Barwick gets Scorpions off to good start

Howard notebook

March 25, 1998|By Rick Belz | Rick Belz,SUN STAFF

Ryan Barwick went 3-for-3 with six RBIs, as defending county tri-champ Centennial defeated Oakland Mills on opening day Monday, 10-1. Chris Tiedermann pitched six innings for No. 7-ranked Centennial, allowing three hits and striking out nine.

Hammond shines in opener

The Hammond baseball team opened its season with a 6-4 victory over defending county tri-champ Mount Hebron Monday. Senior Ken Beck pitched five scoreless innings in relief.

Hammond rallied from a 4-0 deficit with four runs in the bottom of the second inning. Nick Peter's bases-empty home run put the Bears ahead in the third inning.

Two Bears freshmen had auspicious starts. Brian Brewer went 2-for-4 and Jason Maxey was 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

Atholton starts strongly

Ryan Schulz went 3-for-4 with a double and Andy Severt hit a two-run home run as defending county tri-champion Atholton opened its season with a 9-2 win over Howard.

Sixteenth-ranked Atholton rapped out 10 base hits. Doug Airel and Matt Martiny combined to pitch a five-hitter.

New 10-run rule

A new National Federation rule requires that games must end if the losing team is behind by 10 runs and has had five innings at-bat.

Wilde Lake and Long Reach were the first county teams to invoke the rule when the Wildecats defeated the Lightning, 12-1, Monday.

Robinson leads Salisbury

George Robinson (Oakland Mills), a 5-foot-10 senior guard from Howard Community College, led Salisbury State this season in scoring (17.6 points) and rebounding (6.2) and had 71 steals. He shot 52 percent from the field.

Bernie Dennison (Glenelg Country School), a sophomore, averaged 4.2 points and 4.9 rebounds for Salisbury State.

"He's a good rebounder who came on at the end," said coach Ward Lambert, who will return 12 players from this season's 11-14 team.

Bob Davidson deadline

Deadline for applications for the 13th annual Robert Davidson Scholar Athlete Program for Howard County public high school graduating seniors is April 10.

Available are two $2,000 scholarships, one for a male and one for a female. Also available are two $500 runner-up scholarships.

Applicants must have a minimum 3.25 GPA, 1,000 SAT, 17 academic courses and five varsity letters either earned or projected. Applications are available at each high school.

Beginning runners

Anyone who has ever wanted to take up running but didn't know how to get started can attend a Howard County Strider Speaker Series called Running 101 on April 2, at the East Branch Library on Cradle Rock Way at 7: 30 p.m..

The introduction to running covers the basics of shoes, clothing, soreness, training, etc.

Pub Date: 3/25/98

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