Maryland Power 25 Countdown: #4 Archbishop Spalding

Kyle Campbell
Maryland Scouting Director


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It's hard to believe but the start of the 2020 Maryland high school baseball season is just two weeks away. 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 #4 team, the Archbishop Spalding Cavaliers from the MIAA Conference. 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 season as team get ready to square off on opening day later that afternoon.


Archbishop Spalding Cavaliers 2020 SEASON PREVIEW

Head Coach: Joe Palumbo (8th Season) 43f
Mascot: Cavaliers
Conference: MIAA "A"
2019 Record: 18-13
2019 Conference Finish: 5th
2019 Playoff Finish: 6th
Twitter Handle: @ASCavsBaseball
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Returning Starters: 7

Caleb Estes (So.) MIF/RHP
Tyler Hargus (Sr.) C
Shane Hulbert (Sr.) C
Ethan McCormick (Sr.) MIF/RHP
Josh Moylan (Sr.) 1B/RHP
Nate Vermillion (Sr.) 3B/RHP
Ben Wieman (Jr.) 3B/RHP

Returning Pitchers: 5

Caleb Estes (So.) RHP/MIF
Ethan McCormick (Sr.) RHP/MIF
Josh Moylan (Sr.) RHP/1B
Noah Mrotek (Jr.) RHP/DH
Nate Vermillion (Sr.) RHP/3B


Returning Players with Post-Season / Pre-Season Honors

Caleb Estes - 2020 MSABC Preseason All-State
Thomas Joseph - 2019 PBR Maryland Preseason All-State Underclass, 
Ethan McCormick - 2019 PBR Maryland Preseason All-State Third Team
Josh Moylan - 2019 PBR Maryland Preseason All-State Second Team, 2019 PBR Maryland All-State Second Team
Noah Mrotek - 2019 PBR Maryland Preseason All-State Underclass
Ben Wieman - 2019 PBR Maryland Preseason All-State Underclass


Key Losses

Cory Blohm 1B
Justin Caesar SS
Zach Powers RHP

Top Newcomers

John Carroll (Jr.) IF/RHP
Kyle Garrett (So.) OF
Beau Haslinger (So.) RHP
Eddie Sargent (Jr.) OF/LHP


2020 Key Players

Andrew Bailey (Sr.) OF
Caleb Estes (So.) MIF/RHP 
Thomas Joseph (Jr.) OF
Ethan McCormick (Sr.) MIF/RHP
Josh Moylan (Sr.) RHP/1B
Noah Mrotek (Jr.) RHP/DH
Nate Vermillion (Sr.) RHP/3B
Ben Wieman (Jr.) 3B/RHP


Players Signed / Committed to College

Nick Botsaris (2020) - Frostburg State University
Caleb Estes (2022) - University of Maryland
Tyler Hargus (2020) Susquehanna University
Ethan McCormick (2020) Liberty University
Josh Moylan (2020) - East Carolina University
Noah Mrotek (2021) - University of Maryland
Nick Schepens (2020) - SUNY Maritime College
Nate Vermillion (2020) - Frostburg State University


Season Snapshot 

The Cavaliers enter the 2020 season looking to avenge a disappointing two-and-out finish in the MIAA “A” Conference playoffs a season ago with seven returning starters and five key arms back. On the mound, senior Nate Vermillion (Frostburg State) and Noah Mrotek (Maryland) will be looked upon as the team's co-aces with Ethan McCormick (Liberty), Caleb Estes (Maryland), Nick Botsaris (Frostburg State), and Nick Schepens (SUNY Maritime) filling in as needed. Senior draft prospect Josh Moylan (East Carolina) headlines an offense that has the potential to be special with several big bats returning. Thomas JosephTyler Hargus (Susquehanna), Ben Wieman, and Vermillion will be tasked with protecting Moylan in the middle of the lineup while McCormick and Estes look to get on in front of them. Look for top newcomers John Carroll and Eddie Sargent to add depth throughout the year on the mound and see some time also in the lineup alongside sophomore outfielder Kyle Garrett. Sophomore Beau Haslinger and freshman Parker Thomas have a lot of upside on the mound and could also play a critical role in Spalding's success in 2020.