No-hitter, two low-hitters build Pyzik's pitching rep

Notebook

April 09, 1999|By Katherine Dunn and Lem Satterfield | Katherine Dunn and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF

John Carroll's Maggie Pyzik has pitched a no-hitter, a one-hitter and a two-hitter already this season.

The left-handed sophomore, who pitched just three innings last year, has gone 27 2/3 innings this spring with three shutouts. Pyzik (3-2) has allowed just nine hits and six earned runs and has struck out 42 batters as the Patriots (5-4) improved to 4-1 in the Catholic League B Division.

She struck out seven in a 13-0 five-inning no-hitter vs. St. Mary's and struck out 14 in an 11-0, six-inning win over Mount Carmel. In a 7-0 win over C. Milton Wright, she allowed just one hit.

Busy day for Brocato

Hours before his second-ranked Crusaders fell short in Tuesday's 16-10 loss at top-ranked St. Mary's, St. Paul's boys lacrosse coach Rick Brocato witnessed his wife Tracy giving birth to their second child.

Jackson Scott "Jack" Brocato was born at 9 a.m. at GBMC, weighing nearly 8 pounds and "already sporting thick black hair," like dad, Brocato said.

Lakers' unsung hero

He may not be a superstar, but Boys' Latin midfielder Jon Singer has been a bona fide unsung hero in nearly all of the sports he has played, which includes tennis (he was state-ranked as a 12-year-old), golf and baseball.

In last weekend's 11-10 overtime lacrosse win over then-No. 1 McDonogh, Singer did such yeoman work on faceoffs and in man-down situations that one assistant coach called him "the game's MVP."

Singer, named to the "Who's Who" of high school students, also was the captain of both the Lakers' Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference runner-up basketball team and the soccer team. He was named team MVP and earned second-team All-Conference soccer honors.

A 4.0 student and a National Honor Society president, Singer ranks No. 2 in his class and will play lacrosse at Franklin & Marshall, which has awarded him the John Marshall Scholarship.

Squire Shootout

The Baltimore Select 17-and-under basketball team travels to the two-day Squires Shootout at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va., this weekend.

Team members include Calvert Hall's Reggie Bryant and Delbert Randall; Towson Catholic's Keith Jenifer and Gil Goodrich; McDonogh's David Lunn; Dunbar's Pierre Tucker; and City's Todd Galloway.

The team was 3-1 at last weekend's Easter Hoopfest Tournament in Philadelphia, led by Lunn, who averaged 14.4 points.

Harford Christian rules

Harford Christian's girls basketball team won the school's third north-area championship of the Maryland Association of Christian Schools Athletic Conference.

Coach Brian Akers' Eagles (18-10) defeated Carroll Christianof Westminster, 69-57, to win their second straight title. They join the boys and girls soccer teams as MACSAC north champs.

The Eagles also won the MACSAC Division I state title, with senior reserve Debbie Petrecca's basket off a rebound at the buzzer the 46-45 game-winner vs. Surrattsville's Grace Brethren.

Honor roll

Mount St. Joseph lacrosse defenseman Andy Copelle, who signed early in November with Maryland, was voted Outstanding Defenseman in last weekend's Mount St. Joseph Easter Tournament after grabbing 21 ground balls in two games. St. Joe was runner-up to Bethesda's Landon.

Calvert Hall junior Alan McDavid and Dulaney freshman Tenke Zoltani were voted the top track performers at the recent Mount St. Joseph Invitational, the first big meet of the season. McDavid won the 100 (11.0), 200 (22.6) and 400-meter (51.8) sprints and anchored the 400-meter relay team (45.1) to help the Cardinals win the team title. Zoltani set meet records while capturing the mile (5: 16.9) and two-mile (11: 34.9) for team winner Dulaney.

Showdown time

The fourth Maryland High School Lacrosse Showdown at Johns Hopkins' Homewood field on May 1 will feature seven teams now ranked in The Sun's Top 15 girls or boys polls.

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