BASEBALL: River Hill alum Austin Drewyer completes career at UMBC with a flourish

August 25, 2011|By Andrew Conrad,

This week I wrote about Steve Lombardozzi, a former Atholton baseball and basketball standout who is excelling so much at the minor league level that it seems he’ll be a Washington National before the season is over.

But I also wanted to quickly mention another former Howard County baseball standout who has shined at the next level.

Austin Drewyer (River Hill ’06) graduated from the University of Maryland – Baltimore County this spring after a stellar career with the Retrievers, both academically and athletically.

Drewyer finished his senior season with some pretty outstanding pitching numbers. His six walks in 87.66 innings were second best in the country among Division I pitchers (Nebraska’s Casey Hauptman walked three in 62.33 innings) and his six complete games had him tied for ninth in the nation.

He also won a team best three games and struck out 29 batters this season.

Drewyer, who was named the team’s ‘Unsung Hero,’ has now inked his name pretty high up on some of the Retreivers' all-time lists: he made 62 appearances (fifth), pitched 251 innings (sixth) and started 31 games (10th).

Drewyer was selected to the America East Baseball All-Academic team for the second consecutive season after graduating with a 3.36 GPA and a degree in business technology administration. He next plans to follow in his father's footsteps by heading to dental school.

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