A number of former Northern Virginia high school baseball stars have carried their success to area collegiate teams.
George Mason, which is 34-21 and having its best season since moving up to NCAA Division I in 1982, has been led by Kevin Burke's .434 average, 17 home runs and 69 RBI. The senior first baseman from Falls Church went to O'Connell.
Other major contributors to the Patriots have been Annandale sophomore Ralph Schmidt, who is hitting .330 with 12 homers and 33 RBI. Shortstop Mark Miller of Fairfax is batting .331 and his keystone partner, Tommy Davis of Vienna, is batting .280.
Pitcher Dan Atcheson of Groveton is 7-3 with a 3.42 earned run average and Mike Ginn of Fort Hunt is 5-1 with a 3.58 ERA.
George Washington which finished 18-20-2, was led by Tommy Carroll from Lee, who hit .447 with 36 RBI. Kevin Fitzgerald of Robinson was a .430 hitter and set a school record with 13 home runs. Gregg Ritchie of North Stafford hit .406 and was successful on 26 of 28 stolen base attempts.
At Georgetown (26-19), twin brothers Mark and Matt Lepnew of Osbourn Park are hitting .342 and .286 respectively. Richie Esser of South Lakes is at .338 and Joe Rabil of Annandale is batting .301.
Freshman Allan Glascock of Wakefield has started every game this spring for American (6-22-1) despite struggling with a series of nagging injuries. He is hitting .228 with one home run.