Maryland Power 25 Countdown: #7 Sherwood

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 #7 team, the Sherwood Warriors from Montgomery 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.


Sherwood Warriors 2020 SEASON PREVIEW

Head Coach: Sean Davis (8th Season) wefwef
Mascot: Warriors
County: Montgomery 
Conference: Montgomery County 4A West Division
MPSSAA Classification: 4A North Region II
2019 Record: 22-2
2019 MPSSAA Playoff Run: Lost in the MPSSAA 4A
State Championship to Old Mill (4-3).
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Returning Starters: 6

Brady Andre (Sr.) UTL
Jake Becker (Jr.) 2B
Joey Bowers (Sr.) CF
Jack Braun (Sr.) OF
Luke Cheng (Sr.) SS/RHP
Ethan Giacalone (Sr.) C

Returning Pitchers: 2

Ian Brady (Sr.) RHP
Luke Cheng (Sr.) RHP/SS


Returning Players with Post-Season / Pre-Season Honors

Jake Becker - 2019 PBR Maryland Preseason All-State Second Team
Ian Brady - 2020 MSABC Preseason All-State
Luke Cheng - 2020 MSABC Preseason All-State


Key Losses

Michael Bouma (University Of Maryland)
Ben Vok (Frostburg State University)
JP Yore (Susquehanna University)


Top Newcomers

Brett Seils (Jr.) INF/RHP


2020 Key Players

Ian Brady (Sr.) RHP
Luke Cheng (Sr.) SS/RHP


Players Signed / Committed to College

Brady Andre (2020) - Wilson College
Joey Bowers (2020) - Salisbury University
Ian Brady (2020) - West Virginia Wesleyan University
Luke Cheng (2020) - Illinois State University


Season Snapshot

Sherwood returns six starters and two arms from last year's 4A State Finalist team. This year's squad while experienced will certainly miss the bats of Michael Bouma (Maryland) and JP Yore (Susquehanna) in the lineup and the power arm of Ben Vok (Frostburg State) on the hill. 

Ian Brady (West Virginia Wesleyan) figures to be in line as the Warriors ace this season with Vok gone and talented two-way star Luke Cheng (Illinois State) also figures to play a key role on the bump in 2020. At the plate, Cheng will be equally as important with his ability for getting on base and making things happen. He will be joined by seniors Brady Andre (Wilson), Joey Bowers (Salisbury), Jack Braun, Ethan Giacalone, and junior Jake Becker as returners from the lineup a season ago. Eighth year head coach Sean Davis looks to have a balanced lineup that should be able manufacture and score runs a variety of ways. Look for top newcomer Brett Seils to also make a major impact this season for Sherwood at the plate, in the field, and on the mound as he is another junior alongside Becker with a lot of upside. 

The new MPSSAA regional alignments keep Sherwood in the 4A North Region II with familiar faces, Montgomery Blair, Northwood, Paint Branch, and Springbrook. Two other Montgomery County schools; Kennedy and Blake, join the seven team pod making it an all Mongomery County affair with Urbana moving to the West region. Expect this Warriors team find it's new identity early and be ready to make a strong run at another 4A state championship.