Baseball travel teams triumphant

November 01, 1992|By Mike Jefferson | Mike Jefferson,Contributing Writer

Three of Bel Air's fall travel baseball teams scored wins last weekend in the Greater Northeast travel league.

The Bel Air 13-14 team (7-2) defeated Forest Hill, 8-3, at the Churchville Recreation Complex.

The two teams were tied 2-2 after four innings, until Bel Air's Kim Oteyza led off the fifth inning with a walk and then stole second and third base, scoring on a wild pitch to put Bel Air up, 3-2.

In the sixth, Bel Air scored five runs. Jonathan Smith singled in Ryan Gump for the first run.

Shaun Cullen and Keith Pfaff then walked to load the bases. An unearned run, a RBI single by Brian Brady and a two-run sacrifice fly by Dave Padrino ended the scoring for Bel Air.

Korey Smith and Brandon Renn combined on the mound for the win.

* The Bel Air 11-12 team defeated host Pikesville, 12-1. Bel Air scored one run in the first inning and four runs in both the third and sixth innings to take a commanding 9-1 lead into the final inning.

Strong one-hit pitching from Bel Air's Larry Jehnert, Kim Danielle (two hits), Ricky Bowers and Jeremy Burns (two hits) secured the victory.

Chuck Pindell (three hits, two RBI), Jamie Miller (three hits, one RBI) and Larry Hughes (two hits, one RBI) added to the team's 13 hits.

* In 9-10 action, Bel Air remained undefeated in the Greater Northeast travel league, defeating host Parkville, 25-10, last weekend.

Hits from all 13 players and a grand slam from Matt Pennington, his second of the season, secured the win for Bel Air.

Starting pitchers Jonathan Sanford and Gavin Martin combined for the win.

Girls soccer

* Under-14: The Fallston-based Harford United Flash advanced to the third round of the Baltimore Metro Classic Soccer Tournament with a 4-0 win over the Rosedale Raiders and a 5-0 win over the Soccer Club Baltimore Strikers.

Goals were scored by Shanna Ziegenfuss (three), Tina Steck (two), Karen Tiedemann (two), Jenn Cook and Danielle Konschak. Ziegenfuss (two), Konschak (two), Brooke Stastny, Cindy Wolf and Tiedemann provided assists.

In Division I Washington Area Girls Soccer League action, the Flash (7-0) beat the Bethesda Shakers, 1-0, and the Braddock Road (Va.) Thunder, 2-0.

With less than 10 minutes remaining against Bethesda, Wolf scored the game-winner off a pass from stopper Stastny. Against the Thunder, right wing Shanna Ziegenfuss scored on a cross from left wing Cook and Cook then touched in a loose ball for the second goal.

Flash defenders Nicole Froman, Lauren Porter, Katie Tiburzi, Jennifer Kar--, Lauren Hess and Krysten Martin allowed only nine shots on keepers Katie Bowman and Tina Steck in the four shutouts.

* The Bel Air Travel Team (5-1-1) posted a 2-0 shutout over Fallston in a girls Baltimore Metro League game last weekend.

Julie Dorney scored Bel Air's first goal, assisted by Meghan Reisner. Bel Air's other goal was scored by Rebecca Jones, assisted by Jennifer Westervelt. Bel Air's Lynn Mann, Christine Johnson and MaryBeth Rollins, as well as goalies Jenny Cook and Nicole Muler, led the defense.

Boys soccer

* Under-12: The Forest Hill Force (6-0) won two games last weekend in Harford County Recreation National League action.

On Saturday, the Force's Justin Mast scored five goals -- four on fast breaks and one from far out -- to lead the team to a 5-1 win over the Joppatowne Comets. Force goalkeeper Larry Garrison made six saves.

On Sunday, the Force defeated the Emmorton Lazers, 6-1. Daniel Watts scored three goals, and Pat Jackson, Mike Duncan and Mast each scored once.

Assists came from Danny Martin (two), Anthony Collurafici, Garrison and Mast.

* Under-14: The Fallston travel team defeated Fallston B to advance to the final eight in the winners' bracket of the Baltimore Metro Classic.

Last weekend, the team scored two shutout victories against Baltimore Beltway League Division I competitors Rosedale, 5-0, and Towsontowne, 5-0.

On Saturday, Ryan Tolson scored four goals and David Baker scored on a penalty kick for the win over Rosedale.

Against Towsontowne, Tolson scored two goals, and Joey Ercolano, Chris Little and Sean Brennan each scored once.

Defenders Baker, Paul DiFrancesca, Clayton Gilcher, John Heyl and Matt Fantom, along with goalkeeper Thomas Sheckells, aided in the shutout victories.

* Under-16: The Lazers Soccer Club defeated the Greater

Harford Soccer Club Thunder, 3-0, in a Baltimore City League game last weekend. Goals were scored by Mike Piccolo, Chris Brosh and Jason Lockerman. Assisting were Matt Goldsmith, Chris Kelly and Jason Knoel.

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