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1998 All-Met Baseball Team

Thursday, June 4, 1998; Page J11

  • Player of the Year
  • Coach of the Year
  • Honorable Mention

  • First Team
  • Second Team
  • Selection Process


  • PLAYER OF THE YEAR
    Ray Gemmill Jr.
    Paint Branch
    Senior
    Shortstop

    — The 6-foot-2, 190-pound infielder had one of best individual seasons in Maryland state history for 13-3 Panthers.
    — Defensive standout hit .676 with 10 home runs and had 49 RBI

    COACH OF THE YEAR
    Vic Mollet
    Damascus
    High School

    — Led Swarmin' Hornets to 18-1 season and first Maryland 3A title in school's history.
    — In his four seasons, Damascus won three Montgomery County division titles.
    — Team is 61-16 in his tenure.

    FIRST TEAM

    Pos. Player School       

    Yr. Avg. HR RBI

    Highlights

    C Julio Rivas Washington-Lee

    Sr. .440 2 20

    National District player of the year has thrown out
    17 of 18 runners attempting to steal and picked off
    24 runners in his career.

    1B Greg Davies Sherwood

    Sr. .462 5 27

    Signed with Towson. Led his Montgomery County 4A team
    to most successful regular season in it's history.
    6-0 with a 1.63 ERA as a pitcher.

    2B Jose Pabon Potomac (Va.)

    Jr. .436 4 31

    Cardinal District and Northwest Region Player
    of the year. Also played shortstop and pitched.
    Regular season ERA of 0.00.

    SS Hector Guadaloupe Arundel

    Sr. .396 4 28

    Signed with Middle Georgia. Helped team to
    Maryland 4A championship with 18 stolen bases
    and slugging percentage of .740.

    3B Dan Street Loudoun Valley

    Sr. .560 6 30

    Signed with Virginia. Led team to AA
    Northwestern District championship. Had three home
    runs in four at bats over two games in April.

    OF Chartez Bond Gwynn Park

    Sr. .675 9 20 Signed with Southern Charleston.
    Fielding percentage of 1.000. Led Prince George's
    team through undefeated 3A regular season
    and best record in county.

    OF Scott Chapman Lee

    Sr. .400 5 25

    Signed with Mary Washington. Liberty District
    player of the year had an .800 slugging percentage
    and .527 on-base percentage.

    OF Cheyne Griswold O'Connell

    Sr. .460 4 29

    Had 15 doubles, three triples and a slugging
    percentage of .861 for Virginia Independent School
    League Division II champions. Signed with Middle
    Tenn. State.

    DH Clint Sanders McDonough

    Sr. .630 3 31

    Hit safely in 18 of 20 games, scored 28
    runs and had an on-base percentage of .684.
    Struck out only six times this season.
    Signed with Potomac State College.

    Pos. Player School
    Yr. W-L ERA SO

    Highlights
    P Jason Baker DeMatha

    Sr. 8-1 2.33 80

    Signed with Richmond. WCAC co-player of the year.
    Winning pitcher in WCAC championship game the past
    two seasons. 80 strikeouts in 57 innings.

    P Kenny Nelson Riverdale Baptist

    Soph. 10-0 1.09 69

    MVP of the St. Albans, Riverdale March Classic
    and Riverdale April Invitational tournaments. Hit
    .489 with 14 doubles and 34 RBI.

    P Joe Saunders West Springfield

    Jr. 10-0 1.05 88

    Defeated top-ranked team in Georgia and Maryland 4A
    champion Arundel this season. Led team to Northern
    Region title. 88 strikeouts in 59 innings.

    P Brendan Sullivan St. Albans

    Jr. 9-2 1.00 60

    Allowed just 39 hits in 75 innings for IAC champion.
    Batted .340 with 16 RBI and 16 runs scored.

     SECOND TEAM
    Pos. Player School Yr.
    C Jason Lee West Springfield Sr.

    C Tony Garvin Calvert Sr.

    1B Jim Casey Damascus Sr.

    1B Alexander Starr Maret Jr.

    SS Marc Severin South Lakes Jr.

    SS Huy Trinh Stuart Sr.

    3B Carlton Bragg E. Roosevelt Jr.

    3B Ryan Childs Damascus Jr.

    OF Brad Edwards Hylton Sr.

    OF Larnell Hamn Potomac (Va.) Sr.

    OF James Moylan DeMatha Sr.

    P Pat Boucher Severna Park Sr.

    P Brian Laniac O'Connell Sr.

    P Jeff Starcher Glenelg Jr.

    P Adam Wynegar Centreville Sr.

    HONORABLE MENTION
    CATCHERS: Tom Ogilvie, Arundel; Willard Green Dunbar; Jason Maxey, Hammond; Lateef Melvin, Eastern; Tommy O'Neill, Brentsville; Matt Santee, Falls Church; Greg Shalawylo, Potomac (Va.); Dan Spring, St. Albans.

    INFIELDERS: Christian Amorosi, O'Connell; Ericston Bennitt, Dunbar; Aaron Booker, Fairfax; Brian Carney, Potomac School; John Centeno, Gaithersburg; Matt Crater, St. Stephen's/SA; Ryan Dorsey, Riverdale Baptist; Ryan Dulaney, Riverdale Baptist; Michael Freundel, McNamara; James Tariq Jones, Oxon Hill; Matt Hewitt, Good Council; Danny Lopaze, Potomac (Va.); Brian Opperman, Wakefield; Brian Pietryka, Hammond; Josh Powell, Magruder; Jeff Palumbo, St. John's; Mike Ragan, Manassas Park; Terence Robinson, Wilson, Norris Roy, Arundel; Matt Tigert, Montrose Christian; Jake Wald, T.C. Williams.

    OUTFIELDERS: Matt Amos, Bethleham Baptist; Brad Bauder, Broad Run; David Colangelo, Hylton; Marcel Countiss, Leonardtown; Brady Decker, Oakton; Ryan Erhard, Arundel; Brian Gowal, Episcopal; Bryan Harrington, E. Roosevelt; Matt Haynes, Riverdale Baptist; Todd Heron, Arundel; Bryan Lazenby, Bladensburg; Brian McKenna, Watkins Mill; Luis Maleck, High Point; Doug Remer, Einstein; Matt Swope, DeMatha; Billy Ward, Wheaton; Adrian Watkins, Gar-Field; Chris Yetter, Wilde Lake.

    PITCHERS: Jeff Baker, Gar-Field; David Beckner, Park View; Justin Bell, Arundel; Todd Boessen, Paul VI; Mike Crisci, West Springfield; Justin Davis, Riverdale Baptist; Gibran Hamdan, O'Connell; Andrew Kostic, Arundel; Steve Gonzales, Potomac (Va.); Joe Gortenburg, Washington-Lee; Paul Jacxsens, The Heights; Patrick Kris, Potomac School; Dan McAfee, St. John's; Steve McGinn, Lake Braddock; Dan Menck, St. John's; Joey Popovich, Wootton; David Poppert, Hylton; Marco Reeves, Eastern; Brett Shumate, Bethlehem Baptist; Glenn Skutnik, Hayfield; Doug Smith, Bowie; Matt Tiani Flint Hill; Ray Wagner, Chesapeake; Jeff Wheelock, Pallotti; Coty Wynn, Dunbar

    HOW THE TEAMS WERE SELECTED
    Coaches of all 240 Washington metropolitan area schools were invited to submit All-Met nominations. Selections were made by Washington Post scholastic staff members Mitch Rubin (baseball) and Chris Swezey (softball). Photographs by The Post's Gerald Martineau. The teams were photographed in front of the National Museum of American Art and the National Portrait Gallery. The building, on which construction started in 1836 and was completed in 1867, was long-known as the Old Patent Office Bulding.

    © Copyright 1998 The Washington Post Company




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