Basketball * 11-and-under boys -- The Severna Park Hornets...


August 24, 1993|By John Harris III and Steven Kivinski

Basketball * 11-and-under boys -- The Severna Park Hornets recently

finished eighth in the 62-team Amateur Athletic Union National Basketball Tournament conducted in Cocoa Beach, Fla.

The Hornets went 5-2 for the tournament. Their biggest win of the week was over top-seeded Potomac Valley, which had players from Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington.

In their 62-59 victory, Severna Park fought off a 16-point fourth-quarter deficit, to overcome a much taller opponent.

the third quarter, things looked rather hopeless," said Hornets coach Ed Wilson. "A lot of our key people had either fouled out or were injured, so things didn't look good at all. I don't know what it was, but the kids just pulled together and made things happen."

In the first two games of the tournament, Severna Park defeated Ohio (45-29) and Missouri (57-36).

After the Potomac win, they downed Seattle, 41-37. Their undefeated string was broken in the next game, as they fell to Memphis, 52-33. Severna Park then bounced back to defeat a highly touted Indiana Top Guns squad, 45-44.

Next, the Hornets were defeated by Georgia, 49-36, losing their final four bid. Nonetheless, Wilson was ecstatic over his team's effort.

"We did as well as we possibly could and better than we should have," said Wilson. "The thing that I'm most proud of is the fact that seven out of the 10 players we had are from our system."

AAU rules state that up to three players may be from a different team within the state of the participating team.

Gail Goodrich led Severna Park in scoring with a total of 75 points, followed by Dwayne Banks, who poured in 58. Derek Dixon scored 54 and Marcus Johnson and Thomas Hawkins added 38 and 32 points, respectively.

Jarrod Ross added 28 points, Jermal Watts, 24, and Charles Forbes posted five. Deon Gough and David Williams, the youngest players on the team, each contributed two points for the state champions.

Youth baseball 18-and-under boys -- The Gunther's Little Orioles recently finished in fourth-place in the Continental Amateur Baseball Association World Series in Euclid, Ohio.

The Little Orioles, who had a 55-16-4 overall record, tied Miami for first place in the round-robin tournament with a 4-1 record.

In the championship round, the Orioles defeated California, 4-3, before losing to Michigan, 9-1, and eventual national champion Bergen Beach, N.Y., 6-1.

Little Orioles' third baseman Ryan Wood (Old Mill) was named the CABA All-Tournament team for his performance in eight games that included five wins and three losses.

Wood batted .345 for the tournament with three doubles, two triples and seven runs scored. For the season, Wood hit .281, tied teammate Mike Goldberg for the lead with runs scored with 41 and tied John Bermudez in triples with three.

Goldberg, an All-Metro shortstop from Glenelg, hit .346 for the tournament with two doubles, a home run and eight RBI. For the year, he was the Orioles' leading hitter with a .384 average (58-for-151), including 50 RBI, 29 walks, 14 doubles and nine home runs. In addition, Goldberg was 2-2 on the mound.

Bermudez, who only struck out eight times in 99 at bats, batted .343 for the season, scored 29 runs and drove in 21, with eight doubles, three triples and two homers.

Outfielder Bob Christopher of North County batted .357 in the tournament with five RBI. Christopher was a model of consistency all season as he averaged .363 and drove in 24 runs. On the mound, Christopher went 6-1, his only loss coming to Michigan in the CABA World Series.

Right-hander Mike Wooden of North County was 2-0 in the tournament with one save that lifted his season record to 6-4.

Offensively, Wooden batted .294 for the tournament, which was below his season average of .335. For the season, he had 52 hits, 46 RBI, 39 runs scored, 10 doubles, two triples and four home runs.

Right-hander Chuck Harris (Old Mill) was 9-1 on the mound for the Orioles this year and was 2-0 for the tournament. Ken Pumphrey of Old Mill was 9-2 during the season and 1-0 in the tournament, a 5-1 win over Hawaii.

The Little Orioles, winners of the 16-and-under Mickey Mantle League and the 18-and-under Connie Mack League, got additional mound support from Jason White, a left-hander from Chesapeake. White was 6-2 for the season but did not get a decision in the tournament. For the season, he batted .298 with 22 RBI.

Tweety Barton (North County) batted .362 for the season with six doubles, a triple, four home runs and 26 RBI. As a pitcher, Barton was 4-0.

Center fielder Brian Doyle, a senior at Chesapeake, batted .320 for the season, scored 34 runs and was the team's second leading base stealer with 27.

Chuck Manns, a sophomore at Old Mill, batted .421 (32-for-76), scored 35 runs, had 21 RBI and stole a team-high 30 bases.

Catcher Luis Falcon (Chesapeake) batted .286 with six doubles, three homers and 27 RBI, and outfielder Jimmy Treen (Old Mill) batted .268, with 22 runs scored and 23 stolen bases.

Players 15-and-under (16 as of Aug. 1) interested in playing in the Gunther's Little Orioles fall baseball program may attend a 2:30 p.m. workout Saturday.

The Little Orioles will field at least three teams this fall in the 15-and-under group. Gunther's Little Orioles will also field a high school eligible team this fall. Call (410) 647-2499 or (410) 761-7517 for details.


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