SwimmingPasadena's Steve Jones of the Maryland State...

RECREATION ROUNDUP

August 11, 1994|By Steven Kivinski

Swimming

Pasadena's Steve Jones of the Maryland State Police won four swimming gold medals and three silvers in the International Law Enforcement Olympics Monday and Tuesday in Birmingham, Ala. The event drew law enforcement officers from 25 countries.

Jones, 36, won the 200 individual medley, 400 freestyle and 100 butterfly, was on a winning relay in the 35-39 age group, and collected silvers in the 100 breaststroke, 100 backstroke and a relay.

His times of 1 minute, 1.29 seconds in the 100 fly and 1:11.43 in the 100 breast were personal bests by two seconds. His fly time was the fastest of the meet, which included swimmers as young as 21.

Softball

* 10-and-under girls -- The Linthicum-Ferndale Youth Athletic Association Rockies traveled to Chambersburg, Pa., last weekend and returned with a Chambersburg Invitational Tournament title.

The Rockies were dealt a 9-8 loss by the host team in their tournament opener, despite a home run from Tiffany Flowers and outstanding pitching from Kelley Teisi.

In Game 2, LFYAA defeated the Harrisburg (Pa.) All Stars, 18-6.

Teisi led the way, going 2-for-3 with a triple. Flowers, Lindsay Thompson and Amy Lambert each went 2-for-4 and Lauren Murphy went 2-for-5 with a double.

The Rockies escaped with a 16-13 victory over the host Chambersburg Suburbans in the title game.

Teisi, Thompson and Flowers shared pitching duties for the Rockies and combined for seven strikeouts. Flowers and Renee Pindea each went 2-for-3, and Kelly Taylor and Sam Phobeus both were 1-for-2.

Also contributing for the Rockies were Amy Brocious, Megan TTC Stewart, Dana Hegert, Amy Lambert and Jessica Hegert.

* Senior men -- Montgomery Auto won the Over-50 Doubleheader League Championship by defeating the Classics, 17-0 and 7-2.

Doc Rodgers and George Hadel were the hitting stars for Montgomery, and Bubba Mills picked up the win on the mound.

The Classics defeated Montgomery earlier in the playoffs, 11-8, behind solid pitching from Charles Hensley.

The Wooden Nickel defeated Last Chance, 21-0, Top of the Hill, 11-3, and Betty and Jakes, 19-1, to advance to the championship round of the Over-55 League.

In the final, the Wooden Nickel met the Top of the Hill and outlasted them, 17-16, for the title.

Joe Anderson drove in Paul Burgee for the winning run. Gary Fitzgerald picked up two wins for the Wooden Nickel and went 12-for-15 in the playoffs.

Howie Becraft also got two wins as a pitcher and Barry Shetrone went 12-for-15 with 11 RBIs. Howe Grier went 8-for-11 with eight RBIs for the victors and Billy Lovelace was 9-for-15 with eight RBIs. Jay Solomon went 10-for-14 and Tom Canning was 10-for-15.

Bill Nalley and Bob Poling led the way for Top of the Hill.

Montgomery Auto won the Monday Night Over-50 regular-season championship with a 25-2 record and Classics was second at 18-8.

* Men's Class C -- The Crofton Eagles, sponsored by State Farm agent Gary B. Carpenter, recently raced through the losers' bracket and won the Prince George's County Men's Softball Championship. It was the Eagles' second such title in five years.

Crofton recorded two tough wins before falling into the losers' bracket after a 14-13 loss to the Renegades.

The Eagles worked their way out of the losers' bracket with a 7-6 win over the Oak Tree Mob, a 26-12 victory over BCP Auto/Excel Sports and a 36-6 triumph over the Renegades.

Chris Knight hit four home runs in the Eagles' win over BCP Auto/Excel Sports, and Rich "Tiny" Barnett led the way as Crofton recorded 42 hits in its win over the Renegades.

Also contributing to the Eagles' success were Greg Smell, Bruce Buck, Dave Pick, Mike Moore, Don Sacha, Tom Gasch, Rich Wilson, Craig Engler and Franklin Chaney.

The Eagles will travel to Richmond, Va., on Labor Day weekend to defend their ASA regional crown.

Baseball

* 12-and-under boys -- The Maryland Orioles settled for third place in the American Amateur Baseball Congress World Series, after losing to Puerto Rico, 5-4, and Tennessee, 10-4, earlier this week in Las Cruces, N.M.

The Orioles, winners of the National Amateur Baseball Federation World Series in July, beat Las Cruces, 3-2, and Dallas, 7-5, in early-round action.

Wes Petrers pitched for the Orioles in their loss to Puerto Rico, giving up five hits and striking out eight.

"Wes pitched as good as any pitcher I've ever coached," said Maryland Orioles coach Dean Albany, whose team finished the season with an 83-7 record. "Our team was drained emotionally after the loss to Puerto Rico. I know I was drained and I know the 12-year-old kids had to be."

Shortstop Alan Strick was 3-for-4 with two runs against Puerto Rico and third baseman Ryan Childs was 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

Running

Nita Walsh of Columbia won the women's Five Miler and Burrell Davidson of Davidsonville won the women's Two Miler at last month's Crofton Runners Club competition at Crofton Park.

Top two finishers in the men's Five Miler were Terry Shanner of Fort Meade and David MacLeod of Silver Spring.

The top two runners, respectively, in the age classes were: 30-39 -- Jim Michela of Silver Spring and Doug Drabkowski of Lanham, Va.; 40-49 -- Larry Puglisi of Gambrills and Ted Hogan of Stevensville; 50-59 -- Dick Miller of Bowie and Roland Ortega of Towson; 60-and-over -- Tom Jones of Bowie and Bill Burlison of Odenton.

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