High School Athletes of the week

Athletes of the Week

April 26, 2000

Kristen Schap

Long Reach, softball

The senior pitcher was instrumental in leading No. 13-ranked : Long Reach to the championship in the Arundel Tournament on Saturday. Schaper pitched a one-hitter and struck out nine in a 4-0 victory over Elizabeth Seton. She then pitched two more shutout innings in the championship game against Arundel, a 3-0 win. For the season, Schaper is 8-1 with a 0.55 ERA and 75 strikeouts in 64 innings. She is batting .343 with six doubles and a team-leading seven RBIs. Long Reach is 12-1 this year after finishing 13-9 last.

Steve Swiech

Mount Hebron, baseball

A senior left-hander, Swiech no-hit one of the metro area's top hitting clubs in fifth-ranked Severna Park, 9-0, on Saturday in the Falcons' round-robin tournament. Swiech (4-2) had total command of his fastball, curve and changeup in keeping the Falcons off balance. Coach Matt Forsyth of the No. 6 Vikings said Swiech had "nasty stuff" in allowing only two runners, both on walks, and striking out six, Swiech was 5-3 as a junior and his pitching has the Vikings in the thick of things with four other teams in the Howard County race.

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