2013 All-Metro first team for baseball

For The Baltimore Sun

Brady Acker

Atholton, junior, pitcher-infielder

Hit .478 with 22 stolen bases to lead No. 13 Raiders to Howard County title

Led team in hits (33), runs scored (32); had three home runs, five doubles, two triples

Named to both All-Howard County and All-District V teams by coaches

Joey Benitez

Archbishop Spalding, senior, pitcher

Struck out 72 hitters in 50 innings for Cavaliers this season

Finished with a 5-3 record, including wins over No. 1 Calvert Hall and No. 3 Gilman

Committed to play baseball at Old Dominion

Trevor Houck

Westminster, senior, pitcher-infielder

Had a 7-2 record with a 1.17 ERA, 50 strikeouts in 53 innings this season

Batted .541 with three home runs, 31 RBIs, 23 runs, 12 stolen bases

Set to play baseball at Lafayette (Pa.)

Tyler Norcross

Bel Air, senior, pitcher-infielder

Went 6-1 with 1.16 ERA to lead No. 6 Bobcats to Class 3A state title

Had 89 strikeouts, walked only 14 hitters this season

Committed to Charleston Southern (S.C.) for baseball

Zack Ridgely

Archbishop Curley, junior, pitcher-outfielder

Hit .385 with 11 doubles, seven stolen bases this season

Had a 3-3 record with 59 strikeouts in 42 innings

Held No. 3 Gilman to one earned run, four hits in four innings as Friars won President's Cup title in April

Gavin Sheets

Gilman, junior, pitcher-infielder

Leader of the Greyhounds offense, he batted .425 with 48 hits and 34 RBIs

Tied Gilman's single-season record with 19 doubles this year

Already committed to play baseball at Wake Forest

Peter Solomon

Mount St. Joseph, junior, pitcher-outfielder

Went 6-1 with 69 strikeouts in 522/3 innings this season

Had 27 hits, including one home run, and 14 RBIs for No. 14 Gaels

Already set to play baseball at Notre Dame

Joe Zayatz

Oakland Mills, senior, pitcher-infielder

Dominant leader for No. 8 Scorpions, who finished with 16-6 record this year

Batted .440 with three home runs, three triples and 11 doubles

Named Howard County Player of the Year by coaches, he pitched one-hit shutout in 1-0 win over Glenelg on April 10

Conor Reynolds

Loyola, senior, infielder

Primarily known for his glove, Reynolds made a huge impact with his bat this season

Hit .446 with 48 hits, 42 RBIs and five home runs for No. 11 Dons

Two-year captain set to play baseball at Johns Hopkins

Robbie Wheelton

Catonsville, senior, outfielder

Leading hitter for No. 7 Comets, who advanced to state title game for first time since 1976

Had a .417 batting average, .525 slugging percentage this season

An All-Baltimore County pick by coaches this year, he had 24 hits

Alex Murphy

Calvert Hall, senior, catcher

Probably the best hitter in the Baltimore area, he batted .476 for MIAA A Conference champion

Had 40 hits -- including four home runs, three triples, 10 doubles -- and 46 RBIs for No. 1 Cardinals

Committed to play baseball at Wake Forest

Teams selected by Mike Frainie after consultation with Baltimore Sun staff and area coaches.

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