Player of the Year Brett Harman
The 6-foot-4 right-hander dominated hitters all season, finishing 10-1 with an 0.64 ERA and 113 strikeouts against just 16 walks to lead Westminster to its first Class 3A state title.
The Maryland-bound senior overpowered batters with his 90 mph fastball, and consistently kept them off balance by dropping down and throwing from various angles.
Harman, who also batted a county-best .423 with 20 RBIs and 15 stolen bases, did his finest work in the playoffs, pitching four straightcomplete games -- including a 4-1 win over Centennial in the state final -- while allowing only three earned runs and striking out 40. He finishes his four years on the varsity with six Monocacy Valley Athletic League career records, including most wins (30) and, as a batter, most hits (99).
Coach of the Year Denny Snyder
Led by its torrid hitting, Snyder's team dominated Carroll County throughout the regular season. Consistently putting up huge numbers at the plate, the Panthers finished 14-6 and won both the county title and a share of the MVAL Chesapeake Conference title.
Among North Carroll's wins were a pair of regular-season victories over eventual state champion Westminster. Snyder, in his 14th year, assembled a lineup that for much of the season was as strong one-through-nine as any in county history.
Down 6-0 against South Carroll in April, the team exploded for 15 runs in an inning, breaking North Hagerstown's MVAL record. The Panthers followed that by scoring nine in an inning against Linganore. Snyder also won Coach of the Year honors last season, as well as insoccer last fall.
First team Name School Class Pos.
Brett Harman Westminster Senior Pitcher
Garrett Harrison South Carroll Junior Pitcher
Dan Litfin Liberty Junior Pitcher
Garrett Price Liberty Junior Catcher
Mike Yingling North Carroll Senior Catcher
Matt Greene South Carroll Senior Infield
Evan Picciotto North Carroll Senior Infield
Jeremy Ritz North Carroll Junior Infield
Evan Dayhoff South Carroll Senior Outfield
Shane Eyler F.S. Key Senior Outfield
Nick Riley North Carroll Senior Outfield
Dustin Tarlow Westminster Senior Outfield
Second team Name School Class Pos.
John Byram Liberty Senior Pitcher
Tyler Witte Winters Mill Soph. Pitcher
A.J. Capece North Carroll Senior Infield
Chris Chastain South Carroll Junior Infield
Jack Lambert Liberty Senior Infield
Paul Macciocca Winters Mill Senior Infield
Eric Pindell Century Senior Infield
Justin Carver North Carroll Senior Outfield
Jimmy Gilford F.S. Key Senior Outfield
Sam Krone Winters Mill Junior Outfield
Phil Ruzbarsky Westminster Junior Outfield
Matt Hoffman Century Senior DH
Note // Teams selected by Rich Scherr after consultation with The Sun staff and area coaches.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun