SPRING 2008 ALL-MET

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What Does It Take to Be an All-Met?
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Player of the Year / Coach of the Year

PLAYER OF THE YEAR
P Danny Hultzen | St. Albans » Sr.
The repeat All-Met emerged as a top pro prospect. Scouts coveted the left-hander’s velocity and maturity on the mound. Went 13-0 (winning all of his starts) with a 0.74 ERA. Struck out 140 batters in 73 innings and allowed just six runs. Also batted .386 with 8 doubles, 5 triples and 4 homers. Drove in 37 runs and scored 36 runs. Signed with Virginia.
» Favorite piece of equipment: His glove
Hultzen used the same glove throughout high school. It’s 111/2 inches, standard for a pitcher’s glove. He bought it because he thought “it looked pretty good” with black leather and red laces. “I really like the glove, I’ve kept it longer than usual,” Hultzen said, noting that the glove is showing wear and might need to be re-stitched soon. “I like the feel of it. I don’t like new gloves. I like the feel of old ones.”

COACH OF THE YEAR
Dan DeVitis | La Plata
In his 27th year as the head coach at the Charles County school, DeVitis directed the Warriors to their first state championship, capturing the Maryland 3A title. La Plata started the season with a 14-game winning streak and finished 21-2, winning the Southern Maryland Athletic Conference championship for the seventh time in his tenure.


First Team

C Kieran Flannery C Keith Werman 1B Matt Snyder
Pallotti » Sr. Oakton » Sr. Westfield » Sr.
Batted .506 with 18 extra-base hits. Scored 47 runs and drove in 25 more. Walked 23 times and struck out just twice. Also stole 26 bases, while shutting down opponents on the base paths, throwing out 14 of 15 runners who tried to steal second. As a pitcher, went 7-4 with a 2.67 ERA. Cougars’ leadoff hitter batted .450, reached base 22 times via walk or hit by pitch and scored 34 runs for the regular season Concorde District champions. Had no errors or passed balls and struck out twice in 82 plate appearances. Will play for Virginia. One of the area’s most feared sluggers, the Northern Region player of the year saw 13 of his 23 hits sail over the fence, in 55 at-bats. Also drove in 37 runs, scored 23 and batted .418. Will play for Mississippi.


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2B Matt Murakami SS Cory Jensen 3B Jake Myer
Paul VI Catholic » Sr. Severna Park » Sr. Woodbridge » Sr.
Batted .479 with 19 extra-base hits, 39 runs scored, 27 RBI and 12 steals for a 27-3 team that won the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division I state title. Will play for Maryland. TBatted .500 with eight doubles and six home runs for Spartans. Also drove in 22 runs, scored 30 runs and had an on-base percentage of .644. Struck out just once all season. Will play for Hillsborough (Fla.) Community College. Batted .445 with 32 RBI, 30 runs scored and 9 home runs. Also went 6-1 with two saves, with 42 strikeouts and a 3.29 ERA. Quarterbacked football team to 2007 Virginia AAA Division 6 final. Will play for George Mason.


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OF Mark Anderson OF Matt Hillsinger OF L.J. Hoes OF Peter Verdin
La Plata » Sr. Spalding » Sr. St. John’s (D.C.) » Sr. Paul VI Catholic » Sr.
Despite a medical condition that weakened him and caused him to lose 14 pounds during the season, batted .524 with 7 doubles, 7 home runs and 32 RBI with 22 runs scored as Warriors won first Maryland 3A championship. One of four Cavaliers who will play for Radford, he batted .420 with 7 doubles, 2 triples and 3 homers as team finished second in the MIAA A Conference. Drove in 22 runs, stole 25 bases and scored 44 runs. Three-time All-Met was area’s most feared offensive player. Despite often being pitched around, batted .524 with 9 doubles and 8 homers. Walked 21 times and struck out just four times. Also stole 32 bases, scored 44 runs and had 29 RBI. As a pitcher, was 2-0 with three saves and 1.35 ERA. Signed with North Carolina. Repeat All-Met hit .380 with 15 extra-base hits, 42 runs scored, 23 RBI and 14 steals for the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference regular season champions. Also went 2-1 with two saves. Will play for Georgia.


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P Tyler Basso P Kevin Brady P Evan Scott P Ben Winter
Stone Bridge » Sr. Gaithersburg » Sr. Battlefield » Sr. Centennial » Sr.
Northern Region pitcher of the year went 7-1 with a 0.82 ERA for the Liberty District regular season and tournament champions. The right-hander struck out 67 batters and walked nine. Also batted .340. Will play for West Virginia. Repeat All-Met enjoyed another dominating season, going 7-0 with two saves and a 0.29 ERA. Struck out 98 batters and walked 8 in 481/3 innings. Also batted .396 with 7 doubles and 4 home runs despite drawing 21 walks, including eight intentional. Signed with Clemson. Right-hander struck out 88 and walked 12 in 49 innings, posting a 5-2 record with two saves and a 1.00 ERA. The Cedar Run District player of the year also batted .512 with nine doubles for the league tournament champions. Will play for James Madison. Was 5-2 with a 2.54 ERA and 49 strikeouts in 30 innings. Did not make an error in the field. Batted .390 with 4 doubles, 4 triples and 2 home runs as the Eagles won their second consecutive Maryland 3A East Region title. Will play for Towson.


Second Team

C - George Piccirilli Osbourn Park, Sr.
1B - Francis Brooke St. Albans, Sr.
2B - John Wagner Sherwood, Sr.
SS - Levi Hyams Colonial Forge, Sr.
SS - Tommy Winegardner Riverdale Baptist, Sr.
3B - Mike Snyder Westfield, Sr.
OF - Matt Crouse Battlefield, Sr.
OF - Kevin Johnson Quince Orchard, Sr.
OF - Johnny Bladel Stone Bridge, Jr.
P - Dani Ashbaugh Linganore, Jr.
P - Eric Aumann South River, Jr.
P - Sander Beck Severn, Sr.
P - Mike Boyden La Plata, Sr.
P - Brendan Lozupone DeMatha ,Sr.
DH - Scott Silverstein St. John’s (D.C.), Sr.

Honorable Mention

Pitchers: Jeremy Adams, Eleanor Roosevelt, Sr.; Scott Betterly, Brentsville, Sr.; Tim Blair, Marriotts Ridge, Jr.; Brandon Crigger, Calvert, Jr.; Brian Derner, Lake Braddock, Jr.; Paul DeVito, Spalding, Sr.; Brady Feigl, Old Mill, Sr.; Brett Irwin, La Plata, Sr.; Jon Jones, Courtland, Sr.; Brody Kean, Northeast, Sr.; Mike Kent, West Springfield, Jr.; Adam Lopez, Stafford, Sr.; Whit Mayberry, St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes, Jr.; Zack Miller, North Stafford, Sr.; Mike Mitchell, Paul VI Catholic, Sr.; Kevin O’Keefe, Bishop Ireton, Sr.; Jason Patten, Spalding, Sr.; Ryan Rehman, Blake, Sr.; Mike Ryan, Quince Orchard, Jr.; Cole Shain, Broad Run, Sr.; Pat Somers, Chantilly, Sr.; Ty Weaver, Stone Bridge, Sr.; Frank Zier, Thomas Johnson, Sr.
Catchers: Keith Morrisroe, Chantilly, Sr.; Sam Mulroy, Maret, Sr.; Alex Ramsay, Severna Park, Soph.; Scott Reed, South Lakes, Sr.; Nick Rippeon, Linganore, Sr.; Dylan Smith, Park View, Sr.; Carl Travers, Riverdale Baptist, Sr.
Infielders: Matt Beck, Huntingtown, Sr.; Brett Bowers, Paul VI Catholic, Sr.; Reed Bromley, Paul VI Catholic, Sr.; Ryan Easterly, Potomac (Va.), Sr.; Jeff Flax, St. John’s (D.C.), Sr.; Brent Frazier, South County, Sr.; Tom Gilchrist, Sherwood, Sr.; Sean Kelley, Annapolis Area Christian, Sr.; Jeff Kemp, Spalding, Sr.; Jacob Morley, W.T. Woodson, Sr.; Alfredo Rodriguez, Oakton, Sr.; Zach Tessier, O’Connell, Jr.; Kyle Toulouse, Yorktown, Jr.; Nick Vergelli, Gaithersburg, Sr.; Andrew Whitener, Wilson, Sr.
Outfielders: Shane Boyd, Damascus, Sr.; Matt Civetti, Clarksburg, Sr.; Jeff Haeuptle, West Springfield, Sr.; Shannon Mark, Lake Braddock, Sr.; Bobby Schwier, Forest Park, Sr.

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