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3 Pirates named all-state

By KEITH NIEBUHR, Times Staff Writer
© St. Petersburg Times
published June 7, 2002

CRYSTAL RIVER -- Instrumental in leading Crystal River to the best finish in program history, pitcher Jimmy Metz and catcher Clayton Trenary were named to the Class 3A all-state first-team squad Wednesday. Pirates first baseman Marcus Galvan was a third-team pick.

Metz, a Central Florida Community College signee, went 12-2 with a 1.07 ERA and 125 strikeouts in 78 innings. The right-hander threw two no-hitters during the regular season as the staff ace for the Pirates, who reached the state semifinals. Additionally, Metz hit .458 and had 3 home runs, 9 doubles and 25 RBIs.

Metz's only losses were to Class 6A regional finalist Pembroke Pines Flanagan and 3A state runner-up Bartow. He tossed a two-hit shutout against St. Augustine Bartram Trail in the first round of the playoffs and won 3-2 over Eustis in a regional final. Trenary was chosen to the squad as a designated hitter. He was among the state leaders in batting average (.602), homers (12) and RBIs (61) and ranked first in the county in each category. Trenary went 2-1 on the mound with a 2.60 ERA. He was drafted by Colorado in the 36th round Wednesday.

Galvan, a CFCC signee, batted .505 and had 52 RBIs and an area-best 19 doubles. He was among the county's top fielders.

Metz and Trenary shared the Times All-Citrus/Hernando Player of the Year honor. Trenary was the lone recipient of the award in 2001.

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