Softball Player of the Year: Jordan Cargile, Eastern Tech, junior, pitcher

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Jordan Cargile

Eastern Tech, junior, pitcher

Cargile led the No. 1 Mavericks to an appearance in the state championship game for the first time in school history after allowing just three hits with six strikeouts and one walk in a 6-1 victory over Damascus in the Class 3A state semifinal on May 21. She also retired 14 of the final 16 batters she faced at Bachman Sports Complex.

Cargile had a 21-1 record and 0.74 ERA for the Mavericks this season, including 12 shutouts. She struck out 171 and walked only 22.

Offensively, Cargile batted .507 with five home runs, four triples, three doubles and 34 RBIs.

“Hard work and mental toughness on the mound is what her game was all about this year,” Eastern Tech coach Jack Meyers said. “It was fun to see success for her in the circle and in the batter's box. She became a complete player.”

In one of her best games of the season, Cargile had 11 strikeouts and allowed only one earned run in eight innings in the Mavericks' 3-2 victory over Seton Keough on April 1. Her only loss came in the Class 3A state title game on May 25 as Eastern Tech fell, 3-0, to Northern-Calvert, which is ranked No. 1 in the nation by MaxPreps.

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