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Baseball

June 07, 2006

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Andrew Black

Friends

Probably the best player in Friends baseball history, Black capped his four-year varsity career by batting .557 (34-for-61) with 31 RBIs, 30 runs scored, an area-best 10 homers, seven doubles and 16 stolen bases in 17 attempts.

A middle infielder who also pitches, Black was 4-2 with a 1.23 ERA in 46 innings, with 72 strikeouts and 19 walks for the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference Quakers. For his career, Black, who is headed to Division I Bradley in Peoria, Ill., batted .512 with 29 doubles, 15 triples and 17 homers.

COACH OF THE YEAR

Marty Meloy

Gilman

Meloy guided the Greyhounds through a late-season surge that resulted in a surprising finish as the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference runners-up. Gilman started 2-7, but won 12 of its last 17 and nine of the final 12 games to finish 14-12.

The Greyhounds, the fifth seed in the league playoffs, won their first two games in the tournament to advance to the finals for the first time since 1996, the only year they won it. Gilman did not have outstanding pitching and relied on its offense to win in Meloy's 21st season at the school.

First team

Name School Class Position

Brian Ellis Poly Junior Pitcher

Bryan Hamilton Mt. St. Joe Senior Pitcher

Adam Sauter Lutheran Senior Pitcher

Grady Lincalis Gilman Junior Catcher

Mike Chase Curley Senior First base

Andrew Black Friends Senior Second base

D.J. Gargano Curley Senior Third base

Nick Natoli Mt. St. Joe Senior Shortstop

Troy King Poly Soph. Outfield

Ryan McDonald Mt. St. Joe Senior Outfield

Marco Simmons Gilman Senior Outfield

Brandon Krochune Dig. Harbor Senior Des. hitter

Second team

Name School Class Position

Andrew Chilcoat Gilman Senior Pitcher

Sean Kennedy Mt. St. Joe Senior Pitcher

Sean Thompson Curley Senior Pitcher

Robert Larhue Poly Senior Catcher

Will Frew Gilman Senior First base

Johnny Jackson Gibbons Senior Second base

Maurice Fisher Edmondson Senior Third base

Jereal Pollard Edmondson Senior Shortstop

Tim Rappazzo Gilman Senior Shortstop

Tommy Bowles Mt. St. Joe Junior Outfield

John Schoppert Curley Senior Outfield

Johnny Skynecki Gibbons Senior Outfield

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

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