Northeast's Zulka returns to mound after knee injury

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April 30, 1991|By SAM DAVIS

Northeast pitcher Kristy Zulka, The Sun's 1990 Player of the Year, returned to action last week after doctors said the injury to her right knee was not as serious as originally feared.

It was thought that Zulka had torn the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee while diving back to third base in a loss to Glen Burnie, April 17, which ended Northeast's 64-game win-streak. However, tests last week showed that Zulka suffered torn cartilage in the knee.

Zulka, who tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee last summer, will have reconstructive surgery on the right knee after the season but has been cleared to play "as long as nothing else happens," she said Friday.

Saturday, Zulka pitched two hitless innings in a 7-0 win at Arundel, striking out five.

Zulka, who has had surgery on both knees, recently signed a letter of intent with Campbell (N.C.) University.

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The Baltimore Metropolitan Coaches Association and the Jaguars AAU 17-under basketball team will sponsor four games Saturday at Southern High to benefit the family of Rodney Beasley.

Beasley was the Walbrook player killed in an automobile accident April 13, a few hours after participating in a high school all-star game. Beasley was also a member of the Jaguars.

Four local teams -- the Baltimore Bullets (13-under), Cecil Kirk (15-under), the Jaguars and Cecil Kirk (19-under) -- will take on teams from Philadelphia in the four games, which will begin at 1 p.m. Spectators are asked to donate $2.

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Records, streaks, milestones: Southern's (Baltimore) Jerry Fischer pitched his second no-hitter yesterday, as the Bulldogs defeated St. Paul's, 1-0. Fischer (5-0), who no-hit Annapolis, 13-0, in the season opener, struck out 15 yesterday. He has struck out 67 in 35 innings this season. . . . Amy Jakubowski pitched a perfect game, struck out eight and hit a two-run home run, as Chesapeake-AA defeated Severna Park, 3-0, in softball yesterday. . . . Gilman's tennis team beat McDonogh, 4-3, Saturday to win the Maryland Scholastic Association A Conference dual-match title with a 10-0 record. Reed Cordish, John Fishman and Danny Kassel won singles matches for Gilman, and Cordish and Fishman won a doubles match. . . . Northeast's 10-2 baseball win over Southern-AA Thursday was the 300th career victory for coach Harry Lentz, who is in his 24th season. . . . Southern's coed table tennis team is making a name for itself. Under coach Meredith Smith, Southern is 9-0 and leads its division in the citywide league with three matches remaining. Southern has been led by Chante Holmes, the No. 1 girls player, who has a 9-0 record this year and was 12-0 last year. The top boys are Monitique Wright (9-0), Leslie Howell (8-1) and Mark Hadaway (8-1).

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Overtime: Gilman lacrosse defender Josh Miller has signed with Princeton. . . . Archbishop Curley will hold its alumni lacrosse game at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the school. For more information, call Leo Ryan at 837-0215 (day) or 485-2458 (evening). . . . Chesapeake-AA will hold its first alumni lacrosse game Saturday at 8 p.m. For more information, call coach Bob Connor at 255-9600 (Ext. 252). . . . Pat O'Malley's high school sports radio program, in its 15th year, is now aired Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. on WYRE (810 AM) in Annapolis.

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