12. MALVERN PREP
Location: Malvern, Pa.
2018 record: 30-7
Final 2018 Super 25 rank: Unranked
After starting last year 12-6, Malvern went on an 18-1 championship run in which the only loss came in extra innings.
The Friars will look to carry that momentum into 2019. Virginia commit Chris Newell, ranked No. 59 in the country, has hit .410 with six home runs, 12 triples and 65 RBI over his two-year varsity career. Lonnie White, a Clemson commit ranked No. 63, hit .290 with a pair of home runs as a freshman last season.
They have a strong offense, but the one thing that could derail the team is its rotation after the three pitchers who appeared in the most games graduated. More pressure will likely be placed on Liam Dabagian, who had a 1.15 ERA over 42.2 innings, the third-most on the team.