Nov. 25, 2013
WASHINGTON - Head coach Pete Wilk and the Georgetown baseball team have named its team captains for the upcoming 2014 season. Seniors Steve Anderson (Albany, N.Y./Northfield Mt. Hermon Prep/Guilderland) and Christian Venditti (Newtonville, Mass./St. Sebastian's School) as well as redshirt junior Jack Vander Linden (Dallas, Texas/Episcopal School of Dallas) will lead the Hoyas this spring.
"I think that we are in good shape in terms of leadership for this year's club," Wilk said. "The team did a good job of recognizing the qualities of these three young men. All three are committed to their teammates and to the task at hand, which would be to win as many games as possible this season. I like the mix of personalities and the intensity that each individual will bring to the weight room and the park each day."
Anderson appeared in 51 of Georgetown's 53 games last season, making 48 starts. The 6-5 first baseman finished the year with a .274 batting average and was third on the team with 51 hits. He was also third with 25 RBI and tied for second with three home runs.
Venditti led the Hoyas with seven round-trippers last season, appearing in 51 games and making 48 starts. The right fielder finished 2013 with a .234 batting average and a team-high 36 RBI to go along with his seven home runs.
Vander Linden is Georgetown's top returning starting pitcher after finishing the 2013 campaign with a 3-5 record and a 4.13 ERA in 13 starts. The 6-5 right-hander finished with team-highs in both strikeouts (46) and innings pitched (69.2).
The Hoyas are coming off of a 25-28 season, their fourth consecutive season with at least 20 victories and the first time a Georgetown team has reached the 25-win mark since 2005.