Young swings a hot bat for Pioneers

April 21, 1994|By Roch Eric Kubatko | Roch Eric Kubatko,Sun Staff Writer

John Young is in the kind of groove that most baseball players dream about, especially those who yearn to hit the long ball.

Young, a graduate of Chesapeake High, set an Anne Arundel Community College record with four home runs and 10 RBIs in last week's 18-4 win over Chesapeake CC. He continued his hot hitting on Sunday, homering for the seventh time this season in a 17-2 rout of Essex.

Young's first three home runs were pulled to left field, but with Chesapeake pitching him away, he deposited the fourth one over the fence in right.

Cecil CC found a way to cool off Young on Tuesday, canceling its game at Anne Arundel (20-8) because of a scheduling conflict. He will have to wait until today's game at Catonsville to see if the power surge continues.

"He's seeing the ball real well. His timing is good and he's got a power swing," said coach Clayton Jacobson.

Young isn't the only Pioneer swinging the bat well. Ryan Scott and Darrell Shifflet each had three hits in the win over Chesapeake, and catcher Rich Spiegel has six home runs.

Spiegel, from Northeast, also has walked 32 times. "That tells you the kind of respect other teams have for him and the tough pitches he's getting. Essex intentionally walked him five times in two games," Jacobson said.

Anne Arundel will play doubleheaders on Saturday and Sunday, at Allegany CC and Potomac State, so Jacobson will have to limit the number of innings his pitchers throw today.

"I may wind up pitching seven or eight guys one inning to get them work and still have them available for those four games," he said.

Women's lacrosse

Anne Arundel's women's lacrosse team stayed unbeaten on Tuesday with an 11-10 overtime victory at Notre Dame.

Severn graduate Robin Quinton scored the game-winner, taking a long pass from Kristy Moltz and finding herself one-on-one with the goalkeeper.

Quinton, Moltz and Karen Chesley each scored twice. Angie Burnett had three goals. Jennie Young and Heather Riley had one goal apiece. Chesley (two), Burnett and Moltz were credited with assists. Brandee Snyder made 14 saves.

"They surprised us," said coach Jim Shuck, whose team had been winning easily all season. "I thought I wanted a close game. Now, I'm not so sure."

Anne Arundel (7-0) had a breather on Monday, downing Mount St. Mary's, 15-1, behind six goals and two assists from Moltz. Quinton, Chesley and Riley each scored twice. Burnett (four assists), Young and Michele Credno had one goal apiece.

Softball

Anne Arundel's softball team has two important games coming up, at Harford CC today and at home against Charles CC on Saturday.

Wins in both games would give the Pioneers (16-9 overall, 9-3 in conference) the Maryland JuCo championship and top seeding in the Region XX tournament.

Charles is No. 1 in the region, with Anne Arundel close behind.

"We're really starting to play well now, and it couldn't come at a better time," said coach Jim Hendricks.

Sarah Storrs leads Anne Arundel with a .473 average. Alicia Conine is batting .428, and her 33 hits set a school single-season record. She needs four more RBIs to break the single-season record of 30.

The team average is up to .359, and its 223 hits is a single-season record.

Catcher Holly Hladycz is batting .444 with five doubles, one triple, two home runs, 21 RBIs and 22 runs scored. Kristen Meade is batting .392 with 17 runs scored. Christine Winters and Kristie Rhinehart are batting .380 and .348, respectively.

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