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Maryland Power 25 Countdown: #24 Clarksburg


Kyle Campbell
Maryland Scouting Director

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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 #24 team, the Clarksburg Coyotes from Montgomery 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.

 

Clarksburg Coyotes 2020 SEASON PREVIEW

Head Coach: Mat Derrickr
Mascot: Coyotes
County: Montgomery 
Conference: Montgomery
MPSSAA Classification: 4A West Region II
2019 Record: 15-4
2019 MPSSAA Playoff Run: Lost in the MPSSAA 4A Regional Championship to Walt Whitman (5-2).
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2020 PBR MD POWER 25 PRESEASON RANK: #24

 

Returning Starters: 7

Andrew Abrams (Sr.) OF/LHP
Bailey Arensmeyer (Sr.) OF
Sam Batis (Jr.) RHP/INF
Morgan Bragg (Jr.) C
Nathan Proctor (Sr.) 3B/P
Chase Robinson (Jr.) 1B
Taye Robinson (So.) INF/OF


Returning Pitchers: 3

Andrew Abrams (Sr.) LHP
Sam Batis (Jr.) RHP
Nathan Proctor (Sr.) RHP

 

Returning Players with Post-Season / Pre-Season Honors

Sam Batis - 2019 PBR Maryland All-State Underclass

 

Key Losses

None

 

Top Newcomers

Daerek Sawyer (So.) INF/P
Oliver Martin (Fr.) C/INF/OF/P

 

2020 Key Players

Andrew Abrams (Sr.) LHP
Sam Batis (Jr.) RHP
Nathan Proctor (Sr.) RHP
Chase Robinson (Jr.) 1B
Taye Robinson (So.) INF/OF

 

Players Signed / Committed to College

Andrew Abrams (2020) - Salisbury University

 

Season Snapshot

Clarksburg returns a plethora of players from last season including seven starters on offense and their three top arms. Senior southpaw Andrew Abrams (Salisbury) will anchor a staff that also includes senior Nathan Proctor and hard throwing junior right-hander Sam Batis. Abrams, Proctor, and Batis also figure to play key roles in the lineup alongside power hitting first basemen Chase Robinson, catcher Morgan Bragg, and outfielder Bailey Arensmeyer

Sophomore Taye Robinson has garnered a lot of attention for his play on varsity last year as a freshman and figures to make even more of a jump this year coming off a big summer. Look for talented sophomore Daerek Sawyer and freshman Oliver Martin to see time as two-way players helping to add depth on the team in 2020. 

The Coyotes postseason run ended last year in the MPSSAA 4A West Region Championship with a 5-2 loss to Walt Whitman. With the new regional alignment in 2020, Clarksburg will face several of their Montgomery County 4A West division foes again come playoff time with the addition of Urbana from Frederick County. Should the Coyotes make it through Region II of the 4A West Region, they will be re-seeded going into the State Quarterfinals round and likely not face another Montgomery County school from the 4A West Region I that includes Walt Whitman. 

 

 

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