Baseball* Over-30 men -- The fat lady has sung in the...


August 17, 1993|By Rich Scherr


* Over-30 men -- The fat lady has sung in the Howard County Masters Baseball League.

With a 5-3 win over the second-place Columbia Cardinals Sunday at Cedar Lane Park, Bethany Water Sports clinched the league championship for the second straight year.

The victory gave Bethany (12-1) a 2 1/2 -game lead over Columbia (11-4) with two games remaining.

And the winning team earned it.

Bethany took the lead three times in the game, only to see Columbia come back and tie it each time. With two out in the top of the ninth, however, Bethany infielder Bill Kolarek hit a two-run homer to left to put Bethany ahead for good.

Until then, the game had been a pitchers' dual. Bethany hurlers Lou Caracci and Robin Knight and Columbia pitchers Jim DeCorso and Bill Ray never allowed more than one run an inning.

Bethany scored single runs in the second, fourth and sixth, and the Cardinals answered with runs in the second, fifth and sixth.

Dave Funk led the Bethany offense with a single, sacrifice fly and two RBI, and Dan Markum had an RBI single.

For Columbia, losers of two of the three games in the season series, Jay Hughes, Henry Wong and losing pitcher Joe Lomascolo each drove in runs. The Cardinals, however, left 12 men on base.

Beach volleyball

The only surf came from the water fountain, and there was just enough sand to fill the court.

But none of that diminished the fun for six teams in Saturday's Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks Beach Volleyball Tournament at Cedar Lane Park.

After four matches, the tournament was narrowed to two teams -- top-seeded Six Pack and second-seeded Vandalay Enterprises, both straight-set winners in the semifinal round.

Vandalay started strong, taking the first game, 15-10, before Six Pack came back with 15-1 and 15-3 victories to claim the championship.

Two other teams, Cricket Passers and Six Pack After, scored first-round victories before falling in the semifinals. Other teams in the single-day tournament were The T.B.O. II and the Orbiters.


* 8-9 boys -- The game of the week at The Supreme Sports Club saw the Junior Bulls hand the Junior Spurs their first loss of the season, 17-16.

The game went down to the final seconds, but Brian Thomas (seven points) helped put the Bulls (3-2) over the top. Phillip Bocuzzi scored six to lead the Spurs (4-1).

In the other game, the Junior Suns tripped the Junior Knicks, 13-8. Daniel Younger scored five and Brad Goldstein scored four to lead the Suns (2-3). Rashida Walcott had six points and Fana Walcott added two to pace the Knicks (2-3).

* 10-12 boys -- Slick shooting Cheo Barbosa of the Tar Heels gave the Hurricanes a lesson on taking it to the hoop last week in The Supreme Sports Club Basketball League.

Barbosa scored 18 points to lead the Tar Heels to a 24-20 victory. The win improved the Tar Heels' record to 3-2.

Allen Scott scored eight to pace the Hurricanes.

In another game, the Hoyas improved their record to 5-0 by routing the Terps, 56-28.

Garth DeAngelis and Kevin Robinson paced the Hoyas, scoring 21 and 20, respectively. Ryan Howard scored 16 to lead the Terps (1-4).

* 13-15 boys -- Four players scored in double figures as the Bulls of The Supreme Sports Club beat the Magic, 76-36, in league action last week.

Matthew Zweig led the Bulls (4-1) with 22 points, followed by Chris Ralph (16) and Keilan Matthews and Ryan Howard (each with 12).

Patrick O'Guinn scored 15 to lead the Magic (1-4).

In the week's other game, the Spurs improved to 4-1 with a 61-51 win over the Warriors.

Antwan Ellis scored 18, Damon Cole had 14 and Donald Wallace II added 13 to lead the Spurs.

Andrew Bednarzik scored 17 to lead the Warriors (1-4), and Tari Mitchell and Troy Hines added 12 and 10, respectively.

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