2013: Limited due to injury suffered in preseason ... played one game as the UMES designated hitter at Georgetown (4/30) ... named to the MEAC Commissioner's All-Academic Team.
2012: Played as a reserve catcher and designated hitter for the Hawks, playing 15 games with nine starts ... hit .161 (5-for-31) with three RBI ... earned first UMES hit at Navy (2/22) ... had pinch hit RBI ground out in comeback win over Coppin State (4/6) ... went 2-for-4 with pair of RBI singles in MEAC Tournament win over North Carolina Central (5/17).
High School/Club: Lettered in baseball four years at Parkside High School ... first-team All-Bayside South and Senior All-Star in 2011 ... state runner-up and regional champion in 2009 and 2010 ... fourth all-time in batting average at Parkside at .500 ... named Maryland Distinguished Scholar 2009 and 2010 ... earned President's education award sophomore and junior years ... member of Parkside Honor Roll all four years ... played for Perdue Chicks in Eastern Shore Baseball League ... won NABF East Region and compted in NABF World Series in Louisville, Ky.
Personal: Born May 18, 1993 in Salisbury, Md. ... son of Robin and Martha Townsend ... major is biology ... pregame routine includes saying the Lord's Prayer ... personal best sports moment is hitting a pinch hit home run to defeat previously unbeaten Bennett High in 2010 ... plans to become a physician's assistant upon graduation ... person who influences him most is his grandfather, professional baseball player in the Eastern Shore Baseball League hall of Fame ... favorite saying is "Never give up, don't ever give up." ... favorite movie is "The Rookie" ... personal athletic goal this season is to improve his batting average and pitch calling ... personal athletic goal upon graduation is to make first team All-MEAC.