Atholton, junior, outfielder
After batting .351 with 21 stolen bases last season, Acker earned a spot on this year's Maryland State Association of Baseball Coaches' preseason All-State team. UNC-Charlotte, UNC-Wilmington, George Mason and George Washington are among the schools recruiting the Raiders' leadoff hitter.
Glenelg, senior, pitcher-outfielder
An All-Howard County first-team selection, Dubbe was 6-2 with a 1.04 ERA and 56 strikeouts in a team-leading 52 innings pitched last season. Dubbe also led the Gladiators offensively, hitting .392 with two home runs and 25 RBIs in 24 games.
Chesapeake-AA, senior, first baseman
Picked for the MSABC preseason All-State team, Fisher batted .439 with two home runs and 16 RBIs last season, including an average of almost .620 in April. The Cougars will rely on the All-Anne Arundel County first-team choice to carry them defensively at first base.
South River, senior, pitcher-infielder
Mitchell hit .344 last year, and he had a 3.24 ERA in 41 innings on the mound for the Seahawks. The MSABC preseason All-State pick, who set the school record for doubles in a season as a sophomore in 2011, is committed to Radford.
Reservoir, sophomore, pitcher
With a fastball near 90 mph to go along with a curveball and changeup, the All-Metro second-team choice emerged as one of the top pitchers in the Baltimore area as a freshman. A member of the MSABC preseason All-State team, he was 7-1 with a 0.99 ERA and 65 strikeouts in 49 2/3 innings pitched in 2012.
Calvert Hall, senior, catcher
A four-year starter for the Cardinals, Murphy batted .460 with six home runs and 39 RBIs as Calvert Hall won the MIAA A Conference title last season. Picked for the MSABC preseason All-State team, he ranks second in school history in home runs (18), hits (136) and doubles (36). He is committed to Wake Forest.
Bel Air, senior, pitcher-shortstop
A big reason why several coaches believe the Bobcats are going to compete for the Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference title this year, the MSABC preseason All-State pick batted .382 and led the team in home runs (three) and RBIs (21) last season. He will play in college at Charleston Southern.
Hereford, senior, shortstop
The Baltimore County coaches selected Patti as the county's Player of the Year after he hit .557 with two home runs and 23 RBIs last season. Also a member of the MSABC preseason All-State team, he is one of 10 returning seniors for the Bulls this year.
Archbishop Curley, junior, pitcher-outfielder
In 10 starts last season, Ridgely threw five complete games. He was 6-2 with a 1.33 ERA as the Friars finished as the runner-up in the MIAA A Conference. The All-MIAA selection also plays outfield, and he batted .311 with 23 RBIs and 14 stolen bases in 2012.
Gilman, junior, pitcher-outfielder
For the third straight year, Sheets (.347, 1 HR, 27 RBIs) will bat fourth for the Greyhounds. The MSABC preseason All-State selection also projects as the team's No. 1 starter on the mound after going 5-2 with a 1.86 ERA as the closer last season.
Tim Anderson, Liberty
Joey Benitez, Archbishop Spalding
Kyle Brandt, Arundel
Ryan Callahan, Severna Park
Chase DeMars, C. Milton Wright
Bobby Donald, Dulaney
Jack Dougherty, Glenelg Country
John Drexel, Chesapeake-AA
Ron Farley, Calvert Hall
Sam Foss, Bel Air
Gregg Hauck, North County
Eli Ginsburg, Hereford
Kirk Haynes, Mount St. Joseph
Tyler Hoeflich, Glenelg
Trevor Houck, Westminster
Ryan Janiga, McDonogh
Richie Lancashire, River Hill
John Lucido, St. Paul's
Griffin Marge, Patterson Mill
Brendan McTaggart, Catonsville
Ben Miller, Hammond
Isaiah Pasteur, Winters Mill
Tommy Pryal, St. Mary's
Donovan Punte, South Carroll
Braulio Ramon, St. Vincent Pallotti
Keifer Rawlings, St. Paul's
Conor Reynolds, Loyola
Dyllon Sanchez, Franklin
Keenan Schlegel, Severn
Brian Shaffer, North Harford
Derek Sicca, Hammond
Shrawan Sinha, River Hill
Peter Solomon, Mount St. Joseph
Sam Stark, Towson
Troy Stokes, Calvert Hall
Mitch Sutton, Archbishop Curley
Matt Tilley, Gilman
Nick Waite, Harford Tech
Joe Zayatz, Oakland Mills
Bruce Zimmerman, LoyolaCopyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun