Maryland Power 25 Countdown: #11 Boonsboro

Kyle Campbell
Maryland Scouting Director


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It's hard to believe but the start of the 2019 Maryland high school baseball season is almost here. Every week throughout the season we will release our Power 25, ranking the top twenty-five teams from across the Old Line State. Today we continue our Preseason Power 25 countdown by taking a look at our #11 team, the Boonsboro Warriors from Washington County. Be sure to stay tuned as we release one team each weekday leading up to the release of our 2019 #1 Preseason Power 25 team on March 19th. Then, on March 20th our PBR Maryland staff will release our final preseason predictions for the upcoming 2019 season.


Boonsboro 2019 SEASON PREVIEW

Head Coach: Stephen Mason (2nd Season) d
Mascot: Warriors
County: Washington
MPSSAA Classification: 1A West Section II
2018 Record: 22-4
2018 MPSSAA Playoff Run: Won the MPSSAA 1A State
Championship 12-9 over St. Michaels
Twitter Handle: @BoonsBaseball
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Returning Starters: 6

Josh DeRocher (Sr.) 2B/RHP
TJ Kalagher (Sr.) 3B
Peyton Mason (Jr.) C
Adam Mathias (Sr.) CF/LHP
Ryan Nolan (Sr.) 1B
Dalton Shank (Sr.) SS


Returning Pitchers: 3

Josh DeRocher (Sr.) 2B/RHP
Adam Mathias (Sr.) CF/LHP
Trenton Von Philp (Sr.) RHP


Returning Players with Post-Season / Pre-Season Honors

Adam Mathias - 2018 All-Washington County 1st Team
Ryan Nolan - 2018 All-Washington County 1st Team
Dalton Shank - 2018 Washington County Player of the Year, 2018 All-Washington County 1st Team


Key Loses

Colton Bare (University of Maryland - Baltimore County)
Ben Burgan
Brendon Kemp 
Aaron Myers 
Cole Rinehart (Wilson College)
Brock Smith (Hagerstown CC)


Top Newcomers

Cameron Day (Jr.) OF/P
Jake Neff (So.) OF

2019 Key Players

Josh DeRocher (Sr.) 2B/RHP
TJ Kalagher (Sr.) 3B
Ryan Nolan (Sr.) 1B
Dalton Shank (Sr.) SS
Trenton Von Philp (Sr.) RHP


Players Signed / Committed to College

TJ Kalagher (2019) - Hagerstown CC


Season Snapshot

The defending 1A state champion have a key contingent of returners who should give the Warriors a strong chance to repeat as champions in 2019.

Leading the way for the Warriors is 2019 SS and returning Washington County player of the year Dalton Shank. Shank is back to patrol the shortstop position for his senior year and will be a key component n the order with his ability to hit for high average. Also back as key parts to the offense are Ryan Nolan, TJ Kalagher, Adam Mathias, Peyton Mason, and Josh Derocher. Kalagher has the ability to be a table setter yet again at the top of the order coming off a .379 batting average last season season, while Nolan looks to be placed in the middle of the order with his strength at the plate and occasional pop after hitting .427 last year. .

On the mound lies the biggest question for the Warriors. They have three nice pieces returning but this is the biggest loss for them from last season, losing the likes of Brock Smith and Colton Bare. Look for Mathias, Derocher, and Trenton Von Phillip to be the leaders on the pitching staff this spring and will see a bulk of the innings. Cameron Day looks to also potentially provide some innings as well.

The Warriors are a group deep with experience from last year's exciting state championship win over St. Michaels. With their key core back on offense and the development of the staff, don't be surprised if you see Boonsboro contending for another 1A title in 2019.