7-inning limit leaves high school stars 11-11

July 11, 2005|By Pat O'Malley | Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF

Two All-Metro selections from Calvert Hall's 31-1 team and two players from Anne Arundel County took the post-game awards after yesterday's Brooks Robinson High School All-Star Game at Camden Yards. The game ended in an 11-11 tie between the North and South because of a seven-inning limit.

Calvert Hall's Rob Waskiewicz (no runs, one hit in two innings) and Scott Krieger (2-for-4, double and game-tying single in the bottom of the sixth) took Outstanding Pitcher and Most Valuable Player honors for the North, respectively.

Old Mill's All-Metro shortstop, Alex Buchholz (2-for-3, including a two-run triple off the wall in left-center), and Ken Misal (no runs and hits, one walk in two innings) of Southern earned the South pitcher and MVP awards.

Also for the South, Jake Shibilsky of Chesapeake-AA was 2-for-4, including a line-drive homer to left measured at 393 feet, and Brian Hobbs of North Caroline, who played his junior year at Arundel, had a double and homer to left-center.

Had there been an unsung hero award, it surely would have gone to North first baseman Brad Rifkin, who played the entire game with a broken left foot.

Rifkin fractured his foot running to first base in a game on Saturday, but refused to miss the game featuring the top seniors from Maryland public and private schools.

"I had to play today, there is no doubt," said Rifkin, who had a two-run single in an eight-run fifth inning that gave the North a 9-5 lead.

"I mean to get play in Camden Yards in front of people. It's something that if I had not played, I would have regretted it the rest of my life."

Rifkin, the All-Metro first baseman from Park, was able to play thanks to Orioles trainer Richie Bancells and team orthopedist Charles Silberstein, who started working on Rifkin at 11:45 a.m., taping a brace on his foot twice to have him ready for the 4:30 p.m. game.

"I have an extra bone in my foot and it's happened before," said Rifkin, who will attend Brown. "Generally, it takes three to four weeks to heal."

South 001 315 1 -- 11 11 1

North 000 182 0 -- 11 11 4

Misal, Mattes (3), Hurd (5), Bach (6) andShillingburg, Moss (5); Waskiewicz, Brown (3), Curd (5), Smith (6) and Caldwell, Warrenfeltz (5). 2B: S--Hobbs, Sobocinski; N--Caldwell, Krieger, Newton. 3B: S--Buchholz. HR: S--Shibilsky, Hobbs.

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