A four-year starter and captain, the All-Metro catcher had a near-perfect week at the plate to lead the No. 1 Cardinals (5-1) to four wins. Murphy was productive in 15 of his 16 plate appearances during the four games, going 10-for-11 (.909) with four walks and a sacrifice fly. He had six extra-base hits — three doubles and three triples — and 13 RBIs. In Thursday's 15-5 win over Archbishop Spalding, Murphy was 3-for-3 with a single, double, triple and seven RBIs. Murphy, who has committed to Wake Forest, is batting .714 with a 1.357 slugging percentage so far this season. He hit .460 with six home runs and 39 RBIs to lead the Cardinals to the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship last year.
Others considered: Tom Dyson, Broadneck, baseball; Max Greene, Gilman, lacrosse; Scott Mitchell, South River, baseball; T Moyer, Boys' Latin, lacrosseCopyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun