Youth baseballThe Atholton Reds improved to 3-0 in the...


May 13, 1993|By Rich Scherr

Youth baseball

The Atholton Reds improved to 3-0 in the Metro Conference on Saturday with a sweep of the Yankee Rebels B team at Burdick Park in Baltimore. The Reds won, 8-5, and, 16-4.

In the first game, Scott Sabot allowed three hits in six innings, leaving the game with an 8-1 lead. John Verbos went 3-for-4 with a double, Brent Hooper had two hits and Tony Jackson, Brendan Mahoney and Matt Gordon also contributed.

Andy Stockham won the second game by scattering seven hits. Colin McGonigal went 3-for-4, and Sean Williams, Shane Price

and Chris Russ had two hits apiece.

The game was called after five innings with the Reds leading by more than 10 runs.

* 12-under -- Behind the strong pitching of Josh Lowman and Kevin Lyons, the Rockies improved to 5-1 with an 18-8 win over the Rangers last week in the Columbia Youth Baseball League.

Chris Smith led the Rockies' offense with three home runs. Lyons added another home run and Mike Haaf, Mark Ginsberg, Luke Seagogue, Kelly Van Tuyle and Kevin Hubley contributed key hits.

Defensive standouts for the Rockies were catcher T. J. Clay and outfielders Van Tuyle and Colin Moreland.

The Rockies took a 6-1 lead in the first inning, but the Rangers fought back and tied the game at 7 after two. From there, however, it was all Rockies.

The Rangers were led by the pitching of Jeff Wilkins, the defense of Scott Flor and Jim Wilkins, who had four hits.

* 5-6 -- The Atholton Youth Recreation Association T-Ball season started with a bang last week as the Pirates and Blue Jays played to a 20-20 tie. Tyler Martin, Dean Quadir and Jeff Brennan led the Jays, and Jon Watson, Matt Harman and Ryan Schulteris paced the Pirates.

In other games, the Downtown Printing Red Sox beat the Speake Concrete Cardinals, 23-20, as Matthew Kaminski drove in eight runs; the White Sox, led by Trent Covington and Andrew Reeves (three hits each), beat the Orioles, 32-24; the Reds defeated the Columbia Food and Deli Braves, 29-22, as Adam Daniell and Ryan Walburn each went 3-for-3; the Twins bested the Schrader Marlins, 26-18, as Matt Burns had five RBI and scored three runs; the Mets, led by pitcher Brett Brown, defeated the Yankees, 32-28; the Brewers beat the Rockies, 28-22, as Matt Davidow, Jordan Orr and Bryan Copperthite played well; and the Pirates beat the Orioles, 29-27.

* 8-9 -- The Reds used a seven-run second inning to hand the Pirates an 11-4 loss -- their first loss of the season -- last Tuesday in the Howard County Youth Program International League.

Kevin Kennedy had a key hit for the Reds in the inning, and Anthony Brudis and Chris Bosstick pitched well.

* The Bumblebee Seafood Yankees got clutch relief pitching from Rick Wilson and Scott Grempler to preserve a 6-5 win over the Indians. Bradley Watkins had a triple for the Yankees, and James Willet, Daeman Anderson and Field Simons provided extra-base hits for the Indians.

* On Saturday, the Bumblebee Seafood Dodgers outlasted the White Sox, 20-19. Tim Chryssikos and Danny Babkes each had three hits and combined for seven RBI, and Marc Morgan pitched two shutout innings for the victors. Steve Summers had three hits for the White Sox.

* 10-11 -- Chase Spense had a double, triple and four RBI and Jonathon Gordon added three hits and strong pitching as the Twins beat the Padres, 11-7, Saturday in the Howard County Youth Program Minor League. Pat Foley and Bob Kennedy also played well for the Twins. Jay Clark and Brian Gilbert led the Padres' attack.

* Michael Adams of the Thorn Apple Valley Mets struck out six in three innings and Jae Park had an unassisted double play to

lead the Mets to an 11-8 win over the Indians.

* 11-12 -- Steve Schaeffer and Andrew Block combined for a shutout as the Twins beat the Dodgers, 12-0, last week in the Howard County Youth Program Major League.

Mike Verbos, Schaeffer and Block hit consecutive doubles to break the game open. Ryan Burgess, Mark Mihm, Jonathon Cox and John Letsch had RBI singles.

James Gomez, Jeff Hardesty and Matt Ellis led the Dodgers.

Later in the week, the Twins beat the Bradford Federal Savings and Loan Padres, 14-6. Eric Bassett, Letsch, Cox, Andrew Cruttenden, Andy Eckert, Burgess, Verbos, Schaeffer and Block all had hits.

* There were many heroes for the Grandslam U.S.A. Batting Cage Pirates, during an 8-1 victory over the Reds.

Brian Rice had two hits and scored three runs and Aaron Altscher drove in two runs with a double off the fence. Drew Maurer pitched two scoreless innings and stole home and Mike Rice gave up one run in his four innings.

Mike O'Connor led the Reds with 10 strikeouts in his five innings of work.

* Jeff Parmigiani went 2-for-2, including a shot off the fence, as the Harry H. Witzke Funeral Home Royals defeated the Phillies, 5-1. Kevin Ebert drove in the go-ahead run for the Royals and Aaron Goode had five strikeouts and allowed just one run. Nick Harvath went 2-for-2 to lead the Phillies.


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