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Softball 2016

Softball 2016 is The Baltimore Sun's high school season preview, featuring a story about the name of the game -- pitching -- as well as Players to Watch, the preseason Top 15 poll for the metro area and some numbers to crunch. 

  • Metro teams set to make their pitch for big seasons

    Metro teams set to make their pitch for big seasons

    Three years ago, as Eastern Tech prepared for its first softball state championship game, coach Jack Meyers knew none of his players — or coaches — could replicate the pitching they'd face against Northern-Calvert's Jessica Cummings. So he rigged a pitching machine to simulate her velocity and...

  • Softball Players to watch

    Softball Players to watch

    Jill Berkshire Archbishop Spalding, third baseman, junior Berkshire was an All-Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference pick a year ago after a standout sophomore season. She batted .421 with 26 RBIs while playing strong defensively at third base to help the Cavaliers to the...

  • Softball preseason Top 15 poll

    Softball preseason Top 15 poll

    1. Archbishop Spalding Coach: Nicole Trumpler Last season: 16-5, ranked No. 1 Postseason: IAAM A Conference champion Outlook: The Cavaliers lost All-Metro first-team pick Ali Caulkins to graduation and will miss her pitching and offense, but the nucleus of the area's top team from a year ago returns....

  • Softball by the numbers

    Softball by the numbers

    3 Metro-area public schools to win state softball titles in the past five seasons (Liberty 2012, Eastern Tech 2014 and Manchester Valley 2014-2015) 8 Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference titles for Archbishop Spalding since 2000 55 RBIs for Manchester Valley's Kayla Geho...

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