Senior pitcher Scott Mitchell was named Player of the Year, and Seahawks baseball coach Ken Dunn was named Coach of the Year. In addition, two more South River baseball players—Connor Cox and Jake Gratz—were named to All-Metro second team, according to The Baltimore Sun.
The South River baseball team capped a tremendous season in May when they won their first state title with a 6-0 victory over Catonsville in the class 4A state championship game. The win sent 35-year coach Dunn into retirement on top.
Dunn is beloved among the South River baseball community. Players and parents alike use words like “inspiring,” “caring,” and “character” to describe him.
“[Dunn is] the best. He’s the best coach I have ever had,” Mitchell said after the state championship game. “He’s the funniest guy I have ever met too; he is a character.”
Mitchell shined for the Seahawks all season and pitched a two-hit gem in the state championship. According to The Sun, Mitchell finished the season with an 8-0 record, a .31 ERA and 88 strikeouts. He will head to Radford University in the fall on a 66 percent scholarship for baseball.
Two South River girls lacrosse players were also recognized in The Sun’s All-Metro selection. Senior Jacquelyn Spalding and junior Kacie Longo were named to the second team.
For a complete list of All-Metro selections, click here.