LacrosseIn a girls lacrosse exhibition showcasing the top...


July 20, 1993|By John Harris III and Steven Kivinski


In a girls lacrosse exhibition showcasing the top 46 incoming high school seniors, the Red Team defeated the Blue Team, 12-8, in the Starlight Express game on Saturday evening at Annapolis High School.

The game -- sponsored by Quick Stix and the Chesapeake Women's Lacrosse Association -- attracted more than 40 college coaches who witnessed balanced scoring on both sides.

Katie Hanburger (Arundel) had three goals and one assist for the Red Team, which was coached by Joanne Brew. Cristi Samaras (Annapolis) had two goals and one assist, and Patti Betz (Northeast), Mary Sutton (St. Mary's), Kari Sherbert (Southern), Jessica Rice (South River), Deena Alford (Broadneck), Stephanie Fallon (St. Mary's) and Colleen Gately (Severna Park) each scored once.

Laura Nutwell (Southern) and Erin Wylde (Severna Park) each had two goals for the Blue Team, which was coached by Tina Lewnes. Joanna Khouri (St. Paul's), Elizabeth Schaffner (St. Mary's), Kathy McCafferty (Severna Park) and Julie Kuehn (St. Mary's) each scored once.

"The exposure that these kids received was incredible," said Cathy Samaras, president of the Chesapeake Women's Lacrosse Association. "Everyone got equal playing time, which was pretty remarkable."

It wasn't just the offense that shined in this game. Defenders Sutton, Katy Kemerer (Broadneck) and Erin McNeally (Severna Park) of the Red Team, and Daria Kramer (Broadneck) and J.K. Schmidt (Broadneck) of the Blue Team, played exceptionally well. Red goalie Kate Brew (Annapolis) finished with 11 saves, and Blue goalie Amy Davis (South River) stopped nine shots, as both players displayed the skills that made them first- and second-team All-County selections, respectively.

"It was great," said Brew. "The girls got exposure that they'll never see again, especially with having refreshments afterward with the coaches and getting to talk to them. It was perfect."

After the game, the United States World Cup team -- which includes Severna Park coach Carin Peterson -- competed in a final exhibition before heading to Scotland to defend its World Cup title.


* 5-6 boys -- Harundale-White upended Harundale-Gray, 22-12, to capture the tournament title at last week's sixth annual Harundale Invitational T-Ball Classic at Corkran Middle School.

Harundale-White opened the tournament with a 20-18 victory over Fort Smallwood No. 1. Louie Franklin led the way for Harundale with three hits and four RBI. Also contributing offensively were Jonathan Jackson, Richard White and Joey Diserio.

That same evening, Harundale-White began to compose its 28-19 victory over Greater Glen Burnie, but had to come back the next evening to complete the chore. Alan Lazaro, Matthew Hamer, Aaron Wright and Brandon Colburn combined for 10 hits in the victory.

After completing the final two innings of its victory over the Greater Glen Burnie, Harundale-White took on a Harundale-Gray team that was coming off a victory over Greater Glen Burnie-B.

Franklin, Brandon Smith and Derek Harris paced the offense as they combined for six hits and 11 RBI.

Harundale-Gray battled its way out of the loser's bracket by defeating Lake Shore A and Greater Glen Burnie B, setting the rematch in the finals between the two Harundale teams.

Franklin finished the tournament with a 1.000 average that included four home runs and 16 RBI. Lazaro was also perfect from the plate, hitting two home runs and driving in eight runs.

Colburn hit .909 for the tournament and contributed with five RBI. Jackson and White combined for four home runs and 15 RBI.

* 18-and-under boys -- Gunther's Little Orioles (47-12-4) reeled off three more wins in the Connie Mack 18-and-under league (18-7) and two in the Mickey Mantle 16-and-under league (23-0) to tune-up for their trip to the Continental Amateur Baseball Association High School World Series in Euclid, Ohio, this week.

The Little Orioles will attend a Cleveland Indians' tryout camp in Euclid on Thursday morning and open in what is called "The Greatest Show on Dirt" at 8 a.m. Friday vs. Florida. South Carolina provides the opposition for the Little Orioles in the second game Friday at 11 a.m.

Saturday the Little Orioles play Hawaii (2 p.m.) and host Euclid (5 p.m.) followed by a single game (1 p.m.) Sunday vs. Seattle.

After completion of the round robin, the top three teams will qualify for the double- elimination championship round.

The championship round starts next Tuesday.

In Connie Mack action, the Little Orioles blanked Glen Burnie, 9-0, on a Jason White (6-2) three-hitter with 14 strikeouts. Mike Wooden and Nate Turner homered and Luis Falcon was 3-for-3.

The Little Orioles also routed Linthicum, 12-2, and the league-leading Pasadena Saints, 9-6, in the Connie Mack League. Bob Christopher (5-0) spun a two-hitter against Linthicum as Ryan Wood tripled, Mike Goldberg doubled twice and White was 3-for-3 with a double.

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