Maryland Power 25 Countdown: #13 Huntingtown


Kyle Campbell
Maryland Scouting Director

a 

Follow @PBRMaryland
Facebook & Instagram

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 #13 team, the Huntingtown Hurricanes from Calvert County. 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 2020 season as team get ready to square off on opening day later that afternoon.

 

Huntingtown Hurricanes 2020 SEASON PREVIEW

Head Coach: Guy Smith  efw
Mascot: Hurricanes
County: Calvert 
Conference: SMAC
MPSSAA Classification: 3A South Region I
2019 Record: 18-4
2019 MPSSAA Playoff Run: Lost in the MPSSAA 3A
South Sectional Finals to Northern (2-1).
CLICK HERE to view the Huntingtown Baseball Website
CLICK HERE to view the Huntingtown Baseball Schedule

 

2020 PBR MD POWER 25 PRESEASON RANK: #13

 

Returning Starters: 5

Stafford Allison (Sr.) OF
Jayson Brunclik (Sr.) OF
Joey Downing (Sr.) 1B
Cy Harwood (Sr.) SS
Clay Wargo (Sr.) C


Returning Pitchers: 3

Brian Ferreira (Jr.) RHP
Brandon Harris (Sr.) RHP
Jack Rosnage (Sr.) RHP

 

Returning Players with Post-Season / Pre-Season Honors

Jayson Brunclik - 2019 All-SMAC
Brian Ferreira - 2019 PBR Maryland Preseason All-State Underclass 
Cy Harwood - 2019 All-SMAC
Jack Rosnage - 2019 All-SMAC
Clay Wargo - 2019 PBR Maryland Preseason All-State Second Team / 2020 MSABC Preseason All-State

 

Key Losses

Joe Mozingo (University of South Carolina Aiken)
Ethan Poore
Ryan Terrents  (Towson University) 

 

Top Newcomers

Shane Elliott (Jr.) 2B

 

2020 Key Players

Cy Harwood (Sr.) SS
Clay Wargo (Sr.) C

 

Players Signed / Committed to College

Stafford Allison (2020) - Frostburg State University
Brandon Harris (2020) - Cabrini University
Cy Harwood (2020) - Salisbury University
Clay Wargo (2020) - Coastal Carolina University

 

 

Season Snapshot

The 2019 Southern Maryland Athletic Conference Chesapeake Division champion Huntingtown Hurricanes look poised to defend their title and compete for a MPSSAA 3A State championship once again in 2020. Head coach Guy Smith returns a balanced team with five returners on offense and three arms back on the mound. Shortstop and ace RHP from 2019 Ryan Terrents will surely be missed but this team will be old, experienced and battle tested.

Seniors Brandon Harris (Cabrini), Jack Rosnage, and Brian Ferreira will anchor the staff in Terrents' absense. Combine their experience with team captain and senior Coastal Carolina commit Clay Wargo catching behind the dish and all three of them figure to give the Hurricanes a very good opportunity to win every time out. At the plate, Huntingtown will look to Wargo, and a quartet of returning seniors to lead the way. Cy Harwood (Salisbury), Jayson Brunclik, and Joey Downing will look to get on in front of Wargo and the power hitting bat of Stafford Allison

The Hurricanes bid at reaching a fourth straight State Final Four was snapped last season when they fell 2-1 in 10 innings to bitter rival Northern (Cal.) in the 3A South Sectional Finals. Under the new MPSSAA Regional alignment, the 3A South Region II remains mostly the same with only the addition of North Point the difference making it a six team pod in 2020. Star two-way talent Marcus Lee-Sang from Northern (Cal.) was selected in the 11th round by the Phillies in last year's MLB draft which really opens up the path for Huntingtown to make it out of the pod and into the State Quarterfinals.  

 

 

MORE PBR MD POWER 25 PREVIEWS