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#NationalSigningDay2023: Frostburg State University gains pitcher Zach Dodson

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Emily Rice
Zach Dodson signs to play baseball at Frostburg University.

On November 8, Linganore baseball pitcher Zach Dodson signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball for Frostburg State University.  

Frostburg State University is a Division II school located in Frostburg, just over 100 miles away from Linganore High School. 

Dodson began his career playing tee-ball at the young age of three. Through the years, he has competed at the highest level playing at Linganore High School and playing travel baseball with Digin. 

Dodson’s mom Angie Dodson describes her son as “very low-key, quiet, [and] easy going, but when he plays baseball, he’s extremely competitive.” 

Long time travel coach, David Barns, shared how “At 10 years old Zach [Dodson] threw a perfect game [and], as a young teen, started to sharpen his skills traveling up and down the East Coast dominating top players and high level teams.” 

Dodson proved his determination and grit through the years. During his freshman year, he broke his rib and he continued to play through it. And in an example from Barns, Dodson was stung by a bee on his hand during a game. His glove barely fit, but he had the determination to keep pitching. 

Linganore High School baseball coach Bill Long described how “nobody is going to outwork [Dodson] whatsoever; Frostburg State University is getting one guy that’s determined to be the best he can.” 

Dodson feels that Frostburg is the best option for him, and he plans on majoring in business. Dodson’s mom also feels that Frostburg is a good match. 

“He’s an excellent student, and he works really hard,” Angie Dodson said. “He loves baseball. I think it’s the perfect situation for him.” 

Zach Dodson shared his advice for other Lancer athletes. 

“I learned that if you show the coaches respect then they will show you respect back,” Dodson said. “[Also], don’t focus on D1, D2, D3, just go to whatever the best fit is for you.”

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