13. Bel Air
Last season: 9-12, unranked
Postseason: Class 3A North first round
Outlook: Several Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference coaches pick the Bobcats as the preseason favorite. Seniors Tyler Norcross and Sam Foss (.288, 1 HR, 9 RBIs) provide a veteran core.
Coach: Mark Winebrunner
Last season: 15-8, No. 14
Postseason: Class 4A North regional finalist
Outlook: Seniors Trevor Houck (5-1, 1.45 ERA) and Gene Barrett (3-2, 3.32 ERA) give the Owls, who will rely on several young players, a veteran one-two punch in the rotation.
15. Mount St. Joseph
Coach: Dave Norton
Last season: 12-15, unranked
Outlook: Senior Kirk Haynes (.308, 14 RBIs, 3-3, 3.47 ERA) and junior Peter Solomon (.323, 3 HRs, 14 RBIs, 4.88 ERA) look to help the Gaels rebound from a down season.
Others considered: C. Milton Wright (14-8, unranked), Franklin (13-9, unranked), Glenelg Country (12-9, unranked), Hammond (12-10, unranked), Hereford (14-6, unranked), Patterson Mill (19-5, No. 6), Severn (14-11, unranked), St. Mary's (18-6, unranked)