Centennial uses 17 hits to defeat Long Reach, 13-9

9 Eagles starters connect in 2A South championship

Tourangeau hits 3 homers

May 22, 1999|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Centennial won the Class 2A South region championship behind a 17-hit attack yesterday, defeating upstart Long Reach 13-9.

Matt Deuchler led the host, 11th-ranked Eagles offensively by going 3-for-3 with a triple and a double and Steve Frederick had three singles as all nine Eagles starters had at least one hit.

Eagles starter Chris Tiedemann lasted 6 1/3 innings and left after giving up a grand slam to Pete Tschiffley, who had three hits for Long Reach.

Long Reach had upset Howard in the semifinals.

No. 7 South Carroll 12, Linganore 0: Jason Tourangeau hit three home runs, and Kevin Damiano and Ron Abigill connected for bases-empty shots, as the Cavaliers blew away Linganore in the Class 3A West final.

Brandon Woodward pitched a complete game for South Carroll, whose last appearance in the state finals ended in a loss to Thomas Stone three years ago.

No. 9 Glenelg 11, Brunswick 10: Mike Rice hit a three-run homer to key a six-run, seventh-inning rally to lift the Gladiators (19-4) over visiting Brunswick in the Class 1A South final.

Glenelg trailed 10-5 in the bottom of the seventh when John Hughes hit a two-run, bases-loaded single to center field to start the rally.

Jason Weszka had two hits in the inning, a single and the game-winning, two-run double.

No. 17 Glen Burnie 9, Chesapeake-AA 2: The Gophers (16-7) broke open the Class 4A East final with eight runs in the fourth inning, including a two-run home run by Brian Kellner.

Tim Hecker struck out three and gave up only three hits for his ninth win of the season.

Glen Burnie defeated Chesapeake for the third time this spring and advanced to the state semifinals for the first time in school history.

North Harford 6, Towson 3: Junior left-hander Scott Phillips struck out 15 batters and Justin Stoneback homered for the Hawks (16-8) in the Class 2A North final.

They will make their first appearance in the state semifinals. North Harford has given up only four runs in four regional rounds.

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