Players To Watch

Softball

High School Sports

March 19, 2004

Allison Borchers

Fallston, shortstop

The senior, who makes the move from second base to shortstop, hit .595 last season with 39 runs, 31 RBIs, 17 steals, eight doubles, eight triples, five homers and a whopping 1.089 slugging percentage.

Tracey Dahlen

Chesapeake-AA, shortstop

Can the do-it-all senior -- .519, 20 runs, 23 steals and 16 RBIs last season -- help get the talented Cougars out of the demanding Class 4A East region?

Kaila Jenkins

Severna Park, pitcher

Here's Jenkins' freshman contribution in the Falcons' Class 3A state champ playoff run: five wins, 35 scoreless innings, one perfect game and a nine-inning no-hitter.

Lindsay Lowder

Institute of N. Dame, outfield

Flawless in center and a menace at the top of the Indians' order, the speedy senior hit .453 with 16 steals last season.

Danielle Martinez

North County, catcher

Clutch playoff hits at the plate and a strong arm behind it have come from the senior in the Knights' two straight Class 4A title seasons.

Beth Mullins

North County, pitcher

The dominating junior helped make it two Class 4A crowns in two seasons for the Knights with her work on the mound (20-2, 0.81 ERA) and at the plate (.337, 15 RBIs).

Brittany Owen

Chesapeake-AA, third base

Flashy at the hot corner and resourceful at the plate, the senior (.406 batting average, .986 fielding percentage last season) showed she could help win games a number of ways.

Stephanie Sims

Glenelg, pitcher

Sims (13-1, 1.12 ERA last season) added pitches to her repertoire and the sum total was more wins for the Class 2A semifinalist Gladiators.

Jessica Smith

North Carroll, pitcher

The junior (15-3, 0.92 ERA last season) comes in hungry after throwing eight shutout innings before a 1-0 state semifinal loss against Class 3A state champ Severna Park.

Dani Woods

Dulaney, second base

The pure-hitting senior is coming off these staggering junior numbers: a .667 batting average with five homers, 31 RBIs and 28 runs.

Other notables

Alexa Ashwell, Westminster; Emily Bolling, Chesapeake-AA; Erin Brady, Mount de Sales; Laura Canton, C. Milton Wright; Melinda Carruthers, Lansdowne; Sarah Cornblath, Pikesville; Stacy Davis, Westminster; Briana Edwards, Eastern Tech; Toni Evans, North County; Amanda Fefel, Catonsville; Kristin Fusco, Pallotti; Ashley Gray, Northeast; Amy Guyton, Long Reach; Stephanie Haas, River Hill; Nicole Hays, C. Milton Wright; Lisa Heinrich, South Carroll; Kurisha Hoffman, Towson; Allie Honkofsky, North Carroll; Robin Mason, Poly; Lindsey Mueller, Fallston; Courtney O'Hara, Institute of Notre Dame; Lauren O'Malley, Mount de Sales; Brittany Owen, Chesapeake-AA; Kim Proctor, Institute of Notre Dame; Kate Schoenen, Mount Hebron; Dana Shepherd, Oakland Mills; Christina Smith, Pallotti; Kirsten Wells, Fallston; Marissa Wentzler, Archbishop Spalding; Brittany Woods, Dulaney; Danielle Ziegler, Old Mill.

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