Baseball* 12-and-under boys -- Reisterstown defeated...


August 12, 1993|By Mike Nortrup


* 12-and-under boys -- Reisterstown defeated Sykesville, 6-3, Tuesday to give each team a loss in the double-elimination Hampstead Invitational Tournament.

Undefeated Sykesville, along with Reisterstown and Atholton, with one loss apiece, were the only squads remaining in the 16-team tournament field after Sunday afternoon's games in Hampstead.

Sykesville topped Reisterstown, 7-3, in the winners' bracket final.

Atholton defeated Hampstead, 8-1, in a losers' bracket game.

Reisterstown topped Atholton Monday night to knock the Howard countians out of the tournament.

In Sunday's win, Sykesville used the strong bat of Will Frankton, aggressive base running and a two-hit, 12-strikeout performance by pitcher Byron Bandy to overpower Reisterstown.

Sykesville jumped in front in the opening inning when Frankton lined a triple down the right-field line to score Mike Golden.

They used walks, wild pitches and base running to break it open with a five-run third.

Frankton doubled home the first two runs to make it 3-0. He later scored on a pitcher-to-first putout.

Bandy and Jesse Martin later walked and came all the way around on wild pitches.

Frankton accounted for the final Sykesville tally with a booming home run to center field in the fourth.

Bandy carried a no-hitter into the sixth. He then weakened a bit, allowing the three runs on two hits, one of the scratch infield variety. The win gave Sykesville a 3-0 record in the tournament.

Reisterstown, though, turned the tables Tuesday night. It scored three runs in the top of the sixth inning to break open the game after the South Carroll-based squad had narrowed its lead to 3-2.

Justin Raynor, who lives in the Hampstead area, pitched a

six-inning complete game for Reisterstown.

Hampstead fell behind early in Sunday's game and never really threatened Atholton.

The Howard countians almost completely muffled the Hampstead attack behind pitchers Wade Zancam, Joey Crizenzo and Adam Beaver, who combined to limit Hampstead

to two hits.

Hampstead, though, broke on top in its first at-bat. Ian Weiland walked, moved up on a wild pitch and scored on an error.

Atholton then scored twice in the bottom of the first, added single runs in the third and fourth innings, and broke the game open with a four-run fifth.

In a battle of Carroll County teams, Hampstead had beaten Manchester, 11-10, in seven innings in its previous game.

Zach Maloff doubled home Ian Weiland with the winning run in the overtime inning after Hampstead had tied the game 10-10 with a three-run rally in the bottom of the sixth.

Manchester though, looked like the winner in the early going, scoring six runs in the first inning.

Regis DeAngelo's two-run double and Dan Sorrells' two-run single were the key hits in the inning.

Hampstead trailed 8-0 before beginning its comeback with a four-run fourth. Chris Wineke's three-run triple highlighted the inning.

Manchester led 10-7 with Hampstead at bat in the home seventh. But Wineke singled home one run and, after a run scored on an error, Brian Gibson singled to tie it.

Craig Wyatt, who pitched the last six innings for Hampstead, was the winning pitcher. Hampstead's Wineke had three hits and four hits for the game. Matt Harlan of Manchester had three hits and scored three runs.

Men's softball

Eldersburg Inn and EVAPCO were the only Carroll teams remaining in the National Softball Association Men's Class D Softball Tournament after the first day.

EVAPCO, which plays in the Carroll County Men's Softball League's A Division, topped Strickland Fire Protection, 7-3, in its opener Sunday.

The Bowie-Lanham squad jumped on top 2-0 in the first inning.

But EVAPCO pitcher Jim Mechlinski held the Prince George's countians to only four hits thereafter, and his teammates mounted a mid-inning comeback.

EVAPCO's Brian Lowman and Russell Warfield had RBI singles to narrow the Strickland lead to 3-2 after three innings.

Later in the inning, Rodney Hoff grounded a bases-loaded single to right, scoring two runs for a 5-3 EVAPCO lead.

Taneytown-based EVAPCO scored in the fifth on Warfield's RBI single and again in the sixth when Craig Dutterrer lined an RBI single.

HCI Thumpers opened Sunday with an 8-7 win over the Young Guns. Pat McCoy and Tom Yox had two-run singles for the Thumpers against the Harford County-based team.

Parkville's Linway Tavern, however, then throttled the Thumpers, 8-0.

Later Sunday afternoon, HCI stayed alive in the losers' bracket by topping Vic's Picks, 17-13. The winners broke a 13-13 tie in the home sixth on McCoy's RBI single and then added three more on Mike Kraus' two-run triple and an RBI single by Mike Medairy.

The Hagerstown-based Yankees knocked the Thumpers out of the tournament Sunday evening. After an opening-game 10-5 win over the Panthers, Bachman Valley Inn/Kopp's Lumber topped Salerno's of Eldersburg, 12-0.

Bachman Valley then jumped ahead of previously unbeaten Ledo's Pizza 8-1 and went on to beat that Upper Marlboro squad, 8-6.

K Trucking, however, beat Bachman Valley, 9-2, in the day's final game to knock the local squad into the losers' bracket.

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