Team Maryland has announced its roster for the Big 26 Baseball Classic, as it will face its Pennsylvania rivals in a three game series, July 15-17, at Metrobank Park in Harrisburg, Pa.

The 26-man MD squad will look to make it two straight series wins and take the overall lead in the series which begain in 2012. Maryland won the first year, 2-1, but Pennsylvania rebounded to sweep the series in 2013 and 2014. In 2015, Maryland won the first two games and the third contest ended in a draw.

The 2016 Maryland team, which will be lead by St. Mary’s coach Johnny Poss for a second straight year, features 11 players from the MIAA and seven from the WCAC. The rest are scattered from throughout the state.

The Big 26 is and offshoot of the Big 33 Football Classic, which is also currently contested between Pennsylvania and Maryland. The teams are comprised of sophomores and juniors who tryout for their respective state squads. Players stay with host families while in Harrisburg for the series and take part in many community based events before the competition begins.

Here is the complete 2016 Team Maryland roster:

2016 Maryland Big 26 Roster

July 15-17th Metrobank Park Harrisburg PA

Garret Matheny  – Catcher – Calvert Hall – 2017 – Radford

Michael Marrale – Catcher – Century – 2018 – Old Dominion

Trent Gast-Woodward – Catcher –  Archbishop Curley – 2018

 

Gabe Levine – 1B/3B/RHP – St. John’s – 2017

Nick Hopkins – 2B/SS – St. Mary’s – 2018

Kevin Madden – SS/3B – St. Paul’s – 2018

AJ Holcomb – MIF – Loyola – 2018

Jack Roberts – IF – St. John’s – 2017 – Elon

Joey Goodwin – IF – Good Counsel – 2017

Kody Milton – 1B/3B – Severna Park – 2018 – Maryland

 

Jacob Steinberg – Util/RHP – St. John’s – 2018 – Miami

Kyle Johnson – OF – St. John’s – 2017

Ryan Archibald – OF/3B – John Carroll  – 2018

Brandon Cook – OF/RHP – St. Mary’s – 2018

Drew Ehrlich – C/OF/RHP – Gilman – 2017

James Moses – OF/LHP – Loyola – 2017

 

Grant Burleson – LHP – Parkside – 2017 – Maryland

Stephen Pelli – RHP – St. Mary’s – 2018 – Virginia Tech

Gunnar Barnard – RHP – Marriots Ridge – 2017 – Maryland

Yash Rane – RHP – St. John’s – 2017

Ryan Bywaters – RHP – Smithsburg – 2017

Cam Nolet – LHP – St. Mary’s – 2018

Sammy Senders – LHP – Bullis – 2018 – Richmond

Jake Pecilunas – RHP – St. John’s – 2017

Will Sass – RHP – Stephen Decatur – 2017

Joe Seidler – RHP – Chesapeake – 2018

 

Coaches

Johnny Poss – St. Mary’s

Mike Bronakoski – St. Mary’s

Drew Lowman – St. John’s

Randy Kail – Diamond Pros