Coach goes to bat for BCC baseball

September 25, 1994|By Kevin Eck | Kevin Eck,Contributing Writer

The players' strike may have ended the major-league baseball season prematurely, but new Baltimore City Community College baseball coach Frank Szymanski's season is just beginning.

Szymanski, 26, is attempting to rebuild BCC's struggling baseball program. Last year's team folded with eight games remaining.

With just three returning players, Szymanski has been canvassing the BCC hallways looking for additions to his team.

So far, Szymanski has 15 players on the roster.

The team has been practicing at Woodmoor Elementary School to get in condition for the spring season.

"I like what I see so far," Szymanski said. "It's fun JUCO being around these types of players who want to work hard and win. I'm looking forward to the challenge of turning around this program and bringing it back to respectability."

Szymanski, a graduate of Loyola High School and Salisbury State, comes to BCC after serving as an assistant coach at Salisbury State for three seasons.

Reality check for Essex

After winning six of its first seven matches, the Essex Community College volleyball team has suffered a couple setbacks.

The Knights were defeated by four-year opponents Columbia Union and Catholic University two weeks ago. And to make matters worse, Essex is heading into the tough portion of its schedule.

Essex will play at Anne Arundel tomorrow, then the Knights will play host to Frederick on Thursday before participating in the Catonsville Invitational Saturday.

"Things are going to get tough," Essex head coach Barbara Miller said.

"Frederick was the top team in the region for a long period of time last year, and Catonsville went on to the national tournament."

Miller said she hoped the Knights, who were idle last week, were able to regroup during the week off.

"I would really rather play than have a week layoff, but I'm looking at this in a positive manner," she said. "We are coming off some bad games, so there are a lot of things we have to work on."

Putting their best foot forward

There is yet to be a blemish on the records of the men's and women's soccer teams at Catonsville Community College.

The men are 4-0 and the women have won their first two games.

Forward Troy Hoskins (North County) has been the offensive catalyst for the men, who have outscored the opposition, 14-0. He has scored in all four games and has a total of five goals and one assist.

Also playing well is freshman goalkeeper Ryan Beaumont (Cardinal Gibbons), who has made 19 saves and has not allowed a goal.

Honor roll at Dundalk

Carrie Falkenajn nearly single-handedly led the Dundalk Community College women's soccer team to a 10-1 rout of Hood College on Friday.

Falkenajn (five goals, three assists) had a hand -- or rather a foot -- in all but two of Dundalk's goals.

Grand opening

Baltimore City CC's physical education complex is scheduled to be unveiled in early December.

The facility will feature state-of-the art weight rooms and equipment, as well as refurnished offices and a sauna.

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