2016 Season Preview: George C. Marshall Statesmen



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By John Nolan
Assistant Director of Scouting/Content Management 

As we enter March, the high school season is quickly approaching. As we approach opening day, we will continue our look at high school programs throughout our coverage area as they prepare for the 2016 season.
 

George C Marshall

 

Team: George C. Marshall
Nickname: Statesmen
Class: 5A North
Conference: Capitol Conference 13
Coach: Aaron Tarr
Twitter: @statesmenbsbll
2015 Record: 21-7
2015 Post Season: Conference Champions, Regional Runners-Up, State Runners-up
Returning Starters/Position: 4
Returning Pitchers: 5

 

PLAYERS TO WATCH
Nick Cintron (2016, LHP, Cornell) Cintron has an athletic frame and throws from a low three-quarters arm slot with a lot of deception in his delivery. He is currently ranked 118th in the Class of 2016.
Robert Guenther (SS/RHP, 2017) Guenther is an athletic infielder with a line drive swing and the potential to develop gap power.
Justin Han (2B, 2016, Middlebury) Han was an All-State honoree in 2015 and hit .623 for the Statesmen.
Steven Johel (RHP/1B, 2016, Coastal Carolina) Johel is a projectable righty who was an All-State pitcher in 2015, going 11-0 with 0.71 ERA for the Statesmen. He is currently ranked 61st in the Class of 2016.
Lee Morrison (RHP, 2017)
Nathaniel Scheinman (3B, 2016, Skidmore)

 

SEASON OUTLOOK
Marshall is coming off of an outstanding 2015 season that saw the Statesmen win their Conference and advance to the 5A Northern Region and 5A State Title games, only to finish as the runner-up in both games to Stone Bridge. The 2016 Statesmen will again be a very good team as they bring back the bulk of their pitching staff, which will be led by Johel and Cintron. Han and Guenther will be the key pieces in a lineup that has to replace a handful of regular starters with talented, but inexperienced, youth. Marshall has plenty of speed and will have a strong defense behind its good pitching staff. Marshall is off to a 3-0 start on the young season and will again be one of the stronger teams in 5A North and should challenge Stone Bridge again in the postseason.

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