Sunday, June 13, 2004; Page SM04
Baseball First Team
P Anthony Gibbons, Lackey, Senior
Won seven games for a Lackey team that had not won that many in more than five years. Had a 1.22 ERA with 62 strikeouts in 59 innings. Batted .375 with 13 RBI. Will play at Doane College in Nebraska.
P Ben Sobocinski, McDonough, Junior
Used the area's best fastball to go 7-1 with two saves and strike out 85 in 67 innings. While at shortstop, batted .476 with 23 RBI.
C Matt Hoepfl, McDonough, Junior
Caught every inning for the Rams, who advanced to the Maryland 3A South final. Batted .360 with 14 RBI. Threw out 60 percent of attempted base-stealers.
1B Joe Klein, Patuxent, Junior
Hit .317 with 10 RBI and 10 runs while batting in the eighth spot in the lineup. Was the Panthers' most consistent pitcher, going 5-1 with a 1.11 ERA, and had a 22-inning scoreless streak.
2B Mike Higgs, Westlake, Senior
Three-year starter had his best season, batting .373 with 18 runs. Drove in 10 runs and was 13 for 13 on stolen-base attempts. Will play at Frostburg State.
3B Paul Burch, Leonardtown, Junior
Vocal leader of a senior-laden team that won the Maryland 3A South title. Repeat All-Extra batted .380 with 19 RBI, 11 extra-base hits and 28 runs. As a pitcher, went 5-0 with two saves and a 1.27 ERA.
OF Averill Butler, Thomas Stone, Junior
Had two game-winning hits in Thomas Stone's last at-bat in the Maryland 4A East Region tournament. Led the Cougars in batting (.364), slugging (.576) and on-base percentage (.488).
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The 2004 Southern Maryland All-Extra baseball and softball teams. Back row, from left: Jason Seufert, Northern; Anthony Gibbons, Lackey; Matt Hoepfl, McDonough; Flynn Stachowski, Leonardtown; Brandon Short, Chopticon. Third row, from left: Kurt Bruce, Patuxent; Lindsey Preuss, La Plata; Joe Klein, Patuxent; Mike Higdon, Patuxent; Paul Burch, Leonardtown; Mike Higgs, Westlake; Averill Butler, Thomas Stone; Ben Sobocinski, McDonough; Ian Schwalenberg, Calvert. Second row, from left: Coach Tony Jones, La Plata; Alex Sita, Northern; Maggie Donaldson, Thomas Stone; Megan Travers, Calvert; Megan Elliott, Calvert; Jessica Crum, Calvert; Amanda Mitchell, Calvert; Kelsea Bullock, Patuxent; Sha Tabor, Thomas Stone. Front, from left: Jamie Bussey, La Plata; Christine Shipyan, Westlake; Carrie Higdon, La Plata. Not pictured: Somer Miller, Westlake.