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FIRST TEAM

Kevin Mooney

North Harford, jr., pitcher

•Went 7-1 with a 0.77ERA and struck out 88 in 551/3 innings

•Showed his physical strength, Beat strong C. Milton Wright team, 5-1, in state 3A North Regional final and then came coming back two days later to pitch seven scoreless innings in a 2-1, 15-inning loss in Sstate semifinal

•Three-year starter is member of Team Maryland and Mid-Atlantic Red Sox,

•Voted first-team All-Harford County

Brendon Taylor

Westminster, sr., pitcher

•Went 8-0 with 1.09ERA to help Owls to 4A state title

•Had three complete games and struck out 66 in 511/3 innings

•A Fierce competitor who combines fastball, curve and changeup; two-time first-team All-Harford County, two-time first-team All-Monocacy Valley Athletic League

•Will attend East Carolina and try out for the baseball team

Cody Harman

Westminster, sr., catcher

•Batted .488 with 39hits, 10 stolen bases, 32 runs scored, 30 RBIs

•Threw out nine of 12runners who attempted to steal

•A Vocal team leader, has strong baseball instincts, called all the pitches and will play on the Brooks Robinson All-Star team at Oriole Park on SundayJune 12

• Carroll County Player of the Year will play at Frederick Community College

Eric Upton

Dulaney, sr.,

first baseman

•Also a pitcher, he has been voted Baltimore County Player of Year

Had team-high .404 average with a .745 slugging percentage

•Even tempered, Upton Helped his team maintain its composure through the season and led by example when it came to how to prepare for and play the game He worked "exceptionally hard" in the weight room and at practice.

•Will attend Cornell

Ryan Metzler

Archbishop Spalding, sr., second baseman

•Leadoff hitter Conference champions, batted .515

•Led team in stolen bases with 15

•Major factor in easing transition in head coaches, demonstrating leadership abilities His team's reaction to him underlined the respect they had for him.

•Made Brooks Robinson All-Star team; will attend Siena on baseball scholarship

Brent Jones

Severna Park, sr.,

third baseman

•Set school marks for hits (113), RBIs (117), homers (21), total bases (208), runs (112) and walks (66)

•Is third Severna Park player to have his number (20) retired

•Coach Jim McCandless said of the 289 players he has coached in his 24-year career, Jones is No. 1number one, demonstrating unselfishness, a team-first attitude and love and passion for the game

•Going to Maryland on baseball scholarship

K.J. Hockaday

John Carroll, sr., shortstop

•Key leader in Helped No. 10 Patriots John Carroll to first MIAA playoff appearance in 15 years

•Broke MIAA career homer record with 31, surpassing mark set by Joseph grad and current New York Yankees' Mark Teixeira (Mount St. Joseph)

•Hit .626 for the season with 11 home runs, 29 RBIs, 37 runs scored and 13 steals

•Has baseball scholarship to Maryland; drafted by Orioles

Matt Bosse

Calvert Hall, sr., outfielder

•Led MIAA in home runs with 16 and holds the Calvert Hall career home run record (26)

•Hit for a .439 average and drove in 50 runs; has both speed and power and is a prime pro prospect

•Earned respect from both his coach and team as an extremely talented player who is also coachable. Coach Lou Eckerl said Bosse "would give up personal achievements to see his team win."

•Has Maryland baseball scholarship

A.J. Lardo

Loyola, sr., outfielder

•For the third straight year, the senior hit over .400, compiling a .478 batting average

•Tied the state record for Ttriples in a career (24) and is MIAA career leader in stolen bases (115). He Also holds school records in home runs (18), games played (129) and RBIs (146).

•Is Brooks Robinson All-Star and an All-MIAA AConference first-team selection

•Carries a 4.0 GPA and will play for Maryland

Nick McElfish

Eastern Tech, sr., outfielder

•Four-year varsity starter has led his team in RBIs for three years, adding 20 this season

•The team MVP, he batted .577, with a slugging percentage of .769

•Has been selected to the All-Baltimore County team and the MSABC North Region All-Star teams

•Will play at Frostburg State next season

Brian Musgrove

Chesapeake-AA, sr., outfielder

•Played a flawless left field and recorded three assists for the No. 14 Cougars

•Went 26-for-60 for a .433 batting average and had nine multiple-hit games

•Team leader who began in offseason training program, working like he was a freshman at coach's request. Inspired teammates to match his efforts on a team that went 18-3.

• Maryland State Association of Baseball Coaches All-Star, top vote-getter for coaches' All-Anne Arundel County team; will play baseball next year at Anne Arundel Community College

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