All-metro Baseball

First Team

June 04, 2008



Early-season arm problems slowed last year's All-Metro Player of the Year, but once he got going, the pitcher-third baseman had another outstanding season. The senior went 6-0 and completed his four-year varsity career by striking out 44 in 43 innings and walking 17. He led the team with the lowest ERA (1.95) for pitchers with at least 25 innings and tied Mike Dillon for most complete games (four).

Lingerman batted .371 as the No. 2 hitter. He led the Cardinals in at-bats (97) and doubles (13), and was second in runs (30), triples (three), homers (three), and RBIs (31).

He finished his career with 37 doubles, which is second all-time in the state, and his 126 hits are fifth on the all-time list. Lingerman will play at George Mason.

Jason Patten Archbishop Spalding

With his moving fastball and knee-buckling breaking pitches, Patten was the Cavaliers' ace. He was also the team's best defensive outfielder.

A three-year varsity starter, the senior right-hander went 7-1 with four saves to give him a school career record of nine saves. Patten, the Anne Arundel County Player of the Year, struck out 79 in 58 innings and posted a 1.50 ERA.

Patten also threw a pair of shutouts, one of them a perfect game against hard-hitting St. Paul's on May 7. He struck out seven and threw only 64 pitches. He finished his three-year career with an 18-6 record, 215 strikeouts and just 62 walks in 158 innings, with a career 2.17 ERA.

He hit .290 this year and finished with a .288 career average and 40 RBIs. Patten will play at Radford University.

Kylin Sims Dundalk

One of the area's most underrated players, Sims, a senior, got it done at the plate and in the field. Some who have watched him play say he is one of the best defensive high school first basemen they have seen.

Sims, a four-year varsity player, has been described by opposing coaches and players as a magician around the bag with his soft hands, footwork and athleticism. Sims, 5 feet 11 and 225 pounds, has saved many a throw in the dirt with his nifty picks.

With the bat, Sims can drive the baseball for distance or go the other way. The left-handed Sims hit .578 with five homers, 32 RBIs, 17 runs, seven doubles and three triples.

Sims will play at Bethune-Cookman.

Ben Winter Centennial

Winter, the Howard County Player of the Year for a second consecutive season, led the Eagles to the Class 3A state semifinals for a second straight season with his arm, bat and glove.

The senior left-hander and repeat All-Metro first-team pick went 6-2 with two no-hitters and a one-hitter. He struck out 59 and walked 25 in 36 1/3 innings, while yielding only 16 hits and 11 earned runs for a 2.12 ERA. A fastball with good movement and a biting curve enabled Winter to go 19-4 his three varsity seasons.

Winter also was one of the metro area's top defensive center fielders. Winter batted .400 with seven doubles, five triples, two homers, 27 runs and 22 RBIs. His on-base percentage was .526 and his slugging percentage was .771. He will play at Towson University.

Woody Wlodarczyk C. Milton Wright

The Mustangs' senior catcher was clearly the team leader. He led C.M. Wright to its second state final and a repeat Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference title during his three years as a varsity starter.

Wlodarczyk sparked the team with his aggressive demeanor, strong arm, extraordinary ability to block the plate and hot bat. Wlodarczyk led the Mustangs in batting at .513, doubles (13), triples (four) and RBIs (32). He also stole eight bases and scored 22 runs. His on-base percentage was .576 and he had a slugging percentage of .855.

Behind the plate, Wlodarczyk threw out 14 of 21 base stealers, a percentage of .667. Wlodarczyk will play at Harford Community College.

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