South Carroll still in hunt for playoffs

May 11, 1994|By Glenn P. Graham | Glenn P. Graham,Sun Staff Writer

A share of the Carroll County title. Assured of at least part of the Central Maryland Conference title. Now all Joe Foltz wants is a chance to coach another day at South Carroll.

Foltz and the Cavaliers can only sit and wait to see if they will qualify for the region playoffs. Seneca Valley also is vying for the fourth and final spot in the Class 3A West Region and had three games remaining going into yesterday.

The Cavaliers (14-6) did all they could with a 13-1 win against visiting Liberty yesterday afternoon in their season finale.

The Cavaliers finished 5-1 in county play, tied with co-champion Westminster. They also finished 8-4 in the highly-competitive CMC, one-half game in front of Thomas Johnson and Frederick, who are both 7-4 with one game each left in conference play.

Foltz, who will not return to South Carroll next because the school is dropping his electronics course due to a lack of enrollment, is in his seventh season as the Cavaliers coach and has a 72-61 career record.

"I have no regrets and have really enjoyed it," he said.

"I wish I was back, but I want to stay in teaching, and to run a program, you really have to be in the school where you're at."

A second wish would be a chance for his Cavaliers to play in the postseason.

The Cavaliers have been hot at the plate in the second half of the season and Foltz believes he has the quality pitching to make some noise in the region playoffs.

"We're hitting the ball real well and we've been getting the pitching all year," he said.

Yesterday, they pounded out 12 hits, including five for extra bases, and Kile Maxcy allowed just three hits in the five-inning game for his fifth win of the season.

The Cavaliers scored three times in the first . Brad Schulze started it with a single and scored on Maxcy's triple to the gap in left-center. Catcher Jeremy Hancock followed with a run-scoring single between third and short. Jason Petroski, running for Hancock, stole second and then scored on a Mike Paull single.

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