Potomac State has five named to All Region XX Baseball teams.

Jake Ringold

Jake Ringold was one of five Catamounts named to the 2011 All-Region
Baseball Team Photo Courtesy Raymond Burner

Arnold, MD- Potomac State had five players listed on the 2011 All Region XX Division 1 Baseball teams that were announced today by the NJCAA Region XX athletic directors.


Nate Antone, from Pittsburgh, PA was Potomac State's leading vote getter as the sophomore is 17th in the country in hitting with a .445 batting average. He has 53 hits on the year, with 20 doubles, three triples, three home runs and 44 runs batted in.


Ryan Bennett was also named to the first team as the 2nd baseman. Bennett, a Martinsburg, WV native is hitting at a .374 clip with 15 doubles, two triples and 33 runs scored.


Catamount pitcher Andy Smithmyer was also named to the first team. This marks the second straight season that the Altoona, PA native has been named to the first team. The sophomore has compiled a 9-2 record on the season, with 71 strikeouts in 53 innings pitched.


Also named to the second team were Potomac State sophomore's Jason Driver and Jake Ringold. Driver, from Sykesville, MD hit .331 in the regular season with 33 runs batted in and three homeruns. Ringold had 36 runs scored as the Mt. Airy, MD native hit at a .336 clip with 15 RBI's. Both Driver and Ringold were second team members last season as well.


Harford Community College led the way with nine players named to this year's team. Six on the first team and three to the second team.


The complete Region XX Team is as follows:

 Region XX



1st Base           Christian Wolfe                   Harford

2nd Base          Ryan Bennett                         Potomac State

Shortstop        James Wilson                       Harford

3rd Base           Nate Antone                           Potomac State

Catcher           Nick Octavi                         Harford

Outfield          Charles Dailey                       Anne Arundel

Outfield          Jordan Gowe                         Chesapeake

Outfield          Alex Riley                              Harford

DH                Simon Beloff                           Harford

LHP               Corey Taylor                          Harford

RHP               Joe Murrill                              Anne Arundel

RHP                 Andy Smithmyer                    Potomac State


1st Base          Jordan Thurber                    Hagerstown

2nd Base         Anthony Ortiz                       Harford

Shortstop        Jason Driver                           Potomac State

3rd Base          Daniel Seeba                        Anne Arundel

Catcher          Kyle Gatz                             Anne Arundel

Outfield          Seth Poffenberger                  Hagerstown

Outfield          Jon Castro                            Harford

Outfield          Jake Ringold                             Potomac State

DH                Tucker Tobin                         Chesapeake

LHP               Taylor Funk                           Hagerstown

RHP               Colby Fisher                           Hagerstown

RHP               Jason Seitler                          Harford