Player of the Year
Mount St. Joseph
Kemp, a 6-foot-4 junior right-hander, shut out No. 4 Archbishop Spalding, 3-0, to send the Gaels to the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference final, where they lost to Calvert Hall. His clutch outing, which gave him a 6-3 record with a 2.90 ERA, salvaged what had been an up-and-down season. The Gaels (17-15, 8-10 league), who have been to the title game three times in four years, made the six-team playoffs as the fifth seed. Kemp also batted .381 with 11 runs, 10 RBIs and two homers.
Coach of the Year
Gilbert, an All-Metro shortstop at Northeast in 1987 when he led Anne Arundel County in batting (.522) and set several records, went on to play at Winthrop. He eventually signed with the Orioles and had a brief stint in the minors. For the past 10 years, he has been imparting his knowledge of the game to the Poets and is starting to see results. His relatively young Class 1A team won the city's B division and went 17-1 overall, believed to be the best record in school history. Known for its basketball and football teams, Dunbar hasn't had much success in baseball until this season. Gilbert is teaching fundamentals and has a young nucleus excited about the game. The only loss was to Surrattsville, 20-19, in nine innings in the Class 1A South regional semifinals.
Name School Class Pos.
Brian Ellis Poly Senior Pitcher
Ryan Kemp Mount St. Joe Junior Pitcher
Derek Session Dunbar Senior Catcher
Tim Biggs Mount St. Joe Junior First base
Fred Ramsey Dunbar Junior Second base
Brandon White Mount St. Joe Senior Third base
Robert Harris Card. Gibbons Soph. Shortstop
Tommy Bowles Mount St. Joe Senior Outfield
Desmond Ham Poly Senior Outfield
Troy King Poly Junior Outfield
Mitch Perez Mount St. Joe Senior Outfield
Kevin Taylor Mount St. Joe Senior DH
Name School Class Pos.
Dan Druzgala Mount St. Joe Junior Pitcher
Ryan Statton Card. Gibbons Junior Pitcher
Zach Kiehne Mount St. Joe Senior Catcher
Sean Bertrand Gibbons Junior Infield
Chris Boynton Dunbar Soph. Infield
Ryan Diven Poly Senior Infield
Deverin Pate Dunbar Junior Infield
Andrew Stokes Dunbar Soph. Infield
Darrell Anderson St. Frances Fresh. Outfield
Kenyon Kinard Dunbar Junior Outfield
Ed Wiese Gilman Junior Outfield
Joe Hineline Curley Junior DH
Note -- Teams selected by Pat O'Malley after consultation with The Sun staff and area coaches.