1. Eastern Tech
Coach: Jack Meyers
Last season: 21-1, ranked No. 1
Postseason: Class 3A finalist
Outlook: The Mavericks reached the state finals for the first time in program history and have the talent for another deep run with seven returning starters, including All-Metro Player of the Year Jordan Cargile.
2. Glen Burnie
Coach: Doug Schreiber
Last season: 16-7, ranked No. 3
Postseason: Class 4A finalist
Outlook: The Gophers should be in the hunt for another Class 4A East title with the return of pitcher Ali Moos, who went 12-5 with 1.34 ERA last season.
3. Mount de Sales
Coach: Pete Waskiewicz
Last season: 17-4, ranked No. 2
Postseason: Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference champions
Outlook: The Sailors are looking to defend their IAAM championship and will be led by four-year starter and left fielder Emma Mires.
Coach: Raymond Gerstner
Last season: 20-1, ranked No. 5
Postseason: Class 2A South quarterfinal
Outlook: The Gladiators will be in the hunt for a state title with Colleen Regan, who was 14-1 and batted .394, and first baseman Faith Kujawa, who batted .443 with six home runs.