Courtesy of Mark Mentone, Felician SID
RUTHERFORD, N.J. – High-school seniors Jack Fowler (Shrewsbury, NJ/Red Bank Regional), Chet Godfrey (Millville, NJ/Millville), and Eric Pecoraro (Toms River, NJ/Toms River North) have signed national letters of intent to continue their baseball careers at Felician College, Golden Falcons head coach Chris Langan announced today. The three players committed to Felician, during the recently-concluded NCAA early-signing period.
Fowler is a 5-foot-9 left-handed pitcher for Red Bank Regional. He also plays for Red Bank American Legion Post 168, and was a 2010 Jersey Shore Fall All-Star. He is undecided on a major course of study. “Jack is a competitor who knows how to pitch,” Langan said. “He shows good command and will be called on immediately to help our pitching staff.”
The 5-foot-11 Godfrey is both a pitcher and catcher for Millville High. He was the Daily Journal Player of the Year as a junior, when he hit .407 with eight homeruns and 37 runs batted in, and posted nine pitching wins, a 2.70 earned run average, and 90 strikeouts in 72 2/3 innings. Godfrey, who was also all-conference and all-South Jersey, expects to major in criminal justice. “Chet can play a few different positions, and is a quality pitcher as well,” Langan said. “He is an old-school baseball player.”
Pecoraro was a member of Toms River North’s 2009 South Jersey Group IV state championship team. A 5-foot-11 outfielder, he was Toms River North’s Rookie of the Year that season. Pecoraro played on the 2005 Toms River Little League team that won the state title and was a regional finalist. His current summer team is Baseball U. He will enroll in Felician’s pre-physical therapy program. “Eric comes from a tremendous high school program and a quality summer program in Baseball U.,” Langan said. “His athleticism and speed will be tremendous assets to our club.”
Felician, a member of NCAA Division II, plays in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference. The Golden Falcons accumulated a 26-24 won-lost record in 2010 and qualified for their fourth CACC Tournament in the last five years with a third-place regular-season finish.