Spoone stops Chesapeake, 4-2

Baseball

April 15, 2003|By Pat O'Malley | Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF

Chorye Spoone did it all yesterday in leading host Northeast to a 4-2 victory over Chesapeake in an Anne Arundel County baseball game at Harry Lentz Memorial Field in Pasadena.

Spoone, a 6-foot-1, 216-pound senior right-hander, overpowered the visiting Cougars (3-5) on a two-hitter with 14 strikeouts and allowed only two balls to be hit into the air. With the bat in his hands, he had two hits, including a homer, for the Eagles (5-3).

"That was the best pitching performance against us this year," Chesapeake coach Jim Simms said.

"We have a pretty good hitting ballclub and he shut us down. He's a player. He kept us off balance and struck out some of our better hitters. We had a couple kids who hadn't struck out this year, strike out twice today."

Throwing his fastball consistently in the mid 80s, Spoone, who walked three and hit two batters on 118 pitches, twice had four strikeouts in succession. He got everybody in the Cougars' lineup on strikes at least once except for ninth hitter Dan Plitt.

Plitt was the only Cougar to make an out in the air when he lined to right in the seventh. The only other ball the Cougars hit into the air was Chris Hurd's line single in the seventh.

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