BALTIMORE—Head baseball coach John Jancuska announced Tuesday that Jon Cobo, Vince Corbi, Anthony Gatto, Ian Glassman, Kevin Ladner and David Superdock have all signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Retrievers in the 2011-12 school year.
“He had a very strong signing class this past year and we think we followed that up with another excellent group this year,” Jancuska said. “We feel that all four pitchers can compete for starting spots right away and that the middle infielders can compete to play when they get to Baltimore and give us great depth at those positions.”
Cobo, a 6-2 left-handed pitcher from Bel Air, Md., helped lead C. Milton Wright to the Maryland 3A State Championship in 2010 and has been named to the Preseason All-State team for 2011. Before transferring to C. Milton Wright, Cobo was named the Most Valuable Player for John Carroll High School in 2008 and 2009. An excellent student-athlete, Cobo was a 2008 Presidential Academic Award winner and is a member of the National Honor Society.
Corbi, a 5-10 middle infielder from Medford, N.J., helped lead Shawnee High School to the Olympic Patriot Division Championship 2008-10 and the South Jersey crown in 2009. He was named to the All-Conference and All-County teams his junior season. Corbi, an honor roll student at Shawnee, also captained the football team and played quarterback.
Gatto, a 6-1 right-handed pitcher and outfielder from Smithtown, N.Y., has been named to the All-League team each of his first three seasons at Smithtown West, while also being named to the 2009 and 2010 All-County and All-State squads. He was named All-Long Island in 2009 and a Rising Star by Newsday. In 2009 was named the Most Valuable Player of the National Amateur Baseball Federation’s Michigan tournament as well as the Most Outstanding Pitcher of the Diamond Nation CABA Classic. Also played football, where he holds the record for most career receiving yards for the Smithtown Central School District.
Glassman, a 5-10 middle infielder from Basking Ridge, N.J., was named All-State and All-Prep First Team in 2009 and 2010, as well as All-Patriot Conference each of his first three years at Rutgers Prep School. He has been named a Under Armour/Baseball Factory Preseason All-American for 2011 and was named as one of Collegiate Baseball’s Preseason Top 100 Players in New Jersey in 2010. Glass also led to the New Jersey Prep B State Finals in 2008 and 2010 and holds the school record for career (.602) and season (.687 in 2009) on-base percentage.
Ladner, a 6-1 right-handed pitcher from Roxbury, N.J., was named Roxbury High School’s Most Improved Player as a junior as well as earning All-Morris County Honorable Mention honors in 2010.;
Superdock, 6-0 right-handed pitcher from Schaefferstown, Pa., was named a Lancaster-Lebanon League Section 3 First-Team All-Star and a Lebanon County All-Star in 2010. An excellent student-athlete, he has been named Rotary Student of the Month and District Student of the Month during the first two months of his senior year. Superdock also plays basketball for Eastern Lebanon County High School, where he was named to the Lancaster-Lebanon Boys Basketball Section 3 All-Defensive team in 2009-10.
The Retrievers open the 2011 season at home against Delaware on March 1 at 3 p.m. at Baseball Factory Field.