No. 8 Glenelg forfeits game to Centennial

Hempel breaks state rule: pitches 16 innings in week

High Schools

April 11, 2002|By Rick Belz | Rick Belz,SUN STAFF

The No. 8-ranked Glenelg baseball team forfeited Monday's 2-1 victory over No. 6 Centennial because the Gladiators broke a state rule by allowing one of their pitchers, Ross Hempel, to throw 16 innings during a seven-day period.

State rules permit pitchers to throw 14 innings in any given seven-day period.

Don Disney, Howard County's coordinator of athletics, said: "Glenelg athletic director Mike Williams conducted an investigation and reported that Ross Hempel went over his allotted innings."

Hempel pitched six innings against Atholton on April 2, three innings against River Hill on Friday and seven innings against Centennial on Monday.

A pitcher does not have to complete an inning to be charged with throwing one. He need only throw one pitch.

In two of those 16 innings, Hempel left the game before recording an out.

Glenelg coach Tom Thrasher, who has led the Gladiators to two state titles, could not be reached for comment.

Said Centennial coach Dave Appleby: "It's commendable that Coach Thrasher and Glenelg discovered the discrepancy and had the integrity to self-report. Rules are made for a reason. The pitching rule is a good one because it does provide a boundary for coaches.

"First and foremost, the rules are there to protect the kids. It's not about wins and losses."



Boys lacrosse

North Carroll at Glenelg, 3:30

Beth Tfiloh at Glenelg Country, 4

Dundalk at Havre de Grace, 4

Key at Heights, 4:15

Liberty at Urbana, 6:45

Girls lacrosse

Hammond at Centennial, 3:30

Howard at Wilde Lake, 3:30

Long Reach at Mt. Hebron, 3:30

River Hill at Oakland Mills, 3:30

Edgewood at C.M. Wright, 3:30

Aberdeen at Joppatowne, 3:30

Western Tech at Randallstown, 3:45, Carver A&T at Lansdowne, 3:45

Park at Key, 4

Catonsville at Franklin, 5:15

Hereford at Eastern Tech, 5:15, Loch Raven at Dulaney, 5:15

Parkville at Towson, 5:15

Perry Hall at Sparrows Point, 5:15

Overlea at Kenwood, 5:15

Dundalk at Owings Mills, 5:15

Woodlawn at Pikesville, 5:15

Meade at Annapolis, 5:15

Liberty at Urbana, 5:30

Glenelg at North Carroll, 6:15


John Carroll at Gibbons, 3:45

Carver vs. Forest Park at Bloomingdale, 3:45

Lake Clifton vs. Southwestern at Clifton Park, 3:45

Northwestern at Edmondson, 3:45

Curley at McDonogh, 4

Mount St. Joseph at Calvert Hall, 4

Loyola at Gilman, 4

St. Paul's at Spalding, 4

Boonsboro at F.S. Key, 4:45

Severna Park vs. Meade at Kinder Park, 7:15


St. Mary's at AACS, 3:30

Arlington Baptist at St. Timothy's, 3:45

Spalding at McDonogh, 3:45

Mt. Carmel at Bryn Mawr, 3:45

Mercy at John Carroll, 3:45

NDP vs. Mount de Sales at Catonsville Senior Center, 3:45, Friends at Chapelgate, 3:45

Towson Catholic at St. Paul's, 3:45

Annapolis at Southern-AA, 4 Catholic at Pallotti, 4

Beth Tfiloh at Roland Park, 4

Garrison Forest at Park, 4

Oldfields at Maryvale, 4

Dunbar at Western, 4

Edmondson at City, 4

Lake Clifton at Patterson, 4

Northern at Douglass, 4

St. John's-PH at Lutheran, 4

Meade at Severna Park, 4

Southern B. vs. Northwestern at Riverside Park, 4

Southwestern at Poly, 4

Walbrook at Carver, 4

Boonsboro at F.S. Key, 4:45

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