North Carroll baseball* Babe Ruth League -- Ron's...


July 21, 1994|By Mike Nortrup

North Carroll baseball

* Babe Ruth League -- Ron's Automotive went 13-1 to win the age 14-15 championship.

Its key game came near the end of the season when Ron's faced second-place Manchester Pharmacy, which was only a game behind in the standings. Manchester jumped ahead in the opening inning.

Dave Nowicki singled home a run and later scored on an error. Tommy Barron's two-run double tied it 2-2 for Ron's in the second. Eric Ford doubled home a run, and Mike Bellgrau singled home another, to put Ron's ahead, 4-2, in the fourth inning.

But Nowicki drove in runs in the home fourth and fifth to tie the game at four. Ron's shortstop Todd Bosley though, speared a bases-loaded line drive with two outs to stop Manchester in the home fifth. Ron's Jake Watson singled home the game-winner in the seventh.

Ron's clinched the league title in its next-to-the-last game, by beating Farmers and Merchants Bank, 11-8.

The two had battled to an 8-8 tie after four innings before Ron's pulled away. Two-run singles by Todd Bosley and Matt Bechtel keyed Ron's four-run fourth inning. Bosley, Ron's leading hitter with a .670 batting average for the year, was 3-for-3, with three RBIs and three runs scored, in the game.

Bechtel was 3-for-5, scoring twice, and Tommy Barron was 2-for-2 for Ron's.

* 8-and-under boys -- Host team Manchester went 3-1 in its Invitational Tournament, edging Hampstead White, 4-3, to win the championship.

Kevin Swecker capped a two-run Manchester rally when he singled home the the winning run in his team's final at-bat in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Manchester opened by beating Hampstead Red, 8-5.

Clayton Dillon's three-run single helped Manchester build a 6-0 lead after four innings. Starter Chuckie Leppo struck out eight Hampstead batters in holding that team in check over the first three innings.

After Hampstead scored five in the fifth, Michael Shea's two-run double in the home half, gave Manchester some breathing room. Shea was 2-for-3; Michael Montaigne and Dustin Shamer each scored two runs for Manchester.

Hampstead White though, beat Manchester, 20-7, in the second game.

Kevin Swecker, Leppo and Rob Waskiewicz were each 2-for-3 for Manchester.

Manchester then downed Reisterstown, 11-1.

Leppo had a two-run triple for the winners, and Chris Adami, an RBI triple. Those two youngsters also pitched three innings each, holding Reisterstown to one hit and striking out 12.

The championship game saw Hampstead White build a 3-0 lead after four innings, before Manchester would rally to win.

Swecker's bases-loaded blow then chased home Clayton Dillon with the game-winner.

Swecker was named the tournament's outstanding offensive player in a poll of the four team coaches.

Hampstead White third-baseman Dan Slattery was named outstanding defensive player, and teammate Curtis Bosley, the tournament's most valuable pitcher.

Swimming Lochearn topped Freedom, 260-215, dropping the local team's record to 1-2.

Karen Platte and Bill Marriott had outstanding meets for Freedom despite the loss.

Each youngster won four events; Marriott has yet to lose this year.

Freedom's winners were as follows: girls 11-12 100-meter individual medley, Karen Platte, 1:27.39; boys 13-14 100 individual medley, Bill Marriott, 1:20.21; girls 6-under 25-meter freestyle, Deanna Edwards, 22.01; girls 11-12 50 freestyle Karen Platte, 36.42; boys 13-14 50 freestyle, William Marriott, 1:10.49; girls 6-under 25 backstroke, Stacey Krebs, 33.08; boys 8-under 25 backstroke, Chris Schreiner, 26.12; girls 11-12 50 backstroke, Rebecca Mackert, 44.74; boys 11-12 50 backstroke, Adam Marriott, 47.56; boys 13- 14 50 backstroke, Bill Marriott, 36.31; boys 8-under 25 butterfly, Chris Schreiner, 28.18; girls 11-12 50 butterfly, Karen Platte, 39.51; boys 13-14 50 butterfly, Bill Marriott, 35.37; boys 8-under 25 breaststroke, Chris Schreiner, 28.28; girls 9-10 25 breaststroke, Leslie Edwards, 23.10; girls 11-12 50 breaststroke, Karen Platte, 47.48; boys 13-14 50 breaststroke, Micah Reese, 40.66; girls 9-10 200 freestyle relay, Erin Albright, Brooke Bennett, Ashley Doerr and Christina Ryder, 3:04.27; boys 11-12 200 freestyle relay, Kyle Mitchell, Kevin Schreiner, Greg Putman and Michael Young, 2:54.38.

Watermont dealt the Westminster Pool squad its first loss of the year with a 272-209 verdict.

The winners for 2-1 Westminster were as follows: girls 100 individual medley, Aimee Smith, 1:26.79; girls 13-14 100 individual medley, Mandy Gierlach, 1:20.13; girls 15-18 100 individual medley, Marie Tomarelli, 1:14.36; girls 9-10 50-meter freestyle, Jocelyn Andersen, 37.68; girls 11-12 50 freestyle, Whitney Palmer, 34.08; girls 13-14 100 freestyle, Jessica Bracken, 1:09.82; girls 15-18 100 freestyle, Marie Tomarelli, 1:07.46; boys 8-under 25 backstroke, Thomas O'Loughlin, 25.79; girls 11-12 50 backstroke, Aimee Smith, 40.04; boys 11-12 50 backstroke, Jason Beal, 46.64; girls 15-18 50 backstroke Marie Tomarelli, 36.41;

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