Aacc 12-0 After 5-hit Shutout


Simms Becomes First To Go Route For Pioneers

March 23, 1992|By Pat O'Malley

Make it 12-0 for that Anne Arundel Community College baseball team and give left-hander Jimmy Simms three of the wins.

Simms, the former All-County southpaw from Old Mill High, notched his third victory of the season Saturday on a nifty five-hit shutout as the Pioneers blanked Prince Georges Community College (2-3), 5-0.

Walking only two and striking out four, Simms became the first member of the 11-man deep pitching staff to go the route this spring. His other two wins had come in relief.

"Jimmy had great stuff and went all the way for our first complete game," said Larry Shillenberg,AACC pitching coach.

Simms was well-supported as the Pioneers produced a 10-hit attack with two hits each from shortstop Andy Srebroski, third baseman Brent Flaherty and outfielder George Canceran.

Srebroski, the ex-Northeast High star, scored one run and knocked in another, while one RBI each came from Flaherty of Easton and Canceran of Chesapeake High. One of Canceran's two hits was a double.

AACC won its 11th on Friday by 7-1 over Mohawk Valley Junior College of Utica, N.Y..

Next up for the Pioneers is a 3 p.m. visit to Essex Community College tomorrow. Essex is off to a 5-0 start, sweeping Frederick Community College in a twin bill Saturday by scores of 6-5 and 7-0.

According to Essex coach George Henderson, tomorrow's showdown is more than a matchup of two unbeaten teams. Henderson says his Knights have a score to settle with head coach Clayton Jacobson's Pioneers.

"We felt that Clayton's pitchers were throwing at our hitters inthe region tournament last spring, and we haven't forgotten that," said Henderson, whose team won the region title last spring. "Their guys better stay loose when they go up there (to the plate)."

Shillenberg said he was aware of bad blood between the two teams but wasn'tconcerned about a possible bean ball war.

"We're pitching Hatfield Tuesday, so it might not be wise for them to throw at our hitters,"said Shillenberg.

Hatfield is an imposing 6-foot-4, 215-pound right-hander who is not afraid to go inside on hitters.

Obviously, itshould be an interesting game among two of the top junior college teams in the state Tuesday.

The Anne Arundel Community College mens lacrosse team dropped a 10-8 decision to Navy's junior varsity on Saturday for its first loss (2-1). Nick Dimuro, Ryan Murphy and Mike McClelland had two goals each for coach Buddy Beardmore's Pioneers.

In collegiate boxing, Navy's Dan "Lumpy" Holsberg, a Broadneck High grad, pulled off a major upset in the Eastern Collegiate Boxing Association South Regionals at the Naval Academy Friday night.

Holsberg took a stunning 3-0 unanimous decision over defending National Champion Sean Turner of Virginia Military Institute (VMI) in the 156-pound division. The victory advances Holsberg to the Nationals April 3 and 4at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.

When fellow senior Mike Schoffman was unable to box in the regional, Holsberg tookhis place. Holsberg had lost to Schoffman in the Brigade Finals, theregion qualifier. Holsberg stopped Central Connecticut State's Robert Ford in the third round of the 156-pound semifinals to advance to the region final.

Heavyweight Tom Scheer also won a South Region title, with a 2-1 decision over 250-pound Chris Frye of The Citadel.

"It should have been 3-0," said Navy boxing coach Jim McNally. "Tom did a great job and really beat Frye rather easily."

Three other Midshipmen lost region titles, while three seniors -- Craig Rogerson (125), Marvin Reed (165) and Dirk Cooper (180) -- advanced to the Nationals by virtue of having no opponents.

Another local product, 139-pound junior Mike Huber of South River, was among the trio that lostin the finals. Huber dropped a 2-1 decision to Ed Van Durn of VMI after winning by the same margin over Darren Parncutt of Shippensburg State in the semifinals.

Sophomore Midshipman Matt Watt took a unanimous decision over Scott Draper of Shippensburg State in the 147-pound semifinals, but was stopped in the second round of the final. VMI's Carl Engstrom won the 147-pound title.

Navy senior Clint Chlebowski was a surprise loser in the 172-pound final, defeated by Errol Martin of VMI, 2-1.

"It was a really close bout, and Clint lost a tough one," said McNally. "We really expected Clint to be going to the Nationals."

Chlebowski, Brigade champion and winner of the prestigious Spike Webb Award given annually to Navy's most outstanding boxer, dominated Ed Chappa of Central Connecticut State, taking a unanimous decision in the semifinals.

With five boxers -- Holsberg, Scheer, Rogerson, Reed and Cooper -- headed for the Nationals, McNally and assistant coach Ron Stutzman hope to make a good showing when team points are added up.

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