Baseball – 2021 Shore Conference Preview: Henry Hudson
Over the past two seasons, Henry Hudson has lost a significant amount of starting talent and that is evident in the youth all over this year’s projected starting lineup. Only senior Trevor Hendrickson is back from 2019 as a starter and he will move from catcher to second base in the starting lineup, with a chance to move back behind the plate in some lineups.
At least five freshmen are likely to open the 2021 season as starters for Henry Hudson, led by catcher Aidan Winters. Chris Parmigiani will be the leading candidate to open on the mound and will also play first base, while freshman Nick Dowd plays across the diamond at third. Brandon Hendrickson and Dylan Gonzalez are two more freshman ticketed for starting spots in the outfield and Jeremy Hay and Hayden Kurdes are two more rookies who could carve out important varsity roles in their first year.
Sophomore Nick Bigotto will be a key piece for Henry Hudson as the team’s starting shortstop – a position he likely would have played some as a freshman. Senior Aaron Lynch and junior Jack Crowley bring some experience to the lineup and the outfield and sophomore C.J. Murgolo provides some flexibility in the infield with all of the Admirals’ pitching staff playing somewhere in the field as well.
With so many freshmen playing right away, Henry Hudson will take some lumps but the Admirals have enough depth to get through a season – at least relative to some of their Group counterparts. With so many players who will be back for at least two more seasons, Henry Hudson has a chance to lay the groundwork for some good seasons to come.
Henry Hudson at a Glance
Head Coach: Matt Mancini, fourth season
Key Losses: Mike Mohr (3B/1B/RHP), Grady Hendrickson (2B/SS/RHP), Josh Winters (1B/RHP), Casey Haupt (OF/LHP), Mike Hoey (OF), Tom Doherty (OF/RHP), Garrett Shine (OF), Nick Brown (OF)
Around the Diamond (Returning 2019 starters in bold with available stats)
Catcher: Aidan Winters, Fr.; Trevor Hendrickson, Sr.
First Base: Chris Parmigiani, Fr.
Second Base: Trevor Hendrickson, Sr. (RS); C.J. Murgolo, So.
Shortstop: Nick Bigotto, So.
Third Base: Nick Dowd, Fr.
Left Field: Dylan Gonzalez, Fr.
Center Field: Brandon Hendrickson, Fr.
Right Field: Aaron Lynch, Sr.; Jack Crowley, Jr.
Other Key Hitters
Jeremy Way (Fr., OF)
Hayden Kurdes (Fr., OF)
Chris Parmigiani, Fr., LHP
Aidan Winters, Fr., RHP
Hayden Kurdes, Fr., RHP
Trevor Hendrickson, Sr., RHP
Brandon Hendrickson, Fr., RHP
Nick Dowd, Fr., RHP
Nick Bigotto, So., RHP