GymnasticsThree members of the Perna Gymnastics Club...


June 03, 1993|By Mike Nortrup


Three members of the Perna Gymnastics Club competed in last weekend's U.S. Gymnastics Level 8 regionals at Montgomery County's Bullis High School.

Jennifer Groszkowski scored 8.55 on vault and uneven bars, 7.60 on balance beam, 8.95 on floor exercises and 33.65 all-around.

Shannon Wright scored 8.75 on vault, 7.85 on bars, 8.10 on beam, 8.30 on floor and 33.00 all-around.

Kristen Totten had 8.90 on vault (tied for 12th), 6.95 on bars, 8.00 on beam, 9.35 on floor (second) and 33.20 all-around.

Sykesville baseball

* Minors Division -- Jeremiah Poehlman fired a no-hitter and his Orioles dealt the Dodgers their first loss of the season with a 5-1 win. He walked four and struck out 15.

Bryan Hamper had a two-run triple in the fourth inning, when the Orioles scored the clinching runs.

Justin Harrell and Josh Ahmanson combined to pitch a three-hit shutout as the Cubs defeated the Rangers, 7-0.

The Giants ripped the Braves, 13-2. The Giants' Nick Crockett was 2-for-2 with an RBI and three runs scored and Sean Hollar was 2-for-3 with two runs scored.

Winning pitcher Steve Liberto struck out 11 in five innings, fanning six in a row at one point.

The Indians, though, did a lot better against the Giants, beating them, 20-2.

Winning pitcher Steven Parrish struck out eight in five innings and reliever David Shook struck out the side in the sixth.

Parrish helped his own cause with a 2-for-3 game and four runs scored.

Other big hitters for the Indians were Greg Hladky (3-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored), Justin Knouse (2-for-4 with two RBI) and Scott Werner (2-for-4, one RBI and two runs scored).

Shortstop Chris Vasse played an excellent defensive game and also drove in two runs.

The Red Sox ripped the Mets, 17-4, as Steve McKenzie had a home run and three RBI and Tommy Harrod went 2-for-3 with two RBI.

The Tigers upped their record to 7-2 with an 18-5 win over the Red Sox on Saturday.

Matt Loungo was 3-for-4 with four RBI for the winners, Christopher Hines, 3-for-4 with three RBI and three runs scored and Alex Moore 4-for-4 with three RBI and four runs scored.

Steve McKenzie and Shawn Casio each were 3-for-3 for the Sox.

Earlier in the week, the Tigers blanked the Mets, 18-0. Winning pitcher Hines struck out eight in four one-hit innings.

Moore was 3-for-3 with four RBI and three runs scored for the Tigers, Paul Dougherty was 3-for-4 with three RBI, and Ryan Daniels was 3-for-3 with two RBI.

The Mariners rallied with a five-run, six-hit fourth inning and went on to beat the Indians, 10-7.

Jeremy Grayson had a two-run double and Matt McGuire added an RBI double in the big fourth. McGuire and Grayson were each 3-for-3 with two RBI, and Mike Cavanaugh was 2-for-3 with two RBI. Jason Wunder played well defensively at shortstop and third base.

Jonathan Prietz was 2-for 2 with an RBI and a run scored for the Indians and Chris Vasse was 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored.

The Mariners cruised past the Braves, 21-5. Dustin Lippert had ++ two doubles and scored four runs for the Mariners, Joseph Lambert was 2-for-2 with three runs scored, and Ryan Bicking was 2-for-2 with two RBI.

* Prep Division -- Red Sox pitcher John Brunson fired a two-hitter to beat the Indians, 7-0. The 12-year-old left-hander, using a fastball and split-fingered pitch, struck out 18 in the seven innings.

He had blanked the Tigers, 2-0, with 11 strikeouts in his previous start.

Jason Garey and Joe Nagle each were 2-for-3 for the winners against the Indians and Garey had two RBI.

The Dodgers scored six runs in the fifth inning to break a 7-7 tie and upended the Braves, 15-10. Justin Barnowski had a two-run single, Ryan Pagels a two-run double and Jason McCracken a two-run triple in the Dodgers' big frame.

Barnowski and McCracken each were 3-for-3 with three RBI in the game.

The Orioles parlayed a four-run third inning into a 4-1 win over the Dodgers. Kyle Swinton went six scoreless innings for the win, yielding only one hit and striking out six. He also chipped in a two-run double. Greg Palmer was 2-for-3 with an RBI for the winners.

Ryan Pagels turned in a strong effort for the Dodgers, striking out 10 in four innings of scoreless, no-hit relief.

The Giants led all the way to beat the Indians, 9-3. Two-run singles by Nick Moore and David Dennis keyed a five-run second that put the winners ahead 6-0.

The Giants' Brock Shaffer pitched a complete game, allowing only two earned runs and striking out 12 in seven innings.

Billy Frankton, promoted from the Sykesville major leagues as a replacement, played well defensively at shortstop and first base.

The Mariners upended the Orioles, 9-4. Brad Mercier pitched all seven innings for the winners, allowing only four hits and one earned run and striking out six.

The Mariners' David Van Norman was 2-for-3 with three RBI and James Smyrioudnis scored three runs for the winners.

Gamber Optimist lacrosse

* 11-12 boys -- Ryan Fisher's fourth-period goal broke a 2-2 tie and clinched Gamber's 3-2 win over Reisterstown in a Maryland Youth Lacrosse contest. Ryan Esposito and Brad Jenkinson also tallied for the winners.

Mike Vojtaszek was excellent in the nets for Gamber and defender Jesse Jones held Reisterstown's leading scorer, Anthony Markantoni, without a goal.

* 13-14 girls -- Gamber closed out its season with a 13-7 win over Rosedale.

Tiffany Dressel scored five goals for Gamber and Tami Manella and Kaitie Schuler each added two. Amy Bittinger, Brooke Calderon, Michele Eckes and Annie Eggers had one goal apiece.

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