All-carroll County

Baseball

June 07, 2006

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Robbie Mathias

Liberty

The senior was the catalyst of a Liberty team that won 15 games, captured the Monocacy Valley Athletic League's Piedmont Conference title and advanced to the Class 2A state semifinals. On the mound, Mathias finished 7-1 with a 2.14 ERA, striking out a county-best 83 and walking just 12. He also batted .413 with a .524 on-base percentage, two home runs, nine doubles and 25 RBIs.

Using his repertoire of fastballs, curves and changeups, the right-hander even excelled in his only loss, not allowing an earned run over 6 1/3 innings and striking out eight against Williamsport. He will continue his career at Potomac State College in West Virginia.

COACH OF THE YEAR

Denny Snyder

North Carroll

After a 9-12 season in 2005, Snyder re-established the program's winning ways, guiding North Carroll to its first county and regional titles in school history. After a mid-season slump, the Panthers regrouped down the stretch to win nine out of 10 and finish the year 14-8.

Included in the run were playoff wins against Westminster, the top seed in Class 3A West, and No. 3 seed Tuscarora, earning the team its first trip to the state semifinals.

First team

Name School Class Position

Dan Ditman North Carroll Senior Pitcher

Dan Gerjets South Carroll Senior Pitcher

Brett Harman Westminster Junior Pitcher

Robbie Mathias Liberty Senior Pitcher

Dan Stone Westminster Senior Catcher

Matt Greene South Carroll Junior Infield

Justin Hare North Carroll Senior Infield

Chris Maienshein Westminster Senior Infield

Shane Eyler F. Scott Key Junior Outfield

Rob Hollasch Liberty Senior Outfield

Steven Rice Century Senior Outfield

Jake Thompson Liberty Senior Des. hitter

Second team

Name School Class Position

Steve Krider Westminster Senior Pitcher

Jason Rawlings Liberty Senior Pitcher

A.J. Vedrani Winters Mill Senior Pitcher

Kevin Greenville South Carroll Senior Catcher

Matt Angell F. Scott Key Senior Infield

Ryne Bridges Winters Mill Senior Infield

Nick Hetrick North Carroll Senior Infield

Evan Picciotto North Carroll Junior Infield

Joe Conway F. Scott Key Senior Outfield

Jimmy Gilford F. Scott Key Junior Outfield

Jared Heffler Liberty Junior Outfield

Matt Hoffman Century Junior Des. hitter

Note -- Teams selected by Rich Scherr after consultation with The Sun staff and area coaches.

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