Summer after summer, the Severna Park Post 175 American Legion baseball team displays the depth of baseball in this area, and the summer of 2019 is shaping up to be another statewide show of strength.
The team made a statement in June by going 5-0 and winning the Appalachian Classic Legion Tournament in Frostburg and Cumberland over the weekend of June 15-16.
SPHS 2018 graduate and pitcher Cam Clark was named tournament MVP with two wins. Nick Gatton (Broadneck ‘19), Dylan Young (Chesapeake ‘19) and George Lesher (SPHS ‘18) also recorded wins.
Severna Park is 2-0 in Legion league play and 7-0 overall. The team comprises former or current Severna Park players with the exception of Gatton and Young. The squad of Clark, Gatton, Young, Lesher, Luke Guy, Garrett Weiss, Jordan Hallet, Logan Harris, Logan Hamer, Mark Sasse, Wesley Adams, Craig Johnson, Ben Litkowski, Caleb Robinson, Brendan Simonds and Jacob Way is coached by Bob Hallet.
The team plays American Legion league games through late July with a wood-bat tournament in Frederick also in July.
Severna Park will defend its state championship from last tournament in late July in Cumberland with hopes to advance to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament in Asheboro, North Carolina, and the World Series in Shelby, North Carolina, in August.