Public school trio debuts in first rankings of regular season; C. Milton Wright and Mount St. Joseph move into Top 10


by Pat O’Malley

The first VSN Baseball Top 20 of the 2022 regular season features three new teams in Marriotts Ridge (12th), River Hill (No. 13) and Hereford (15th).

Archbishop Spalding remains No. 1, followed by John Carroll School, Severna Park, Arundel and Reservoir. Calvert Hall College, Dulaney, Atholton, Mount St. Joseph and C. Milton Wright complete the Top 10.

Here is the VSN Baseball Top 20 for week 1:


1. ARCHBISHOP SPALDING

Record: 4-2

Preseason rank: 1

Last week: defeated No. 4 Calvert Hall College, 2-1; lost to St. Christopher’s (VA), 10-1; defeated Cape Henry (VA), 4-2.

This week: Loyola Blakefield, March 29; at No. 6 Gilman School, March 31; at Cape Henlopen (DE), April 2


2. JOHN CARROLL SCHOOL

Record: 4-1

Preseason rank: 2

Last week: defeated Parkview, 22-0, and No. 20 St. Mary’s, 6-5.

This week: vs. Loyola Blakefield at Ripken Stadium, April 2


3. SEVERNA PARK

Record: 2-0

Preseason rank: 3

Last week: defeated Annapolis, 3-1, and South River, 12-2

This week: vs. No. 12 Broadneck, March 30; at No. 4 Arundel, April 1


4. ARUNDEL

Record: 2-1

Preseason rank: 5

Last week: defeated South River (14-4) and Winters Mill (11-0); lost to Huntingtown (6-3)

This week: at No. 14 Broadneck, March 28; at Annapolis, March 30; vs. No. 3 Severna Park, April 1


5. RESERVOIR

Record: 2-1

Preseason rank: 7

Last week: defeated Oakland Mills (7-2); lost to No. 12 Marriotts Ridge (6-1); defeated Wilde Lake (9-2)

This week: Mount Hebron, March 29; Long Reach, March 30


6. CALVERT HALL COLLEGE

Record: 2-3

Preseason rank: 4

Last week: lost to No. 1 Archbishop Spalding, 2-1; defeated Georgetown Prep, 11-1; lost to Georgetown Prep, 9-8

This week: vs. Gilman School, March 29; vs. St. Mary’s at Bestgate Park, March 31


7. DULANEY

Record: 2-1

Preseason rank: 9

Last week: defeated Perry Hall, 9-8; lost to No. 15 Hereford, 7-2; defeated Franklin, 13-3

This week: at Eastern Tech, March 30; Catonsville, April 1


8. ATHOLTON

Record: 0-1

Preseason rank: 8

Last week: lost to Hammond, 1-0

This week: at Glenelg, March 28; No. 12 Marriotts Ridge, March 30; Mount Hebron, March 31


9. MOUNT ST. JOSEPH

Record: 7-2

Preseason rank: 12

Last week: defeated Loyola Blakefield, 5-1

This week: St. Mary’s, March 29; at No. 11 Archbishop Curley, March 31


10. C. MILTON WRIGHT

Record: 3-0

Preseason rank: 14

Last week: defeated Westminster (16-5), then-No. 19 Patterson Mill (7-6) and Harford Tech (8-0)

This week: at Fallston, March 28; vs. North East, March 30


11. ARCHBISHOP CURLEY

Record: 6-3

Preseason rank: 10

Last week: defeated then-No. 6 Gilman School, 5-1; defeated Fallston, 3-2; defeated Georgetown Prep, 4-3; lost to Georgetown Prep, 6-5.

This week: at No. 15 Hereford, March 28; at St. Alban’s School (D.C.), March 30; vs. No. 9 Mount St. Joseph, March 31; at Bullis School, April 2


12. MARRIOTTS RIDGE

Record: 2-0

Preseason rank: Not ranked

Last week: defeated then-No. 7 Reservoir, 6-1, and Howard, 15-5

This week: vs. No. 13 River Hill, March 28; at Glenelg, March 30


13. RIVER HILL

Record: 3-0

Preseason rank: Not ranked

Last week: defeated Mount Hebron (6-1), Wilde Lake (14-4), and Long Reach (9-0)

This week: at No. 12 Marriotts Ridge, March 28; vs. No. 8 Atholton, March 30


14. BROADNECK

Record: 2-0

Preseason rank: 17

Last week: defeated Annapolis, 7-3, and Queen Anne’s, 13-3

This week: vs. No. 4 Arundel, March 28; at No. 3 Severna Park, March 30; at South River, April 1


15. HEREFORD

Record: 2-0

Preseason rank: Not ranked

Last week: defeated then-No. 9 Dulaney, 7-2, and Eastern Tech, 12-2

This week: vs. No. 11 Archbishop Curley, March 28; at Sparrows Point, March 30; vs. Perry Hall, April 1


16. CHESAPEAKE-ANNE ARUNDEL

Record: 1-1

Preseason rank: 12

Last week: defeated then-No. 12 Old Mill, 6-5, and lost to Queen Anne’s, 15-9

This week: vs. Southern, March 28; at Crofton, March 30; at Northeast, April 1


17. PATTERSON MILL

Record: 2-1

Preseason rank: No. 19

Last week: defeated Aberdeen, 10-0; defeated then No. 16 North Harford, 4-1; lost to No. 10 C. Milton Wright, 7-6

This week: at Harford Tech, March 28; vs. Fallston, March 30; at North East, April 1


18. TOWSON

Record: 2-1

Preseason rank: 18

Last week: defeated Hereford (9-4) and Sparrows Point (4-2); lost to Eastern Tech (1-0)

This week: at Franklin, April 1


19. SOUTH CARROLL

Record: 2-0

Preseason rank: Not ranked

Last week: defeated Linganore, 2-1, and Frederick, 10-0

This week: vs. Westminster, March 28; vs. Manchester Valley, March 30


20. OLD MILL

Record: 0-1

Preseason rank: 12

Last week: lost to No. 16 Chesapeake-Anne Arundel, 6-5

This week: Meade, March 28; at North County, March 30; at Glen Burnie, April 1


20. CENTENNIAL

Record: 0-1

Preseason rank: 11

Last week: lost to Glenelg, 9-5

This week: at Long Reach, March 28; vs. Mount Hebron, March 30