Century, outfielder-pitcher, senior
Coach Jamar Garner says Austin is "the best player" in Carroll County. He batted .517 last season and made the most of his time on base, stealing 11 bases and scoring 29 runs. He also drove in 33 runs and hit seven home runs.
Severna Park, catcher, senior
A cool signal caller, Cavil steadied the Falcons' young pitching staff through tense situations. His ability to do that helped the team build a 21-6 record and reach the Class 4A state final. At the plate, he batted .393 with 35 RBIs and 24 walks.
St. Frances, third baseman, senior
Cheek batted .485 last season and struck out just twice. He drove in 26 runs and had a .944 fielding percentage. He has committed orally to St. Augustine College (N.C.), and his coach says he has "the best set of hands in this region as a high school hitter."
Westminster, left fielder-pitcher, senior
The left-hander throws in the upper 80s and drew interest from Penn State, Virginia Tech and Maryland before signing with Mount St.Mary's. A year ago, Diehl was 7-0 with a 3.65ERA. At the plate he batted .453.
Severn, pitcher, senior
Last season, Kotler went 10-1 with a 1.75 ERA, striking out 96 while walking just 15 in 66innings. "That's super great by anybody," his coach, Hal Sparks, said. Kotler has signed with Lehigh.
Reservoir, pitcher, senior
With a good fast ball and a cunning off-speed pitch, Lawler is coming off an unbeaten season (7 wins, 2 saves, 0.43 ERA). Now he's working on the mental aspects of the game, adjusting to being his team's No. 1 pitcher.
Calvert Hall, catcher, junior
The three-year starter ranks in the Top 10 in most of Calvert Hall's offensive records, including fourth in home runs. If the new bats don't have a negative impact, he should break a number of those records. He has committed orally to Wake Forest.
Northeast-AA, pitcher-shortstop, senior
O'Malley has earned All-County honors for three years — twice as a shortstop, and last season as a shortstop and pitcher. He batted .455 last season while going 4-2 on the mound with a 2.22 ERA and 64 strikeouts. He's being recruited by Virginia Commonwealth, UMBC and Central Florida.
Gilman, pitcher-first baseman, senior
An All-MIAA selection and Under Armour All-American, Ripken hit .353 and drove in 23runs last season. Cal's son is a Maryland State Association of Baseball Coaches preseason All-State choice and will play next season at South Carolina.
St. Paul's, center fielder-pitcher, senior
Wade, signed by Maryland, swings a heavy bat, having hit over .450 each of the past three years. Last year he batted .460 with a .620 on-base percentage and was 4-2 on the mound.
TJ Batts, Southern
Jason Baytop, Manchester Valley
Stephen Black, Annapolis
Brandon Casas, Gilman
Mike Corn, Digital Harbor
Eric Deitz, Westminster
Sheridan Doan, Dulaney
Tom Dyson, Broadneck
Kyle Faid, Sparrows Point
Ben Ferraro, Marriotts Ridge
Ryan Flanigan, Loch Raven
Reid Foxwell, Winters Mill
Mike Gillespie, Boys' Latin
Keith Grassel, Arundel
Evan Griffin, River Hill
Tyler Henderson, Glenelg Country
John Hetterman, Fallston
Logan Hunt, Meade
Brad Keith, Severna Park
Brady Maguire, North Harford
Tete Obot, Pikesville
Alex Pastorius, Calvert Hall
Nick Payne, Mount St. Joseph
Casey Rappazzo, Dundalk
Jake Rich, Chesapeake-AA
Tyreke Richburg, City
Sam Rogers, Loyola
Dyllon Sanchez, Randallstown
Kyle Simmons, McDonogh
Jordan Smith, Baltimore Lutheran
Sam Stark, Towson
Andy Szamski, Eastern Tech
Andy Thompson, Franklin
Joe Uhden, Poly
Sam Warfield, Lansdowne
Derek Wells, Archbishop Spalding
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