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2018 All-Metro softball first and second teams

First team

Mikayla Barnard

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Marriotts Ridge, pitcher, senior

» Went 11-2 with a 2.71 ERA to help lead the No. 4 Mustangs (17-4) to the Class 2A South Region final

» Four-year starter played a major role in helping Marriotts Ridge claim its first Howard County championship

» Batted .448 with 30 hits, five doubles, four triples, a home run and 21 RBIs

» Howard County Player of the Year finishes high school career with 97 hits, three home runs, 25 doubles and 93 RBIs

Haley Downin

Chesapeake-AA, pitcher/shortstop, junior

» Went 19-2 in the circle while leading the No. 2 Cougars (21-2) to the Anne Arundel County championship and Class 3A East Region semifinal

» At the plate, set school single-season records for runs (51), hits (61), doubles (14) and batting average (.663)

» Her 61 hits would have been a state record if not for Severna Park’s Campbell Kline, who had 69

» Right-handed leadoff hitter had 30 RBIs and stole 17 bases while not striking out all season, raising her career batting average to .526

Katie Dustin

Glenelg, catcher, senior

» All-Metro second-team pick last spring elevated her game to help the Gladiators (15-7) reach the Class 2A South Section I final

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» Team captain and three-time first-team All-Howard County selection had 24 hits, three home runs, six stolen bases, 21 runs and 20 RBIs while batting .462 in county play

» Gladiators’ all-time leader in RBIs (117), runs (109) and doubles (29), and is second in home runs (20)

» Committed to Maryland

Madison Gemmill

McDonogh, junior, catcher

» Three-time All-IAAM selection was key piece for No. 7 Eagles (10-5), who claimed their first IAAM A Conference championship in 17 years

» Clean-up hitter batted .360 with 20 RBIs, four home runs and .428 on-base percentage

» Drove in the winning run in the A Conference championship game victory, 1-0 over Archbishop Spalding

» Committed to Virginia Tech

Shanya Gordon

Howard, center fielder, senior

» Two-year captain and mentor set the tone as the leadoff hitter for the Class 4A North Region champion and No. 5 Lions (18-6)

» Batted .471 with 16 RBIs, two home runs and seven doubles with a 1.151 on-base-plus slugging percentage

» Drew 11 walks while striking out just twice all season, earning All-Howard County honors for the third straight season

» Bowie State commit was pivotal part of state playoff run, driving in the winning run against Dulaney in the second round and going 4-for-4 in the 4A North Section I title game victory over Catonsville

Veronica Hampton

Northeast-AA, outfielder, senior

» Played a major role in helping the No. 15 Eagles (15-9) reach the Class 3A East Region final

» Batted .510 with 20 hits, 16 runs, two doubles, two triples, two home runs and 11 RBIs

» An outstanding right fielder, she committed just two errors all season

» Four-year starter was named All-Anne Arundel County

Olivia Herman

Westminster, catcher, senior

» Three-year starter helped lead the No. 14 Owls (13-7) to Class 3A state final

» Carroll County Times Player of the Year batted .471 with 22 RBIs and a county-leading seven home runs

» Lynchburg commit took on larger leadership role this season as backbone of team behind the plate

» Her home run helped knock off C. Milton Wright in the 8-5 state semifinal victory

Marissa Heuer

Severna Park, senior, pitcher

» Went 21-2 in the circle with a 0.84 ERA to help lead the No. 1 Falcons (23-2) to the Class 4A state championship

» Struck out 161 batters while holding opponents to a .163. batting average

» Pitched a two-hit shutout in the 13-0 title game win over Northwest, striking out five

» Batted .469 with 38 hits, six doubles, five home runs and 36 RBIs

Emma Ritter

John Carroll, center fielder, sophomore

» Speedy captain and repeat All-Metro first-team pick stood out at the plate and on the field to lead the Patriots (10-7) to the IAAM A Conference semifinals

» Batted .590 with 36 RBIs, nine home runs, nine triples, seven doubles and 26 runs to earn All-IAAM A Conference honors for second straight year

» Made several diving catches in center field and robbed four potential home runs at the fence

» Virginia Tech commit stole 12 bases and had a .655 on-base percentage

Angela Sena

Archbishop Spalding, catcher, junior

» Repeat first-team All-IAAM A Conference pick was valuable backstop in helping the No. 13 Cavaliers (10-7) reach conference title game

» Finished season with a .979 fielding percentage and threw out 12 attempted base stealers

» Batted .373 with 19 hits, 13 runs, three doubles, a triple, two home runs and 13 RBIs

» Team leader controlled game and pitching staff from behind the plate

Casey Turner

Eastern Tech, shortstop, senior

» All-Metro second-team selection last season makes jump to first team after leading No. 8 Mavericks (14-5) to Class 2A state final

» Batted .500 with 26 RBIs, six doubles, two home runs and a team-leading 29 hits and 30 runs

» Ends her Mavericks career with a .497 batting average and is among the top 10 in school history in eight categories

» Leader of strong infield that often turns double plays and even turned a 5-3-2-6 triple play this season

Second team

Amanda Criss, Bel Air, pitcher, senior

Jordyn Goodman, Lansdowne, senior, pitcher

Megan Hamp, Sparrows Point, junior, third baseman

Abigail Heagy, Eastern Tech, junior, first baseman

Emily Kim, C. Milton Wright, senior, infielder

Taylor Liguori, Hammond, junior, shortstop

Brooke McCormick, Glen Burnie, junior, catcher

Akirra Pullen, Dulaney, senior, pitcher

Hailey Ramberg, Long Reach, junior, catcher

Chloe Sharman, South Carroll, senior, pitcher

Karlee Stocksdale, Mount de Sales, senior, outfielder/shortstop

Michaela Watts, Hereford, sophomore, shortstop

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