2018 High School Team Spotlight: Aberdeen


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: Aberdeen Eagles

Head Coach: Bob Arnold (1st Year)
Classification: 3A North
Conference: UCBAC
2017 Record: 6-12
2017 Post Season: 1st Round
Returning Starters: 4
Returning Pitchers: 6

Returners with Post Season Honors
Nate Jones

Key Returners (2017 Stats)
Nate Jones 1B/P 2018 (.325 BA, 13 RBI, 5 2B)
Ryan Feathers P/C 2019 (12.1 IP, 4.54 ERA, 8 RBI, .315 OBP)
Brandon Brown IF/OF/P 2020 (.386 OBP, 11RBI, 11 SB)

Key Losses
David Fulp
Christian Melendez
Anthony Cuellar
Dylan Mariano

Key Newcomer(s)
Jared Van Den Bosch IF/P 2019
Stephen Schultz 2020
Adam Siedlecki 2020

Outlook
Leading the way this spring for the Eagles will be 1B/P Nate Jones, who hit .325 with 13 RBI and is the teams leading returning hitter. Aberdeen will need to find a replacement from their start Christian Melendez and his near .500 season at the plate last year. They will need Ryan Feathers and Brandon Brown to build off their 2017 campaigns and play bigger roles in the offense this upcoming season. Adam Siedlecki and Stephen Shultz were able to gain some valuable experience as freshmen last year and could see bigger roles offensively. On the mound, new faces will need to take the top spot on the mound. Jones should see more time on the mound along with Feathers, who could potentially form their 1-2 combo. This season looks like an interesting transition year for the Eagles.

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