14 UMES players will play in collegiate wooden-bat leagues this summer
Pedro Swann begins his first season at UMES in 2013
UMES wins 18-1 in game one, 6-4 in game two to move to third place in MEAC North
Zachary Saca, Devin Repine and Sean Woods combine for 0 ER in 6.1 innings
UMES improved from three to seven conference victories in 2011
2013: Reserve second baseman, playing in six games with two starts ... walked in pinch hit appearance against VMI (2/25).
2012: Played in 12 games off the bench as a reserve second baseman and pinch runner ... went 1-for-4 on the season, scoring two runs ... earned first hit as a Hawk with a pinch hit single vs. Indiana State at the Bulldog Classic (2/25) ... scored first run at Coppin State (3/31).
High School/Club: Ranked 9th in the Class of 2011 from the state of Maryland by Perfect Game USA, also named as a top-500 freshman to watch in 2012 season ... lettered twice in baseball at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School ... named 2011 Rawlings Pre-Season All-American and 2011 Perfect Game Pre-Season All-American ... part of 2010 WCAC Championship team, ranked #50 in the country and #1 in state of Maryland ... had a career average of .400 with the Falcons ... honor roll student all four years ... played for Cissel Saxon Post 41 in 2010, being named American Legion First Year Player of the Year ... played with Wares Baseball Club, ranked top-100 Showcase team in the country ... reached base 11-of-13 at-bats in World Wood Bat Association U-18 National Champion in East Cobb, Ga.
Personal: Born Nov. 19, 1992 in Silver Spring, Md. ... son of Lewis and Tammy Bassford ... has a sister, Loren ... majoring in business ... pregame routine includes listening to music and praying ... personal best sports moment is winning the WCAC Championship in 2010 against DeMatha ... lists his father and Dustin Pedroia as people who influence him the most ... personal best non-athletic accomplishment is being an honor roll student ... plans to open a baseball complex or company upon graduation ... favorite saying is "Those who are too weak to follow their own dreams will find a way to discourage yours." ... favorite book is the Bible ... favorite movie is "Step Brothers" ... personal athletic goal this season is to bat over .300 and have a .980 or better fielding percentage ... personal athletic goal upon graduation is to win the MEACs and go to the College World Series.