Mt. Hebron grabs 5th in row, 6-4

Victory over Wilde Lake runs league mark to 8-1

Baseball roundup

High School

April 18, 2002|By Rick Belz | Rick Belz,SUN STAFF

The Mount Hebron baseball team stretched its winning streak to five games with a 6-4 victory over Wilde Lake yesterday.

With the league season at the halfway point, the No. 10-ranked Vikings (9-2, 8-1 league) have a two-game lead over their nearest competitor, Centennial (8-3, 6-3).

Steve Crow (3-2) threw six innings and was the winning pitcher against Wilde Lake. Jeff Carr hit a two-run home run. Mount Hebron stranded 13 runners, leaving the bases loaded three times.

Centennial 10, Oakland Mills 0: The Eagles kept pace with a victory over the Scorpions as Brad Loveless pitched five innings and struck out 11.

A. J. Tinnerella went 3-for-3 with a double and a triple. Tom Phelan and Andrew Bechta each went 2-for-3 for Centennial.

River Hill 9, Howard 8: The Hawks (6-4, 5-3) stayed two games behind in the loss column with a thrilling victory over the Lions (6-5, 5-4) in eight innings. It was River Hill's third straight extra-innings game.

Howard lost it on a bases-loaded error. It was the Lions' second straight one-run loss.

River Hill's Ben Trapuzzano was the winning pitcher with three scoreless innings in relief of starter Steve Cornelius. Trapuzzano also went 2-for-4 with a double and led off the game-winning rally with a walk.

"Trapuzzano did some clutch pitching in the top of the eighth inning," said Hawks coach Rick Lloyd. "With a runner on second base and no outs, he struck out two straight batters and got the final out on a fly."

Dan Konapelsky went 3-for-5 with a double and four RBIs for River Hill. And Jeff Marquart went 3-for-4 with two doubles and three runs scored. Brian Heinz and Cornelius each had RBI hits.

Atholton 11, Hammond 5: The Raiders (7-4, 5-4) remained three games behind Mount Hebron by defeating the Bears as Matt Revelle pitched a strong game to raise his record to 5-1.

James Conrad hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning for Atholton. Tom Barker drove in three runs with a single and a fielder's choice.

Joel Krueger, Chris Trigger and Revelle each had RBI singles. And Brendan Flannery hit a two-run single.

"They made the plays and we left some pitches up," said Hammond coach Mike Lerner. "Revelle is one of the best pitchers in the county."

Glenelg 14, Long Reach 4: The Gladiators (6-5, 4-5) defeated the Lightning (5-5, 4-4) behind the pitching of Ross Hempel and the hitting of Rob LaHayne.

LaHayne hit a home run and a double and drove in five runs. Tim Phelps also homered. The Gladiators led after three innings 12-2.

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