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Yorktown grad earns Man of the Year award

Reprinted from the Sun Gazette/

For his efforts this past summer, Yorktown High School graduate Jake Marshall received the 2021 Community Man of the Year award from the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs professional independent minor-league baseball team.

He was one of four players from the team who received one of the team’s annual awards.

Marshall was honored because he commemorated the D-Day anniversary by wearing his godfather’s World War II Ranger scroll on his batting helmet, volunteered at all Blue Crabs summer-youth baseball camps and took part in many events in the community.

“He was incredible to have around,” Blue Crabs media relations manager Andrew Bandstra said.

Marshall was a catcher for the Blue Crabs, playing in 36 games, batting .261 with 18 hits and as many RBIs. In college he was a member of the West Virginia University and Potomac State junior college teams, before beginning his minor-league career in various independent leagues.