String of five-hitters produces 4-0 week for Western Maryland

April 24, 1996|By Glenn P. Graham | Glenn P. Graham,SUN STAFF

It was a week of five-hitters that helped the Western Maryland College baseball team get over the .500 mark.

The Green Terror (13-12, 8-6 in the Centennial Conference) wrapped up a 4-0 week with a doubleheader sweep of Franklin & Marshall on Saturday.

Brian Miller got the save in the opener, a 5-4 win, and pitched a complete-game five-hitter in a 6-2 Green Terror win in the second game. It's the second time this season Miller has recorded a save and a win in a conference doubleheader.

On Wednesday, Byron Druzgal went the distance, allowing five hits and striking out 10 in a 5-3 win over Gettysburg. It was Tim D'Angelo's turn on Friday as the Green Terror again beat Gettysburg, 9-1. D'Angelo had eight strikeouts in the complete-game win, a five-hitter.

Brian Culley provided a good part of the offense with two homers, two doubles, five RBIs and five runs scored in the four games. In the opener against F&M on Saturday, Culley tied the game at 2-2 with a two-run homer and drove in the winning run in the sixth with a double.

Terror women go 3-0

The Western Maryland women's lacrosse team also had a fine week, improving to 7-2 with three wins last week.

Sophomore goalie Amanda Rose had 51 saves in posting wins over Gettysburg (11-9), College of Notre Dame (8-6) and Bryn Mawr (16-5).

Senior midfielder Denise Sarver had 16 points in the three games and moved into second place on the school's all-time career goals list with 158. She's already second in career assists (48) and points (206).

Terror softball shutdown

Scoring runs wasn't a problem for the Green Terror softball team this season. Until this weekend.

Ursinus improved its winning streak to 24 games -- the longest current streak in NCAA Division III -- with a 4-2, 3-0 sweep of the Green Terror on Saturday.

Ursinus improved to 32-2 overall and 12-0 in the CC while Western Maryland dropped to 20-5 and 12-2 in CC. Ursinus has doubleheaders remaining against conference foes Swarthmore and Muhlenberg this week to try to clinch the conference title. Both teams are under .500 on the season.

The Green Terror came into the Ursinus doubleheader averaging eight runs a game, but managed only two runs and 14 hits against Ursinus pitchers Kim Sammartino and Janetta Trecroce, who both have 15 wins on the season.

Tennis finals this weekend

The Centennial Conference Tennis Championships will take place Saturday and Sunday at Bryn Mawr. The Western Maryland women are 7-2 on the season and 6-2 in CC play.

Sophomore Kim Keller is 5-2 competing mostly at No. 4 and No. 5 singles. Senior Becky Duex (Westminster) is 3-4 at No. 1 and No. 2 singles and 5-2 when playing No. 3 doubles with Callie Thompson.

Houck wins award

College of Notre Dame junior Tinah Houck (Westminster) was chosen the Atlantic Women's Colleges Conference Most Outstanding Lacrosse Player for 1996.

Houck scored four goals to lead the Gators (7-3) to a 14-2 win over Hood College in the conference championship game on April 13. A regional All-American last year, Houck has 33 goals and 12 assists in 10 games this season.

Laczkowski scores

Westminster High reserve defender Matt Laczkowski scored his first lacrosse goal in a 16-6 win over North Carroll last week.

The 6-6 Laczkowski, a first-team All-County basketball player in the winter, played baseball for the Owls last spring, but wanted to give lacrosse a try this year.

Pub Date: 4/24/96

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