EMMITSBURG, Md. - Former Mount St. Mary's pitcher Costa Kapothanasis is a member of the Greek National team and will travel to Germany to participate in the European Championships starting on July 23.
Kapothanasis and his Greece team will be in Pool B with Croatia, Great Britain, Italy, Spain and Sweden. Greece will open the European Championships against Sweden on July 23 and will also play Italy (July 24), Spain (July 25), Croatia (July 26) and Great Britain (July 27) in pool play. The top three teams from Pool A and Pool B will advance to a three-day semifinal (July 29-31) with the top two teams in the semifinals playing for the European Championship on Aug. 1. The bottom three teams from each pool will play in a consolation round on July 28 to determine seventh through 11th place.
In addition to playing for the Greek national team, Kapothanasis is pitching for the Albany Quails in the summer. The Quails are a member of an independent league in Georgia called the Peach State League. Before leaving with the Greek National Team, he posted a 1-3 record with a 4.44 ERA and 11 strikeouts in 24.1 innings pitched. He made his Peach State League debut with a victory against the Aviators, allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits with three strikeouts in five innings pitched of an 8-5 win on June 24.
Kapothanasis was a four-year letterwinner on the Mount St. Mary's baseball team from 2007-10, posting an 11-13 record and 136 strikeouts in 203.0 innings pitched. He was a member of the Mount's program-record 35 win season in his freshman year and helped the Mount to its first Northeast Conference Tournament title and trip to the NCAA Division I Tournament in his sophomore campaign. His best season in Emmitsburg was as a junior when he boasted a 4-3 record and a career-high 41 strikeouts in 58.2 innings pitched.