2017 Massachusetts Spring Team Preview: Milton Academy



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By Dylan Hefflinger, Dennis Healy, Trevor Brown and PBR Staff
Editor in Chief / Co-Director of Scouting

With the 2017 spring season right around the corner, PBR New England is eagerly anticipating bringing the New England states the best high school coverage throughout the region.

Starting in Late-February, we began releasing team previews for teams across the state, leading into the Preseason All-State Teams as well as the Preseason State Rankings.

If you are a coach and haven't filled out your 2017 Team Preview, click here.

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2017 Massachusetts SPRING TEAM PREVIEW: Milton Academy

Team Name: Milton Academy
Head Coach: Mark Petherick
Division: Private
2016 Record: 14-4
Conference Record: 11-4
Returning Starters/Pitchers: 6/2

2017 Team Strengths:

  • Leadership
  • Defense
  • # 1 Pitcher

2017 Team Weaknesses:

  • Pitching Depth behind #1 arm 
  • Run Production

Coach Outlook: "We have a solid core of players returning with RHP Matt Tabor (Elon commit), IF Isaac Fossas (Brandeis), and Buddy Mrowka (Harvard). Our younger guys seem poised to take the next step and provide some depth. It will come down to whoever solidifies the number two pitcher spot behind Matt. We need to play solid defense and have some timely hitting in order to see success again. "

PBR Outlook:  A core group of players who should make a run at the title. Matt Tabor and Steven Walker could be a legit 1-2 punch on the mound if Walker can progress on the bump. Fossas, Mrowka, Cervone, Steven Walker and Liam Kennedy all provide pop in the lineup. Should be a very competitive group.

Matt TaborTop Returning Players:

  • Matt Tabor, RHP, 2017, captain (Elon), League MVP, all league
  • Buddy Mrowka, SS, 2017,R/R, 3 year starter, captain (Harvard), all league
  • Isaac Fossas, 3B, 2017,R/R, 4 year starter, two time captain (Brandeis), all league
  • Liam Kennedy, C, 2018,R/R, 2 year starter, all league
  • Steven Walker, OF/P, R/R 2018