Island catcher commits to Holland College baseball team

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Holland College Hurricanes

The Holland College Hurricanes baseball team has added catcher Morgan MacLean to its roster for its inaugural season in the Canadian Collegiate Baseball Association (CCBA)  Atlantic Division this fall.

MacLean, a Charlottetown native, played for the Charlottetown Gaudet's Auto Body Islanders last summer. He led the New Brunswick Senior Baseball League squad with a .308 batting average and was second on the team in runs batted in (13).  

“Having varsity baseball at Holland College is a great opportunity for local players to play in front of family and friends. It gives players a chance to further their education while staying close to home," said MacLean in a release. “Being a first-year team in the league it is important that we are not intimidated by the more experienced teams. With such a condensed regular season, I believe depth in the pitching position will be key. A personal goal this year is to have consistency at the plate. As a hitter, you want to have strong at-bats and find a way to put the ball in play."

The six-foot, 200-pound MacLean bats right and can play first and third base.

He will suit up for the Islanders then join the Hurricanes in September.

Other Atlantic circuit member schools include Crandall, Cape Breton, Dalhousie, Saint Mary's, St. F.X. and UNB.

Regular season play begins in September. Conference playoffs for the three member conferences of the CCBA begin in October.

Winners tangle for the national championship in Montreal in late October.

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Organizations: Holland College, Canadian Collegiate Baseball Association, New Brunswick Senior Baseball League Islanders

Geographic location: Charlottetown, Cape Breton, Saint Mary Montreal

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