MICHAEL CALZETTA, Lawrence Junior, pitcher
Lawrence High baseball coach Brendan Neilon says: "You just can't help but get intense being around him." Went 7-1, 3 shutouts, Division 1 North tourney (2-1) nine-inning, complete-game win over Andover. He boasts a well-commanded mid-80s fastball, a biting curveball and the penchant for making the big play at the big time. "I wouldn't want anyone but him on the mound in a one-game-showdown," said Neilon of the 6-foot-3 Calzetta, who struck out 79 and walked only five in 55.2 innings of work, posting a 1.51 ERA. All-Scholastic. Batted a team-high .385 with 10 runs and 16 RBIs. Calzetta, whose father was a talented athlete at North Andover High, had 36 catches for 459 yards and four TDs in the fall. Went 5-1 on the hill as a sophomore.