The Lynn Classical High School baseball team is coming off a very impressive 2017 season in which they had only one regular season loss and earned the top seed in the Division 2 North bracket. One of the top players for the Rams this year was sophomore right-handed pitcher/first baseman David Barnard who finished the regular season on the mound with a 5-1 record and a 2.63 ERA while striking out 38 opposing hitters. Batting out of the cleanup spot in the Lynn Classical lineup Barnard posted a .315 batting average while driving in 17 RBIs. At 6’0″ and 230 pounds Barnard uses his physical size to throw a top fastball while also mixing in changeups and a very effective curveball to keep opposing hitters off balance. Barnard says the toughest game that Lynn Classical played this season was his complete game win over Peabody in which he also drove in the winning run and their top moment as a team was winning the Clancy Tournament championship. Barnard says that Boston College has reached out to his high school coach but for now he will focus on improving his game in summer baseball playing for the Lynn Legion team as well as the Academy Tigers in AAU ball. Also an excellent student with a 3.5 GPA look for David Barnard and Lynn Classical to have two very successful seasons in his junior and senior years and for him to then move on to a top college baseball program.