Meet Your 2019 Silver Spring-Takoma T-Bolts

With the college baseball season now underway, the 2019 T-Bolts are hard at work on baseball diamonds across the country. Get to know this year’s T-Bolts squad below and stay up-to-date on their college baseball seasons via our Twitter account!

Returning T-Bolts:

P Teddy Blumenauer, Junior, Harford CC

Blumenauer appeared in 10 games in relief for the T-Bolts last year, pitching to a 10.68 ERA in 16 innings. He transferred to Harford Community College from VCU this summer after not appearing with the Rams all last season.

P Jacob Pecilunas, Junior, Towson

Pecilunas turned in high strikeout numbers last season, fanning 18 batters in 17.1 innings. Though he’s struggled in only one appearance this season, Pecliunas finished his freshman season in college on a high note, allowing one run in his final seven appearances.

P Yash Rane, Junior, Lehigh

Rane was the T-Bolts Opening Day starter a season ago, allowing only two earned runs and striking out 10 to be named Pitcher of the Week. After that, he was inconsistent but still fanned 32 hitters, second highest on the team. At Lehigh, Rane has only made three appearances, allowing three earned runs in four innings pitched.

OF/P Jack Schroeder, Junior, VCU

Schroeder was inconsistent both at the plate and on the mound during the regular season last year. However, he turned it on late, ending the season on a four-game hitting streak, including three doubles and a home run. Schroder has not seen much playing time at VCU, though, sporting a career .188 batting average in just 34 plate appearances.

P Austin Weber, Senior, Towson

Weber was mostly solid for the T-Bolts coming out of the bullpen last season, allowing nine earned runs and striking out 12 in 14.1 regular season innings. At Towson, Weber posted a 2-4 record and 70 strikeouts in 50.1 innings pitched. He has made one appearance so far this year.

P Jaren Zinn, Junior, Harvard

Zinn had an up-and-down year with the T-Bolts, fanning 16 but also allowing 16 earned runs in 18 innings pitched. He has made two career appearances in relief at Harvard.

New T-Bolts:

P Greg Albert, Junior, UMBC

Albert joins the T-Bolts bullpen for 2019, compiling 25 strikeouts and 4.11 ERA during his freshman season at UMBC. Albert has yet to pitch this year.

3B Lucas Donlon, Freshman, Virginia Tech

Donlon adds solid defense and contact to the T-Bolts as he’s wrapping up his senior year at Georgetown Prep.

SS Dominic Ford, Junior, Queens College (NC)

This is Ford’s first season under scholarship at Queens College. He is third on the Royals with a .295 average and leads the team with 10 RBI.

P Bryan Gilliam, Senior, UMBC

Gilliam joins UMBC this year as a transfer from Erskine College, where he allowed one earned run in three career appearances.

OF Peter Godrick, Sophomore, UMBC

Godrick completed his senior season at Archbishop Spalding HS last year in sterling fashion, hitting .343 with 19 RBI. He has yet to appear in a game for the Retriever this year.

OF DaVonn Griffin, Senior, James Madison

Griffin has picked up where he left off to end last season, entrenched in the startling lineup and hitting .309 in the Dukes’ first four games. He appeared in all 52 games for JMU in 2018, racking up 12 extra base hits and six stolen bases.

P Bradyn Kail, Senior, California (PA)

Kail has seen decent results coming out of the bullpen for the Vulcans, fanning 30 and sporting a 5.32 ERA in 47.1 career innings pitched.

OF Quinn McKenna, Junior, Lehigh

McKenna had a standout freshman season in 2018, leading all Mountain Hawk freshmen in every major offensive category (.263/.362/.400, 8 extra base hits, 15 RBI).

SS Ian McMillan, Sophomore, Houston

McMillan brings a strong bat to the Cougars and T-Bolts, hitting .356 with 13 doubles in his senior year of high school. So far at Houston, McMillan has appeared as a defensive replacement in two games.

C Tyler Murray, Senior, Hawaii

Murray will bring strong defense behind the plate to the T-Bolts, as he’s committed just three errors in his college career with the Rainbow Warriors.

SS Brady Pearre, Sophomore, High Point

Pearre is the younger brother of 2018 T-Bolt 2B Hunter Pearre. Though he has only appeared in one game so far at High Point, Brady Pearre brings strong offensive potential and solid defense.

1B Logan Pouelsen, Senior, Hawaii

A versatile player, Pouelsen has started as a pitcher, designated hitter, first baseman and third baseman for Hawaii. He excels as a hitter, with a career .262/.357/.377 slash line and 28 walks.

P Rojo Prairie, Sophomore, William and Mary

Prairie was a well-regarded prospect coming out of Lake Braddock High School, being named Conference Pitcher of the Year his senior season. He has yet to make an appearance through three games with the Tribe.

P Luke Rettig, Sophomore, Lehigh

Rettig comes to Lehigh and the T-Bolts as a stellar southpaw, finishing with a 7-0 record, 86 strikeouts and a 0.32 ERA in his high school senior year. Rettig has made one appearance so far in college, striking out three in two innings against Duke.

1B Ryan Roell, Senior, Frostburg State

Roell brings a solid bat to Blair, as he’s driven in four runs in two games so far this year with Frostburg.

SS Cade Swisher, Freshman, Virginia Tech

Swisher joins Donlon as the other college freshman for the T-Bolts. Also a Virginia Tech commit, Swisher possesses a solid bat and good range defensively.

OF Johnathon Thomas, Sophomore, Houston

Unfortunately for the T-Bolts, Johnathon was injured in the second game of the season and will not return.

C Luke Trainer, Millersville University

Trainer brings strong defense behind the plate and discipline in the box, committing just three errors walking 17 times last year.

SS Brenden Williams, Junior, New Mexico State

Williams brings solid defense to the T-Bolts only recording two errors while at New Mexico State. He also adds decent offense, hitting .230 in his career.

P Tyler Dyball, University of Hawaii

Tyler joins teammates Logan Poulesen and Tyler Murray on the Bolts. Tyler comes from a family of pitchers; his mom was a softball pitcher, his dad, a baseball pitcher.

P Alex Mykut, Millersville University

Alex made one start and eight relief appearances for the Retrievers, pitching 12.2 innings. His record was .0-1 with a 6.39 ERA. He struck out 13.

IF/OF Tony Gallo, Lehigh University

Tony hit .321 for the Mountain Hawks in the 2019 campaign, with 42 RBIs, eight doubles, one triple, and seven home runs. He got five hits in one game against Bucknell.

P Tanner Jacobson, Queens University of Charlotte

Tanner finished up with a 2.52 ERA for the Royals as both a starter and reliever. In 39.1 innings, he recorded 45 strikeouts. As a batter, he hit .283 with 11 RBIs.

IF Evan Blum, College of the Holy Cross

Evan was hitting .389 for the T-Bolts when he was injured in a game June 9 against Gaithersburg. He’ll need surgery on his shoulder and is sidelined for the season.

IF Daulton Martin, Tusculum University

This season, Daulton hit .362, with 22 doubles and eight home runs. He had 47 RBIs for the Pioneers and stole 17 bases. Last season, he led the South Atlantic Conference with a .413 batting average