Prevatt puts on Ruthian show with 7 homers in 7 games

State notebook


April 10, 2003|By Bill Free | Bill Free,SUN STAFF

How impressive was Danny Prevatt's binge of seven home runs in seven games last week for CCBC-Dundalk?

In just 24 at-bats, Prevatt out-homered the entire Orioles team, 7-5, in their first seven games of the season (253 at-bats).

Not bad for a wide-eyed youngster from Archbishop Curley who is even allowing himself these days to dream about playing in the major leagues.

"I hit a lot of line drives," Prevatt said during a break from practice Tuesday afternoon. "But when I get the ball up in the air, it takes off. I've hit some 400-foot homers."

The sophomore third baseman had a week to remember April 1-6, going 13-for-24 (.541) with the seven home runs. He also drove in 19 runs, collected three doubles and stole six bases.

Prevatt established a school record with last week's power display, and it is quite possible he broke some national records. However, no weekly home run records are kept by the National Junior College Athletic Association.

Prevatt had hit only one home run in the first 10 games of the season before the fence-clearing tear for the Lions (11-6, 8-1 Maryland JuCo).

The performance of the week came against Montgomery-Germantown when he went 3-for-4 with two home runs, a double and five RBIs in a 10-9 victory.

CCBC-Dundalk coach Scott Roane said Prevatt has been offered baseball scholarships to two Division II schools, Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.) and Saint Leo (Fla.), and is being recruited by Duquesne (Atlantic 10).

This season, he leads his team with a .429 average, eight home runs, six doubles and 28 RBIs.

Campion goes national

Salisbury basketball All-American Amy Campion was honored as the Division III Women's Player of the Year on Monday night by College Sports Television.

Campion, a senior, was part of the cable network's launch-night telecast, which included the selection of the national men's and women's Players of the Year, Coaches of the Year and Teams of the Year for Divisions I, II and III.

Gymnasts aiming high

Towson's storied senior gymnasts, Kristen Presutti and Jenn Baierlein, will be out to qualify for the nationals Saturday night at the University of Georgia.

Presutti and Baierlein will be top seeds as all-arounds at the NCAA Southeast regional championships. Towson sophomore Juliya Kovaliova will compete in the regionals on the uneven bars.

Coppin's Baptiste wins

Coppin State sophomore Treska Baptiste held off Maryland's Devenn Hamilton in the 400 meters Saturday at the Maryland Invitational track and field meet in College Park, crossing the finish line in 54.91 seconds to qualify for the NCAA regionals May 30-31 at George Mason in Northern Virginia.

Hamilton was second in 55.17.

Coppin sophomore Dee Wright took the high jump at 5 feet, 1 3/4 inches over teammate Nicole Brown, who cleared the same height but finished second on the basis of more misses at the winning height.

Et cetera

Navy's water polo team was named to the American Water Polo Coaches Association and Collegiate Water Polo Association All-Academic teams. The Mids were one of 22 squads recognized for having a 2.75 grade-point average or better. Four Mids captured individual honors, with freshman Bryan Lingle being cited for having a 4.0, while senior goalies Cody Acuna and Nick Hill and freshman Alex Ratliffe all received "excellent" accolades. ...

Neither Coppin State (7-14, 5-3 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) nor UMES (5-11, 3-3) is tearing up the softball world, but the teams combined for 44 strikeouts Saturday as they split a doubleheader in Princess Anne. Twenty-nine strikeouts came in the first game. Eagles sophomore Jamie Imhof struck out 17 on the way to a 4-2 victory, and UMES sophomore Marlee Johnson had 12 in the loss.

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