Prep Baseball Report

2018 High School Team Spotlight: Patuxent

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: Patuxent Panthers

Head Coach: Keith Powell (16th Season) Patuxent
Classification: 2A
Conference: SMAC
2017 Record: 9-10
2017 Post Season: Sectional Finals
Returning Starters: 6
Returning Pitchers: 3

State Playoff History
Champion: N/A
Finals: 2003, 2012
Semis: 2013

Returners with Post Season Honors
Mason Calvert
Sayo Kintunde

Top Returners (2017 Stats)
LHP Sayo Kintunde 2018
UT Mason Calvert 2018
(.426 BA, .481 OBP, 10 2B)
C Tanner Zinn 2018
(.312 BA, .500 OBP)
SS/RHP Nate Kistler 2019

Key Losses
Arley Shepherd

Key Newcomer(s)
Bryce Whitney
Dillon Whitney
Robbie Stone
Dyln Lovett

The Panthers are looking to build off the 2017 campaign returning six of their starters from a 9-10 season. Pacing the offense will be utility infielder Mason Calvert (Chesapeake CC), coming off an impressive junior campaign and will be one of their top offensive options along with Tanner Zinn (Chesapeake). SS/RHP Nate Kistler looks to build off his 2017 campaign as he man the middle of the infield and adds depth to the pitching staff. LHP Sayo Kintunde (Southern New Hampshire) will be the ace of the staff with his strong arm, and Kintunde will also give some offensive depth to the team as well with his .300+ batting average. Keep an eye out for 2020 OF/RHP Dillion Whitney who might emerge as another nice pitching option for the Panthers.