Selected by the sports staff of The Anne Arundel County Sun for the week ended May 4. Only players nominated by coaches and the public are selected for the Players of the Week column. Nominations must be phoned to Pat O'Malley's 24-hour Sportsline, 647-2499, absolutely no later than 11 p.m. Sunday for inclusion in Tuesday's paper.
What a show Shump put onFriday afternoon at Severna Park High as the unbeaten Eagles won
their 17th in a row by destroying the host Falcons, 15-1.
Shump set a county record with three home runs in one game, knocking in eightruns. On the day, the Eagles' slugging senior third baseman went 4-for-5, lifting his batting average to .500 and his RBI total to a county-leading 31.
The three homers in one game is believed to be a state public school record.
Earlier in the week, Shump, an All-County second-team third baseman as a junior, went 3-for-8 in romps over Queen Anne's, 12-1, last Monday and Annapolis, 12-4, last Wednesday.
The Eagles have two more regular-season games (South River and Chesapeake) plus the playoffs
and the completion of the suspended gameof April 19 with Old Mill, in which Shump has four RBI and one homernot yet on his record. So Shump has a good shot at setting state records for a season and career in RBI.
His 31 RBI this year have himwithin eight of the county and state record of 39 shared by former Old Mill stars Jim McNally (1989) and Clark Wagner (1990). Coincidentally, Shump and the two Old Mill sluggers all played third base.
Shump, who had a school-record 36 RBI last spring, has 67 career RBI and is six short of the record in that category. Old Mill first baseman/outfielder Lou Holcomb knocked in 73 from 1983-1985.
The state career record, including private and Maryland Scholastic Association schools, is 76 by Mark Poehlman of Loyola High, 1974-1976.
Top female athlete
This senior windmiller fired a perfect game against Class 4A Region IV and state title contender Severna Park last Monday, winning, 3-0.
Jakubowskioverpowered the 13-2 Falcons, striking out eight, never going more than two balls to a hitter and allowing only three
balls to be hit to the outfield. It was one of the most remarkable pitching performances of the season and in this player's brilliant four-year career with the Cougars.
The win lifted her record to 5-2 and the team's to 13-3, including a 7-1 record atop the Class 4A Bay Division, tied with Severna Park.
Jakubowski also drilled a two-run homer in the first inning for all the runs she needed and went 7-for-10 in three games last week with seven RBI and two doubles.
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For the first time this season, the area's top goalie has earned Player of the Week honors, after two sterling efforts in which the first-year 4A Knights defeated two Class 4A contenders in Annapolis, 7-3, last Tuesday and Severna Park, 7-6, Friday.
The senior had 34 saves in the two big wins as the Knights ran their record to 11-1. Nineteen of those saves came against Annapolis, and after his 15 in the Severna Park victory, assistant Falcons coach Brien McMurray said of McGeeney, "He is probably the best prep goalie in the country."
McGeeney already has accepted a scholarship to Loyola College.
Harmonscored 11 goals and had three assists in two big wins for the Panthers last week. Last Tuesday the Panthers defeated North County, 12-8, and on Friday shellacked Southern, 16-6.
In the North County contest, Harmon had five goals and one assist and came back with six more goals and two assists against Southern.
The triumph over Southern was especially gratifying for the Panthers, as they avenged a 15-5 loss to the 'Dawgs last spring.