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.
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.
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
McDonough at Hammond
Patuxent at Oakland Mills
Marriotts Ridge, BYE
Long Reach at City
Centennial at Digital Harbor
River Hill at Glenelg
Wilde Lake, BYE
Quarterfinals, Monday, May 12
Hammond/McDonough at Marriotts Ridge
Oakland Mills/Patuxent at Calvert
Long Reach/City at Poly
Centennial/Digital Harbor at Mt. Hebron
Glenelg/River Hill at Atholton
Wilde Lake at Reservoir
Howard at Sherwood