Head Coach Pedro Swann (pictured) has been busy during the Early Signing Period

Head Coach Pedro Swann (pictured) has been busy during the Early Signing Period

Dec. 5, 2013

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – The University of Maryland Eastern Shore baseball team has signed four players during the Early Signing Period, it was announced today. The group consists of two outfielders, one infielder and one pitcher. Head Coach Pedro Swann stayed true to his local roots as all four come from bordering states of Maryland. The signees are also the first players to be inked by UMES for the 2014-15 season.

The Hawks have signed the following players:

Scott Bean (Harveys Lake, Pa.) – RHP, 6’5, 205 lbs.

  • Bean will come to UMES from Lake Lehman High School, where he was a 2011 UnderArmour Preseason All-American selection. “Big Country” was named a Chandler Golden Bat nominee last year and was named to the Nine Baseball Futures Classic East team. Bean has impressed with solid command of three pitches from the same arm slot. The 6’5 righty was a four-year member of the varsity baseball team and won both the 2011 Wyoming Valley Conference and 2011 PIAA District 2 Championship. He has previously played with the Chandler Baseball National Team as well. Bean is an honor roll member at Lake Lehman and is a Junior Leader for Lake Lehman Christian Athletes.

Quenton Hamrick (New Castle, Del.) – OF, 6’0, 170 lbs.

  • Hamrick will come south after his senior year at St. George’s High School, where he was an All-Blue Hen Conference outfield selection for the past three seasons. The 6’0 hitter played summer baseball for Stahl Post 30 and was a member of the Philadelphia Phillies Pro Scout Team. Last season, the lead-off hitter was a team captain and broke the St. George’s all-time steals record. He recently traveled to Nashville, Tenn., for public speaking at the National Leadership Conference, where he placed 17th in the nation.

Grayson Trower (Chesterfield, Va.) – OF, 5’11, 165 lbs.

  • Grayson is a senior at Matoaca High School and also plays for RISE Baseball Club in Chesterfield, Va. The leadoff hitter comes to the Hawks as a gap-to-gap hitter with power to all fields. He has hit 87 mph on the radar gun from the outfield and has been clocked in the 60-yard dash at 6.85 seconds. Predominantly an outfielder, he covers a lot of ground and his speed will help the Hawks defensively. Academically, he carries a 3.5 GPA and has been recognized as a Junior Class Achievement Award winner and Matoaca Distinguished Honor.



Jamison Trower (Chesterfield, Va.) – 1B/DH, 6’0, 215 lbs.

  • Jamison attends Matoaca High School and also plays for RISE Baseball Club in Chesterfield, Va. He played in the US Baseball Championship in the North vs. South game and had a game-high four RBIs and one homer. Jamison led both of his teams in homeruns, RBIs and multiple base hits. He was named to the All-Central District First Team as a designated hitter in 2013. Jamison also claimed All-Region Second Team honors as well as All-Region Academic honors. Known as a power hitter, he is projected to be a middle of the order type bat. The right-handed hitter carries a 3.3 GPA and won a Junior Class Achievement Award and Matoaca Distinguished Honor.