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Tri-State Area Baseball Capsules

March 26, 2001

Tri-State Area Baseball Capsules



Frederick County, Md.

Brunswick


Coach: Roger Dawson (9th season, 116-57)

2000 record: 20-2

Playoffs: Lost to Rising Sun in Class 1A state semifinals

Returning Starters: Kevin Goode, Sr., 1B/P; Chris Baugher, Sr., C; Alan Webber, Sr., OF, P; Jason Thompson, Sr., OF.

Remaining Roster: Matt Lastner, Sr., 2B; Chris Owens, Sr., 2B; Joe Secages, Sr., SS; Joe Rusenko, Sr., 3B; Woody Conner, Jr., 1B/P; Wayne Toms, Jr., OF; Steve Swank, Jr., 1B; Danny Baugher, Jr., 2B/P; Mike Beachley, Jr., OF; Matt Maught, Jr., OF; Eric Quijada, Jr., OF; Eric Boman, Jr., C; Justin Tucker, So., OF/P; Preston Tarleton, Fr., SS/2B; Jesse Ault, So., SS; Brian Baugher, So., 1B/P.

Dawson's Outlook: "We have two strong arms returning with Alan Webber and Kevin Goode, both undefeated. We are replacing five All-MVAL players in the infield ... a lot of our season depends on how well we evolve at these key positions."

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Catoctin


Coach: Mike Franklin (2nd season)

2000 record: 6-13

Playoffs: Lost to Glenelg in 1A South quarterfinals

Returning Starters: Kevin Favorite, Sr., CF; Brad Nesbitt, Sr., IF/OF.

Remaining Roster: Brad Cooksey, Jr., OF; Justis Yokum, So., OF; Aaron Perez, So., OF; T.J. Eiker, Jr., OF; Jim Swanson, Jr., OF; Geoff Hillis, So., 3B; Chad Wolfe, So., P/3B; Chris Kaleo, Jr., 1B; Chris Legore, Jr., 1B; Brad Jordan, So., 1B; Dan Novak, So., 2B; Sam Kulceski, Jr., SS; Eric Schneider, Jr., C; Ryan Nesbitt, So., C.

Franklin's Outlook: "We are incredibly young but there are a lot of great attitudes at practice. It'll be two seasons in one ... the first half will be for growing and the second half we'll make really count."

Frederick


Coach: Phil Rhodes (10th season)

2000 record: 11-7

Playoffs: Lost to Watkins Mill in 4A West semifinals

Returning Starters: Mark Maydak, Sr., P/OF; Travis Hebron, Jr., 1B; Brian Anderson, Jr., P/SS.

Remaining Roster: Chris Main, Sr., OF; David Steggert, Sr., 2B; Dan Holly, Sr., OF; Robbie Stop, SR., OF; Jay Vancil, Sr., C; Thomas Richmond, Sr., P; Brent Jewett, Sr., 3B; Eric Johnson, Sr., P; Tony Magnanelli, Jr., P/SS; Jeremy Collins, Jr., OF; Michael Markey, Jr., OF; Justin Shoots, Jr., OF; Adam Pendley, Jr., P.

Rhodes' Outlook: "I think our strength is going to be our depth in pitching, we have more depth this year than we ever have. We have more team speed and can create things on offense. Defensively we're pretty solid and we have people who can play multiple positions."

Middletown


Coach: Mike DiSimone (5th season)

2000 record: 12-7

Playoffs: Lost to Walkersville in 2A West semifinals

Returning Starters: Ryan Fritz, Sr., OF; Chris Rhoades, Sr., P; Chris Alexander, Jr., IF; Ryan McQuillen, Jr., IF; Willie Brandenburg, Jr., C; Darrin Gordon, Sr., IF.

Remainder of Roster: Eric Russell, Sr., IF; Ryan Young, Sr., IF; Heath Brown, Sr., IF; Tim Wallace, Sr., OF; Cliff O'Meara, Sr., P/OF; Jimmy Hardy, Sr., P; Ryan Pearl, Sr., P; George Lane, Sr., P; Mark Crawford, Jr., P; J. T. Moore, Jr., OF; Pat Fasannela, Jr., OF; Chad Jennings, So. C; David Heartel, So., OF; Ryan Lewis, Jr., OF.

DiSimone's Outlook: "Defensively our outfield is strong, we have two very good catchers and our infield should be pretty good. Pitching will be a key for us ... as far as hitting we're a little behind but in no time we'll be better."

St. John's at Prospect Hall


Coach: Kurt Seibert (3rd year, 18-20)

2000 record: 9-11

Playoffs: Lost to St. Mary's

Returning Starters: Jordan Wilson, Sr., P/SS; Jason Law, Sr., P/1B; Matt Fogle, Jr., P/2B.

Remaining Roster: Danny Turner, Jr., OF; Danny Butala, Jr., IF; Andy Ivins, Jr., P/C/IF; Kenny Kase, Sr., P/OF; Billy Resnick, Sr., IF/OF; Joe Lee, Sr., P/IF/OF; Matt Piontek, So., P/OF; John White, Sr., IF/OF; Dan Ryley, Sr., P/IF/OF; Andy Cutchin, Sr., P/C;

Seibert's Outlook: We have a nice well balanced club with good senior leadership with Jordan Wilson and Jason Law. We will be strong up the middle."

Thomas Johnson


Coach: Jim Foit (10th season)

2000 record: 10-12

Playoffs: Lost to Damascus in 3A West final

Returning Starters: Tyler Wingerd, Sr., P/1B; Brad Crum, Sr., P/OF; Robert Staley, Sr., OF.

Remaining Roster: Kevin Rinehart, Jr., P; Adam Hanselman, Jr., CF; Taylor Covey, So., 3B; Scott Anthony, Jr., P; Jared Viola, Jr., 2B; Mike Dye, So., P; Bill Kruger, Jr., SS; Brandon Cunningham, Jr., C; Joe Hayes, So., C; Andrew McClung, Jr. OF; Donnie Rohrbaugh, Sr., P; Donnie Wilhelm, Jr., P, 1B; Kenny Hammond, Jr., 1B.

Foit's Outlook: "We have two senior pitchers coming back with experience and they will get the bulk of the innings. Brad Crum will be leading us at hitting."

Walkersville


Coach: Dorsey Gilbert (1st season)

2000 Record: 20-3

Playoffs: Lost to Towson in Class 2A state final

Returning Starters: Pat Calloway, Sr., P/IF; Robbie Brunner, Sr., CF; Bill Auch, Sr., P; Derek Krantz, Jr., IF; Mike Mullinix, Jr., P/IF; Alex Dube, Jr., C.

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