Bruins News · Saluting Our Bruin Seniors: Baseball 2020


As we reach the time that we would have been hosting our spring sports senior night celebrations had the season not been interrupted, we will be honoring this outstanding group of 2020 seniors on our website over the course of the next few weeks.  We will be releasing them by team starting today with baseball.

Broadneck Bruins Baseball Seniors 2020 

Coach Skrenchuk reflects on the Class of 2020: 

“Over the last four years, it has been an absolute joy to coach these nine young men in our program. These young men entered their freshmen year the same time our staff took over the Broadneck program. As coaches, it has been a privilege to see all of these young men grow as baseball players, but more importantly as quality young men. They have brought tremendous success and recognition to our program. I am proud to say they have set a standard of excellence that is expected of all Broadneck Baseball players. Even though they did not get to complete the cycle, I am so proud of this class and the leadership they have shown. This group will graduate and move on to bigger and greater things in life, but they will always be a Bruin, and they will always be welcome home! We look forward to watching these young men excel in the next chapters of their lives. Thank you for everything!”

Bruin Baseball Seniors:

Jack Capps – 4 years in the program – 3 year varsity member 

  • Jack brings a consistent work ethic and attitude to the baseball field and the weight room. That consistent effort has allowed Jack to build himself into a strong, athletic outfielder, with pop in his swing. He is a model student-athlete that represents all that is good about Bruin athletics. He leads by example on and off the field and is always ready to contribute and compete.  Next fall, Jack will attend the University of Maryland.

Thomas Coble – 4 years in the program – 3 year varsity member 

  • Thomas has been an extremely valuable contributor to our program. His sophomore year, Thomas stepped in and caught every day on the varsity. Then, his Junior year he selflessly moved to the outfield and contributed on the mound. Thomas built himself into a superior athlete through his dedication to the weight room. While playing two sports Thomas still never missed an off-season workout. Thomas is consistent in his approach every day. This trait will serve him well when Thomas begins his journey at the Virginia Military Institute.

 

Jackson Halla – 4 years in the program – 3 year varsity member 

  • Jackson was expected to be a leader on the field because he is a catcher, is responsible for guiding our pitchers, and is the general of our defense. Jackson embraces this role and leads by example in our program. On the field, in the weight room, or helping with youth camps, Jackson always brings positive energy and enthusiasm that rubs off on others. He makes the game fun for all of us.  In addition, Jackson is an impressive athlete. He has significant strength, power, and quickness which allows him to make a significant impact in the middle of our lineup. Jackson is a plus receiver and blocker which makes him one of the best catchers in our county. Next year Jackson will continue his athletic career at Chesapeake Community College.

Matt Isaac – 4 years in the program – 4 year varsity member 

  • Matt has had an incredible 4 years of baseball at Broadneck High School. He has been a mainstay in the middle of our line up on the varsity since his freshman year. Matt was the best hitter in Anne Arundel County during his Junior year. I have no doubts that he would have repeated or improved on his performance this year because of how much time he dedicates to his game. Matt is soft-spoken but highly respected by all of his peers. His teammates look up to him and follow him because of his work ethic and his passion for the game. He has been a tremendous leader and a great player to coach. Matt will continue his playing career at Penn State Harrisburg next fall, and I am excited to follow the rest of his baseball career.

Reilly Joyce – 4 years in the program – 2 year varsity member 

  • Reilly is the ultimate competitor. He is a bulldog on the field and he may be the toughest athlete we have at Broadneck High School. His fierce competitiveness on the mound provides confidence for his defense behind him. Reilly had a tremendous Junior year where he was named 2nd Team All County. Reilly would have led our pitching rotation this season and he will be missed. Reilly will continue his soccer career next fall at Springfield College.

Chris Lucente – 4 years in the program – 2 year varsity member 

  • Chris has done a tremendous job in the outfield for us the last two years on the Varsity. His lightening speed and agility allows him to cover a lot of ground in the outfield. Chris is extremely aggressive on the bases which allows our offense to put a lot of pressure on the defense. This is a very fun way to play the game! Chris sets the standard for the effort and attitude that we want from our Broadneck baseball players. Next fall Chris will attend Towson University.

Jack Murphy – 4 years in the program – 2 year varsity member 

  • Jack has been a contributor on the Varsity for the last two years. It has been really fun to watch Jack grow as an athlete and young man over the last four years. Jack’s speed and strength has made him an exciting player for us. Jack is another leader demonstrating the effort and energy that needs to be given on a daily basis for our program to be successful. Next fall, Jack will attend Towson University.

Ben Schultz – 4 years in the program – 4 year varsity member 

  • Ben has the most power and bat speed then any player I have had the opportunity to coach. He truly has Major League “pop”. Ben has been a 4-year Varsity player at Broadneck and a middle of the lineup contributor during his entire career. I am very proud of the growth Ben has made as a young man during his Broadneck career. He has worked extremely hard and has gave himself the opportunity to continue his baseball career next fall at Catonsville Community College. I am excited to follow Ben as he moves on from Broadneck High School. I believe he is going to do a lot of special things in the game of baseball.

Ethan Soto – 3 years in the program – 3 year varsity member 

  • Ethan has had a stellar 3-year varsity career at Broadneck. He has anchored our middle infield with his smooth hands and toughness. We will miss his sure handed fielding. On and off the field Ethan has been a leader and represents the standards of our program. Ethan will continue his baseball career next fall at Nichols College.