All-metro Baseball

First Team

June 04, 2008

JACK CAREY

ST. PAUL'S

Teams consistently pitched around Carey, a junior third baseman, because of his power and penchant for knocking in runs.

This season Carey hit .386 with 12 doubles, three triples, five homers, 28 runs scored and 28 RBIs. With 20 extra-base hits, his slugging percentage was .739.

With another season to go, Carey - who hit .445 as a sophomore and set school records for hits (49) and RBIs (44) - is closing in on the state and Crusaders career record of 156 hits set by Steve Johnson (2002-05), and the school career record for RBIs of 121 held by David Beach (2000-03).

Carey is being recruited by Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.

Mike Dillon Calvert Hall

Dillon, a second-team All-Metro pick last season, emerged this year as the Cardinals' ace. The senior right-hander was 9-1 with one save and a 2.03 ERA. His only defeat came in the National Classic in California to host El Dorado.

Dillon pitched a three-hitter with 12 strikeouts to win his second straight Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship game over No. 2 Archbishop Spalding, 2-1. He was part of three of the past four MIAA titles won by the Cardinals.

In addition to wins, Dillon led the team in innings pitched (58 2/3 ) and strikeouts (73) and tied Kevin Lingerman in complete games (four.) Dillon will play at Ohio University next year.

Kieran Flannery St. Vincent Pallotti

Flannery once again was the top catcher and one of the top pitchers in the MIAA B Conference. A four-year starter for the Panthers, Flannery possesses a strong right arm that enables him to throw out base stealers from behind the plate and strike out batters when on the mound.

Flannery, also a first-team pick last season, can swing the bat, too, as his .506 batting average attests. In 32 games, Flannery had seven doubles to give him 36 for his career, five triples, six homers, 47 runs, 25 RBIs and 26 stolen bases. His on-base percentage was .602 and his slugging percentage was .899. He went 7-4 with 63 strikeouts and a 2.67 ERA in 73 innings pitched.

Flannery owns nearly all of the school season and career records for hitting. He will play at Indian River Community College.

Alex Frederick Dulaney

Frederick closed out a marvelous four-year career as the Lions' Most Valuable Player for a second straight season. A slick-fielding shortstop and pitcher, he finished with 40 consecutive errorless games at shortstop over the past two seasons. The senior batted .484 with six homers and 32 RBIs and was 4-2 as a pitcher this season.

A two-year team captain, Frederick flawlessly handled 82 chances and had 55 assists and 27 putouts. He scored 23 runs and had five doubles and five triples to boost his slugging percentage to .982. He struck out just twice.

Frederick set a school career record for hits (102) and hit .402 over four seasons. He is the only Baltimore County player named to the Four State Elite Classic set for June 2 at Hagerstown's Municipal Stadium. He will play at UNC-Greensboro.

Matt Hillsinger Archbishop Spalding

With a quick bat from the left side, the speedy Hillsinger has been one of the top outfielders in the metro area for the past two seasons. Hillsinger, who transferred from Bowie to Spalding last year as a junior, was the leadoff batter for the No. 2 Cavaliers and did a terrific job of getting on base and setting the table for the power guys.

He led the team in batting at .446, with 45 runs, 22 RBIs, eight doubles, three homers and 27 stolen bases. Hillsinger, who hit .420 in his two seasons at Spalding, set the school career record for stolen bases with 42, and his 45 hits in a season are second in school history.

Hillsinger will play at Radford University.

Kody Hines Archbishop Spalding

The four-year starting middle infielder was one of the most reliable players in the program's history. Hines, primarily a second baseman, was a solid defensive player and one of the metro area's top contact hitters.

Hines, a senior who was the Cavaliers' cleanup batter this season, batted .436 with a school-record 45 RBIs, which ties him for sixth place on the all-time state list. In addition, Hines, who also played shortstop when regular shortstop Jeff Kemp pitched this season, had 10 doubles and four homers, scored 27 runs and stole 10 bases.

Batting .368 over four seasons, Hines set school career records for hits (140), doubles (31), RBIs (112) and walks (63). Hines will play at Anne Arundel Community College.

2ND TEAM

Name School Cl. P

Eric Aumann South River Jr. P John Hodges Northeast Sr. P

Sean Thompson Arch. Curley Sr. P Eddie Palmer Ar. Spalding Jr. C

Jake Barben N. Harford Sr. IF Andrew Huber Patapsco Jr. IF

Cory Jensen Severna Park Sr. IF Mike Rappazzo C.M. Wright Sr. IF

Jordan Heller Loch Raven Sr. OF Brody Kean Northeast Sr. OF

Eric Myers Parkville Sr. OF Kevin Seker Mar. Ridge Sr. OF

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

FINAL POLL

No. School Record 1. Calvert Hall 27-7 2. Archbishop Spalding 28-8 3. C. Milton Wright 19-5 4. South River 16-8 5. Archbishop Curley 21-8 6. Fallston 17-7 7. Northeast 18-5 8. North Harford 15-6 9. Severna Park 14-6 10. Arundel 14-8 11. Patapsco 19-3 12. Centennial 20-5 13. Old Mill 14-6 14. Boys' Latin 20-5 15. Marriotts Ridge 18-6 Other teams considered: Chesapeake-AA (14-7), Harford Tech (15-8), Kenwood (14-4), Loch Raven (15-6), North Carroll (12-9), Parkville (16-5).

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