Prep Baseball Report

2024 HS Team Previews: Lower Marion

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Follow us throughout the preseason as we preview teams across the Keystone state ahead of PIAA Opening Day. These previews were assembled with the assistance of the responses collected by head baseball coaches through a questionnaire form we distributed this offseason. Follow us @PBRPennsylvania on X and @pbrpennsylvania on Instagram throughout the spring for in-season highlights and game-breaking coverage.

High School: Lower Merion
Head Coach: Colin Quinn
2023 Record (Finish): 12-10 (10-6 in league) First round of District playoffs defeated Neshaminy HS 4-2 (First program playoff victory since 2005, first appearance since 2018). Lost to Spring Ford 12-3 in second round.
Key Players: Senior PO Van Willner (ECU Commit), Senior SS/P Jack Scholz (Catholic U Commit), Isaiah Negron Senior PO


Showcase State Date Location
Central PA Preseason ID PA 02/11 Liberty Arena, Williamsport
Southwest PA Preseason ID (Session 1) PA 02/17 Battleground Baseball Group, Callery
Southwest PA Preseason ID (Session 2) PA 02/17 Battleground Baseball Group, Callery
East PA Preseason ID PA 02/17 Moravian University, Bethlehem
Northwest PA Preseason ID PA 02/18 Pennbriar Athletic Club, Erie
Southeast PA Preseason ID PA 02/25 In The Net, Palmyra
Last Chance PA Preseason ID PA 03/02 Liberty Arena, Williamsport
NY/PA Rising Stars (2028-2029 grads) PA 03/03 Liberty Arena, Williamsport


Top Returners: Same as above, but also: Senior 1B/OF Justin Spiegler, Junior 2B/SS Gus Wright, and Junior 1B/DH Toby Myers
Impact Newcomers: Junior Catcher Matthew Hartstein, Senior OF (Lehigh Football Commit) Mekhai Smith, and Junior OF Calvin Rendle
Key Matchups: 4/17 at Marple Newtown and 4/18 vs. Strath Haven. Our catcher will be gone for a school trip those days, but those are the other top teams projected for this year.

2024 Outlook: “This group of players is hungry to get back to the playoffs and build on the success they had last year. With a solid pitching staff lead by seniors Van Willner, Isaiah Negron, and Angus Penn to offensive prospects from Junior 1B/DH Toby Myers, Junior 2B/SS Gus Wright, and Senior SS/P Jack Scholz, this Aces team has never had this much reason to have confidence in a deep run. The talent is there, it's now about meshing together for the common goal. ”
Colin Quinn, Head Coach


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