Baseball Signs a Pair to National Letters-of-Intent
Dec. 8, 2010
George Mason head baseball coach Bill Brown is pleased to announce the signing of Tyler McCallin and Ray Toto to National Letters-of-Intent. The pair will enroll at Mason in the fall of 2011 and be eligible to compete beginning with the 2012 season.
"This is a very small and individualized class," Brown said. "We had the opportunity with a very small graduating class to bring in a select group of student-athletes into this program that will excel both on the field and in the classroom. These two are quality young men and both will become leaders of this baseball team."
McCallin is a right-handed hitting outfielder/catcher from West Grove, Pa. A two-time state champion at St. Mark's High School in Delaware, he also lettered in football. McCallin played showcase baseball for All-Star Baseball Academy and Coach Mike Manning. Listed as a Top 1000 Best Prospects in the Country by PerfectGame.org, he has transferred to West Chester East High School in Philadelphia, Pa. for his senior season.
"Tyler has the ability to be an impact offensive player in the CAA," Brown said. "A very athletic and versatile player, we expect him to be a core position player for us and get plenty of at-bats in the Spring of 2012."
Toto is a right-handed hitting catcher from St. Joe's Prep in Philadelphia, Pa. As a sophomore, he set his school's single-season record for doubles and last year, he was his team's MVP and was named First-Team All-Philadelphia Catholic League. He has appeared in the prestigious Carpenter Cup and spent two seasons playing under Steve Koplove with the Philadelphia Senators. He's also a member of the National Honor Society.
"Ray has a very physical presence and fills our catching need in this class," Brown said. "We are excited for Ray to get to Mason and continue his development into becoming another in the long list of catchers who have had outstanding careers at Mason.
"We are excited about the future of Mason Baseball including this season and current roster of young men. With that said, this class isn't over and we will continue to round out the roster this spring with a few more players."
The 2011 season begins for the Patriots on February 18 at USC Upstate.