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All Hillsborough County baseball team

By Times Staff Writer
Published June 4, 2004

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Mike Harley, Alonso, Sr. Played shortstop and pitched while leading Alonso's everyday players with a .342 average. He also scored 18 and drove in 22. On the mound, Harley was 9-1 with a 1.21 ERA with five shutouts. He struck out 109 and walked 24 in 81 innings as the No. 1 starter.

COACH OF THE YEAR: LANDY FAEDO, ALONSO

Led the Ravens to the Class 5A state semifinals for the first time in the school's three-year history. The Ravens set team records for wins (25) and double plays. Faedo, a Jefferson High and Saint Leo graduate, had won 19 games at Alonso in his two previous seasons combined.

He previously served as an assistant at Gaither for nine years before moving to Leto in 1998. In 2001 he led the Falcons to their first district title in 16 seasons.

FIRST TEAM

P - Michael Branham, Jesuit, Sr. 160 strikeouts in 80 innings. 11 wins, 0.88 ERA entering the state tournament.

P - Ryan Strauss, Bloomingdale, Sr. Always pitched against Bloomingdale's toughest opponents. 2.12 ERA, 108 K's in 66 innings.

P - Stephen Locke, King, Sr. University of Florida-bound, one of the most dominant pitchers in the county. 0.68 ERA, 80 K's, 61 innings.

P - Johnny Williams, Plant, Sr. 6-2, 0.89 ERA, 84 strikeouts in 56 innings.

C - Ryan Collins, Bloomingdale, Sr. Hit .325 with 17 RBIs but was more valuable behind the plate and as a leader in the dugout.

1B - Andrew Kuykendall, Plant, Sr. Led the Panthers with a .512 average. Scored 30 runs, drove in 22.

INF - Mitch Rodriguez, Bloomingdale, Sr. Best everyday Bull with a .439 average. Hit three home runs, scored 26, drove in 22.

INF - Josh Johnson, Middleton, Sr. Signed with University of Texas. Hit .509, four strikeouts in 57 at-bats.

INF - Tony Thomas, Bloomingdale, Sr. Hit .407 with two home runs and 39 runs. Committed three errors all season. Signed with FSU.

OF - Steven Howard, Chamberlain, Sr. Chiefs most valuable player spent time in the outfield and on the mound. Hit .373 and scored 15.

OF - Corey Brown, Plant, Sr. Hit .455 with three home runs and 18 RBIs. Solid defensive player.

OF - David DelGuercio, Alonso, Jr. Stole 13 bases, recorded two outfield assists. Speedy outfielder was a key for Ravens.

DH - Chris Swauger, Jesuit, Sr. Missed the Tigers' last four games with a thumb injury. Hit .500 (41-for-82) with five home runs and 29 RBIs.

Util - J.J. Crumbley, Jesuit, Sr. Hit .381 and played shortstop, second base and pitcher for Tigers. Was 8-1 with 1.46 ERA.

SECOND TEAM

P - Matt Stephenson, Alonso, Sr. 8-0 with one save and 0.81 ERA.

P - J.R. Dunaway, Plant, Sr. Big part of Panthers' 1-2-3 punch, finished 7-2, 0.79. P - Ken Wadsworth, Plant, Sr. Reliable starter was 6-0 with five saves, 1.02 ERA.

P - Paul McClay, Bloomingdale, Jr. Threw a perfect game, finished 11-0, 1.20.

C - Matt Freshcorn, Alonso, Sr. Brought pop to Ravens lineup with five home runs. Four-year starter was one of Alonso's best hitters.

1B - Brad Buchman, Tampa Prep, Jr. Led the county with 10 home runs.

INF - Jeff Bromley, King, Sr. A consistent force at shortstop for Lions. Led team with .405 average.

INF - Gus Fernandez, Alonso, Jr. One of the best fielding shortstops in the county. Seven of his 29 hits were doubles.

INF - Todd Brazeal, Hillsborough, Fr. Led county with .591 average, going 29-for-49 with 10 runs scored.

OF - Bradley Roberts, Robinson, Jr. Hit .417 and played multiple positions.

OF - Ryan Breheny, Alonso, Sr. Hit .307 and committed two errors all year. Second on team with 19 runs, led with 25 RBIs.

OF - Chaz Jansen, Sickles, Sr. Hit .320 and led the Gryphons with 24 hits, seven doubles and seven stolen bases.

DH - Dylan Brown, Plant, So. Brought big power and consistency to middle of Plant's lineup.

Util - Tony Garcia, Durant, So. Led county with 0.54 ERA (four earned runs in 52 innings). Struck out 41 and allowed .51 hits per inning.

HONORABLE MENTION

Alonso - Shane Effertz, Chris Whelan, Orlando Bacon; Armwood - Kevin Clark, R.J. Anderson, Derek Bolock, Paul Clark; Bayshore Christian - Kyle Kemp, Jose Santiago, Matt Speer, Alex Menendez; Berkeley Prep - Mike Moore, Derek Hatcher, Johnson Clark; Blake - TaQwuan Anthony; Bloomingdale - Scott Porter, Daniel Payne, Brett Morris; Brandon - Ryan See, Blake Tillett, Reid Tilson; Cambridge - Justin Criag, Austin Welti, Chris Widell; Chamberlain - Manny Mull, Cody Overby; Durant - Matt Remmert, Casey Albanese, John Brooks; Freedom - Andrew Griffith, Ryan Franks, Dylan Lehmer, Justin Abrams; Gaither - Caleb Graham, Brendon Domaracki, Patrick House; Hillsborough - Devon Cason, Stephan Davis, T.J. Alonzo, Michael Garcia, Mark McClure; Jefferson - Fred Freeman, Josh Collazo, Victor Zamora; Jesuit - Davey May, Brett Bentley, Ryan Wiser, Daniel Martinez, Sam Dyson, Ryan Lockwood, Brant McCown ; King - Marek Carter, Zack Livingston, Rafael Quintana, Terry Cross; Leto - Robert Kearney; Middleton - Mark Gildea, Matt Scime; Newsome - Eric Ginn, Dan Branca; Plant - Chris McCurdy, Ryan McCurdy, Blake Reynolds, Johnny Taylor; - ; Riverview - Garrett Maines, Reece Thompson, Xavier Malave, Billy Bullock; Robinson - Kyle Terza, Chris Mills; Sickles - Gary Martiocco, Jared Stephenson, Nick Loden, Shane Buriff; ; Tampa Catholic - Charles Cleveland, Eric Rayfield, Ralph Alvarez, Jon Guffey; Tampa Prep - Dylan Johnson, J.P. Goldsberry, Matt Palombo, Will Wiand, Peter George; Wharton - Frank Whitten.

[Last modified June 4, 2004, 00:43:30]


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