Hebron's Swiech no-hits Severna Park

Pitcher rules in 9-0 win

Dulaney also impresses

Roundup

April 23, 2000|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

The unranked Dulaney baseball team left Severna Park High School yesterday feeling it had made the biggest splash of the day in a round-robin Severna Park Tournament with No. 8 Mount Hebron and the host No. 2 Falcons.

In the day's final game, however, Mount Hebron pitcher Steve Swiech pitched a no-hitter against Severna Park in a 9-0 dismantling of the perennial state contender.

Relying mainly on a baffling change-up, the senior kept the Falcons off balance all game, striking out six and inducing a multitude of weak swings. Swiech (4-2) never allowed a ball out of the infield, thanks in large part to three diving stabs, and allowed only two Severna Park batters to reach base, both on walks.

"He just had nasty stuff," said Mount Hebron coach Matt Forsyth. "He had all three of his pitches working today."

The performance handed Severna Park (11-2) its second loss of the season -- the other was April 10 against Annapolis -- and turned around what had been an otherwise lackluster day for the Vikings (10-3), who earlier lost to Dulaney, 6-3.

Dulaney, a largely unheralded team, nearly pulled a sweep against a pair of top-10 teams, following its opening-game win over Mount Hebron by falling one clutch hit shy in a 2-1 loss to the Falcons.

Boys lacrosse

No. 3 St. Mary's 10, Georgetown Prep 6: Senior midfielder Joe Thompson registered four goals and an assist to lead the Saints to a surprisingly easy win in Rockville.

Georgetown Prep, which suffered only its second loss of the season, took an early 2-0 lead, but two straight goals by senior attack Justin Mullen helped St. Mary's tie the score.

Thompson then scored the Saints' next three goals, and senior goalkeeper Tillman Johnson made 13 saves to preserve the win for St. Mary's (8-3). Haverford (Pa.) 14, No. 7 McDonogh 5: The host Eagles were shut out in the first and third quarters of the McDonogh Tournament championship in Baltimore, leading to their first non-league loss in 55 games.

Softball

No. 15 Long Reach 3, No. 13 Arundel 0: Junior pitcher Kathy Drew limited the Wildcats to five hits over five innings, and the Lightning (12-1) tagged junior Sara Kriger with three runs in the top of the seventh to win the Arundel Tournament championship.

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