Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008

Good Counsel baseballers get off-season attention

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Good Counsel seniors Justin Bartlett and Danny Angle recently made plans to continue their baseball careers for the foreseeable future, while Matt Kohn will get a chance this weekend to show why he could be a future star for the Falcons.

Bartlett, a 5-foot-9, 160-pound second baseman from Rockville, has committed to play at La Salle (Pa.) University where he will receive a combination of athletic and academic scholarships. He batted .375 (27 for 72) with 19 runs scored, 13 runs batted in, five doubles and four triples last spring.

Angle, a 6-2, 185-pound catcher from Gaithersburg, will be attending the United States Naval Academy. Angle, the bat-boy at Montgomery College-Germantown as a youth, was converted to a catcher when projected starter Cody Stewart (Rockville) broke his thumb and couldn’t receive the pitches.Angle, who will play third base at Navy, batted .288 (19 for 66) with 11 RBI, 12 walks and five doubles after hitting .375 (5 for 19) with five runs in 2006.

‘‘He’s the kind of kid that every coach likes to coach,” Good Counsel coach John McGowan said. ‘‘He’s a phenomenal kid.”

Kohn, a sophomore outfielder on the junior-varsity team from Rockville, was recently named as a 2008 Under Armour Preseason All-American. As such, he will participate in the Under Armour All-American Tournament, Jan. 11-13 at the Arizona-based Kino Sports Complex, the spring training site of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Kohn played 41 games last summer for the Mama Lucia Falcons, who placed third at the 2007 National Amateur Baseball Federation Junior Regionals while also capturing the 2007 Montgomery County Baseball Association Under-18 championship.