S. Carroll powers past N. Carroll

April 22, 1994|By Jeff Seidel | Jeff Seidel,Special to The Sun

Brad Schulze, Mike Paull and Dimitri Furman were hits on offense yesterday for South Carroll.

Furman opened the sixth with his second triple of day and scored moments later on Paull's three-bagger, and Schulze later capped the tie-breaking four-run inning with a three-run homer to give host South Carroll a 10-6 decision over North Carroll in a Carroll County and Central Maryland Conference game.

South Carroll (8-5 overall, 3-1 in county, 4-4 in CMC) had a big day at the plate. The Cavaliers finished with eight hits, including four triples, a double and a home run.

"I've never seen an offensive display like that," said South Carroll assistant coach Wayne Hollman, who ran the team as coach Joe Foltz sat out due to an ejection from the previous game. "They were playing long ball."

And they played it a lot in the sixth inning. Furman and Paull broke the 6-6 tie with their triples.

Jason Petroski then walked and stole second. Two batters later, Schulze lined his three-run homer to deep left for a 10-6 lead.

"I was just looking to make contact," said Schulze, batting a team-leading .472 entering the game. "I was just looking to hit it somewhere."

South Carroll took a 3-0 lead in the first thanks to an RBI-triple by Ron White, an RBI-ground out by Bryan Herche and an error by North Carroll (3-7, 1-2, 2-5). The Panthers crept back with two in the second and tied it when Mike Huller scored on an error in the third.

A three-run third gave the Cavaliers a 6-3 lead. White and Jeremy Hancock each knocked in runs on ground outs, and Furman's first of two triples scored the third run. North Carroll scored one on a wild pitch in the fifth and tied it in the sixth on back-to-back RBI triples from Sam Dougherty and pinch hitter Mike Hartlove.

For North Carroll, offense was an all-or-nothing proposition. The Panthers finished with only three hits, two being the RBI-triples.

North Carroll drew 12 walks but struck out 12 times. The Panthers also left 12 runners on base, stranding runners at third in the second through sixth innings. North Carroll left the bases loaded in the third and fifth innings.

Zach Hollman started for South Carroll. He went three innings plus one batter, striking out six and walking eight. Wes Gibson struck out three in two innings, and White earned the victory, striking out three in the sixth and seventh.

Dougherty turned in a gutsy effort for North Carroll. He went 5 2/3 innings, giving up nine runs on seven hits. He struggled with his curve, but kept North Carroll close.

"It's just frustrating," said North Carroll coach Denny Snyder. "We're just not making our own breaks. Any time you leave 12 men on base, it's a crime."

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