Outlook: Miller, a first-year coach, said a lot of the Lions believe they have "work left to be done" after their season ended with a 5-4 loss to eventual Class 2A state champion Williamsport. Senior infielder Tim Anderson batted .364 with 2 HRs and 11 RBIs last year.

13. Bel Air

Coach: John Swanson


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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.

14. Westminster

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

Postseason: None

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)