BaseballThe Taneytown Cardinals and Westminster Elks of...


June 16, 1993|By Mike Nortrup


The Taneytown Cardinals and Westminster Elks of the South Penn League both enjoyed a busy and successful weekend.

On Saturday, Taneytown Memorial Park was the host site of the midseason All-Star game featuring the league's best against Corrigan's Insurance (formerly Johnny's), a highly touted national team out of Baltimore.

Littlestown's Danny Taylor hit a two-out, two-run double in the ninth inning to give the South Penn All-Stars a 3-2 win and earn

him the Most Valuable Player award.

Taneytown's Dave Crouse contributed with a bases-empty shot in the fifth. Westminster pitcher Brad Beck kept the SPL All-Stars close with three shutout innings of one-hit ball after relieving starter Trevor Buckley (Taneytown) in the fifth. Buckley pitched four solid innings despite giving up two unearned runs in the third.

Other SPL All-Stars from Carroll were Scott Thomson (first base), Steve Insley (DH), Ron Sell (pitcher), Kenny Keith (shortstop), and Matt Lecorchick (outfielder) of Taneytown; along with Westminster's Jeff Bruchey (third base) and Mike Murphey (outfielder).

The Cardinals and Elks both came away with doubleheader sweeps as the regular season resumed Sunday afternoon.

First-place Taneytown (14-2) took a pair at Mummasburg, winning the first game, 15-7, before coming back with a 11-4 win in the second.

The Elks (11-7) stretched their streak to five in the SPL with a sweep of Brushtown -- 11-4 in the opener and 10-2 in the second.



The Westminster Rockets, an under-10 girls team, recently went to claim an invitational tournament in Howard County.

The Rockets outscored their opponents, 58-12, in the five-game stretch, capped by a 10-0 win over previously unbeaten Arbutus in the championship game.

Shannon Mills led the attack with 11 hits in the tournament, including three triples, and a team-leading 11 RBI. Pitcher Kasey Owings won four games and also chipped in 10 RBI.

Meredith Carter and Krystal Dixon both batted over .600 for the tournament. The Rockets are coached by Walt Amass.

Last weekend, the Rockets traveled to Catonsville and came home with a second-place finish in a National Softball Association state qualifying tournament. With the effort, the team qualified for the NSA National Championships in Jupiter, Fla., July 21-25.

The Rockets have gone 8-2 the past two weekends after finishing with only three wins last year.


Westminster resident Kenny Seitz Jr. captured the Carroll County Tennis Association's 35-and-over men's singles tournament last week with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Sykesville's Lou

Cabnet in the finals last Thursday.

Fourth seed Cabnet reached the finals with an upset win over top seed Jim Eanes in the semis. Seitz defeated Dan Williams to advance.

The CCTA men's and women's doubles tournament is taking place this week with the "A" finals set for tomorrow evening at the Westminster City Playground.

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