Player of the Year
Lingerman, a junior and three-year starter, led the No. 1 Cardinals to their third straight Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference title and a state-record 33-0 season. The right-hander was an outstanding two-way player at third base and on the mound. As a pitcher, he went 7-0 with a 1.49 ERA in 47 innings. He threw a no-hitter and also had four saves. Lingerman was the No. 3 hitter in a lineup with a prolific first four and batted .390 with 47 RBIs, second in team history to Joe Vellegia's 52 in 2005. Lingerman, a line-drive hitter, had 39 hits in 100 at-bats, scored 26 runs and had 11 doubles, two triples and three homers.
Coach of the Year
Eckerl, the school's athletic director for the past 25 years, completed his sixth season as coach by leading the Cardinals to a third consecutive MIAA A Conference championship. Calvert Hall went 33-0, breaking the state record for wins in a season set by the Cardinals in 2005. The Cardinals have gone 91-8 over the past three seasons and 151-40 (.791) under Eckerl. Eckerl remains the only coach to win A Conference titles at two schools, having led his alma mater, Cardinal Gibbons, to the 1982 title.
Name School Class Pos.
Kevin Jacob Parkville Senior Pitcher
Louey Mari St. Paul's Senior Pitcher
Ryan Rivers Eastern Tech Senior Pitcher
John Collingsworth Calvert Hall Senior Catcher
Patrick Blair Calvert Hall Soph. Infield
Jack Carey St. Paul's Soph. Infield
Jeff Guthridge Calvert Hall Senior Infield
Kevin Lingerman Calvert Hall Senior Infield
Joe Yermal McDonogh Senior Infield
Reid Chenworth Calvert Hall Senior Outfield
Josh Kempa Eastern Tech Senior Outfield
Adam Kolarek Catonsville Senior Outfield
Name School Class Pos.
Michael Dillon Calvert Hall Junior Pitcher
Bobby Kirby Loyola Junior Pitcher
Mark Petersen Franklin Senior Pitcher
Jimmy Matthews Hereford Senior Catcher
Matt Trimmer Boys' Latin Senior Catcher
Josh Winter Boys' Latin Junior First base
Mitch Toland Kenwood Senior Second base
Vincente Tiburzi Patapsco Junior Third base
Kyle Hall Catonsville Senior Shortstop
Jordan Watkins Hereford Senior Shortstop
Mike Bloomer Catonsville Senior Outfield
Mike Sokolis Eastern Tech Senior Utility
Note -- Teams selected by Pat O'Malley after consultation with The Sun staff and area coaches.