The Baltimore Sun

Player of the Year


Ryan Kemp

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

Don Gilbert


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.

First team

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

Second team

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.

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