BALTIMORE – UMBC baseball senior Jason Allinder (Snow Hill, Md./Snow Hill/Chesapeake) and junior Rob McCabe (Philadelphia, Pa./St. Joseph's Prep) have been named the team captains for the 2013 season, head coach Bob Mumma announced on Wednesday.
"It was really exciting to see a lot of guys get votes [from teammates]," Mumma said. "I'm looking forward to great overall team leadership from not just Jason and Rob, but all of the veterans."
Allinder was a steadying influence for the Retrievers in 2012, playing in a total of 48 games and starting in 43 of them. Working behind the plate, the Snow Hill, Md. native, recorded a team-best .995 fielding percentage, committing just one error on the season. At the plate, Allinder hit a career-best .273 and notched one of the Retrievers' biggest hits of the year, a two-out, 2-RBI single in the bottom of the tenth to push UMBC past conference rival Albany.
"Jason really started to take on some leadership last year when he was catching the majority of the ballgames," said Mumma. "Now a lot of players look up to him and respect him, so I think he's a great leader for the team."
Senior Jason Allinder
After earning the captain position as sophomore last season, McCabe has been tapped for the leadership role again in 2013 for the Retrievers. Despite injuries a year ago, McCabe played in 43 contests for UMBC, making 36 starts. As a sophomore he batted .259 and swiped seven bags, the second-highest total on the team. As a freshman, McCabe was named to the America East All-Rookie Team after hitting .270 with seven doubles and ten RBIs.
"After leading the team last year, Rob seemed to take on an even bigger role this fall during practice," said Mumma. "His work ethic is second-to-none and he represents his team very well."
The Retrievers open their 2013 season at the Caravelle Resort's Baseball at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, S.C. on Mar. 1 against NC State. UMBC then takes on West Virginia and Indiana to conclude the opening weekend.
Junior Rob McCabe
July 16, 2013 Cohn Named All-American by Jewish Sports Review
July 11, 2013 Mikush and Vanderplas Named Cal Ripken League All-Stars
May 1, 2013 UMBC Baseball Clipped by Towson, 4-2
April 28, 2013 Albany Shuts Out UMBC, 1-0, to Complete Weekend Sweep
April 13, 2013 Maine Clinches Series with Doubleheader Sweep of UMBC
April 9, 2013 Baseball’s Mac Gill Named March Athlete of the Month
April 9, 2013 Baseball Drops 6-3 Mid-Week Decision to Delaware
April 7, 2013 Hartford Sweeps UMBC with 6-1 Win in Series Finale
March 30, 2013 Stony Brook Sweeps Doubleheader to Take Series from UMBC
March 24, 2013 Albany Takes Finale and Series from Baseball with 5-2 Win
March 20, 2013 Towson Blanks UMBC 2-0 in Pitchers’ Duel
March 18, 2013 Coluccio Named America East Player of the Week
March 13, 2013 UMBC Scores Four in the Sixth, But Falls at Georgetown, 7-4
March 5, 2013 Retrievers Fall in Mid-Week Road Clash at Delaware, 12-4
March 3, 2013 Gatto Homers but Baseball Falls 7-1 to Indiana
February 26, 2013 Seven Baseball Dates to be Streamed on UMBCRetrievers.tv
February 25, 2013 Clark Picks up Win as Orioles Defeat Twins in Grapefruit League Action
February 11, 2013 Retriever Baseball to Hold Annual Banquet on Saturday Night
February 6, 2013 Baseball Picked to Finish Sixth in America East by League Coaches
December 19, 2012 Former Retriever Dave Warrenfeltz's Story Featured in Sports Illustrated
December 12, 2012 Allinder and McCabe Chosen as Captains for 2013 Season
December 7, 2012 Baseball’s Successful Fall Capped with Alumni Events
November 2, 2012 Retriever Alum Zach Clark Named to Orioles’ 40-Man Roster
October 11, 2012 Former Professional Ballplayer Larry Williams joins Baseball Staff
October 3, 2012 Retriever Baseball Releases 2013 Regular Season Schedule