Player Of the Year

P Nick Vitielliss

Thomas Stone, Senior

First-team All-Met this season. Two-time All-Extra and three-time all-SMAC performer is league's 1999 most outstanding player.

Led SMAC champion Cougars (20-4) with team-high .456 batting average, four home runs and 24 RBI.

Went 7-1 on mound with 1.01 earned-run average. Struck out 88 batters in 62 innings pitched.

Has committed to play baseball at Indiana University.

Coach Of the Year

Carl Smith

Northern, First Year

Named Southern Maryland Athletic Conference's coach of the year.

Guided Northern, which finished just 5-15 overall in 1998, to 17-5 record and second-place SMAC finish at 14-2.

First Team

POS.

NAME

SCHOOL

YR.

HIGHLIGHTS

C

Jeff Ervin

Great Mills

Jr.

First-team all-SMAC selection led Hornets with .422 batting average and .844 slug-ging percentage. Hit five doubles, three triples and three home runs. Also led team with 21 RBI.

1B

Nick Karwoski

Patuxent

Sr.

Led Panthers defensively with .972 fielding percentage and 97 putouts at first base. Batted .340 with 17 doubles in 56 at-bats.

2B

John Kehres

Thomas Stone

Sr.

First-team all-SMAC selection batted .367 from leadoff position with six home runs and .772 slugging percentage.

3B

Kenny Myers

Thomas Stone

Soph.

First-team all-SMAC selection batted .444 and led team with .827 slugging percent-age. Tied school record with seven home runs. Committed just three fielding errors all season.

SS

Tracy Vallandingham

Leonardtown

Jr.

Outstanding defensive shortstop. Two-time All-Extra pick batted .429 for Raiders with team-high 11 doubles, three home runs and 31 RBI.

OF

Kevin Burch

Leonardtown

Sr.

First-team all-SMAC selection led Raiders to state finals with team-high .467 batting average and seven stolen bases. Also served as team's No. 1 pitcher, with 8-4-1 record and 1.92 ERA.

OF

Lee Quade

La Plata

Jr.

Excellent defensive outfielder committed just one error all season playing left and right field. Was also one of league's top pitchers. Batted team-high .441 with four home runs.

OF

Roger Welch

St. Mary's Ryken

Soph.

Second-team all-SMAC selection led Knights with team-high .431 batting average. Also led team with 17 runs scored, 16 RBI and seven doubles. Committed one fielding error all season.

U

Travis Mister

Calvert

Jr.

Honorable mention All-Met and first-team all-SMAC pick played first base and pitched, going 5-3 with 43 strikeouts in 50 innings. Batted .460 with school-record eight home runs.

U

Jake Skillen

Northern

Sr.

Second-team all-SMAC selection pitched and played first base and outfield for 17-5 Patriots. Went 6-1 on mound with 44 strikeouts and 10 walks with 2.02 earned-run average.

P

Griffin Zarbough

Thomas Stone

Sr.

Honorable mention All-Met and first-team all-SMAC pick was nearly flawless on mound. Compiled school-record 0.29 ERA with 67 strikeouts in 48 innings pitched for 20-4 Cougars.

Honorable Mention

P: Dan McCullough, Calvert; Chris Radford, Great Mills; Nick Rose, Westlake. 1B: Scott Bickford, Northern. 2B: Kenny Mundey, Patuxent; Dan Sidorowicz, St. Mary's Ryken. 3B: Timmy Coyne, Calvert. SS: Mike Mills, Westlake. C: Eric Franc, Leonardtown; Brendan Galligan, Calvert. OF: Justin Hill, Westlake; Luke Overbey, McDonough; Kris Palensky, Northern; Lonnie Spires, Patuxent; Mike Finamore, Thomas Stone.

CAPTION: The 1999 All-Extra baseball team. In back, from left to right: Lee Quade, Nick Karwoski, Travis Mister, Jeff Ervin and Kevin Burch. In front, from left to right: Jake Skillen, Roger Welch, Coach Carl Smith, Kenny Myers, John Kehres, Griffin Zarbough, Nick Vitielliss and Tracy Vallandingham.