JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - Wearing the name of the late Walter Youse imprinted in white on their black under-sleeves, the Maryland Orioles rolled to a 19-0 rout of Johnstown in the All-American Amateur Baseball Association 20-and-under national championship game last night.
It was Baltimore's record 21st national title. The previous 20 were won under Youse, who died last year.
"The tradition Walter established means a lot to us," said Orioles coach Dean Albany.
Shane Justis went 4-for-5 with two runs and three stolen bases, while tournament Most Valuable Player Kevin Hart (Maryland) had two hits - including a grand slam - and five RBIs to pace a 17-hit attack for the winners.