No. 8-ranked Centennial scored 13 runs in the first inning and never looked back in a four-inning, 28-7 victory over Fairmont Heights in the first-round of the Class 2A South regional playoffs in Ellicott City yesterday.
Centennial (16-4) punched out 25 hits and scored seven runs in the second, three in the third, and five in the fourth against its Prince George's County opponent.
The Eagles received contributions from junior first baseman Steve Lazarewicz (3-for-5 with five RBIs), senior catcher Matt Duechler (2-for-3, four RBIs) and senior second baseman Chris Tiedermann (2-for-2, three RBIs).
Centennial will play Surrattsville at 3: 30 p.m. Monday at Coska Park in Prince George's County.
No. 13 C. Milton Wright 9, Woodlawn 1: Senior Mike Crone struck out 14 and gave up only four hits to help the Mustangs win in the first round of the Class 3A North state regional playoffs in Woodlawn yesterday.
Senior first baseman Brad Glascock hit a two-run homer in the first and finished with five RBIs.
No. 18 Patapsco 6, Edgewood 4: Greg Hopper struck out 13 and homered for the visiting Patriots (15-2) in a Class 2A North game. Patapsco, ranked 18th, improved to 15-2.
Towson 13, Overlea 3: Senior first baseman John Michael Pjura launched a three-run homer in the first inning and junior shortstop Mike Williams hit two solo shots as the Generals upset the visiting Falcons in the first round of the Class 2A North state regional playoffs in Towson yesterday.
Williams hit his homers in the second and fourth innings and finished with four RBIs. Pjura added two singles, and senior pitcher Andre Gardner struck out seven and walked only three.
Towson improved to 10-8, while Overlea dropped to 11-6.
The Generals visit Lansdowne for a 4 p.m. game Monday.
Harford Tech 9, Carver A&T 3: Sophomore catcher Chris Yeagle fell a home run short of a cycle as he led the visiting Cobras (7-13) to a first-round victory in the Class 1A North regional playoffs in Baltimore yesterday.
After reaching base on his first three at-bats, Yeagle drew a walk and hit a fly ball to the outfield in his final two attempts.
Senior pitcher Jeff Bohdel hit a bases-loaded triple in the first inning to help his cause. He also struck out two and walked four.
Aberdeen 6, Milford Mill 2: Senior pitcher Kevin Bowman struck out 10, and the host Eagles notched five runs in the second inning to win a first-round matchup in the Class 3A North regional playoffs in Aberdeen yesterday.
Sophomore second baseman Doug Anderson chipped in with a two-run double to help Aberdeen improve to 7-12.
The Eagles will play at Kenwood at 4 p.m. Monday.
Pub Date: 5/15/99