2016 Team Preview: Chesapeake (AA)



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By Jerry Shank
Maryland Scouting Director

As we prepare for the upcoming 2016 high school season, we will be taking a glimpse at programs from around the state.

Team: Chesapeake
Nickname: Cougars
Class: 3A
Conference: Anne Arundel County
Head Coach:  Ken King
Years as HC:  6th  
Twitter: @chsbb19
2015 Record: 15-6
2015 Conference Record: 14-4
2015 Post Season: District Finals

Returning Starters/Position: 5
Returning Starters/Pitcher: 2

Players with Post-Season Honors
Dustin Gosnell ?? 1st Team All-County

Players to Watch
P Dustin Gosnell 2016
C Connor Fletcher 2016
3B Andrew Revels 2017
P/1B Joe Seidler 2018

Season Outlook
The 2016 Cougars have a nice core of returning players and will need a few to step into their own this season after playing complimentary roles in 2015. Leading the way on the offensive end will be catcher Connor Fletcher coming off a strong season hitting .325 for Chesapeake. Junior 3B Andrew Revels looks to also build off a strong 2015 campaign where he hit .330. Sophomore Joe Seidler also returns after hitting .360 during his freshmen year and should build off that successful season. Keep an eye out for 2017 Dillon Oxyer, an interesting infield talent that showed well at two PBR Maryland events over the summer/fall. Some players that Chesapeak will need to replace include Kyle Davis and Justin Snyder.

The mound looks to be a strength this season with Dustin Gosnell leading the way coming off a 6-0 season with a 2.00 ERA. Seidler should contribute after going 2-1 last year. Chesapeake goes eight deep with a nice young nucleus of five arms coming up from a JV team that went undefeated last season and never trailed a game. Coach King hopes that can transfer to the Varsity level for this year. Keep an eye out for the Cougars as they are always a tough team to beat and hope to have a nice post season run this upcoming season.

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