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2018 baseball preview: Top 15 poll, players to watch, key numbers

Check out The Baltimore Sun's Top 15 preseason poll, players to watch and key numbers for the 2018 high school baseball season, plus a feature on Chesapeake-AA senior pitcher Joe Seidler.

  • With lessons learned from late father, Chesapeake-AA pitcher Joe Seidler seeks elusive state title

    With lessons learned from late father, Chesapeake-AA pitcher Joe Seidler seeks elusive state title

    No matter how complicated the world gets, the simple act of playing catch with one’s father can slow it down to a full stop. Ten minutes … 20 … 30 … the length of time doesn’t matter. For Chesapeake-AA senior pitcher Joe Seidler, everything revolved around playing catch with his father, also named...

  • 2018 baseball preseason Top 15 poll

    2018 baseball preseason Top 15 poll

    1. Calvert Hall Coach: Lou Eckerl Last season: 27-4, No. 1 Postseason: MIAA A Conference finalist Outlook: Despite falling to Loyola Blakefield in the MIAA A Conference championship, the Cardinals finished the season ranked No. 1, and that is where they start this year. JP Murphy (High Point)...

  • 2018 baseball players to watch

    2018 baseball players to watch

    Maxwell Costes Gilman, senior, pitcher-infielder The Maryland commit and preseason all-state selection led the Greyhounds last season with a .392 batting average, three triples, six home runs and 26 RBIs. In 13 appearances on the mound, Costes struck out 34 and had a 3.78 ERA. Brendan Foster Howard,...

  • 2018 baseball by the numbers

    2018 baseball by the numbers

    Here’s some key numbers for the 2018 high school baseball season. 5 Wins needed by Patterson Mill’s Austin Koehn to break the school’s career record of 20, held by Matt Golczewski. Koehn followed a 10-1 sophomore season by going 6-2 with a 1.14 ERA as a junior. .580 All Metro Player of the Year...

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