Maryland Power 25 Countdown: #12 Mount Hebron

Kyle Campbell
Maryland Scouting Director


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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 #12 team, the Mount Hebron Vikings from Howard County. 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 2020 season as team get ready to square off on opening day later that afternoon.


Mount Hebron Vikings 2020 SEASON PREVIEW

Head Coach: Brian Culley efwf
Mascot: Vikings
County: Howard 
MPSSAA Classification: 3A East Region I
2019 Record: 11-5
2019 MPSSAA Playoff Run: Lost in the MPSSAA 3A Sectional
Semifinals to Atholton (2-0).
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Returning Starters: 4

Josh Barke (Jr.) SS
Magnus Dunn (Sr.) OF/LHP
Jimmy Jaecksch (Sr.) OF/1B
Dylan Holzman (Sr.) 3B/C 

Returning Pitchers: 2

Finn Devine (Sr.) LHP
Magnus Dunn (Sr.) OF/LHP


Returning Players with Post-Season / Pre-Season Honors

Magnus Dunn - 2019 Howard County Player of the Year, 2019 PBR Maryland Second Team All State / 2020 MSABC Preseason All State
Jimmy Jaecksch - 2019 First Team All Howard County


Key Losses

None listed.


Top Newcomers

None listed. 

2020 Key Players

Josh Barke (Jr.) SS
Finn Devine (Sr.) LHP
Magnus Dunn (Sr.) OF/LHP
Jimmy Jaecksch (Sr.) OF/1B
Dylan Holzman (Sr.) 3B/C 


Players Signed / Committed to College

Magnus Dunn (Sr.) OF/LHP (Washington University, MO)


Season Snapshot

The Vikings return a host of talent and certainly look to be one of the favorites to claim the Howard County Championship in 2020. 2019 Howard County Player of the Year Magnus Dunn (Washington University MO) returns for his senior season as one of the best two-way players in the state. Last year, Dunn struck out 62 batters in 27 innings pitched to the tune of a 1.29 ERA while hitting .433 and scoring 19 runs. Dunn will be joined by Finn Devine (4-1, 1.56 ERA and 42 K’s in 36 IP) as a strong one-two combo on the mound. At the plate, senior First Team All-County selection Jimmy Jaecksch returns after hitting .403 in 2019, along with Dylan Holzman and talented junior middle infielder Josh Barke.

Mount Hebron look poised to make an even deeper run in the playoffs this year after suffering a hard fought 2-0 loss to Atholton on the road in the 2019 3A East Sectional Semifinals. The new MPSSAA regional alignments shook up the 3A East Region quite a bit for 2020 with Mount Hebron remaining in Region I but with a host of new faces. Howard County foe Centennial is the only other team they may face from last year's section. Marriotts Ridge, also from Howard County bumps up to 3A this year as Westminster and Manchester Valley from Carroll County round out the five team pod.