Maryland Power 25 Countdown: #8 Bishop McNamara


Kyle Campbell
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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 #8 team, the Bishop McNamara Mustangs from the WCAC Conference. 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 season as team get ready to square off on opening day later that afternoon.

 

Bishop McNamara Mustangs 2020 SEASON PREVIEW

Head Coach: Anthony Sosnoskie (6th Season) eqwe
Mascot: Mustangs
Conference: WCAC
2019 Record: 22-7
2019 Conference Finish: 2nd 
2019 WCAC Playoff Finish: Lost to DeMatha in the Semifinals. 
Twitter Handle: @BMHS_Baseball
CLICK HERE to view the Bishop McNamara Baseball Schedule


 

2020 PBR MD POWER 25 PRESEASON RANK: #8

 

Returning Starters: 6

Brandon Baker (Sr.) 2B
Donavan Frayer (Sr.) CF/LHP
Jared Mammano (Sr.) 1B
Miles Peterson (Jr.) RF
Ryan Shieh (Jr.) C
Josh Wilson (Jr.) MIF


Returning Pitchers: 4

Ryan Davis (Jr.) RHP
Donavan Frayer (Sr.) LHP
Jon Rodenhaver (Sr.) RHP
Noah Wiggins (Sr.) RHP

 

Returning Players with Post-Season / Pre-Season Honors

Brandon Baker - 2019 All-WCAC Honorable Mention
Donavan Frayer - 2019 PBR Maryland Preseason All-State Underclass. 2020 All-WCAC Second Team 
Khalil Greene - 2019 PBR Maryland Preseason All-State
Jared Mammano - 2019 All-WCAC Honorable Mention
Ryan Shieh - 2019 PBR Maryland Preseason All-State Underclass, 2019 PBR Maryland All-State Underclass, 2019 All-WCAC First Team 

 

Key Losses

Ian Cawthorne 
Nick Miller
Joe Quelch
Jalen Watson

 

 

Top Newcomers

Khalil Greene (Jr.) OF
Cameron Jones Jr. (So.) OF
Jaden Ritzes (Jr.) OF
Bryce Thompson (So.) RHP/UTL
Cameron Johnson (Fr.) LHP/1B

 

2020 Key Players

Brandon Baker (Sr.) 2B
Donavan Frayer (Sr.) CF/LHP 
Jared Mammono (Sr.) 1B
Jon Rodenhaver (Sr.) RHP
Ryan Shieh (Jr.) C
Bryce Thompson (So.) RHP/UTL
Noah Wiggins (Sr.) RHP

 

Players Signed / Committed to College

Donavan Frayer (2020) Shorter University
Jared Mammano (2020) Shepherd University
Jon Rodenhaver (2020) Fairleigh Dickinson University
Noah Wiggins (2020) Norfolk State University
Ryan Shieh (2021) Liberty University

 

Season Snapshot

Sixth year head coach Anthony Sosnoskie and Bishop McNamara really turned heads last season finishing 22-7 overall and second place in the WCAC regular season standings. The Mustangs will look to build upon that success this year returning six starters, four big arms, and a talented crop of underclassmen ready to make their impacts felt.

On the mound, 2019 First Team All WCAC selection Donavan Frayer (Shorter) and fellow seniors Jon Rodenhaver (Fairleigh Dickinson) and Noah Wiggins (Norfolk State) return as anchors on a staff that sees just one key loss from a season ago. Joe Quelch garnered First Team All WCAC accolades last year tossing 45 innings with a 1.09 ERA. With him off playing at Patrick Henry CC this spring look for junior righty Ryan Davis, sophomore Bryce Thompson, and talented freshman left-handed pitcher Cameron Johnson to add depth and fill the void. 

The Mustangs look to be led offensively this year by 2019 All WCAC First Team catcher Ryan Shieh (Liberty). Shieh hit .354 with eight extra base hits and drove in 30 runs at the plate while also throwing out 35% of all base-runners from behind the dish. Joining Shieh as returning starters and impact players in the lineup this are seniors Brandon Baker, Jared Mammano, and the aforementioned Frayer. Look for juniors Miles Peterson, Josh Wilson, Khalil Greene, Jaden Ritzes, and sophomore transfer from La Plata, Cam Jones Jr. to also play key roles. This year's lineup on paper looks really balanced and figures to be able to score a ton of runs in a variety of ways with a nice combination of speed and power. Look for McNamara to be one of the top teams again in the WCAC alsongside St. John's, DeMatha, and Bishop O'Connell just to name a few. 

 

 

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