2018 High School Team Spotlight: Urbana


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: Urbana Hawks

Head Coach: Mike Frownfelter (13th Season)
Classification: 4A North
Conference: CMC - Spires Division
2017 Record: 18-6
2017 Post Season: Sectional Final
Returning Starters: 7
Returning Pitchers: 6

Returners with Post Season Honors
Trey Lipscomb
Jake Wills
Ryan Hayden
Ferris Mcilmail

Key Returners (2017 Stats) a
Trey Lipscomb SS/P 2018 (.470 BA, 2 HR, 35 RBI, 14 SB, 6-0 1.05 ERA)
Jake Wills P 2018 (4-3, 2 Sv,  2.27 ERA, 38k)
Ryan Hayden C 2018 (Pictured, right - .391 BA)
Ferris Mcilmail 3B 2019 (.281 BA)
Graham King DH 2019 (.275 BA)
Sean Berry 1B 2019 (.364 BA)
Kameron Walters P/IF 2020 (20 IP, 0.68 ERA)

Key Losses
Jack Stines
Ryan Washabaugh

Key Newcomer(s)
Elias Hageman OF
Bredan Gilligan IF/OF

Outlooka
A deep and talented roster return for Urbana in 2018 making them a top contender for the spring, albeit they have a tougher hill to climb now as they move up to 4A in the MPSSAA. All PBR returner Trey Lipscomb (Tennessee) will head up the offensive attack as one of the top players in the state and be a steady presence in the middle of the Hawks lineup from game one. A deep group of experienced starters also return with C Ryan Hayden more than likely to be another middle of the order staple along with 2019 1B Sean Berry. Fellow juniors Ferris Mcilmail, and Graham King look to build off very successful sophomore campaigns and add depth and potency from top to bottom for the Hawks lineup. The pitching staff will be headed up by Lipscomb and senior Jake Wills. Looks for 2020 RHP Kameron Walters (Pictured, right) to see a extended role and pick up innings lost from the graduation of Ryan Washabaugh.

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