From Coast to Coast: The Diverse Roster of Frederick Community College’s Baseball Team

Although the baseball players at Frederick Community College play for the same team, their paths to the field vary. Their success comes from players who come from all over the U.S. 

Aiden Hernandez, 19, is a first-year communications student, and is a part of the FCC baseball team. He has been playing baseball for 13 years and is a pitcher on the team.  

“The coach came up to me when I was in a Lancaster (Pa.) baseball tournament, and he was a cool dude to talk to,” Hernandez said. “We bonded, so I decided to take a visit, and they gave me an offer!”  

He expressed the difficulty of moving away from his home in Oxford, Pennsylvania to come play baseball here in Frederick.  

“It was a big jump to move and live with a roommate,” he said.” The baseball team is great, but I’m still getting used to Frederick.”  

Eddy Fuentes, 20, is a second-year student studying criminal justice, and is also a pitcher on the baseball team.  

“I’ve been playing baseball since I was 4 years old.” he said. His father was offered a job in Frederick, which is why he moved here from Coral Springs, Florida 

“My family told me that there was a school nearby that had a baseball team, so I just walked on,” he said. It’s great to have automatic friends when you join a baseball team. It’s like you a part of a family almost.”  

Rodney Bennett, Director of Athletics and the Head baseball Coach at FCC, has specific requirements that he looks for when selecting the roster for the baseball team.  

We are looking for the best players from each of their high schools who are serious about academics and advancing to the highest level possible after FCC,” he said. They need very high work ethic and a team player to be successful in our program.”  

FCC baseball’s next home game is on April 30th against Catonsville Community College. There is no need to buy tickets, it’s free to attend. 

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