Westminster clinches Carroll and CMC titles

Owls win suspended game

2nd called by darkness

Baseball

High School

May 07, 2002|By Glenn P. Graham | Glenn P. Graham,SUN STAFF

Unconventional as it was, No. 10 Westminster ultimately got the sweep it was looking for yesterday.

Completing the April 19 game against South Carroll, suspended in the bottom of the third inning due to weather, the Owls came away with a 10-4 win over the Cavaliers in Westminster to clinch both the Carroll County crown and Central Maryland Conference title.

In yesterday's originally-scheduled game that followed, the two teams were tied at 5 going into the bottom of the seventh inning before the umpires suspended play due to darkness.

The Owls, who improved to 14-3 overall, 5-0 in county play and 11-2 in the CMC, got what they were looking for in the first game with a strong pitching performance from senior Jason Thayer, who allowed just one run in four innings to get the win, and a clutch fifth-inning at-bat from catcher Sean Brewer.

Brewer's one-out double to the fence in left-center scored two runs to give the Owls a 6-4 lead and they would not look back. Brewer finished the game 2-for-3 with two doubles and four RBIs. In the fifth, he was looking for a fastball from South Carroll pitcher Josh Lewis and got it.

"It was a team effort; everybody played well. We wanted to finish what we started a couple weeks ago," he said. "For us seniors, four years ago it was a goal of ours [to win both the county and conference titles] ."

Completing yesterday's originally scheduled game could be difficult with the Owls scheduled to play Franklin today and Dulaney tomorrow before the region playoffs start later in the week.

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