No brag from Centennial's Chambers after he hits three HRs, strikes out 11

April 24, 1996|By Rick Belz | Rick Belz,SUN STAFF

Adam Chambers of Centennial called it "a pretty good game."

But it was much better than pretty good.

In a 21-3 victory over Oakland Mills last Friday, he homered his first three times at bat, including twice in the first inning. He went 4-for-5 and drove in seven runs.

He pitched a no-hitter for five innings, and left after six innings having struck out 11, walked one, allowed two hits and no runs. Twice he struck out the side.

"Two summers ago I had almost as good a game at the plate when I hit two home runs and a double for the Columbia Reds in a game against Elkridge," Chambers said.

He thinks his pitching effort against Oakland Mills wasn't as noteworthy as his two innings of relief in a 3-2 upset victory against Mount Hebron the day before the Oakland Mills game.

"A Maryland coach was there with a radar gun, so there was a lot of pressure, and Mount Hebron's lineup is loaded with power hitters," Chambers said. He struck out four batters and got the win.

Chambers (2-1) also remembers pitching against Mount Hebron in a holiday tournament in which he struck out 10 and allowed no runs in six innings before giving way to a relief pitcher.

Marchegiano to Bradley

Tony Marchegiano of Glenelg has signed with Bradley University on a soccer scholarship.

Marchegiano, a first-team Baltimore Sun all-county selection, expects to play outside midfield for the Division I Peoria, Ill., school, which competes in the Missouri Valley Conference.

Recently hired Bradley head coach Jim DeRose scouted Marchegiano at the Maryland All-State game played at UMBC while DeRose was still an assistant coach for Richmond.

"He really sounded committed to me, and I like what I saw when I visited," Marchegiano said. "They are building a new lighted stadium and want soccer to be a major fall sport because they don't have a football team. They are in the same conference as Creighton, which has a Top 10 program."

Marchegiano said DeRose had also scouted him at the Tampa Sun Bowl while Marchegiano was playing for the Columbia Darby club team.

He will receive a full tuition scholarship, part of it academic and part for soccer.

He said he also received partial scholarship offers from Delaware and Virginia Tech.

Marchegiano scored 12 goals and had two assists last fall, and set the school career scoring mark of 27 goals.

Bachman to Georgetown

Peter Bachman of Howard has received a partial academic scholarship to Georgetown University, and expects to be playing left outside midfield for the Hoyas soccer team next fall.

Bachman, who plays club ball for the Columbia United, also considered Brown and Loyola before deciding on Georgetown.

Sunderdick shines

John Sunderdick pitched and batted Oakland Mills to a 2-1 upset of Mount Hebron on Monday. The loss dropped Mount Hebron out of first place.

Sunderdick drove in Oakland Mills' first run in the first inning on a double, after a single by Joe Rubbo. Sunderdick also hit a game-winning solo homer in the fourth inning. He allowed six hits and raised his record to 2-1. Oakland Mills is 3-6 overall and 1-3 in the league.

WL streak ends

The Wilde Lake boys lacrosse team ended a three-year winless drought Monday by beating North Carroll.

The Wildecats were 0-3 this season, went 0-11 last season and were unable to field a varsity team in 1994. Wilde Lake's last victory was April 28 of 1993 -- also against North Carroll.

Pub Date: 4/24/96

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