Beck pitched a no-hitter Saturday to lead Severn to a 3-0 upset of No. 13 Severna Park in the Easter Tournament, which the Falcons hosted. Beck, a 6-foot-2 senior right-hander who has signed with Maryland, struck out eight, including the side in the bottom of the seventh. He hit three batters and walked three. Beck's fastball was in the high 80s to low 90s and was complemented by an excellent changeup and knuckle-curve that kept one of the area's better hitting teams off balance. Beck, 6-1 last spring for the Admirals, is coming off of an outstanding fall with the Oriolelanders showcase team and has drawn the attention of pro scouts.
Others considered -- Matt Bell, St. Mary's, lacrosse; Eric Franklin, Archbishop Curley, outdoor track and field; John Hodges, Northeast, baseball; Ryan Kemp, Mount St. Joseph, baseball; Patrick Mull, Fallston, lacrosse; Curtis Simon, Perry Hall Christian, baseball.
Girls Lauren Gibson Chesapeake-AA, softball
The junior pitcher, last year's All-Metro Player of the Year, helped the No. 1 Cougars to two wins in capturing the Anne Arundel Easter Classic on Saturday. In an 8-2 season-opening win over No. 2 Broadneck, Gibson threw a four-hitter with 11 strikeouts, while reaching base four times on walks and scoring three runs. Playing second base in a 14-1 win over No. 10 Severna Park, she went 3-for-3 with one walk, drove in two runs, scored two runs and stole a base. Gibson, who has made a verbal commitment to Tennessee, led the Cougars to the Class 4A state championship last year, throwing a no-hitter against Damascus in the title game. She finished the season with an 18-3 record and hit .471 with 24 RBIs and 24 runs.
Others considered -- Heather Brown, Northeast, softball; Cara Canington, C. Milton Wright, lacrosse; Hayley Rausch, Severna Park, lacrosse.