2006 All-area Baseball

June 11, 2006


Cam Shifler Sr. Boonsboro, Pitcher Player of the Year

Tough as nails on the mound and a threat at the plate, Shifler carried the Warriors to the MVAL Antietam title and the Maryland Class 1A state semifinals. He went 7-0 with two saves and a 0.85 ERA, allowing 29 hits and 17 walks while striking out 78 in 57 innings. He hit .383 with five doubles and four homers, driving in 24 runs and scoring 16.

Josh Edgin Sr. Mercersburg, Pitcher

Led the Blue Storm to the Pennsylvania Independent Schools state title game by going 9-0 with a 0.88 ERA, allowing 22 hits and 21 walks while striking out 70 in 48 innings. Also hit .419 with eight doubles and two homers, driving in 35 runs and scoring 20.

Brian Collins Sr. Jefferson, Pitcher

The Cougars' star went 8-1 with a 2.20 ERA, allowing 40 hits and 13 walks while striking out 73 in 47 2/3 innings as Jefferson reached the West Virginia Class AAA semifinals. Also hit .430 with nine doubles and four homers, driving in 37 runs and scoring 17.


Brandon King Fr. Martinsburg, Pitcher

The young but talented ace of the Bulldogs went 8-3 with a 0.88 ERA, allowing 15 hits in 48 innings while striking out 55.

Kevin Brashears Sr. St. Maria Goretti, Catcher

Gaels' leader hit .513 with seven doubles, seven triples and two homers, driving in 21 runs, scoring 37 and stealing seven bases.

Kyle Kane Jr. Boonsboro, Catcher

Warriors' best hitter posted a .527 average with six doubles and five homers, driving in 28 runs and scoring 22.

Nathan Minnich So. Waynesboro, First Base

Helped the Indians finish with the area's best winning percentage (18-2, .900) by hitting .393 with seven doubles and five homers, driving in 29 runs and scoring 21.

Brendan McLaughlin Sr. Jefferson, Second Base

Consistent threat at the top of the Cougars' lineup, he hit .336 with eight doubles and five homers, driving in 25 runs and scoring 40 with the help of 11 steals.

Jamison Walck Fr. Waynesboro, Third Base

He made his first prep season a memorable one, hitting .451 with nine doubles, driving in 18 runs and scoring 14 for the Indians.

Cory Briggs Sr. Greencastle, Shortstop

Blue Devils' leader hit for average (.399) and power (six doubles, seven homers, 29 RBI) and showed off his wheels (25 runs scored, 12 steals).

Zach Hart Jr. Mercersburg, Outfield

With these offensive stats - .485, 11 doubles, three triples, 17 RBI, 38 runs scored, 14 steals - you could call him the "Hit Man."

Mark Darlington Jr. Musselman, Outfield

The Applemen's most feared hitter, Darlington lived up to expectations by hitting .486 with seven doubles and three homers, driving in 24 runs and scoring 18.

Cord Heine Jr. Mercersburg, Outfield

Another in the Blue Storm's long list of stellar offensive threats, Heine hit .452 with eight doubles and six homers, driving in 30 runs and scoring 25.

Jordan Reitz Sr. Waynesboro, Outfield

Senior leader of the Indians hit .492, scoring 22 runs and stealing 12 bases from his spot at the top of the Indians' lineup.

Justin Everhart Sr. Hedgesville, DH

Led the Eagles offensively, hitting .433 with 10 doubles and five homers and driving in 35 runs.

Tyler Beard Sr. Williamsport, Utility

He hit .451 with seven doubles, driving in 20 runs and scoring 27 with the help of 14 steals, and has tremendous fielding range.

Coach of the YearGreg Chandler, Waynesboro

The Indians suffered just one loss - a 4-2 setback to Northern York - in the regular season before a terrible playoff draw and loss to Central Dauphin and ace Zach Whitman cut their season short way too soon. Still, Chandler got a lot out of the younger players on his team, which should pay dividends in the next few years.


P Drew Crofton Jr. Mercersburg

P Logan Clark Sr. Hedgesville

P Justin Carey Jr. Jefferson

P Cory Livengood Sr. Waynesboro

C Scott Keeney Sr. Clear Spring

C Kevin Griffin Jr. Martinsburg

1B Brad Mason Sr. Musselman

2B Jesse Miner Jr. Musselman

3B Adam Wiestling Sr. Greencastle

SS Josh Davis Sr. Mercersburg

OF Bobby O'Donnell Jr. Jefferson

OF Aaron Mills Jr. Clear Spring

OF Derelle Owens Sr. Chambersburg

OF Kenny Remsburg Sr. Musselman

DH Justin Weaver Sr. North Hagerstown

Util Derek Hadley Sr. Williamsport


MVAL Antietam

First Team

Boonsboro - Kyle Kane, Cam Shifler, Jeremiah Mills, Cody Poffenberger; Brunswick - Aaron Main; Catoctin - Jake Yocum; Clear Spring - Scott Keeney; North Hagerstown - Justin Weaver, Chris Palmer, Mark Dattilio; Williamsport - Jason Sutherland, Tyler Beard, Phil Jordan.

Second Team

Boonsboro - Matt Fortese, Matt Byers; Brunswick - Andrew Derr; Catoctin - Adam Delauter; Clear Spring - Aaron Mills; North Hagerstown - Kent Worthington, Freddie Kreiger, Marcellus Sumlin; Smithsburg - Josh Humelsine, Kevin Tyler; Williamsport - Aerik Taylor, Derek Hadley.

Honorable Mention

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