Player of the Year

Katie Zitnay, Atholton: Junior All-Met pitcher led the Raiders (22-3) to their third consecutive county championship and second straight appearance in the Class 2A final by going 22-2 with a 0.34 earned run average, 12 shutouts, 117 strikeouts, 7 earned runs and 15 walks in 145 innings. She had 22 victories, one shy of the state record. Offensively, Zitnay was also among the best players in the state, as she led the team with a .494 batting average, 43 RBI, 5 home runs, 13 doubles, 42 hits, a .533 on-base percentage and .847 slugging percentage.

Coach of the Year

John Zitko, Atholton: Fifth-year coach led Raiders to third consecutive county title and second straight Class 2A championship game before falling to North Caroline. The Raiders, who won the Class 2A South Region title for the second consecutive year, posted a team-record 22 victories against three losses this season.

First Team

Laura Angle, Centennial: Senior center fielder was the Eagles best player, as she led the team with a .400 batting average, 12 RBI, 13 stolen bases, .510 on-base percentage and 25 hits.

Aubrey Barrett, Atholton: Junior center fielder stole a team-high 14 bases and was the county's top leadoff hitter, as she had a .326 batting average, 29 runs, 29 hits, 3 triples, 1 double and 9 RBI.

Sarah Costa, Atholton: Shippensburg University-bound senior catcher was the Raiders' leader both on and off the field. Costa hit .325, with 25 hits, 23 runs, 29 RBI, 3 doubles, 4 triples and 3 home runs.

Danielle Devereux, Glenelg: Sophomore center fielder hit .411, with 30 hits, 18 runs and 18 stolen bases.

Tee Dronenburg, Howard: Sophomore third baseman had a team-high .373 batting average, .525 slugging percentage, .453 on-base percentage, 9 RBI, 22 hits and 6 doubles.

Shannon Emerson, Glenelg: Senior pitcher went 13-8 with two shutouts and a 2.11 ERA, 96 strikeouts, 34 walks and 19 complete games. On offense, Emerson had team highs in batting (.449), slugging percentage (.536) and runs (27), to go along with 31 hits, 13 RBI and 11 stolen bases.

Kristin Gormus, Howard: Junior right-hander was the main reason a Lions team that hit .217 reached the Class 2A South Region championship game for the second consecutive year. Gormus posted a 0.88 ERA to go along with 100 strikeouts, 15 walks, 16 earned runs and 81 hits allowed in 127 innings.

Shannon Jackson, River Hill: Senior right-hander had a 0.85 ERA to go with 137 strikeouts, 15 earned runs, 24 walks and 76 hits allowed in 123 1/3 innings. She also threw a no-hitter against Howard. Offensively, Jackson led the Hawks with a .471 batting average, 33 hits and a .533 on-base percentage.

Kelly Kemp, Atholton: Junior first baseman had a .461 batting average, .553 slugging percentage, .487 on-base percentage, 5 doubles, 16 RBI and 16 runs scored.

Karen Lee, Atholton: Junior shortstop had a .432 batting average, a team-high 36 runs scored, 38 hits, 4 doubles, 3 triples, 17 RBI and 5 stolen bases.

Megan Mitchell, River Hill: Junior third baseman had a .350 batting average, .431 on-base percentage, 16 RBI, 9 runs scored, 3 doubles, 1 home run and 2 stolen bases.

Kelly Smith, River Hill: Junior second baseman had a .385 batting average, a team-high 18 RBI, 7 doubles, 1 home run and 1 triple.

Tara Zammichieli, Hammond: Junior shortstop was the Golden Bears' top player, as she led the team with a .487 batting average, .512 on-base percentage, .605 slugging percentage, 37 hits and 9 doubles.

Honorable Mention

Pitchers: Amanda Hall, Centennial; Kristy Kaiser, Wilde Lake; Hope Meisinger, Chapelgate Christian.

Catchers: Laura Erdman, Hammond; Tara Farowski, River Hill; Liz Moraz, Chapelgate Christian.

Infielders: Julie Bixler, Hammond; Angela Boone, Mount Hebron; Diane Caporaletti, Wilde Lake; Sara Cullison, Glenelg; Stacy DeFino, Atholton; Aneesha Griffith, River Hill; Lauren Koutrelakos, Glenelg; Lauren Record, Hammond; Whitney Schrader, Hammond; Grazia Silvestro, Wilde Lake.

Outfielders: Chelsey Barrett, Becca DeCesare, Centennial; Steph Deery, Wilde Lake; Crystal Griner, Mount Hebron; Chrissy Starcher, Glenelg.

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