State baseball

High Schools

May 26, 2000|By Lem Satterfield

State baseball

Tonight's final

At Joe Cannon Stadium

Class 4A No.11 Dulaney (16-8) vs. Watkins Mill (18-2)

Time: 7

Outlook: Dulaney, from Baltimore County, and Watkins Mill, from Montgomery County, are in their first title games. The Lions have won nine of 11, including the North region championship over last year's state runner-up, Perry Hall. LHP/OF Trevor MacMeekin (.420, 29 RBIs), C Scott Headd(.515, 26 RBIs) and DH David Gobeli ( .545, 21 RBIs, 4 HRs) lead the Lions. The Wolverines shut down Anne Arundel County power Old Mill, 6-0, in the semifinals.

Tomorrow's finals At Joe Cannon Stadium

Class 3A

No.1 Fallston (20-1) vs. Damascus (20-0)

Time: 3:30

Outlook: Fallston routed Harford County rival Bel Air, 13-2, for the North region crown to avenge its only loss of the season. The Cougars, in their first state title game in school history, will send 6-foot-6, 215-pound right-hander Phil Akens (7-0) - whose fastball has been clocked at more than 90 mph - against the state's only unbeaten team, the Hornets. Damascus, from northern Montgomery County, is the Washington area's top-ranked team and won a state title in 1998. Pro prospect Corey Consuegra (SS/P) and P Joe Rice lead the Hornets.

Class 2A

No.14 Towson (18-4) vs. Walkersville (20-2)

Time: 7

Outlook: The Generals, from Baltimore County, enter their first state title game with two solid pitchers available -four-year veteran Mike Williams and Andre Gardner. Williams is 7-0 with one save and 61 strikeouts and a 1.33 ERA. Gardner is 6-2 with 104 strikeouts, a 1.50 ERA and, at one point this season, a state-record three straight no-hitters, one of them a perfect game. Walkersville, from Frederick County, is going for its third state title - second straight - on a 14-game winning streak. The team batting average is .330, and three pitchers are strong.

Other final At Joe Cannon Stadium

Class 1A: Rising Sun vs. St. Michael's, noon tomorrow

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