Marjory Stoneman Douglas baseball wins National Championship rings. {Athletics}
Marjory Stoneman Douglas baseball wins National Championship rings. {Athletics}

By: Matt Rothman

After winning their second National Championship in six years, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas baseball team received their rings Tuesday night.

The Eagles are coming off a season where they went 28-2 along with District, Regional, and a State Championship. Their only two losses came against Palm Beach Gardens High School, who they went on to defeat in Regionals, and a one-run loss in extra innings to Westminster Academy.

MSD finished the year as the top team in the country under Head Coach Todd Fitz-Gerald, who won Coach of the Year for the third time.

The Eagles had ten players graduate from their team last year led by Gavin Conticello, who was selected in the eighth round of the MLB draft. They had several other players sign to play college baseball and return to their starting rotation for the 2022 season.

With the addition of Jacob Gomberg, the Eagles have four University of Florida commits along with players committed to Ole Miss, Florida State, Florida Atlantic,  Radford, Appalachian State, and Erskine College.

For Coach Fitz-Gerald and the rest of the Eagles, they now have turned their attention to this upcoming year and hope to repeat as State Championships.

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EDITORS NOTE: We originally reported that Gavin Conticello was drafted in the fourth round. Conticello was drafted in the eighth round of the 2021 MLB Draft. 

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Matt Rothman
Matt Rothman
Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism. He is now attending the University of Florida as a graduate student.

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