1994 All-County softball team

June 05, 1994

COACH OF THE YEAR

* Valerie Cooper, Bel Air -- A repeat selection for this eight-year coach after guiding the Bobcats to a 19-2 record, county and regional titles, and the state semifinals, where they lost in nine innings. Last year (14-4, shared county title) she had young, relatively inexperienced players, but this time there were seven senior starters. It required a different type of coaching -- going up a notch with some things they could not have handled last year. "My job basically is March to mid-April; after that it's the girls who play," she said.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

* Amy Finlayson, Bel Air, Sr., pitcher -- This 5-foot-10 right-hander, the team leader and a first-team All-County pick last year, made Cooper's job less stressful. Finlayson, a three-sport standout (a four-year softball starter), finished with a record of 16-2, an earned run average of 0.427, and 186 strikeouts in 131 innings. She had a .977 fielding percentage. She led the team with a .433 average, 19 RBIs and eight extra-base hits. She struck out once.

THE FIRST TEAM AT A GLANCE

* Amy Bauersfeld, Fallston, Sr., pitcher -- Had a pitching record of 10-6 (team was 11-7) with an earned run average of 2.78 for Class 2A North regional entry. Fielded .976. She was 15-for-30 for and walked 18 times.

* Molly Boyle, John Carroll, Sr., second base -- Batted 22-for-52 for .423; scored 20 runs and had 19 RBIs.

* Ashleigh Carter, Bel Air, Sr., first base -- Batted .364 with nine extra-base hits, and drove in 27 runs. Fielded .960. She was a second-team choice last year.

* Jenny Collins, Edgewood, Jr., utility -- A repeat first-team selection, she batted .471 and stood out as the Rams' best player.

* Shannon Crouch, C. Milton Wright, Sr., utility -- Batted .431, with three home runs. A versatile player, she was a fine fielding shortstop for the 11-7 Mustangs.

* Jackie Elliott, Aberdeen, Sr., DH -- Better known as a pitcher, where she was 9-6, with 157 strikeouts in 112 innings, she is recognized for her offense: 22 hits, 20 runs, .478 average, struck out only once and walked 20 times. Had on-base percentage of .636.

* Sherri Godbee, Bel Air, Sr., third base -- Batted .348, with a team-high 30 RBIs (the team scored 201 in 21 games), and contributed seven extra-base hits.

* Danielle Maliszewski, Fallston, Sr., catcher -- Batted .320, with 17 RBIs. Defensively, had 22 assists.

* Danielle Rohde, Bel Air, Sr., shortstop -- Called by Cooper the best all-around player she has coached, Rohde hit .387 and drove in 25 runs. She led the team in stolen bases (15) and had an on-base percentage of .653. She had a fielding percentage of .917.

* Anne Romanelli, John Carroll, Jr., outfield -- Went 24-for-63 with six extra-base hits, and drove in a team-high 26 runs.

* Shawna Staten, Aberdeen, Jr., outfield -- Batted .436, with 24 hits, including four doubles and six triples. Defensively, was a strong-armed center fielder.

* Emily Weibel, Fallston, Soph., outfield -- An outstanding center fielder, she is a repeat first-team selection. One of the county's top offensive players, she hit .471 with 32 hits, 14 for extra bases, including five home runs, and drove in 33.

* Katie Wirth, Fallston, Soph., DH -- A first baseman (.978 fielding average), she was a key offensive threat for the Cougars with 23 hits, an average of .404 and 26 RBIs. She had nine extra-base hits, including five home runs.

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