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All-Metro Softball: First Team

Maude McCourry

Lansdowne, sr., pitcher

•Four-year varsity player had two no-hitters, including a perfect game, and

10 shutouts

•Opponents batted just .200 against her

•All-County selection batted .460 with seven home runs and 32 RBIs


Mackenzie Thompson

Liberty, sr., pitcher

•Led the Lions to the Class 2A state championship, the first in program history

•Allowed two runs on two hits, with

11 strikeouts, in the title game

•Finished the season 20-2 with a

1.20 ERA and batted .459 with a homer and 16 RBIs


Leah Allen

Glenelg, jr., infielder

•Led Howard County with seven home runs and led her team in

13 offensive categories

•Batted .533 with

25 RBIs, 32 runs and

22 steals in 23 attempts

•Started every game at shortstop; will play at Kent State


Kristina Dillard

Broadneck, jr., infielder-catcher

•Batted .506 with four triples and two home runs

•Knocked in 43 RBIs and scored 20 runs; Slugged .765 with on-base percentage of .636

•A converted catcher, spent most of her time at shortstop and had a fielding percentage of .913


Kimberly Federowicz

Chesapeake-AA, sr., infielder

•Batted .494 with

26 RBIs, 13 doubles and 34 runs

•"Made numerous outstanding defensive plays at third base," coach Don Ellenberger said

•Repeats as All-Metro selection and was also All-County and team captain; will attend Lynchburg


Melanie Gunning

Archbishop Spalding, sr., infielder

•Has played every inning at shortstop for the Cavaliers since her freshman year

•Batted a team-high .400 with 17 RBIs, nine doubles and one home run

•IAAM A Conference All-Star


Sage McGrann

Howard, sr., infielder

•Batted .514 with

26 RBIs

•Came up with several big hits in helping Howard to a 17-4 record

•Posted an on-base percentage of .556


Olivia Ravadge

Chesapeake-AA, jr., infielder

•Broke the state record with 54 RBIs this season

•Batted .457 with five homers and three triples

•"Her size is deceiving for the amount of power she hits with," coach Don Ellenberger said


Melanie Slowinski

Glen Burnie, sr., infielder

•Four-year varsity starter batted .548 with five home runs and

27 RBIs

•Had a .905 fielding percentage with

40 putouts

•Will play at Rutgers next year


Allison Williams

Eastern Tech, sr., infielder

•Batted .452 with

27 RBIs, three triples and two home runs

•"She always seemed to come through with some clutch hits at the plate," coach Jack Meyers said

•Will play at Frostburg State next season


Paige Briganti

Severna Park, sr., outfielder

•Four-year starter batted .569 with

25 RBIs and 15 stolen bases

•Center fielder had

26 putouts, three assists and no errors. "I call her automatic, but she is more than that — she can cover just about anywhere in the outfield," coach Meredith McCalister said

•Will attend Washington College to play softball and study engineering

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