GymnasticsLast weekend, Perna Gymnastics' Levels V, VI...


April 28, 1994|By Mike Nortrup


Last weekend, Perna Gymnastics' Levels V, VI, and VII teams traveled to Sewell, N.J., to compete at Atlantic Coast Gymnastics.

At Level V, Kira Armacost scored 7.40 on vaulting (fourth), 6.55 on parallel bars (fourth), 8.85 on balance beam (first), 7.25 on floor exercises (fifth) for a fourth-place all-around score of 30.05.

Megan Newman scored 8.45 on vault (second), 8.10 on bars (third), 8.15 on beam (fifth), 7.35 on floor (ninth) and second-place all-around of 32.05.

Lindsay Winter scored 7.55 on vault (third), 8.50 on bars (first), 8.75 on beam (second), 7.95 on floor (second) and a first-place all-around score of 32.75.

Katie Mechalske scored 8.55 on vault (first), 9.05 on bars (first), 8.15 on beam (fourth), 7.85 on floor (fifth) and a first-place all-around of 33.60.

Erin Hiner scored 6.85 on vault (ninth), 7.05 on bars (ninth), 8.25 on beam (third), 7.90 on floor (fourth) and 30.05 all-around (ninth).

The Level V squad finished second with a team score of 99.75.

At Level VI, Amanda Ebaugh (8-11) scored 9.50 on vault (first), 9.25 on bars (third), 8.35 on beam (sixth), 8.90 on floor (fourth) and a first-place all-around of 36.00.

Jennifer Forman scored 9.10 on vault (sixth), 9.10 on bars (fourth) and an all-around of 28.70.

Lauren Prentice had 9.35 on vault (third), 9.35 on bars (second), 8.35 on beam (seventh), and a third-place all-around of 32.25.

Erin Graf scored 8.75 on vault (sixth), 5.80 on bars (10th), 7.20 on beam (seventh), 8.30 on floor (fourth) and an all-around of 30.05 (seventh).

At Level VI (12-14), Courtney Prentice scored 9.25 on vault (third), 9.00 on bars (third), 8.35 on beam (first), 7.55 on floor (seventh) and a second-place all-around of 34.15.

L The Level VI team placed second with a team score of 106.25.

Competing at Level VII, Michele Winebrunner scored 9.25 on vault (first), 8.45 on bars (second), 8.20 on beam (first), 7.85 on floor (second) and a first-place all-around of 33.75.

Stacey Hyle scored 8.80 on vault (third), 7.20 on bars (fifth), 7.20 on beam (third), 8.45 on floor (first) and a third-place all-around of 31.65.

Wesley Cross, a 16-year-old from Westminster, recently scored well enough at the USA Gymnastics Region VII competition at Allentown, Pa., to qualify for the Junior Olympic Nationals May 4-8 at Augusta College in Augusta, Ga.

Cress, a member of the Gymnastics Plus Boys team in Columbia, scored a combined compulsory and optional score of 89.65 in the Class II 16-18 group at Allentown.

He placed first on the parallel bars and floor exercises, second on pommel horse, third on vaulting and had the second-highest all-around score in his group.

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Minor Leagues -- The Royals blanked the Cubs, 15-0, as Joe DeChiara, Jon Martin and David Silverstein combined for a one-hitter. DeChiara was 3-for-3, and David Wheeler, 2-for-3 for the winners. Cubs pitcher Josh Ahmanson struck out nine batters in three innings.

The Indians rallied for three runs in the final inning, but fell one short, as the Pirates hung on for a 7-6 victory. Jonathan Prietz's two-run triple was the big hit for the Indians in that sixth inning. He also had tripled in two runs earlier in the game.

Andrew Gackenbach's solo homer had tied the game, 3-3 in the Pirates' third. Kyle Leonard was 2-for-3 for the Pirates, and Adam Cohen added an RBI triple.

Matt Jolley singled home the tying run in the bottom of the sixth to give his Dodgers a 7-7 deadlock with the Red Sox. Jolley also had a two-run double, and Dave Szymanski was 2-for-3 for the Dodgers. Ryan Edmunds and Tommy Harrod each rapped a two-run double for the Sox.

The Tigers and Braves tied, 11-11. Brian Schmidt was 3-for-3 with four RBIs and three runs scored for the Braves. Kurt Keech chipped in with a 2-for-2 effort.

The Tigers' Aaron Taylor hit a two-run homer. Tigers pitcher Brandon Franklin struck out six batters in the last three innings, including the side in the final inning. He allowed two runs.

The Orioles jumped to a 7-3 lead after three innings and went on to beat the Giants, 9-5. Nick Sargent swatted a two-run homer for the Orioles, Eric Williston was 2-for-3, and Michael Mandella went 2-for-3, scoring two runs and driving in two. Steve Liberto stole home for the Giants.

The Expos exploded for 11 runs in the late innings to beat the Rangers, 12-6. Nick Kraus' bases-loaded triple highlighted a five-run Expos' fourth. Chris Leonard's two-run single was the big hit in the Expos' six-run fifth inning. Mike Neaubaur was 2-for-2 for the Expos.

Expos reliever Matt Boone escaped a bases-loaded no-out situation in the Rangers' fourth without yielding a run. He pitched three scoreless innings, striking out four, and was the winning pitcher.

Rangers starter Lloyd Jones allowed only one run in three innings, striking out six.

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