Baseball * 18-and-under boys -- The Pasadena Saints...

RECREATION ROUNDUP

June 24, 1993|By John Harris III and Steven Kivinski

Baseball * 18-and-under boys -- The Pasadena Saints defeated the Little Orioles, 4-0, in Connie Mack League action last week.

Pat Rosko won his second game of the season by going the distance and tossing a three-hitter. Danny Miller of Lansdowne went 2-for-3 for the Saints (9-1) with two RBI and Chris Lucas of Archbishop Spalding helped Pasadena's cause with a two-run homer.

Earlier in the week, Jerry Scheff hurled a three-hitter in leading the Saints to a 1-0 league victory over Linthicum-Ferndale.

In picking up his third win of the season, Scheff struck out five and walked two. John Klug of Chesapeake High knocked in the && only run with a two-base hit.

* 9-10 boys -- The Lake Shore Dodgers appear to be turning their season around after finishing in third place with a 4-4 record in the first round of Lake Shore Mustang League action.

The Dodgers are 5-1 in second-round play with two games left. The Dodgers will finish the season with games against the Phillies and the first-round champion Tigers. If the Dodgers can get past the Tigers at 6 p.m. Friday at Looper's Field, they will advance to Saturday's championship game where they are most likely to meet John Spinnenweber's Astros for the league title.

The Dodgers' pitching has been the key to its turnaround in the second half of the season. Dodgers' coach John Polyniak says Scott Duncan has been "practically unhittable" of late and second-year pitcher Lucas Harris "has been very solid on the mound and has provided power batting cleanup."

Shortstop Scott Polyniak has provided the Dodgers with both a consistent bat and glove as have first baseman Kris McKenzie, second baseman Matt Royal, third baseman Michael Davis and catcher Dennis Krauch.

The Dodgers' solid outfield corps is comprised of Nick Johnson, Zack Lingerman, Josh Roussey, Matt Latrick and Derek Petty.

* 14-and-under boys -- Mike Ziegler (9-0) threw five innings of scoreless relief and Jared Vogt (10-0) went the distance on a two-hitter in the second game as the Kazmarek Little Orioles extended their winning streak in 14-and-under baseball to 40 with a sweep of the Harford Sox, 9-2 and 12-2.

The two wins ran the league-leading Little Orioles' record to 22-0 in the Baltimore Metro League. The Little Orioles lead the West Division by seven games over the second-place Atholton Reds while Putty Hill leads the East at 16-6.

Ziegler relieved starter Curt Smith in the third inning of the first game against Harford and gave up three hits with eight strikeouts and an intentional walk. Vogt, the designated hitter in the first game, went 3-for-3 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored, and Chris Rice had two hits, two stolen bases and two runs scored.

Vogt (.474) had two more hits, including a grand slam and six RBI, in the second game. It was Vogt's seventh homer of the season and helped his own cause. He pitched five innings and struck out eight.

Rice (.427) was 4-for-4 with three runs scored and three RBI and Chris Calvert (.390, 41-for-105) was 3-for-3 with three runs scored and two stolen bases.

* 35-and-over men -- Bill Arrildt threw a three-hitter with one strikeout while handling numerous shots hit back to the mound as league-leading Harmans (6-2) defeated the 6-5 Lawmen-Rangers, 6-1, in the Chesapeake Seniors Baseball League last weekend.

"We must have hit about six shots back at him and he handled every one," said Lawmen-Rangers player/coach Perry Sauers.

Harmans broke loose for five runs in the second inning off losing pitcher Davey Jones and capped the scoring on a bases-empty homer over the left-field fence at Joe Cannon Stadium in the eighth inning by George Kazmarek.

Enrique Chacon homered for the lone run by the Lawmen-Rangers.

Softball

* Senior league -- Danny's and Spindler's Roll Off represented Maryland in the 55-and-over bracket at last week's Senior Olympics in Baton Rouge, La.

Spindler's went 3-1 in the tournament while Danny's produced a 6-2 record. Spindler's defeated Southwestern, Ill., 11-0, Oxford Printing of Arkansas, 24-9, and Sports Page of Wisconsin, 15-3, before losing to the Florida Grey Jays, 13-6.

Danny's defeated the Daytona Beach (Fla.) Breakers, Daton Books of Ohio, Darlington County, S.C., Eastern (Pa.) All-Stars, Southwestern, Ill. and Stillwater, Okla., before bowing to Abbey Road's 55s of Florida, 16-1 and Miami Valley, Ohio, 16-2.

In addition to pitching Danny's to five victories, Walt Gentry went 11-for-15 for the tournament with a .733 average.

Bill Lovelace hit three home runs and batted .740, and Bob Kelly, Howie Becraft, Hal Grier and Art Ehler also did well at the plate for Danny's.

Ted Lawson led the way offensively for Spindler's. Bill Sparrow ,, was 11-for-16, and Jim Atkinson and Bob Killergrew each went 10-for-15 for a .667 average.

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