Marcus Anders,

Hammond, Sr.

Hard-throwing right-hander struck out nearly a batter per inning last season, with 63 in 64 innings. Was 3-4 with a 3.93 ERA and batted .268 with 15 RBI and three home runs.

Mike Anton,

River Hill, Sr.

Left-hander with a high-80s fastball and a wicked curve, Virginia Military Institute signee should rebound from 3-3 season during which his ERA ballooned to 7.25. He struck out 52 in 36 2/3 innings.

Andrew Bechta,

Centennial, Sr.

University of Pennsylvania signee is the most reliable third baseman in the county and batted .365 with 17 RBI, 7doubles and a home run for the Eagles.

Steve Evans,

Chapelgate Christian, Sr.

Among the University of Maryland Baltimore County-bound right-hander's most impressive stats are his strikeout totals. He fanned 91 in 50 innings and was 7-1 with a 0.98 ERA.

Joe Lake,

Long Reach, Sr.

Third baseman, headed to James Madison University, was among the hottest of the Lightning's blistering batters last season, hitting .427 with 18 RBI, a home run and 6 stolen bases.

Scott Peddicord,

Long Reach, Jr.

Burst onto the county scene last year as the Lightning's designated hitter and led the county in hitting with .478 with 14 doubles, 14 RBI and 27 runs. Moves to right field this season.

Kevin Marrie,

River Hill, Sr.

Best professional pitching prospect in the county, 6-5 right-hander had a great summer and has reached 92 mph with his fastball. Is likely to be drafted following the season but has signed with Coastal Carolina.

Chris Masters,

Howard, Sr.

Dependable catcher is the first four-year starter in Coach Rich Jenkins's 18 years. Batted .312 with 13 RBI, but his real value is his leadership, strong throwing arm and poise behind the plate.

Vyt Rivers,

Atholton, Sr.

The left-hander will carry a heavy load as the Raiders' only returning pitcher. He was 4-2 with a 1.86 ERA last season and a feared power hitter and first baseman, hitting .434 with 5 home runs and 36 RBI.

A.J. Tinnirella,

Centennial, Sr.

Slick-fielding shortstop with great range hit for power and average last season, batting .446 with one home run and 14 RBI. Showed his speed, legging out four triples and stealing 10 bases.