Player of the Year
Hibbs didn't win 13 games as he did last season when he was named All-Metro Player of the Year, but the junior right-hander remained a force in the county at 6-2 with an 0.98 ERA. He struck out 86 in 57 innings, walked 14 and had three shutouts while setting school season records for batting average (.584) and hits (52). Hibbs also scored 31 runs and had 20 RBIs, 11 doubles, two triples and one homer. Hibbs was an outstanding shortstop when not pitching and has set school career records for hits (119) and doubles (33). His 24 wins in three seasons are second to the school record of 27.
Coach of the Year
After an 11-14 season in 2006, the Saints came roaring back under Lanham to win their second Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference championship since 2004. The Saints turned it around with a 15-8 record, including two late-season wins over Boys' Latin (20-3), which had been favored to win the title going into the playoffs. St. Mary's outlasted the Lakers, 8-7, in the B Conference final. Lanham returned two key juniors, Austin Poretz and Jon Stewart, to anchor his pitching staff and a host of position players. The coach blended them well with seniors such as pitcher Korbin Sargent and the Knopf twins, Steve and Ryan.
Name School Class Pos.
Tyler Hibbs Arundel Junior Pitcher
John Hodges Northeast Junior Pitcher
Eric Potter Arundel Senior Pitcher
Eddie Palmer Arch. Spalding Soph. Catcher
Shawn Pleffner Arundel Senior First base
Nick Benges North County Soph. Second base
Matt Pace North County Senior Third base
Kody Hines Arch. Spalding Junior Shortstop
Lee Anarino North County Senior Outfield
Jason Daniels Arundel Senior Outfield
Chris Moore Chesapeake Senior OF-pitcher
Austin Poretz St. Mary's Junior DH-pitcher
Name School Class Pos.
Sander Beck Severn Junior Pitcher
Zack Lucas Broadneck Senior Pitcher
Jason Patten Arch. Spalding Junior Pitcher
Matt Skrenchuk Arundel Junior Catcher
James Jennings Broadneck Senior First base
Chase Green Arundel Junior Second base
Justin Robey Chesapeake Junior Third base
Nate Mayberry Southern Senior Shortstop
Matt Hillsinger Arch. Spalding Junior Outfield
Jon Stewart St. Mary's Junior OF-pitcher
Mike Williams Glen Burnie Senior Outfield
Dwight Wilcox St. Mary's Junior Utility
Note -- Teams selected by Pat O'Malley after consultation with The Sun staff and area coaches.