2018 High School Team Spotlight: Linganore

Jerry Shank
Maryland / Virginia Director


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Less than two months remain before the start of the 2018  high school baseball season. We will spotlight teams from around the state as we near the start of our high school preseason and season coverage.

Team Spotlight: Linganore Lancers

Head Coach: David Keiling (5th Season) Linganore
Classification: 3A
Conference: CMC
2017 Record: 10-11
2017 Post Season: Sectional Finals
Returning Starters: 8
Returning Pitchers: 6

State Playoff History
Champion: N/A
Finals: N/A
Semis: 1990, 2009

Returners with Post Season Honors
Brett Tibbs
Jacob Ference
Zach Willit
Sam Downs
Garrett Schwartzbeck

Key Returners (2017 Stats)
OF/LHP Brett Tibbs 2018 (2-3, 2.18 ERA, 29 K, .345 BA, .441 OBP, 12 RBI, 7 2B)
C Jacob Ference 2019 (.317 BA, .377 OBP)
OF/LHP Zach Willett 2018 (.339 BA, .440 OBP, 12 SB, 2.33 ERA)
P/1B Sam Downs 2018 (.220 BA)
SS Garrett Schwartzbeck 2020 (.264 BA. 328 OBP)

Key Losses
Mike Rajnik

Key Newcomer(s)

The Lancers have a deep group of returners coming to their 2018 team which should lead to an interesting squad this season. Heading up the pitching staff will their two way talent Brett Tibbs (Wilson College). Tibbs led the Lancers in innings pitched and batting average last year and look for that trend to continue this spring. It will be tough for the Lancers to replace Mike Rajnik and his .333 batting average along with his second most innings on the mound. Zach Willett or Sam Downs (Stevenson) should pick up the slack on the mound for Linganore and expect growth from their SS Garrett Schwartzbeck to pick up some of the offense lost. The Lancers have hovered around .500 for the past three seasons but don't be surprise if we see an improved Lancer squad with more depth and experience as they look to compete for a CMC championship in this very competitive conference.