The 2014 MPSSAA baseball regional playoff brackets have been announced, and Howard County appears to have plenty of horses with a shot at a state tournament berth.

Atholton, which recently won the county championship, earned the top seed in the 3A East Section II, while Marriotts Ridge earned the pole position in the 2A South Section I.

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Reservoir, whose only league loss this season was to Atholton, received a No. 2 seed in the 3A East Section II, while Mt. Hebron, the team Atholton beat on Tuesday to clinch its second straight county title, was awarded with the No. 2 seed in the 3A East Section I.


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Wilde Lake, which finished the regular season 3-15, benefited from a random draw to earn the No. 3 seed, and a first-round bye, but the Wildecats have to travel to Reservoir on Monday at 4:15.

In the 4A North Section II, Howard County's lone representative, Howard, also received a No. 3 seed and will visit Sherwood on Monday at 4 p.m.

The most compelling game of the opening round looks to be River Hill at Glenelg on Friday at 4:15 p.m.

Opening Round, Friday, May 9

2A South

McDonough at Hammond

Patuxent at Oakland Mills

Marriotts Ridge, BYE

3A East

Long Reach at City

Centennial at Digital Harbor

River Hill at Glenelg

Wilde Lake, BYE

Reservoir, BYE

Atholton, BYE

4A North

Howard, BYE

Quarterfinals, Monday, May 12

2A South

Hammond/McDonough at Marriotts Ridge

Oakland Mills/Patuxent at Calvert

3A East

Long Reach/City at Poly

Centennial/Digital Harbor at Mt. Hebron

Glenelg/River Hill at Atholton

Wilde Lake at Reservoir

4A North

Howard at Sherwood