2018 High School Team Spotlight: Southern


Jerry Shank
Maryland Director

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Less than a month remains 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: Southern Bulldogs

Head Coach: Kyle Lynch (3rd Season)
Classification: 2A South
Conference: Anne Arundel
2017 Record: 13-11
2017 Post Season: Region Finals
Returning Starters: 8
Returning Pitchers: 2

Returners with Post Season Honors
Richard Cosgrove
Brady Waters

Key Returners (2017 Stats) Cosgrove
Richard Cosgrove OF 2018 (Pictured, right - .413 BA, 14 R, 13 RBI
Brady Waters 3B 2018 (.357 BA, 21 R, 18 RBI)
Kyle Waters SS 2020 (.319 BA, 32 R 8 RBI)
Hayden Buhaj RHP/DH (.309 BA, 13 R 15 RBI, 3.31 ERA, 3 Sv)
Marty Sawyers RHP 2019 (2.44 ERA,  2-2 Record)

Key Losses
Kyle Germann

Key Newcomer(s)
Will Shenton - C
Ryan Huck - C
Carson Simmons - C
Dawson Drewyer - RHP
Jackson Shiffer - OF

Outlook
Offensive continuity is the name of the 2018 season for Southern, as the Bulldogs return eight of their Sawyersstarters from the 2017 season. Leading the way offensively will be Richard Cosgrove who led the team with a.413 average last season. Look for the Waters brothers, Brady and Kyle, to build off of solid seasons last year in the heart of the lineup. Keep an eye out on the brother Kyle who could be a breakout sophomore this season. On the mound Marty Sawyers (pictured, right) will play a major role in the pitching success for the Bulldogs in 2018. A talented arm who if he shows consistency throughout the season could be a big reason the Bulldogs make a run this season. Expect Hayden Buhaj to see see an expanded role on the mound and keep an eye out for newcomer Dawson Drewyer to see innings this year for the Bulldogs. Being the smallest school in the Anne Arundel conference is not the most fun thing to do but Southern has more than held their own each year and 2018 will be no different. A tough section drawing this year in 2A will be a tough one to get out of with talented teams from top to bottom. That seasoning that the Bulldog will get from their tough regular season will more than prepare them for some big games in the playoffs.

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