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Maryland Private Schools Preseason Top 10 (Teams 6-10)

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March is finally here and public schools have officially begun baseball tryouts, while some private schools have already begun their seasons with scrimmages and practices. As always, all Maryland Private schools will be considered in this year's weekly PBR Maryland Private Top 10 rankings while only Public schools will be considered in our traditional PBR Maryland Power 25. An update to these rankings will be released every Monday throughout the season. 

In this first update today, our staff takes a look at our Preseason 6-10, with quick notes on each, before releasing our full MIAA and WCAC Previews next week. Stay tuned tomorrow as we will release teams 1-5. 

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Rank High School Conference
6 Calvert Hall MIAA A
7 Good Counsel WCAC
8 DeMatha Catholic WCAC
9 Archbishop Curley MIAA A
10 Loyola Blakefield MIAA A

No. 6 Calvert Hall

The departure of big bats such as Chase Davalli, John Harris and Lamar King will be big hurdles for coach Brooks Kerr to overcome, however, in 2023 there is no shortage of offensive juggernauts for the Cardinals. The outfield depth is certainly something to keep eyes on this Spring with the likes of Kaden Barmer, CJ Garrick Jr (Frostburg State), Quinn Gillis (St. Mary's College, MD), Will Haacke, EJ Hankerson (Maryland) and Conner Keys (Glenville State). Infielders Jake Butler (George Mason), Tyler Gibbons (Wilson) and Jackson Kerr (Rider) are also names to keep eyes on. 


No. 7 Good Counsel 

Can a Maryland team contend for the WCAC title in 2023? The Falcons of Good Counsel and 1st year head coach Steve Ballance may just be that team, possessing a nice mix of talent on both sides of the ball. Big names to follow include Demetre Georgopoulos, Jackson Inman, Jake Plainte, Ryan Woolery (Virginia Wesleyan) and Aidan Smith (West Virginia)


No. 8 DeMatha Catholic

George Baker (Louisville) transferring down to Pro5 Academy in North Carolina is a big blow to the Stags for the '23 season, however the emergence of standout switch-hitting infielder Michael Cureton should weather the storm a bit. Look for Johnathan Coombs, Cole Carter (Frostburg State) and Manny Hall (George Mason) to make a big impact on the offensive side as well. 


No. 9 Archbishop Curley

The Friars lose a fair amount on both sides of the ball from last year's team including the likes of two-way standout Ryan Edmonds, catcher Zach Gaeta, and right-handed pitchers James Gladden and Emilio Rodriguez. Curley does however bring back two-way Harry Middlebrooks (Wilson) and power stick John Petryszak (Frostburg State) to carry the load, with some younger guys vying for what will be key playing time throughout '23.


No. 10 Loyola Blakefield

The Dons are a very interesting team to keep eyes on in 2023. The departures of Joshua Braxton, Dominic Casale and Connor Klebrowski are key losses, however look for Seniors Dylan Bryan (Delaware), Leo Foust and Trent Waire (Salisbury) to try to fill those voids and have a more prominent role in leadership in '23. An impressive arm to keep heavy eyes on this year will be Sophomore Joseph Nottingham, looking to separate himself in one of the deepest and most talented classes across the Old Line State.