Softball* 17-and-under girls -- The Union Bridge Eagles...

RECREATION ROUNDUP

July 22, 1993|By Mike Nortrup

Softball

* 17-and-under girls -- The Union Bridge Eagles swept three games this weekend to win the Central Maryland Girls Softball Association's 17-under division post-season tournament.

The Eagles, who had gone 12-0 to win the regular-season divisional title for the second consecutive year, topped Taneytown No. 2, 6-3, in the tournament's championship game.

Julie Repp and Michelle Pickett singled in first-inning runs to put the Eagles ahead, 2-0, and her team led 4-1 in the sixth.

Pam Lochner then tripled home a run and scored on an error to bring Taneytown to within one, 4-3. But Eagles pitcher Tricia Black and her team held.

Sherry Andrew homered for Taneytown and Michelle Black was 3-for-3 for Union Bridge.

Taneytown No. 2 edged Taneytown No. 1, 10-9, to qualify for the finals. The winners rallied for two in the home seventh as Amanda Lookingbill doubled home the tying run and Kristie Sharar singled in the clincher.

Lookingbill had three hits for Taneytown No. 2 and Andrew had two RBI.

Earlier, Union Bridge beat Taneytown No. 1, 14-5, in the winners' bracket final.

Tricia Black's two-run triple keyed a five-run first that put the Eagles on top to stay. Pickett, who was 3-for-5, added a two-run third-inning homer for the Eagles.

Christy Feister was 4-for-5, scoring three runs for the Eagles, Melissa Bohn went 3-for-5 and Patti Hyde was 3-for-4.

Men's league -- The H.C.I. Thumpers of Carroll County went 9-1 to take this weekend's National Softball Association Class D World Series qualifying tournament in Ocean City.

The locals, who prevailed over a field of 77 teams, won slots in NSA's Aug. 28-29 regional at Watkins Park in Prince George's County and also in the men's Class D World Series which is scheduled for Sept. 17-18 in York, Pa.

Youth baseball

13-14 boys -- The Carroll County Rangers swept three games to take the state Dizzy Dean title this weekend and qualify for the Dizzy Dean World Series.

The local squad topped the Yankee-Rebels, 10-6, in the championship game played at the Forest Hill recreation complex in Harford County.

Jason Gribbin was 3-for-3 and John Plunkert was 2-for-3 for the Rangers. Adam Straskulic helped the Rangers' cause with a two-run double.

In the opener, the Yankee-Rebels scored four times in the top of nTC the seventh to erase an 8-4 Rangers lead and send the game to extra innings.

The Rangers prevailed in the next inning when Matt Smith's single drove in the winning run.

They also won a game by forfeit when an Edgewood player was ejected, leaving his team with too few players to continue the contest.

The World Series will be played in Mountain Brook, Ala., July 30-Aug. 5.

10-12 boys -- Westminster beat East Frederick, 12-4, Saturday at Bennett Cerf Park to stay alive in the District 2 postseason tournament.

The winners shattered a 1-1 tie with six third-inning runs. Brett Ebersole's two-run double was the big hit in the frame which also saw two runs score on an error.

Westminster scored four more in the home fifth, two coming on Joe Ray's two-run double. Ray was 2-for-3 for Westminster and Scott Carnegie went 2-for-2. Gordon Stebbing and Andy McMullin each added two hits.

Ed Dill pitched five innings for the win, allowing six hits, three runs, and striking out six.

Thursday night, Frederick American had broken open a close game with five fifth-inning runs to beat Westminster, 11-5.

Trailing 4-0, the locals scored their five runs in the third inning. Gordon Stebbing singled home two, Jason Jarrett singled to tie the game and Carnegie's fielder's choice drove in the go-ahead run.

Ray was 2-for-3, Stebbing went 2-for-2 and D.J. Boone was 2-for-4 for Westminster.

9-and-under boys -- Sykesville went 4-0 to win the 9-and-under tournament, beating Winfield, 17-5, in the title game.

Six players had RBI in a six-run third inning that broke open the contest. Robbie Ruch, who hit .539 (7-for-13) and was given the tournament's Outstanding Player Award, was 3-for-4 with four RBI in the finale.

Joe DiChiara was 3-for-3 for Sykesville and Dustin Lippert went 2-for-3 with four RBI.

Matthew McGuire, the winning pitcher in the championship game, was given the tournament's Outstanding Pitcher Award.

Winfield's Jason Kay was 3-for-4 with two RBI in the finals. Winfield had qualified for the championships by ripping Manchester, 17-2. Kay tossed three scoreless innings in the game and had three hits.

A Winfield squad also placed second in the Hampstead 8-and-under tournament going, 3-2.

Fallston however, went undefeated, beating Winfield, 12-1, in the championship game.

The locals had qualified by rallying to edge Bel Air, 8-7, in the final losers' bracket contest. Winfield trailed 7-5 in its last at-bat but then got five consecutive hits.

Steven Tiffany singled home the tying run and Will Kistler drew a bases-loaded walk to force home the winning tally.

William McEvoy was 3-for-4 for Winfield, with two runs and two RBI.

Lacrosse

Towson Sports Medicine improved its record to 3-0 with a 13-1 win over Dr. Deigert's in Carroll County Lacrosse Association action last week.

Marc Darcangelo's three goals paced the winners.

Coors Light/Little Abner's dealt Little Vinnie's Tatoo Parlor its first loss of the year, 13-10.

Tim Berquist scored three goals for Coors and Jimmy Huelskamp, who captains the Baltimore Thunder professional lacrosse team, added two.

Former Western Maryland College lacrosse player Joe Furnari, along with Ken Higgs and Jon Von Staden, scored two each for Vinnie's (3-1).

In other league action, Monroe Construction thumped A.P.Boone, 12-3. Vernon Noratel scored four goals for Monroe and Todd Lowe added three.

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