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Boys Athlete of the Week: Scott Mitchell, South River, baseball
The senior pitcher closed out his four-year career in dominating fashion, tossing a two-hit shutout to lead the Seahawks to a 6-0 win over Catonsville in Friday's Class 4A state championship game at Ripken Stadium. It was the program's first state title as the Seahawks closed out the season with a 20-5 mark. Mitchell finished with eight strikeouts and also had an impact at the plate, smacking two doubles to drive in two runs and score another. On the mound, he finished the season with an 8-0 record, pitching six complete games and two shutouts. In 68 innings, he had a 0.31 ERA and 88 strikeouts. At the plate, Mitchell, who is set to play at Virginia Tech, batted .383 with 29 runs scored, 18 RBIs and 10 stolen bases.
By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun
May 28, 2013