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2019 Baltimore-area softball preview: Top 15 poll, players to watch, key numbers

Check out The Baltimore Sun's  Top 15 poll, players to watch and key numbers for the 2019 softball season.

  • Chesapeake-AA softball ace Haley Downin bound for record-setting year

    Chesapeake-AA softball ace Haley Downin bound for record-setting year

    When Haley Downin steps into the circle this spring, it’d be hard to believe that four years ago, she wasn’t necessarily going to be a pitcher. As an incoming freshman trying out for the Chesapeake-AA varsity team, she was an infielder. But what the Cougars really needed, coach Don Ellenberger...

  • 2019 Baltimore-area softball preseason Top 15 poll

    2019 Baltimore-area softball preseason Top 15 poll

    1. Severna Park Coach: Meredith McAlister Last season: 23-2, No. 1 Postseason: Class 4A state champion Outlook: Armed with senior shortstop and Maryland commit Campbell Kline (.750 batting average last spring) and an abundance of seniors, Severna Park is well-equipped for success. After outscoring...

  • 2019 Baltimore-area softball players to watch

    2019 Baltimore-area softball players to watch

    Kylie Dingess Severna Park, senior, pitcher All eyes will be on this senior, who will replace multiyear All-County pitcher Marissa Heuer. In her relief appearances last spring, Dingess compiled an 0.72 ERA, striking out 32 batters. Now that she’s in the spotlight, coach Meredith McAlister believes...

  • 2019 Baltimore-area softball by the numbers

    2019 Baltimore-area softball by the numbers

    Here are some key numbers for the 2019 high school softball season in the Baltimore area. 13 Severna Park blanked defending champion Northwest, 13-0, in the Class 4A state final, tied for the largest margin of victory in 4A history. 6 If C. Milton Wright wins a regional title this season, it would...

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