The first team at a glance

1993 ALL-CARROLL COUNTY SOFTBALL TEAM

June 04, 1993|By Glenn Graham

* Jenny Baker, North Carroll, Jr., outfielder -- A catalyst in the Panthers' run toward a fifth-straight region title, Baker made a successful transition from shortstop -- where she started last year -- to center field. She covered a lot of ground and made a memorable catch in the state semifinal loss against Damascus. She batted .312, scoring 18 runs and driving in 11. She had six successful sacrifices.

* Stephanie Harrell, Westminster, Sr., pitcher -- Harrell pitched every game for the county champion Owls and finished the season with 11 wins. She also put up some impressive numbers offensively, with a .514 on-base average. She hit .358 with 28 runs and 17 walks.

* Gina Hughes, Westminster, Jr., designated hitter -- Hughes did a solid job catching but made the first team primarily because of her offensive numbers. She led the Owls in batting average (.510) and teamed with Julie Backof to produce one of the best one-two punches in years at Westminster. She scored 17 runs, drove in 13 and collected nine doubles.

* Michele Jeffery, North Carroll, Sr., infielder -- Jeffery, a good-fielding first baseman, was the team leader and co-captain of the region-champion Panthers. She batted cleanup and drove in 12 runs while hitting .357.

* Melissa Moore, South Carroll, Sr., infielder -- Cavaliers coach Debbie Barnes said Moore, a shortstop, would be a standout just about anywhere on the field. She struck out only once in 63 at-bats and finished with a .451 average and 14 runs. She stole 26 bases.

* Erin Murphey, Francis Scott Key, Sr., infielder -- Murphey

closed out one of the finest three-sport careers at Key with a solid season at shortstop. She led the team in RBI with 17 and was second in hitting at .419. A strong leader, she committed only seven errors.

* Damien Overholser, Francis Scott Key, Sr., outfielder -- Overholser led the Eagles in several offensive categories, including batting average (.458) and slugging average (.610). She had 18 runs, 13 RBI and two homers. She also showed a lot of range in center.

* Sherri Schmitz, Westminster, Sr., infielder -- Schmitz, a third baseman, finished the season batting .300 and was one of the team's best defensive players, showing soft hands and a strong, reliable arm.

* Shelley Smith, Francis Scott Key, Sr., catcher -- Smith did whatever needed to be done to help lead the Eagles to the region playoffs. A solid defensive catcher, she threw out nine of 13 runners in straight steal attempts. Most teams didn't even try to steal on her during first-and-third situations. She led off, hitting .280 with 20 runs and 10 steals.

* Amy Wolff, Liberty, Sr., outfielder -- Wolff was an outstanding three-sport athlete who closed out a brilliant high school career with a fine season. She batted .444 with seven doubles, three triples and three homers. She started the season at catcher but was moved to center, where she showed a great arm, throwing out a runner trying to score in a close game against North Carroll late in the season.

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