Summer Team Preview: Dig In Baseball 17U National (Ballance)


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DIG IN BASEBALL 17U

NATIONAL (BALLANCE)

Summer 2020 Preview


Head Coach: Steve Ballance
Phone #: 410-303-8652
Email Address: [email protected]

 

Team Outlook

This summer's Dig In Baseball 17U National team is as strong as ever with a depth of talent at every position on the diamond. The team coached by Steve Ballance has won over 400 games in the past four years (summer and fall seasons) and they will look to continue that success with a very tough, elite scheduled planned again this summer. Lefty ace and Maryland commit Andrew Johnson ranked #8 in the PBR Class of 2021 Rankings, uncommitted outfielder Ehi Okojie ranked #10 in the PBR Class of 2021 Rankings, and righty Brock Rose (Xavier) ranked #7 in the PBR Class of 2022 Rankings headline this star-studded team.

 

Team Roster

# Name State School Class Position Commitment
6 Nate Dawes MD Howard 2021 RHP
7 Chase Weller MD Middletown 2021 C/3B  
8 Jake Becker MD Sherwood 2021  MIF/RHP  
9 Ryan Torres MD Archbishop Curley 2021  MIF
11 Brock Rose MD Georgetown Prep 2022  RHP/OF Xavier 
12 AJ Brault MD  Georgetown Prep  2021  RHP   
14 Tim Orie MD  Good Counsel  2022  1B/DH   
15 Doug Marose MD  Gaithersburg  2021  RHP/INF   
18 Brendan Kleiman MD  Sherwood  2021  C/RHP   
19 Emmanuel Kraft MD  Montgomery Blair  2022  LHP/1B   
21 Andrew Johnson MD  Glenelg  2021  LHP/1B/OF  Maryland 
23 Ehi Okojie  MD  River Hall  2021 OF   
25 Miller Romm MD  Wootton  2021  OF 
26 Jordan Biggs WV  Jefferson (WV)  2021  3B/RHP   
27 Levi Perez MD Damascus 2021  RHP  
32 Josh Lantz MD Mount St. Joseph 2021  C/OF  
34 Brady MacDonald MD Frederick 2021  RHP/INF  
38 Brian Rose MD Richard Montgomery 2021  LHP  

 

Team Schedule

*Due to the current COVID-19 restriction and guidelines, this schedule is subject to change. Please check back regularly as we continue to update it throughout the summer.

Dates Event Location Status
May 30-31 Pennsylvania Championships West Chester, PA  
June 6-7  Catholic University Showcase Washington, DC  
June 26-29 17U National Elite Championships Hoover, AL  
July 11-12 Rutgers University Showcase  Piscataway, NJ  
July 15-21 PBR 17U National Championships  Emerson, GA  
July 17-24 WWBA 17U National Championships East Cobb, GA  
July 30 - August 3 17U Coastal World Series Richmond, VA  
August 3-7 Black Bear Classic Greenville, SC  

 

 

TOP UNCOMMITTED PLAYERS

 

Ehi Okojie OF River Hill 2021

 

Miller Romm OF Wootton 2021

 

Chase Weller C/3B Middletown 2021

 

Doug Marose RHP/INF Gaithersburg 2021

 

Nate Dawes RHP Howard 2021

 

Jake Becker MIF/RHP Sherwood 2021

 

Josh Lantz C/OF Mount St. Joseph 2021

 

Brendan Kleiman C/RHP Sherwood 2021

 

Emmanuel Kraft LHP/1B Montgomery Blair 2022

 

TOP PITCHERS

 

Andrew Johnson LHP/1B/OF Glenelg 2021 (Maryland)

Brock Rose RHP/OF Georgetown Prep 2022 (Xavier)

 

Doug Marose RHP/INF Gaithersburg 2021

Nate Dawes RHP Howard 2021

Emmanuel Kraft LHP/1B Montgomery Blair 2022

 

TOP POSITION PLAYERS


Ehi Okojie OF River Hill 2021

Miller Romm OF Wootton 2021

Chase Weller C/3B Middletown 2021

Jake Becker MIF/RHP Sherwood 2021

Josh Lantz C/OF Mount St. Joseph 2021

Brendan Kleiman C/RHP Sherwood 2021