Aacc's Jacobson Wins 100th


April 22, 1992|By Pat O'Malley

Yes, sports fans, a few questions without answers were left over from my Easter basket, and I'm ready to unload them.

Any remarks, questions or answers you have can be forwarded to the 24-Hour Sportsline, 647-2499.

* While it went largely unnoticed, shouldn't we let you know the 11-6 victory by the Anne Arundel Community College baseball team (22-7) over Essex last Thursday was career win No. 100 for Coach Clayton Jacobson?

Jacobson is in his fourth season as coach of the Pioneers and has done a remarkable job in a rather quiet way.

"He's too much of a geek to tell you it was his 100th win," joked Jacobson's son, Scott, on the 24-Hour Sportsline. "You would never hear it from himbecause he's too humble."

How good do you think Jacobson felt knowing No. 100 came against the Pioneers' archrival? No love is lost between Jacobson and Essex Coach George Henderson.

* Did you community college players and those out of high school know that the Ferndale American Legion Post No. 289 plans to field a 20-and-under baseballteam this summer and is conducting tryouts at noon on Saturday at North County High?

"The team will play in the Baltimore Major Leagueand will be coached by Dan Thomas," said Lew Holmes, who recruited the coach to run a team he has been trying to start for a few years.

* Did you know Ferndale Post No. 289 is having a baseball card showfrom 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 6, with an auction (2 to 4 p.m.) at North County High?

* Isn't it good to hear that the very successful coach/pitch youth baseball tournament for 7- and 8-year-olds is returning to the Linthicum-Ferndale fields May 30-31? For information on the coach/pitch tourney, call Holmes at 760-4138.

* Are you Anne Arundel Amateur Baseball Association teams ready for a crab feast fund-raiser on Sunday, June 21? If so, call Holmes at 760-4138 for details.

* Hasn't Tommy Lind done an excellent job with the Archbishop Spalding baseball team (7-4) despite being ignored by pollsters?

* With the talent it has shown in the way it rolled through the Mount St. Joe Tournament -- destroying the host, 15-2, and Fallston of Harford County, 13-5 -- how can Glen Burnie's baseball team be 5-6?

* Has the county baseball circuit ever seen two such poised, hard-throwing freshman pitchers as Mike Wooden of North County and Jason Sponaugle of Glen Burnie? Isn't the future bright for those two right-handers?

* How good do you think the Severna Park American Legion summer baseball team is going to be with Broadneck's dynamic duo of Jeff Vincent and Matt Weimer joining forces with the likes of Severna Park high school stars Rob McCandless, Steve Neuberger and John Milisitz?

* Can Severna Park High's top-ranked baseball team (10-0)with four straight one-run victories keep it up?

If Severna Park wins it all for the first time this spring, would the Falcons be the first to do it in softball uniforms? Who is the Falcons' tailor? HerbTarlek, the sales manager at WKRP?

* After all the time and work that he and Arundel High/Mayo Post 226 coach Bernie Walter put into last summer's Statewide American Legion All-Star games, doesn't Baltimore Orioles' scouting supervisor Jim Gilbert have a right to be lividover the state dropping the game this summer?

"I can't believe that they're not going to have it this year. It went great and was great exposure for the kids and the legion program," he said. "We played in the best parks, at Joe Cannon Stadium, Hagerstown and Frederick and got a terrific response from the players and coaches. Major league scouts came out and selected the teams, and I thought we had something great started and to be held every summer. Bob Redyk, the state director from Parkville, told me 'Maybe next year.' There's no good reason not to do it this year."

* Severn coach Rob White says his goalie, Court Durling, is "the best in the county and state," and Kevin Buckley of Northeast says his guy, Steve Gorski, is. So who is the county's best goalie?

Is the best goalie in the county someone other than Durling or Gorski? Let me know on the 24-Hour Sportsline, 647-2499, who you think is the best and why.

Did you know that Durling has received a partial scholarship to the University of Virginia?

*When you have been around the game as long (15 years coaching, 13 atAndover and two at North County) as North County head coach Paul Shea and his top assistant, Jon Appelt, and know as much about the game as they do, isn't it easy to understand how the young Knights could start the season at 1-3 but win the last five in a row to go to 6-3?

* Isn't it great to hear Severna Park senior attackman/midfielder Mike Crawford will join his brother, Sean, at the University of Maryland on a full lacrosse scholarship?

Shouldn't Joe and Judy Crawfordbe two very proud parents with Sean, a sophomore chemical engineering student on the dean's list at College Park, and Mike, an honor-rollstudent at Severna Park who has been accepted into the College of Engineering?

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