediate impact on the mound for us. He combines an 88-90 mph fastball with good command of a breaking pitch and good feel for the game. He comes to us from a high level of high school and summer baseball which should prepare him to compete at this level." - Associate Head Coach Curtis Brown

Right-handed pitcher ... Three-year starter, seeing time on the mound and at the DH spot and first base ... First Team All-district designated hitter (2012) ... Named to the Bobby-Valentine All-American Team (2011) ... Garnered Houston Coaches Association All-Star recognition (2012) ... Played club ball for the Houston Heat ... Coached by Jason Washburn and Tim Price.

Christopher Giordano
Orlando, Fla./Lake Highland

"Chris gives us another left-handed arm with a good feel for pitching. His ability to command three pitches and keep hitters off balance should help him compete for time on the mound." - Head Coach Pete Wilk

Left-handed pitcher ... 6-2, 190 ... Prepped at Lake Highland, earning a letter in all five years as a pitcher and first baseman ... Captained the squad as a senior ... Earned the team Cy Young Award in 2009 and 2011, leading the team to the District title (2011) ... Selected to the Perfect Game All-Tournament Team in 2012 in East Cobb, Ga. ... Played club baseball for the Orlando Scorpions ... Coached by Rey Fuentes.

Jake Kuzbel
Ashburn, Va./Stone Bridge

"Jake is a left-handed bat who can really run. He will compete for a number of infield spots and could possibly get a look in centerfield." - Associate Head Coach Curtis Brown

Infielder ... 6-2, 190 ... Appeared at both shortstop and second base as a three-year letterwinner ... Started every game at short as a senior captain in 2013, leading the team to a AAA Liberty District regular season and tournament championship ... Led the district with 26 RBI as a junior, and was selected as the Virginia Stars Co-Hitter of the Month with brother, Josh in April 2012 ... Was the only sophomore on the varsity squad in 2011, making five starts ... Also earned three letters in football, playing tight end and wide receiver for Stone Bridge ... Played club baseball for the Virginia Stars ... Coached by Sam Plank (Stone Bridge) and Carson Carroll (Stars).

Nicholas Leonard
Chevy Chase, Md./Maret

"Nick is big kid who can pitch in the upper 80's with room to grow. He has been part of some very successful teams at Maret and we hope he can continue winning games when he arrives on campus." - Associate Head Coach Curtis Brown

Right-handed pitcher ... 6-6, 210 ... Four-year letterwinner and three-year starter in both baseball and football at Maret ... Appeared on the mound and at first ... First Team All-MAC selection as a sophomore and a junior ... Named the Washington, D.C. City Baseball Championship MVP and the team's Cy Young Award Winner as a sophomore in 2012 ... Tossed a complete-game no-hitter in the Washington, D.C. City Baseball Championship (2012) ... Led Maret to the MAC Championship (2011 and 2012) ... Coached by Antoine Williams.

Vincent Leoni
West Hills, Calif./Crespi Carmelite

"Vince throws a heavy ball in the mid-upper 80's and I can see him being a weapon out of the bullpen early in his career. He also has experience as a position player and we may give him a look during the fall to see if that is a possibility as well." - Associate Head Coach Curtis Brown

Right-handed pitcher ... 5-11, 160 ... Four-year letterwinner at Crespi Carmelite, co-captaining the squad junior and senior years ... Named Most Valuable Player as a senior (2013), earning First Team All-Mission League honors ... Named a San Fernando Valley All-Star in 2012 and 2013 ... Led Crespi Carmelite in hits, runs scored and outfield assists as a junior ... Also was a letterwinner in football and was named Special Teams MVP as a freshman and sophomore ... Coached on the diamond by Scott Muckey ... Played club ball for the Connie Mack Grizzlies and Southern California Patriots and the Southern California Cardinals.

Ryan Toomey
Mendham, N.J./Pingry School

"Ryan is a good hitter that has experience at a number of positions. His versatility will be an asset for us both offensively and defensively." - Head Coach Pete Wilk

Right-handed pitcher, outfielder and third baseman ... 6-0, 200 ... Spent one year apiece at both Sycamore (2009-10) and Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy (2010-11) before becoming a two-year letterwinner at Pingry School in both baseball and football ... Earned First Team All-Conference and Second Team All-Area honors as a junior in 2012 after tossing a complete-game shutout in the county tournament game on the road ... Led Pingry to a conference championship as a senior tight end and linebacker ... Earned all-conference and all-area distinctions in football ... Was named Special Teams Player of the Year in 2011 and Mr. Big Play in 2012 ... Coached by Brien Miller at Sycamore, Larry Redwine at Cincinnati Hills and Ted Corvino, Jr. at Pingry ... Also played club baseball for the Cinicinnati Mavericks, Cincinnati Flames and the Tri-State Arsenal Blue.



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