Baseball* 13-and-under boys -- The Pasadena Bulls captured...

RECREATION ROUNDUP

July 22, 1993|By John Harris III and Steven Kivinski

Baseball

* 13-and-under boys -- The Pasadena Bulls captured the county championship last week following a 1-0 victory over Gambrills and then carried that momentum into the Crofton Invitational where they were crowned champions of the 16-team field.

After losing to Bowie's league champion, 8-7, the Bulls regrouped and stormed through the losers' bracket eliminating both Crofton teams, as well as Galesville, Gambrills, Pasadena Raiders and Bowie.

The Bulls defeated the Pasadena Panthers in the final round by scores of 12-2 and 11-4.

Kevin Wholey, Ryan Blackiston, Cory Herzberger and Adam Raines provided the Bulls with solid pitching throughout the season and teammates Ryan George, Billy Robbins, Joe Anarino and Luke Samuels supplied the late-inning relief.

"This team has it all," said Bulls coach Steve Herzberger, on behalf of his assistants Jack Ries, Ron Samuels, Bill Raines and Joe Robbins. "We have hitting, defense, strong pitching, and something rare -- team spirit. This team was a coach's dream."

Other players contributing to the success of the Bulls dream season include Mike Uleckas, Dave Stepp, Bryan Owens, Jeremiah Brown, Jack Ries, Jason Hefferman and Cody Gales.

18-and-under boys -- The Pasadena Saints defeated Annapolis Legion, 6-5, in Connie Mack League action last week.

Eric Kunkel, Brent Pollard and Chris Lucas led the hitting attack for the Saints.

In other 18-and-under action, Mayo Legion 226 defeated the Saints twice by scores of 14-13 and 8-4. Pat Rosko, Jerry Scheff and Dan Miller each had multiple hits for Pasadena.

Justin Greshko and John Klug led the Saints hitting attack as they defeated the Carroll County All-Stars, 6-0, in non-league action last week.

Severna Park Legion defeated the Saints, 8-0, putting Pasadena in a tie for first with Orioles in the Connie Mack League.

The Saints will be participating in the Maryland State CABA 18-and-under qualifier tournament this weekend.

Softball

In Tuesday Night League action, first-place Danny's (17-1) blanked Last Chance (0-20), 24-0 and 22-0, to take a doubleheader.

Bill Lovelace hit two homers and drove in six runs. Frank Wyche was 3-for-4 with a triple, a double and five RBI. Howie Becraft only allowed one hit in two games.

Betty and Jakes (15-6) took both games in a doubleheader against Spindlers (11-9), 13-8 and 14-1. Don Brooks went 4-for-4 in the first game and teammates Fran Pilarski and Ron Parker each went 3-for-4.

In the second game, Joe Anderson (three RBI), Dan Dudley and Rudy Bass all went 2-for-2.

Ken Michael's (13-4) won their first game against Arthur's (4-17) 20-4, but had their second game called at 5-5 in the fifth inning because of rain.

In the recent Maryland Regional Qualifier at Randazzo Park, Betty and Jakes won the 50-and-over age group title over county rival Arthur's.

Danny's of Pasadena also earned a spot in the World Series by defeating Adelphi Cable of New Jersey in the 55-and-over. Both teams will move on to the Senior Softball World Series in Scottsdale, Ariz., Sept. 7-12.

Basketball

Last weekend, the first Annapolis Basketball Festival Weekend made its mark by playing host to some of the best amateur players in the country at Truxtun Park.

Philadelphia's Rasheed Wallace, a 6-foot-11 All-American headed to the University of North Carolina, and Baltimore's Keith Booth, a 6-7 signee of the University of Maryland, were among the many standout participants from the Annapolis area, North Carolina, Philadelphia and Baltimore.

In the 18-and-under bracket, Baltimore took first place with a 4-0 record, followed by Philadelphia (3-1), Annapolis, (2-2) and North Carolina (0-4).

Annapolis held its own against Philadelphia, as it was beaten on Saturday, 72-65. Wallace thrilled the crowd of more than 1,000 with several spectacular slam dunks.

Southern High's Chatney Howard provided some highlights of his own, including a follow-up slam dunk in between Wallace and Drake (Iowa) University-bound Mike Tapau (6-7). Other Annapolis standouts included Annapolis High school players Juan Johnson and Alhamisi Simms.

In the 15-and-under bracket, Philadelphia prevailed as champions with a perfect 4-0 mark. Baltimore finished as runner-up with a 3-1 mark. Annapolis, led by team-MVP Jaylonnie Booth (Broadneck), placed third at 2-2, and North Carolina was 0-4.

Jaylonnie Booth scored 28 points in a win over North Carolina and 17 in a loss to Philadelphia. Annapolis High's Rico Burke and 6-5 JV player Lenny Barber also turned in outstanding performances.

Baltimore went 4-0 in the 12-and-under tourney, followed by Philadelphia (3-1), Annapolis (1-3), and North Carolina (0-4).

Baltimore made it three titles with the Unlimited Men's championship. Former Annapolis High star Rob Wooster was MVP for the Annapolis squad. Wooster, a sophomore at St. Francis (Pa.) College, played Keith Booth evenly in their loss to the champs.

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