Coach's outlook: "We're going to build around our veteran pitchers. We will need to be solid defensively and manufacture runs."
Coach: Mike Franklin, 4th year
Last year: 15-10, lost to Boonsboro in Class 1A state final
Returning starters (8): Chad Wolfe, Sr., P/IF; Geoff Hillis, Sr., 3B; Danny Novak, Sr., P/IF; Ryan Nesbitt, Sr., C/OF; Justus Yokum, Sr., OF; Landon Hillard, Sr., OF; Jason Johnson, Jr., OF; Zach Ausherman, Jr., C.
Remainder of roster: Will Delawter, Jr., P/OF; Kirk Simmel, Jr., P; Colin Waters, Jr., P; Steve Seidel, Jr., IF; Ben Schneider, Jr., OF; Josh Fogle, Jr., C/OF; Matt Pierochakos, Jr., OF; Zach Sweeney, So., OF; Danny Duranko, So., IF.
Coach's outlook: "We look really strong. We've got all the ingredients coming back from last year's championship team. Our pitching and defense looks really strong, but we need to prove that were a good hitting team."
Coach: Phil Rhodes, 12th year
Last year: 8-14, lost to Glen Burnie in Class 4A East quarterfinal
Returning starters (6): Chad Fisher, Sr., C; Ryan Fay, Sr., IF; Robbie Davis, Jr., 1B/P; Danny Kern, Jr., OF; Cory Rhodes, So., SS; Brian Lanning, So., OF.
Remainder of roster: Tyler Hislop, Sr., P/OF; Elliotte Middleton, Sr., OF; Matt Andrews, Jr., C; Chris Martin, Jr., P/IF; Jon Dwyer, Jr., P/IF; Aaron Gladhill, Jr., P/IF; Matt Kremnitzer, Jr., OF; Kenny Govans, Jr., P/OF; DJ Blumenthal, Jr., P/IF; Billy Gross, So., P/IF; Jesse Highling, So., P/IF; Matt Kalmar, So., IF; Mike Herald, So., P/OF.
Coach's outlook: "We are certainly pretty excited about this season. We have a number of players with varsity experience and feel good about that. We feel we've some quality pitchers and a lot of depth with 12 pitchers on staff. Our defense is going to be one of our strongest assets. Offensively we don't have a whole lot of deep ball threats, but we're going to put the ball in play and use our speed to score runs."
Coach: Mike Desimone, 7th year
Last year: 10-9, lost to Hammond in 2A West quarterfinals
Returning starters (3): David Heartel, Sr., OF/C; Pete Colwell, Sr., IF; Randy Lawson, Sr., OF/P.
Remainder of roster: Chris Linehan, Sr., IF; Shawn Stotelmyer, Sr., C; Billy Doherty, Sr., IF/P; Evan Price, Sr., IF; Brian DeMoss, Sr., IF; Tyler Lushbaugh, Jr., OF/P; Jason Doherty, Jr., IF; Chris Heck, Jr., IF; David Wallace, Jr., P; Clayton Boyer, Jr., IF/P; Bobby Riggs, Jr., C; Dan McCallion, Jr., OF/P; Trey Staub, Jr., OF; Wes Bidle, So., IF/P.
Coach's outlook: "We're going to throw a lot of guys and get some good quality innings out of them. We should be decent defensively and I think offensively we will need to be aggressive and try to have some quality at bats. I think the biggest thing this year will be to do a better job of putting the ball in play."
St. John's at Prospect Hall Vikings
Coach: Kurt Seibert, 5th year
Last year: 11-8
Returning starters (9): Dan Butala, Sr., IF/P; Stan Hess, Sr., IF; Nick Roby, Sr., C; Ryan Blizzard, Sr., P/C; Tom Piontek, Sr., 3B; Alan Su, Sr., Util.; Brett Mitchell, Jr., 1B/P; Brendan Gilligan, Jr., OF; Jim Douggin, So., 1B/P
Remainder of roster: Jeremy Hess, Jr., OF; Hugh Wescott, Jr., IF; Roger O'Donoghue, So., OF; Ryan Murray, Fr., C/OF; Mark Hammond, Fr., OF; Scott Ritter, Fr., C.
Coach's outlook: "We'll be very strong up the middle. We have a very good pitching staff, and will be a good hitting club. We'll have to see how well the defense plays. We are going to be playing a very tough schedule so we'll have to be aggressive. It should be a real fun and exciting year."
Thomas Johnson Patriots
Coach: Jim Foit, 12th year
Last year: 17-10, won Class 4A state championship
Returning starters (6): Joe Hayes, Sr., C/OF; Taylor Covey, Sr., 3B; Danny Ceneviva, Sr., IF; Carl Wolf, Jr., IF; Garrett Hanselman, Jr., 1B; Mike Cholet, So., P.