By Nick Curcuru Sports Editor
Gloucester Daily Times
---- — Gloucester’s Dylan Maki, a former standout pitcher at Gloucester High School, was named captain of the Northeastern University baseball team last week by head coach Neil McPhee.
Maki will join teammates John Puttress and Chris Carmain, a St. John’s Prep graduate, as team captains this spring.
A right handed pitcher, Maki has been bouncing around from the Huskies starting rotation to the bullpen over the last three season. In 2011 as a junior Maki posted a 1-5 record with a 7.52 ERA in time split between starting and relieving. He made 16 appearances including six starts.
The Gloucester native led the team with four saves and recorded 37 strikeouts in 58 2/3 innings pitched last season for the 23-28 Huskies.
Over his three year career at Northeastern Maki has compiled a 5-7 record in 49 appearances (six starts) to go along with 10 saves and 73 strikeouts in 98 1/3 innings pitched. Maki has played a role on the Division 1 Huskies each of his first three seasons at the school, he is currently working on a degree with a double major in finance and management.
Maki’s best performance came in a complete game (seven inning), two run, five hit, six strikeout effort in a Huskies win over Bowling Green in March. He was also a tough luck loser in a March loss to William and Mary where he allowed three runs and struck out six in six innings of work.
At Gloucester High School Maki was a postseason hero during the most successful baseball season in school history. Maki, who was named the Gloucester Daily Times Gloucester Male Athlete of the Year in 2009 and the 2009 Moynihan Lumber North Shore Student Athlete of the Year, helped lead Gloucester to the Division 1 North Sectional Title.
In the tournament Maki pitched 10 innings of shutout ball in a quarterfinal win over Lawrence and started the Division 1 North Final against St. John’s Prep, an 8-7 Gloucester win, going seven innings and throwing 178 pitches in a no decision. The North Final win over St. John’s Prep was ironically against Carmain’s Eagles team.
Northeastern will open the baseball season in February during a three game set against University of Houston.