Baseball* 13-14 boys -- Brad Sunshine of Ellicott City...


August 31, 1993|By Rich Scherr


* 13-14 boys -- Brad Sunshine of Ellicott City took it upon himself to help settle the Baltimore-Toronto baseball rivalry last week.

One version of it, that is.

Sunshine, a right-handed pitcher, struck out eight in leading his Baltimore team to a 9-5 win over Toronto in the Gold Medal final at the Regional Youth Maccabi Games in Pittsburgh.

Sunshine, the team's only member from Howard County, allowed two runs until the final inning when the game was out of reach. He also drove in two runs with a single and a double.

The win avenged an earlier loss to Toronto, and gave the local team four wins for the tournament. Baltimore also defeated MetroWest (N.J.), Syracuse (N.Y.) and host Pittsburgh.

The Howard County teen-ager accomplished a rarity against MetroWest, starting the game on the mound, moving to third base and coming back to strike out the final batter with the bases loaded.

The Maccabi win completed a summer of triumphs for Sunshine, who also pitched for Putty Hill of the Baltimore Metro League.

The pitcher went 7-0 with five saves and a 1.60 ERA for Putty Hill, helping the team to the 13-14 National Amateur Baseball Federation World Series championship in early August.


* 13-15 boys -- The Bulls of The Supreme Sports Club Basketball League inched closer to first place over the weekend with a 48-40 win over the front-running Spurs.

Despite the Spurs' potent offense, led by Antwan Ellis (13 points), Nick Green (11) and Donald Wallace II (10), it was James Dulaney's team-high 12 points that helped push the Bulls (4-3) over the top.

The Spurs fell to 5-2, but remain one game ahead of the Bulls in first place.

In the other game last week, three players scored in double figures to lead the Warriors over the Magic, 62-32.

Josh Hollander led the Warriors with 15 points, followed by Tari Mitchell and Andrew Bednarzik, each with 10. The Warriors improved to 3-4, and are two games off the pace.

Patrick O'Guinn scored 15 to lead the Magic (1-6).

* 10-12 boys -- The Hoyas had little trouble maintaining their perfect record last week in The Supreme Sports Club Basketball League, defeating the Lobos, 38-19.

Garth DeAngelis led the Hoyas with a game-high 12 points, and teammates Trevor Randall and Eliot Greene added 11 apiece as their first-place team improved to 7-0.

Todd Yasbin and Frank Waller each scored six to pace the Lobos (4-3), who dropped into a three-way tie for second place in the league.

Joining them in second are the Hurricanes and Wolverines, after each recorded a win over the weekend.

The Hurricanes (4-3) downed the Terps, 44-24, as Cole Younger led all scorers with 26 points. Ryan Howard led the Terps (1-6) with 13.

The Wolverines (4-3) escaped with a 32-31 win over the Tar Heels, behind Phillip Pinkham's 12 points. Thomas Browne scored a game-high 14 points for the Tar Heels (3-4).

* 8-9 boys -- The first-place Junior Spurs improved to 6-1 last week with a 26-19 win over the Junior Knicks.

Philip Boccuzzi led the Spurs with 12 points, while Rashida Walcott scored 13 to lead the Knicks (2-5).

The Spurs also increased their lead over the second-place Junior Bulls, who lost in last week's other game.

Brad Goldstein scored a game-high nine points as the Junior Suns beat the Bulls, 19-15. Dave Freund and Steve Coursey each scored six for the Bulls (4-3).

The Suns improved to 3-4.

After seven weeks, the Spurs lead the Bulls by two games and have a three-game edge over the Suns.

Youth soccer

* Under-14 boys -- FC Columbia went undefeated but did not advance to the finals of the Dulles National Soccer Tournament last weekend.

Making the difference was a goal scored by the Bowie Eagles before Columbia returned to the field to start the second half. The goal put Bowie ahead 2-0. Columbia fought back on goals by Eric Folkemer (assisted by Stuart Kessler) and Nick Parypinski (assisted by Ryan Pflugrad), but the game ended in a tie and prevented Columbia from going on to the finals.

Matt Shapiro and Kasty Jamaris led Columbia's defense.

In the season-opening tournament, Columbia defeated the Vienna Vipers, 1-0, on an early goal by Tim Kaufman, who knocked in a header by Ben Salsbury. Billy Allen created chances on offense.

A six-goal burst in a 15-minute stretch carried Columbia to a win over the Braddock Road Falcons. Mehr Dhillon scored twice. Getting single goals were Matt Hewitt (assisted by Kaufman), Robbie Curtis (assisted by Sam Salganik), Kessler (penalty kick) and Folkemer.

Lars Berg played a strong game in the midfield, and Jesse McDonough's defense helped goalie Dave Kellogg record the shutout.


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