Oriolelanders reclaim N.C. title behind Wooden

November 01, 1993|By From Staff Reports

DURHAM, N.C. -- Mike Wooden, a junior right-hander from North County High, threw a three-hitter with 14 strikeouts and went all eight innings as the Oriolelanders (16-6) edged the Bayside Yankees of Brooklyn, N.Y., 2-1, to repeat as winners of the North Carolina Bonanza at Duke University.

"Mike had it all, great curveball and great control," said Orioles scouting supervisor Jim Gilbert, who runs the team.

Wooden was one of three local high school pitchers to win for the Oriolelanders, who swept all four games.

Arundel senior Brandon Agamennone, who was a Baltimore Sun All-Metro pitcher in the spring, got the first game win in relief of West Potomac's Bobby Willner, 5-4, over Raleigh, N.C.

Left-hander Kasey Richardson of Northern in Calvert County got the second-game win, 13-3, over Gettysburg, Pa., with relief help from Old Mill's Mike Bussey, and Calvert Hall's Andy Bair outlasted Jacksonville, Fla., 6-5, in Game 3.

"Andy pitched a really gutty game and hung in there to put us in the championship game," said Gilbert.

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