Maryland Power 25 Countdown: #2 Gilman


Kyle Campbell
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It's hard to believe but the start of the 2020 Maryland high school baseball season is just two weeks away. 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 #2 team, the Gilman Greyhounds from the MIAA Conference. We will release one team in our countdown each weekday leading up to the release of our 2020 #1 Preseason Power 25 team on March 19th. Then, on March 20th our PBR Maryland staff will release it's final preseason predictions for the upcoming season as team get ready to square off on opening day later that afternoon.

 

Gilman Greyhounds 2020 SEASON PREVIEW

Head Coach: Larry Sheets (11th Season) efw
Mascot: Greyhounds
Conference: MIAA "A"
2019 Record: 22-11
2019 Conference Finish: 2nd Place
2019 Playoff Finish: Lost to Calvert Hall in the MIAA "A" Conference Championship. 
Twitter Handle: @GilmanBaseball
CLICK HERE to view the Gilman Baseball Schedule 

 

2020 PBR MD POWER 25 PRESEASON RANK: #2

 

Returning Starters: 8

Casey Bishop (Jr.) INF
Gabe Gonzales (Sr.) OF
Michael Mallas (Sr.) C
Ryan Martinez (Jr.) INF
Jackson McCambridge (Sr.) OF
Tripp Myers (Sr.) 1B/OF
Trevor Weiner (Jr.) DH
Ryan Williamson (Sr.) INF


Returning Pitchers: 8

Peter Heubeck (Jr.) RHP
Owen Holmgren (Jr.) RHP
Matt Leikus (Jr.) RHP
Lucas Matanguihan (Jr.) RHP
Tripp Myers (Sr.) LHP
Danny Rosenfield (Sr.) LHP
Jackson Tacka (Sr.) LHP
Ryan Williamson (Sr.) RHP

 

Returning Players with Post-Season / Pre-Season Honors

Peter Heubeck - 2019 All-MIAA, 2019 PBR Maryland Preseason All-State First Team, 2019 PBR Maryland All-State Honorable Mention, 2020 MSABC Preseason All-State 
Matt Leikus - 2019 All-MIAA, 2019 PBR Maryland Preseason All-State Underclass, 2019 PBR Maryland All-State Underclass

 

Key Losses

Pierce Bennett
Tyler Martinez 

 

 

Top Newcomers

N/A

 

2020 Key Players

Casey Bishop (Jr.) INF
Peter Heubeck (Jr.) RHP 
Matt Leikus (Jr.) RHP
Michael Mallas (Sr.) C
Ryan Martinez (Jr.) INF
Jackson McCambridge (Sr.) OF
Tripp Myers (Sr.) 1B/OF/LHP
Danny Rosenfield (Sr.) LHP
Ryan Williamson (Sr.) RHP

 

Players Signed / Committed to College

Casey Bishop (2021) - Towson University
Peter Heubeck (2021) - Wake Forest University
Matt Leikus (2021) James Madison University
Michael Mallas (2020) - Lafayette College
Tripp Myers (2020) - Johns Hopkins University
Danny Rosenfield - (2020) - Davidson College
Jackson Tacka (2020) - US Naval Academy
Ryan Williamson (2020) - St. Bonaventure University

 

Season Snapshot

The Greyhounds enter the 2020 season eager to make it back to the MIAA "A" Conference championship where they fell just short of claiming the title in 2019 losing to Calvert Hall. This year's depth on the mound is impressive and figures to give them an realistic chance to win every night out. 2021 RHP Peter Heubeck (Wake Forest) headlines a staff that includes four other college commits in 2021 RHP Matt Leikus (James Madison), 2020 LHP Jackson Tacka (Navy), 2020 LHP Danny Rosenfield (Davidson) and 2020 LHP Tripp Myers (John’s Hopkins). Also figuring to add depth throughout the season for 11th year skipper Larry Sheets are senior Ryan Williamson (St. Bonaventure), and juniors Owen Holmgren and Lucas Matanguihan

At the plate, Gilman returns eight players that saw significant time in the lineup a season ago. Seniors Michael Mallas (Lafayette), Jackson McCambridge, Gabe Gonzales, Williamson, Myers and juniors Casey Bishop (Towson), Ryan Martinez, and Trevor Weiner will look to lead the way with Pierce Bennett (Wake Forest) and Tyler Martinez (San Francisco) both gone. If the pitching stays healthy and lives up to expectations; this year's lineup is experienced and versatile enough to find ways to score runs and win close ball games. 

 

 

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