2018 High School Team Spotlight: Stone Bridge


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: Stone Bridge

Head Coach: Mat Shannon (1st Season)Stone Bridge
Classification: 5A, Region C
Conference: Potomac District
2017 Record: 15-8
2017 Post Season: Regional Semifinal
Returning Starters: 5
Returning Pitchers: 4

Returners with Post Season Honors
Matt House
Shane Gallahan

Key Returners (2017 Stats)
Matt House SS/RHP 2018 (.373 BA, 23R, 35 IP, 37 K)
Shane Gallahan OF/IF/P 2018 (16 SB, 51 IP, 47 K, 3-1 record)
Drew Hentz IF 2018
Trevor McNicholas OF 2018
Paul Moore OF 2019
Brendan Hall OF/P 2018
Connor Braun IF 2018
Shane Lashlee C 2018

Key Losses
Casey Johnson
Johnathan Hough
Matt Molthen
Zach Silvasy
Gary Fuller

Key Newcomer(s)
Brennan Speier
Mitchell Colombo

Outlook
With a senior laden team heading into the 2018 season, something special could be brewing for the Bulldogs this spring. Pacing the offense will be SS/P Matt House (Shenandoah) coming back after hitting over .370 on the season for the Bulldogs last spring. Team speed should continue to be a trend as over 40 stolen bases from last year return to the lineup with Shane Gallahan, Trevor McNicholas, and Paul Moore. Moore will also add pop to the middle of the order and will need to be a run producer for the Bulldogs. Leading the way for the pitching staff will be Gallahan with his near strikeout per inning ratio. Look for House and Brendan Hall (Washington) to potentially take a bigger role on the mound for Stone Bridge to make up for the loss of Gary Fuller for the Bulldogs. Keep an eye out for Brennan Speier and Mitchell Colombo to add innings to the staff as well. New head coach Mat Shannon has an experienced team returning for the 2018 season which should lead to a potential long playoff run.

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