Tiger Baseball Team signs three to NLI’s

Towson Tigers

January 19, 2014, TOWSON, Md. (ISN) – Pitcher David Marriggi of Wilkes Barre, Pa., catcher Tristan Howertown of Virginilia, Va. and pitcher Mason Anderson of Lumberton, N.J. have signed National Letters of Intent to attend Towson University and play baseball, it has been announced by Coach Mike Gottlieb.

A left-handed pitcher at James M. Coughlin High School, Marriggi posted a 3-3 record as a junior for Coach Moe Rodzinak. He pitched 35 innings and compiled a 2.80 E.R.A. while striking out 33 batters. As a sophomore, he struck out 57 batters in 39 innings while posting a 3-2 record with a 3.20 E.R.A.

Marriggi also played centerfield for the Crusaders and led the team with a .388 last season. A four-year member of the Crusaders’ soccer team, Marriggi also played travel ball with the Baseball PA program for Coach Mike Guy.

A three-year starter at catcher for Halifax County High School, Howerton batted .373 as a junior for Coach Kelvin Davis. An honorable mention All-Western Valley District team honoree last season, Howertown hit seven doubles and had 21 runs batted in. He also threw out six of 17 runners trying to steal. Howerton also played Fall Travel Ball for the Orioleanders and Coach Tim Norris.

A talented righthanded pitcher at Rancocas Valley High School in New Jersey, Anderson posted a 3-1 record for the Red Devils last season before suffering a season-ending injury. While pitching for Coach Dave Hower, he struck out 44 batters. Anderson also played travel ball with the Pro Skills Baseball Academy.

The Tigers, who won the 2013 Colonial Athletic Association championship, posted a 30-30 record last season. They won four straight games in the CAA Tournament and earned the CAA title with a 5-2 win over William & Mary. Seeded third at NCAA regional at Chapel Hill, the Tigers beat No. 23 Florida Atlantic in the first round before losing to North Carolina and Florida Atlantic.

Towson opens its 2014 season at Wake Forest University on Friday, February 14 at 4:00 p.m