Team-by-team Capsules

March 21, 1995|By Rick Belz

Mount Hebron Vikings

1994 record: 11-9 overall, 7-7 league. Coach: Pat Crouse.

Top players: Billy Blair, Sr., P; David Pruitt, Sr., P; Tony Giro, Sr., SS; Jim Long, Sr., 3B; Tom Perrone, Soph., C; Brian Picker, Soph., P; Mark Jordan, Jr., P, OF.

Outlook: Pitching will be Mount Hebron's strength. The defense is adequate. Long (.328, 15 RBI) is the only proven returning hitter. Much will depend on sophomores Picker and Perrone. Crouse is a first-year head coach replacing Dave Appleby.

Oakland Mills Scorpions

1994 record: 3-17 overall, 3-11 league. Coach: Tim O'Brien.

Top players: Eamon Gallagher, Sr., C; John Sunderdick, Jr., P, 1B; Jon Vassil, Sr., 2B; Mike Schmitz, Sr., SS, P; Jon Alexander, Sr., 3B; Bruce Berry, Sr., P, 1B; Tim Williamson, Sr., OF.

Outlook: The Scorpions return 10 players from a team with an 8.65 ERA and a .219 batting average. Sunderdick (.370) and Gallagher (.317) offer some returning offense, and Sunderdick should be one of the league's top pitchers. The defense looks

strong in the infield.

Wilde Lake Wildecats

1994 record: 1-17 overall, 1-13 league. Coach: Jim Mowder.

Top players: Jason Cohen, Jr., SS, P; Frank DeSantis, Sr., Inf.; Tony DeSantis, Sr., C; Micah Zwirling, Sr., 3B; Chad Whipkey, Sr., P, Inf.; Dylan Gentile, Jr., P, 1B; Tony Jackson, Soph., OF, P; Jason Sturgill, Jr., P.

Outlook: The Wildecats return eight starters, but only Cohen (.341) hit consistently. The pitching is unproven. The team is more experienced and quicker than last season, but its progress is being impeded byhaving to bus to practice at the old Wilde Lake field, and by lack of indoor facilities at River Hill, the school's current home base.

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