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1992 Anne Arundel County Baseball At A Glance

March 22, 1992

Head coach: Larry Brogden (18th year).

Assistant coaches: Bobby Lamb and Joe Kirby.

1991 record: 6-12.

Returnees: Seniors Anthony Dove (OF), Ty Selby (C), Rich Carrion (1B), Jason Smith (OF), Todd Greene (OF) and Brian Kapusta (P); juniors Chris Crisamagna (OF), Eric Johnson (C), Chad Hartman (IF-P) and Caron Johnson (IF-P).

Newcomers: Juniors Michael Graf (P) and Thomas Ford (OF); sophomores Chris Johnson (IF-C) and Ron Grover (OF).

Coach's outlook: "I told the kids that we won'trush things. Hopefully, we'll start playing like we're capable of maybe two or three games into the regular season. We're coming a along at a good pace so far. Last year we didn't have the bodies, but this year we seem to have more to work with this year. Pitching could be astrong spot with Kapusta and (Caron) Johnson. I think we're a prettycapable team, but it's going to be rough competing with the Arundels, Severna Parks, Glen Burnies and Old Mills."

Anne Arundel County Sun outlook: From the looks of things, the Panthers will more than likely stay in the bottom half of the region. As Brogden points out, getting past the upper echelon won't be an easy assignment. A repeat oflast year's record wouldn't be a total surprise.

SPALDING CAVALIERS

Head coach: Tom Lind (second season).

Assistant coach: Tom Pollard.

1991 record: 2-12 in Maryland Scholastic Association A Conference.

Returnees: Seniors John Hall (CF-P), Pat Calabrese (P-SS), Mickey Wist (SS-2B), Brian Barth (3B), Gary Hnyla (1B), Edgar Wright (P-OF) and Ray Paquin (OF); juniors Fabian Dilamey (C) and Jeff Paxton(P-2B).

Newcomers: Juniors Jamie Collins (OF), Eric Conrad (OF), Brian Campbell (C) and Jason Nelson (OF); sophomores Chris Lucas (3B-OF) and Brent Pollard (OF).

Coach's outlook: "We could be OK if wehave pitching, but I'm concerned about that right now. Pat Calabreseis having arm trouble. With him in the lineup, I think we have a decent chance at going to the MSA A Conference playoffs, but without him, I'm not sure how we'll finish."

Anne Arundel County Sun outlook:Pitching, or a lack of it, could make for a long season for the Cavaliers. The little pitching Spalding does have already is banged up and the three-games-a-week season is just starting. The Cavs are going to need timely hitting more than ever this season. If they get it, they could surprise some teams.

ARUNDEL WILDCATS

Head coach: Bernie Walter (19th season).

Assistant coaches: Nick Jauschnegg, Tut O'Hara and Kevin Heiser.

1991 record: 20-4, 4A state champions.

Returnees: Seniors Tre Overstreet (IF-OF), Bryan Hehman (Util), Eric Lodge (P), Chris Durocher (2B-3B), Curt Odar (C) and Brian Rolocut (P-OF).

Newcomers: Senior Lance Zimmerman (OF); juniors Jim Taylor (OF), Tim Giles (1B), Mike Cozzone (3B), Mike Fairbanks (CF), Brian Sands(P-1B), Joe DeLisi (OF), Matt Sakal (OF) and George Taylor (P); sophomores Jeff Hedrick (SS), Brandon Agamennone (P), Kevyn Dodson (LF) and J.P. Noon (C).

Coach's outlook: "The JV team was the county champions last year, so we have a good bunch ofyoung players coming up. With seven seniors, plus the juniors and sophomores, it looks like we've got a nice blend. They're a good group. They have a lot of experienc, even though they're young, because they've played a lot of baseball. We're looking forward to a pretty good year."

Anne Arundel County Sun outlook: Another pretty big question is how effective the Arundel pitching will be without Zach Collins, who left school, and Jeff Beard, who graduated. That's 18 wins out the window. So, will Arundel be on the outside looking in come playoff time? Not likely.

BROADNECK BRUINS

Head coach: Mark Stover (eighth season).

Assistant coaches: Ken Kazmarek and Tim McMullen.

1991 record: 12-8.

Returnees: Seniors Jeff Vincent (P-SS), Matt Weimer (P-OF), Terry Williams(1B), Cliff McClain (3B), Larry Krzyzaniak (C), Erin Hickman (2B) and Tim Collins (P-OF); junior Chris Sutch (P-OF).

Newcomers: SeniorKevin Barry (OF); juniors Todd Bramble (OF-C) and Scott Seyfferth (IF).

Coach's outlook: "This is a talented group, but so far they haven't been able to get things together the way we want. That's due, in part, because some kids came out late because of basketball and wrestling, and also because of the weather. But we're going to be very competitive and we'll be in the hunt again this year. It's just a matter of how quickly they jell and how hard they work early in the season. Five of our first seven games are on the road, so that will be a good indication of where we should end up in the region."

Anne Arundel County Sun outlook: The Bruins missed the playoffs by one game last year, and they again should find themselves on the bubble. Vincentand Weimer saw plenty of innings last year, so the loss of Johnny Williams won't hurt the staff. But the team's hitting, and luck, must improve for Broadneck to go the next step.

CHESAPEAKE COUGARS

Head coach: Jim Simms (first season).

Assistant coaches: Chip Snyder and Jerry McBee.

1991 record: 9-11.

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