Godfrey, Johnson, Rickards at FCC

Three freshmen players from Jefferson County high schools are currently playing for Frederick (Md.) Community College in the National Junior College Athletic Association ranks. Frederick is NJCAA Division II team.

Infielder Chris Godfrey is a sophomore who has appreared in 17 of the Cougars’ first 24 games. Godfrey had 35 official at-bats and 15 hits for a .429 batting average. He had scored 11 runs and driven in 11 runs. His extra base hits numbered four and they were all doubles. Godfrey played at Jefferson High.

Pitcher/outfielder Logan Johnson had appeared in 13 games through March 23 as a position player or hitter and had 33 at-bats. He had nine hits for a .273 batting average. Johnson had scored 14 runs and had two RBIs, a triple, and a double.

As a freshman pitcher, the left-handed Johnson had thrown 18.1 innings to a 2.94 ERA. He had allowed 11 hits, 14 runs (only six were earned), seven walks, and had fanned 11. His won-loss record was 2-1.

Frederick defeated Hagerstown CC, 15-8, on March 29 when Johnson was the starting pitcher, but that game did not figure in the earlier statistics. Johnson graduated from Jefferson in 2011.

John Rickards is a freshman right-handed pitcher who graduated from Washington High. He had appeared in six games. In his eight innings, Rickards had allowed eight hits, three walks, and struck out five. Three of the six runs he had allowed were earned. His ERA was 3.37 and his record was 1-1.

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