By: Matt Rothman
Marjory Stoneman Douglas’ baseball team secured its eighth commitment as catcher Ethan Askin opted to attend Eastern Florida State College.
“To be committed is super exciting,” Askin said. “It feels like the bridge into a new chapter of life, and I feel extremely blessed to say that I get to play ball in college.”
Askin began playing baseball with the Tamarac Recreational Baseball League when he was five and switched to travel three years later. He started with the Tomahawks and then transitioned to Canyon Baseball Academy before it merged with Baseball University to form CBU.
He played one summer with Tempo Baseball and shined playing with the Original Florida Pokers, helping them finish third in the Perfect Game WWBA. He is set to play his final year of high school with the Eagles, the three-time reigning State and National Champions.
“I couldn’t be happier for him,” Head Coach Todd Fitz Gerald said. “The hard work and the grind he has put into all this has finally paid off. He is one of the best teammates I have ever been around.”
For college, Askin wanted to remain in State and was intrigued by the coaching staff and saw similarities with how Eastern Florida and the MSD baseball team are run.
The Titans are coming off a season where they won 23 games and will be getting one of the top defensive catchers in the area.
- Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism and then graduated from the University of Florida as a graduate student. He also works for the Mohave Valley Daily News in Bullhead City, Arizona covering high school sports.
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