2018 FMCC Baseball Preview: FMCC baseball team to open its season today in Myrtle Beach

Fulton-Montgomery Community College baseball coach Dave Hennessey, center, talks with his team during a recent practice. (Photo Submitted)

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton-Montgomery Community College baseball team has been hard at work this preseason and the players are ready for the season to begin. 

Head coach Dave Hennessey has been working with the team for the last month in the weight room and in the Raiders Den, but the team is eager to get outside. 

FMCC will finally get that chance when they travel to Myrtle Beach, S.C. to open up its 2018 season today. 

The Raiders will play seven games in five days.  

FMCC will face Garrett College at 3 p.m. and Nassau Community College at 6 p.m. Both games will take place at the Ripken Experience.

Fulton-Montgomery Community College’s Kyle Sherlock pitches during a recent practice. (Photo submitted Fulton-Montgomery Community College’s Kyle Sherlock pitches during a recent practice. (Photo Submitted)

This year’s FMCC roster shows a good blend of returning sophomores and talented freshmen.

Veterans on the roster include Richard Umholtz who led the team last year on the mound. He led the Raiders with a 3.38 ERA and struck out a team high 28 batter. 

Cory Moore is back for FM and will see a lot of time at shortstop. Moore finished last season with a .258 batting average. 

Kyle Sherlock, Andrew Marciniak, Coby Caraballo, and Brogan Barker round out the returners and all will play an integral role on the squad. 

The Raiders bring on 10 new freshmen who will fill a lot of time in the lineup.

Fonda-Fultonville standout, Daniel Parslow will give the Raiders depth in the infield and on the mound. Michael Brown (Johnstown), Hunter Young (Mayfield), James May (Fort Plain) and Bradley Smith and Michael Smith (Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville) round out the local talent on the roster. 

Capital District players Michael Reith, Noah Wygel, Joshua McCaffrey and Benjamin McHarg also will look to make an impact right away as freshman. 

FMCC will utilize a large pitching committee and solid offense to lead them in their 2018 season.   

FMCC’s northern schedule is set to begin on April 10, weather permitting, at home, with games against Jefferson Community College.