Ethan Haddock (’23) commits to McDaniel college for baseball
February 5, 2023
Ethan Haddock (’23), a starting center fielder on the Cherry Hill East baseball team, will continue his academic and baseball career at McDaniel College next fall. Haddock has played baseball at East for many years and always knew he wanted to go to college for his sport. He and his team have had great seasons in the past, and Haddock hopes to have a good baseball season to finish out his senior year. His talent on the field has made him a standout baseball player in South Jersey. He’s been playing baseball since he was eight years old and is excited to continue in his next four years. He wanted to play in college because baseball is his favorite sport and is something he has always wanted to do.
Outside of East, Haddock plays for a travel baseball team called the South Jersey Mutineers. The South Jersey Mutineers is an 18U travel team in Cherry Hill, NJ. The team is filled with South Jersey’s best players and has helped prepare Haddock for where he is today. Out of all the schools interested in Haddock, he chose McDaniel College because he feels it has a “very inclusive community.” He says the players are really nice, so he looks forward to working with them and the new coach. Along with baseball, he also plays varsity football and basketball on the East teams. He will begin his semester next fall, majoring in business.
Playing baseball at East has helped build his love for the sport. His teammates and coaches have always inspired confidence in him, and he’s thankful for all they have done for him. His favorite memory of playing for East was getting his first hit in his sophomore year. He tells the story of how he got called up during the seventh inning of the game with two outs left, then had his great hit. After this game, he became a starting player on the team as only a sophomore. Cherry Hill East earned an amazing victory in the Lee Ware tournament in 10 innings and advanced to the playoffs. Haddock, in this game, had three hits, two RBI, and two runs. He remembers this day as the hottest game he’s ever played, but the team put out all their efforts and came through at the end.
Haddock’s athletic accomplishments are exciting. His friends, family, and community are excited about what the future holds for him.