Baseball: First team

Shane Campbell

Kenwood, junior, pitcher

• Left-hander went 5-1 with a 0.58 ERA and 67 strikeouts in 36 innings

• Held hitters to a .129 average in helping team to a 15-8 record

• Batted .509 with five home runs, six triples and a 1.038 slugging percentage

• Being recruited by Arizona State, Maryland, Virginia Tech and Virginia among others

Travis Clark

Hammond, senior, infield-pitcher

• Named the 2010 Gatorade Maryland Baseball Player of the Year

• Third baseman batted .456 with eight home runs, six doubles and 35 RBIs for the No. 3 Golden Bears

• Right-hander went 5-0 with a 1.98 ERA and 32 strikeouts in 281/3 innings

• Will continue his career at Division II-power University of South Carolina-Aiken

Kyle Convissar

Severna Park, senior, infield

• A five-tool player who hits for average and power and also is a stellar shortstop

• Hit .552 with a school-record on-base percentage of .711 and slugging percentage of 1.069, collecting seven home runs, seven doubles and a triple while leading the Falcons to a 19-4 mark

• Struck out just twice in 76 plate appearances and went 11-for-17 with runners in scoring position

• Will continue his career at the University of Maryland

Brent Jones

Severna Park, junior, infield

• Third baseman batted .459 with four homers, nine doubles and a triple, and had an on-base percentage of .628

• Drove in a team-leading 35 runs, including six vs. Loyola, in helping the Falcons average 11 runs per game

• Was eight-for-eight on stolen base attempts

• A clutch player and team leader

Kevin Kratochwill

Marriotts Ridge, senior, outfield-pitcher

• Leadoff batter hit .500 with seven doubles, six triples, a home run and a .640 on-base percentage, stealing 14 bases and scoring 26 runs

• Went 7-1 with a 2.17 ERA, striking out 37 and walking six

• Versatile fielder spent time at pitcher, center field, shortstop and third base

• Will continue his playing career at St. Joseph's University

Alex Ramsay

Severna Park, senior, catcher

• Ranked No. 97 in Baseball Factory's list of the Top 100 High School Prospects

• Batted .446 with eight doubles, a triple, four home runs and 33 RBIs. Hit .559 with runners in scoring position.

• Left-handed catcher has a strong arm and excels at blocking the plate

• Will play at the University of Maryland

Bobby Ruse

C. Milton Wright, junior, pitcher

• Six-foot-3 left-hander went 8-0 with a 0.92 ERA and 70 strikeouts in 532/3 innings

• Pitched complete games in seven of his eight starts, with a team-leading five shutouts

• Tossed a five-inning no-hitter against Harford Tech, a one-hit shutout against North East and a four-hit shutout against Atholton in the Class 3A state semifinals

• Orally committed to play at University of Maryland

Jason Seitler

Chesapeake-AA, senior, outfield-pitcher

• Batted .462 with seven homers, 11 doubles and 33 RBIs, leading the Cougars to the Class 4A state title game

• Went 10-2 with a 2.58 ERA and 122 strikeouts in 812/3 innings. Struck out 17 vs. Southern-AA and no-hit Arundel.

• Had two home runs and seven RBIs in win over Meade, and went 3-for-4 and earned the win versus defending Class 4A champion Severna Park.

• Will play at Anne Arundel Community College

Dominic Sgroi

Calvert Hall, senior, pitcher

• A big-game pitcher who was the class of the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference, finishing 8-3 with a 2.59 ERA and 94 strikeouts in 73 innings against the area's top competition.

• Left-hander recorded two wins, including a four-hit shutout over A Conference champion Gilman, recording an ERA vs. the Greyhounds of 1.31 over three starts.

• Tossed a two-hit shutout vs. Virginia power Paul IV, striking out 11, and another two-hit shutout vs. Archbishop Spalding that put the Cardinals in the conference finals.

• Will continue his career at LaSalle University.

Darrin Smith

Old Mill, senior, infield-pitcher

• Shortstop hit .571 with four homers, eight doubles and 30 runs scored from the leadoff spot, reaching base nearly 63 percent of the time

• Set school records for highest single-season batting average and runs scored in a career (75)

Had 10 multi-hit games, including four-hit games against Arundel, Thomas Stone and Northeast

• Will continue his playing career at Salisbury University

Bryan Willis

Gilman, senior, outfield-closer

• He batted .449 with four homers, eight doubles, five triples and 43 RBIs for MIAA A Conference champions

• Also served as team's closer, picking up three wins and four saves

• Came out of the bullpen to earn the win in Gilman's 10-8 victory over Calvert Hall in MIAA A Conference finals

• Will play in the coming Brooks Robinson High School All-Star Game at Oriole Park, then continue his playing career at Wake Forest

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