Player of the Year

Jeff Baker

Gar-Field, Sr.

All-Met Player of the Year.

Pitcher/shortstop dominated with 9-0 record, three saves, 0.40 ERA, 111 strikeouts in 70 innings, .537 batting average and 12 home runs.

Has signed with Clemson.

Coach of the Year

Mike Covington

Potomac

Led team to Virginia AAA state tournament with just two seniors in lineup and with key players in new positions.

Panthers won Cardinal District title and were runners-up in Northwestern Region.

First Team

Pos.

Name

School

Year

Data

P

Chris Garris

Potomac

Junior

Left-hander emerged as surprise staff ace with 8-0 record and 1.53 ERA.

C

John Poppert

Hylton

Junior

Defensive whiz threw out 21 of 27 base runners and batted .309 with three home runs.

1B

Steve Gonzalez

Potomac

Junior

Batted .385 with 8-2 pitching record and 1.21 ERA.

2B

Mike Ragan

Manassas Park

Senior

Bull Run District player of the year hit .450, scored 29 runs and went 10-4 on the mound.

SS

Jose Pabon

Potomac

Senior

Virginia Commonwealth signee batted .500 with eight homers, 37 RBI, 27 extra-base hits and 34 steals. Two-time All-Met.

3B

Grant Smith

Stonewall Jackson

Senior

Infielder/pitcher hit .364 and stabilized young team. Homered and struck out 11 in upset of then-No. 7 Gar-Field. Will attend Lander University in South Carolina.

OF

Jeff Swidrak

Stafford

Junior

Batted .444 with three home runs, 19 RBI and 11 stolen bases.

OF

Matt Kleweno

Woodbridge

Senior

Campbell University signee batted .327 with 17 RBI and went 7-2 with 1.47 ERA and 78 strikeouts in 52 innings.

OF

Alan Day

Woodbridge

Sophomore

Versatile player batted .353 and struck out 92 batters in 58 innings.

DH

John Maine

North Stafford

Senior

North Carolina-Charlotte signee amassed six homers and 25 RBI and fanned 92 batters in 59 innings. Commonwealth District co-player of the year.

UTIL

Danny Lopaze

Potomac

Senior

Virginia Commonwealth signee batted .421 with eight homers and 36 RBI and also went 6-0 with five saves. His 18 homers are tied for first on school's all-time list.

Honorable Mention

Donnie Anderson, Woodbridge; Phil Arellano, Potomac; Dana Arrowood, Hylton; Joe Bigley, Hylton; Jason Brown, Hylton; Mike Calabrese, Seton; Seth Carney, Osbourn Park; Ryan Clore, Stafford; Jonathan Cribbs, Stafford; Derrick Dent, Potomac; Bryan Edgar, Emmanuel Christian; James Fitchett, Manassas Park; Jeff Herzig, Osbourn; Chad Hinzman, Osbourn Park; Gabe Hippeard, North Stafford; Jason Immediato, Osbourn Park; Kevin Louey, Osbourn; Matt Lund, Gar-Field; Jeramie Miller, Osbourn; Alan Oleartchick, Gar-Field; J.R. Royston, Stafford; Nate VanHook, Gar-Field.

CAPTION: Members of the All-Extra baseball team, sitting, Coach Mike Covington, Potomac; first row, from left, Mike Ragan, Manassas Park; Jeff Swidrak, Stafford; Chris Garris, Potomac; John Poppert, Hylton; Danny Lopaze, Potomac; and Jeff Baker, Gar-Field; back row, from left, Grant Smith, Stonewall Jackson; John Maine, North Stafford; Steve Gonzalez, Potomac; Jose Pabon, Potomac; Alan Day, Woodbridge; and Matt Kleweno, Woodbridge.