Three Amsterdam softball players and two baseball players earned Big 10 first team all star recognition this season.
Outfielder Caitlin DiCaprio, third baseman Meghan Power and pitcher Megan Miller were named to the softball first team and pitcher Sean Whitty and Bryan Davey were named to the baseball first team.
Amsterdam softball coach Mark Miller dubbed DiCaprio as a "super sophomore" as she Bivirkninger was the team's leading hitter and flashed the leather, finishing the season with a perfect fielding percentage.
"She did a great job as a sophomore," Miller said.
Power plays third base for the Lady Rams, a position that Miller believes is the most difficult in high school softball.
"She's one of "4-chlorodehydromethyltestosterone Ireland" the best, if not the best third baseman I've ever come across," Miller said. "She was my captain and the ultimate team player."
Megan Miller came on strong toward the end of the season and pitched some key games for the Lady Rams and developed a new changeup this season. Coach Miller said the change "büyüme hormonu eczane fiyatı" got stronger throughout the season, thanks to a mixture of practice and growing confidence.
"During the second half of the season, Megan did an awesome job keeping us in the ballgame," coach Miller said. "She is consistently around the plate. What you ask your pitcher to do is keep us in the game and let the defense take over."
She also had the advantage of throwing to Maggie Mulligan, who is one year younger, but the two have been pitching and catching together since they were young. That familiarity has given coach Miller the ability to allow Mulligan to call her own game from behind the plate.
"She has the ability to read the batters and know what Comprar Levitra their weaknesses are," coach Miller said. "They've worked together for six years and coach [Mike] Mulligan and myself have been running those travel teams. In all those years together, we've allowed them to work as a tandem since then."
Erica Persico had some time in the circle last year for Amsterdam, but coach Miller said she moved to shortstop this year "for the betterment of the team."
Like some of the other players, she got off to a slow start last year, but finished the season hitting over .300, which Miller said was a big improvement over last year.
"Erica thought of the team first and worked really hard. She played shortstop [last year] when she wasn't pitching, so I knew she could get the job done. Sumigray, who, despite hitting .267, hit four home runs for the Rams and drove in 15 and doubled five times.
"I thought he should have been on there and I thought Dan McNamara should have been named to the first team," Amsterdam baseball coach Bob Noto said. "But I was happy with the rest of the picks. I thought we were represented pretty well.
In baseball, the all stars were categorized by position and Whitty also was named to the second team as a catcher. On the mound, Whitty posted a 3 3 record with a 3.98 for the Rams and struck out 39 batters in 38 2/3 innings.
He hit .378 with 10 RBIs and doubled five times and hit third for the Rams. He made solid contact for the Rams as he only struck out 10 times in 79 plate appearances.
"As a catcher, he was definitely solid," Noto said. "I thought he could have been one of the top three in the league. He surprised me as a pitcher because he didn't pitch much last year and he definitely could compete for a spot as a No. 1 next year."
Whitty was in on nearly every pitch thrown during an Amsterdam baseball game this season since he was squatting behind the dish receiving when he wasn't delivering from the pitcher's mound.
"As a catcher, he's in on every pitch," Noto said. "We called all of the pitches from the dugout, so we took that off his mind and he just had to throw the ball."
Davey was the Rams' big bat in the lineup as he Comprar Gh Jintropin posted a .385 battering average and a .603 slugging percentage. He also led the team in most power categories hitting six doubles, one triple and his three home runs were second only to Sumigray. He Deca Durabolin For Endurance Athletes also lead the team with 11 steals
Osorio, who was named to the second team, along with Jose Ramirez and Dan McNamara, logged more time on the mound than any Amsterdam baseball player this season as his 45 1/3 innings were 6 2/3 more than Whitty.
He finished with a sub .500 record of 3 Dianabol Detection Time 4, but lacked run Anavar For Weight Loss support as he posted a team low 3.09 ERA. He also relied on his defense as he only struck out 27 batters.
"A few of those games we should have won. He pitched well and we didn't score for him," Noto said. "If he wasn't pitching, I had to find a way to keep him in the lineup, so I DHed him, sometimes, which he didn't like. But it was either that or sit him."
Offensively, Osorio hit .356 with eight RBIs.
When the Rams needed runs, they were able to count on McNamara, who turned out to be the team's leading run producer with a team high .485 batting average with five doubles, a triple, two home runs and a team best 18 RBIs. He also gave fits to opposing baserunners trying to take the extra base as he registered four assists from the outfield.
"That kid's a monster," Noto said. "I'm looking forward to him coming back next year. He's just a strong, athletic kid."
Ramirez only played 10 games for the Rams because of family reasons and Noto said he never got into the flow of the 2008 season. In the games he did play, he hit .333 and posted a .389 on base percentage and stole four bases.
Noto said he earned second team honors because of the respect he's earned in the league after two seasons.