Former Youngstown State baseball player Drew Dosch continued his outstanding first season in professional baseball by breaking the season hits record for the Delmarva Shorebirds on Saturday.
Dosch became the franchise’s leader with a ninth-inning single at Hickory on Saturday. That single gave Dosch 151 hits for the year, one more than his Shorebirds manager Ryan Minor had in 1997.
The record is one of many accomplishments for the former Penguin in 2014. Dosch was named the Orioles’ Player of the Month for July when he batted .364 in 27 games. He had 39 hits, including four doubles and a home run, in 107 at bats while adding 15 RBIs during the month. He was also the starting third baseman for the Northern Division in the South Atlantic League All-Star Game.
Through Sunday’s game, Dosch is batting .322 with 72 runs and 49 RBIs in 120 games at Class A. He’s upped his hits total to 152 with 21 doubles, three triples and five home runs. He has a .386 on-base percentage and a .411 slugging percentage.
Dosch also jumped into the Orioles’ top 20 prospects list on MLB.com, ranking 11th after not being ranked to start the season.
Dosch was drafted in the 7th round by the Orioles in 2013 after a stellar career at Youngstown State. He was a two-time First-Team All-Horizon League third baseman and a Second-Team Academic All-American. His senior year he led the conference with a .434 on-base percentage and a .922 OPS while also ranking among the top five with a .338 batting average, 40 runs, 68 hits, .488 slugging percentage and 15 doubles.