Sophomore Jalen Williams figures to get most of the innings on the mound and he’ll also play shortstop and center field.
“Our number one is Jalen Williams,” Weiner said. “He was actually our ace last year as well. He’s a stud.”
A newcomer to the mound is freshman Carter Costango and Weiner was eager to see him when he talked before the season opener.
“One kid I’m really excited to see in actual games is Carter Costango. “He comes in and he’s just got the pedigree for it and it’s exciting to see in practice and I’m definitely looking forward to seeing him pitch in real game situations.”
The freshman could also see action at second base, shortstop or outfield.
Junior Jaiden Monroe (P, OF) is one of two southpaws slated for mound duty.
Dimeji Akim (P, 3B) and Andre Waller (1B) are the only other seniors on the roster.
Weiner was impressed after his small school’s first scrimmage against Parkville.
“The fact we are a 1A and they are a 3A school, I was super impressed with my guys,” he said. “We were putting our bat to the ball and our defense was pretty solid, and overall I was very impressed how we showed up.”
The hot bats carried over into the regular season because they opened with a 19-16 victory over Owings Mills.
The rest of the roster includes: juniors Acell Spencer (2B, 3B), Elijah Jones (2B, OF), Devin Gordon (2B, OF), Michael Manning (INF, OF), sophomores Branden Blackwell (OF), Ray Sutton (C) and James Ball (LHP, OF).