All-baltimore County

Baseball

June 07, 2006

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Steve Bumbry

Dulaney

Bumbry, the son of former Oriole Al Bumbry, put up the best overall numbers of anybody in Baltimore County this season. The speedy, left-handed hitting center fielder, who is headed to Virginia Tech on a baseball scholarship, batted .500, scored 36 runs, drove in 37 and had six doubles, two triples and a county-leading eight homers.

Defensively, Bumbry tracked long fly balls like a pro and base runners rarely attempted to take an extra base on his strong right arm.

COACH OF THE YEAR

Lou Eckerl

Calvert Hall

After leading the Cardinals to a 31-1 season in 2005, Eckerl guided a team not nearly as talented as its predecessor to a repeat Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference title. This season, the Cardinals (27-8) lost their second game in the tournament and then rolled through the losers' bracket with five straight wins, the last two over Gilman in the finals.

The starting lineup changed constantly until Eckerl found the right combinations down the stretch, including moving freshman Pat Blair from the outfield to shortstop. The team did not have an ace and won by committee with a pitching staff dominated by underclassmen.

First team

Name School Class Position

Neal Davis Catonsville Senior Pitcher

Kevin Jacob Parkville Junior Pitcher

Mark Petersen Franklin Junior Pitcher

Ryan Rivers Eastern Tech Junior Pitcher

Joe Velleggia Calvert Hall Senior Catcher

Joe Yermal McDonogh Senior First base

Pat Carmen Calvert Hall Senior Second base

Jake Quigg Loyola Senior Third base

Hunter McIntyre Loyola Senior Shortstop

Steve Bumbry Dulaney Senior Outfield

Adam Kolarek Catonsville Junior Outfield

Joe Petty St. Paul's Senior Outfield

Second team

Name School Class Position

Rob Hendry Calvert Hall Senior Pitcher

Rich McWilliams Dulaney Junior Pitcher

Steve Bernstorf St. Paul's Senior Catcher

Greg Hoffman Dulaney Senior Catcher

Jeff Guthridge Calvert Hall Junior First base

Chris Smith Catonsville Senior Second base

Justin Whitlock Eastern Tech Senior Third base

Jon Gill Park Senior Shortstop

Dan Pichardo Franklin Senior Shortstop

Justin Bell Kenwood Junior Outfield

Reid Chenworth Calvert Hall Junior Outfield

Josh Ridgely Franklin Senior Outfield

Josh Wenderoth Owings Mills Senior Des. hitter

Note -- Teams selected by Pat O'Malley after consultation with The Sun staff and area coaches.

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