"Then my phone rang and it was a friend of my dad's calling, telling me I'd been drafted by the
"I didn't know what to say. I was speechless. But now; Wow! I'm an Oriole. It's unbelievable and overwhelming."
During the season, Hader was 10-0, with an 0.39 ERA. Last week he was invited to work out for the Orioles and the
"I'm really happy for him," South River senior Nick Sia said before asking to have his picture taken with Hader. "He was a relative nobody at the start of the season. He came out of nowhere. It shows how far hard work can take you. But I got a hit off him during the season, I didn't strike out. And he was drafted before
Besides Hader and Sia, other local players selected for the South team include: Jack Wood, North Caroline; Ryan Meisinger, Northern; Brandon O'Malley, Northeast; Billy Plante, Quince Orchard; Zach Keeler, North Point; Sean Miller, Archbishop Spalding; and Alex Lipman, Quince Orchard; Steven Farrell, Parkside; Nick Freeberger, Archbishop Spalding; Tyler Thomas, Elkton; Eric Ramsey, Georgetown Prep; Sean Van Geison, Rockville; and Cody Acker, Blake.
Area players for the North team include: Brandon Casas, Gilman; Kevin Mooney, North Harford; JT Root, North Hagerstown; Lee Lawler, Reservoir; Nick Payne, Mount St. Joseph; Nick Rabat, Middletown; Zach Lucas, Williamsport; Tyler Beckwith, Linganore; Raul Shah, Mount Hebron; Lee Lipinski, Calvert Hall; Brady Maguire, North Harford; Alex Pastorius, Calvert Hall; Michael Austin, Century; LaMonte Wade, St. Paul's; and Conner Myers, Middletown.
The Maryland State Association of Baseball Coaches also introduced Team Maryland, the players who will represent the state at the 2012 Heartland Baseball Classic in Norman, Okla., June 19-23. The local players on that team are: Bobby Schultz, Saint Michaels;