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August 11, 1993
Chris Rice knocked in the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth inning with a single and right fielder Billy Walter threw out the tying run at the plate in the bottom half of the inning to lift the Gunther-Kazmarek Little Orioles of Baltimore (64-6) over Puerto Rico, 3-2.The win advances the Little Orioles into the championship round of the Continental Amateur Baseball Association 14-and-under World Series in Dublin, Ohio. Tony Coyne picked up the win and Chris Calvert a save in relief of Jared Vogt (19-1)
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2013
Vincent J. Leone, a former Locust Point cafe owner who with his two brothers sponsored notable amateur baseball teams, died Saturday at Genesis HealthCare Spa Creek Center in Annapolis, where he had been recuperating from a fall. The former longtime Brooklyn Park resident, who had recently moved to Kent Island, was 91. Vincent John Leone, the son of a construction company owner and a homemaker, was born in Baltimore and spent his early years on Walbrook Avenue before moving to South Baltimore with his family.
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By Pat O'Malley | August 21, 1992
Now I know a lot of you have really missed me the last couple of weeks and I want to share a few things with you from my vacation, but let me first give you some news on the upcoming 13th annual Anne Arundel County Suns-Oriolelanders All-Star baseball game.The sandlot all-star doubleheader pits a team hand-picked by Baltimore Orioles scouting supervisor Jim Gilbert against the Suns, which gathers many of Anne Arundel County's best amateur players on one team. The doubleheader is set for 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept.
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Sports Digest | September 24, 2012
Varsity baseball Lombardozzi's dad to coach Good Counsel  Good Counsel in Olney announced the hiring Friday of Steve Lombardozzi Sr. , 52, as baseball coach. When his schedule will allow it, Steve Jr. (Atholton), a Washington Nationals infielder-outfielder, hopes to lend a hand, too. "I'm excited for him," Steve Jr., 24, said. "I think he's going to have fun. It's close near our house. He works really well with kids. And he spends a lot of time and enjoys helping kids and he'll be able to see progress and hopefully impact kids lives on and off the field.
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By Pat O'Malley and Pat O'Malley,Sun reporter | August 5, 2007
Baltimore Orioles scout Dean Albany is chasing the legend of his mentor, Walter Youse, as his Orioles scout team that he named after Youse arrives in Johnstown, Pa., today for the 63rd All American Amateur Baseball Association tournament. Youse's Orioles are seeking their fifth consecutive national crown and 25th overall, both AAABA records. Youse, who won more than 3,000 games in 60 years of amateur baseball, led his Leone's, Johnny's, Corrigan's and Maryland Orioles teams to 20 AAABA titles, the last in 2001, including five in a row from 1979 to 1983.
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By Pat O'Malley and Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF | April 16, 2002
Walter Youse used to say that "publicity is the backbone of amateur baseball," but to many, Walter Youse was the backbone of amateur baseball for more than 60 years in Baltimore. Youse, longtime baseball scout and amateur coach of the nationally known Leone's, Johnny's and Corrigan's teams that produced scores of major-leaguers, including Hall of Famers Al Kaline and Reggie Jackson, died of congestive heart failure at St. Agnes Hospital early yesterday morning. He was 88. Born and raised in Baltimore, Youse "was like the Babe Ruth of amateur baseball," said Bobby Ullman, a former Youse assistant coach.
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January 15, 1993
The third annual Maryland State Association of Baseball Coaches clinic is scheduled today and tomorrow at the BWI Marriott Hotel.Lecturers will be Atholton High athletic director Don Van Deusen, Dundalk Community College coach Elliott Oppenheim, Georgetown assistant coach Duane Rhine, UMBC coach John Jancuska and Louisiana State coach Skip Bertman.Those honored will be a Coach of the Year from each of Maryland's nine public school districts and six Hall of Fame inductees. Also recognized will be an Amateur Junior Baseball Player of the Year, an Amateur Baseball Woman of the Year, a Volunteer Amateur Baseball Coach of the Year and an Umpire of the Year.
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By Pat O'Malley | August 14, 2003
The Maryland Redbirds lost, 3-2, in eight innings to Riverside, Calif., in the semifinals and finished third in the U.S. Amateur Baseball Federation 18-and-under World Series in San Diego. The Sun's All-Metro catcher Chad Durakis (St. Paul's) led the Redbirds with a .427 average and a .622 slugging percentage. Nick Couzantino, an All-Metro player from Old Mill, and Scott Lippa (Curley) paced the Redbirds' pitching staff that had a cumulative 2.13 ERA. Meanwhile, in Brooklyn, N.Y., Jason Driver was the winning pitcher and his catcher, Alex Egber, had three hits as the Baltimore Buzz won the American Amateur Baseball Congress inaugural Pee Wee Reese 11-and-under World Series over the New Jersey Wildcats, 8-2.
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By Steven Kivinski and Steven Kivinski,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | August 15, 1997
In his 21-year involvement in Baltimore-area youth baseball, Roger Faw, commissioner of the Baltimore Metro baseball league, can't remember a local organization having produced two national champions in the same season.Faw's memory was tested this week after the Maryland Orioles youth baseball organization, which makes its home at Sixth Street Field in Brooklyn, produced its second world series champion this summer.The Maryland Orioles 10-and-under team got things started by winning the Dizzy Dean World Series earlier this month in Athens, Tenn.
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By PAT O'MALLEY | August 13, 1995
How good is amateur baseball in the Anne Arundel County area? Pretty darned good.Nine teams from the area qualified for various "world series" this summer, which is an indication of the caliber of summer baseball played around here.The Maryland Orioles, coached by ex-Baltimore Oriole minor league pitcher Tim Norris, was runner-up in the National Amateur Baseball Federation World Series in Sylvania, Ohio. Norris' team defeated an excellent Gambrills team to win the NABF regional at Sixth Street Field in Brooklyn to advance to the series.
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By Sports Digest | July 6, 2010
Amateur baseball Under-14 Yankee Rebels sweep Ohio tournament The under-14 Baltimore-based Yankee Rebels went undefeated to win the Mick Sharkey Memorial Storm Club 4th of July Baseball Tourney in Cincinnati this weekend. The Rebels won by a combined 66-22 in five games, including a 10-0 win against the defending champion Northern Kentucky Dragons. Andrew Witczak (Calvert Hall) led all batters with a .667 batting average and threw a no-hitter, Jonathan Calvin (River Hill)
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By Pat O'Malley and Pat O'Malley,Sun reporter | August 5, 2007
Baltimore Orioles scout Dean Albany is chasing the legend of his mentor, Walter Youse, as his Orioles scout team that he named after Youse arrives in Johnstown, Pa., today for the 63rd All American Amateur Baseball Association tournament. Youse's Orioles are seeking their fifth consecutive national crown and 25th overall, both AAABA records. Youse, who won more than 3,000 games in 60 years of amateur baseball, led his Leone's, Johnny's, Corrigan's and Maryland Orioles teams to 20 AAABA titles, the last in 2001, including five in a row from 1979 to 1983.
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By Anica Butler and Lisa Goldberg and Anica Butler and Lisa Goldberg,SUN STAFF | June 22, 2005
Benjamin Huxtable got his first plastic baseball bat at 6 months, and by this spring he was showing a knack for the sport in the T-ball games sponsored by a local rec council. On Father's Day, the 4-year-old was just where he wanted to be: at a baseball diamond in Baltimore County, sticking close by as his dad warmed up for an adult amateur baseball league game. That's when a ball flew over the father's head and struck the boy in the chest. "Daddy!" Benjamin yelled, his eyes wide as he ran toward his father.
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July 24, 2004
The quiz His moment in the sun: Forty years ago today, an Orioles rookie beat the Washington Senators, 7-2, on a two-hitter. It was the first of his two career victories. Name him. Answer, 7C PRO BASKETBALL Mystics, Beard end Lynx's run at six with 65-61 victory Rookie Alana Beard scored 23 points and made two free throws with 1:11 remaining to lead the host Washington Mystics to a 65-61 victory last night over Minnesota, ending the Lynx's franchise-record six-game winning streak in the WNBA.
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By Pat O'Malley and Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF | June 3, 2004
Brooks Robinson is still making game-saving plays. When the prestigious high school seniors 23rd all-star baseball game lost its sponsor, Crown Central Petroleum, the former Hall of Fame third baseman came to the rescue. Now the showcase of top players from the state's public and private schools will be called the Brooks Robinson High School All-Star Game of Maryland. This year's game will be played June 13 at Camden Yards after the 1:35 p.m. Orioles-San Francisco Giants game. The North and South teams were announced yesterday at a news conference at Camden Yards.
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By Pat O'Malley and Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF | May 2, 2004
The Ripken brothers, Cal and Bill, are at it again promoting the game they love at the level where it all starts -- amateur baseball. Already committed to numerous youth clinics in honor of the late Cal Ripken Sr. and the 12-and-under Cal Ripken World Series under the auspices of Babe Ruth Baseball, Ripken Baseball yesterday announced that it will promote and host the AFLAC All-American High School Baseball Classic. At a news conference at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, Cal Ripken led off the festivities for the 2004 showcase, where many of the nation's rising seniors will play Aug. 6 at Ripken Stadium.
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By Pat O'Malley | August 3, 1992
With the Continental Amateur Baseball Association (CABA) 18-and-Under World Series winding down, and the final of the championship bracket set for 5 tonight at Joe Cannon Stadium in Harman's, Big Lew (nothing irreverent, it's what everyone calls him) Holmes is beaming with pride.And while the championships have Holmes, who serves as president of the Anne Arundel Amateur Baseball Association (AAABA) and CABA East Regional director, tickled, it has not prevented him from looking to the future.
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By PAT O'MALLEY | August 18, 1994
Baseball strike? Who cares?I don't because amateur baseball on the high school and summer levels is more genuine and in the spirit of what the game was meant to be.A three-week journey (vacation) to youth baseball tournaments in Cleveland, Altoona (Pa.), Chicago and Marietta East-Cobb (Ga.) more than satisfied my appetite for the real game -- amateur baseball, which still and always will be a boys game.Let me share a few things I learned and observed this summer. I start with something I knew and many local coaches knew all along and maybe we take for granted.
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By Pat O'Malley | August 14, 2003
The Maryland Redbirds lost, 3-2, in eight innings to Riverside, Calif., in the semifinals and finished third in the U.S. Amateur Baseball Federation 18-and-under World Series in San Diego. The Sun's All-Metro catcher Chad Durakis (St. Paul's) led the Redbirds with a .427 average and a .622 slugging percentage. Nick Couzantino, an All-Metro player from Old Mill, and Scott Lippa (Curley) paced the Redbirds' pitching staff that had a cumulative 2.13 ERA. Meanwhile, in Brooklyn, N.Y., Jason Driver was the winning pitcher and his catcher, Alex Egber, had three hits as the Baltimore Buzz won the American Amateur Baseball Congress inaugural Pee Wee Reese 11-and-under World Series over the New Jersey Wildcats, 8-2.
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By Pat O'Malley and Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF | August 12, 2003
After winning the United States Specialty Sports Association World Series in Orlando, Fla., a couple of weeks ago, the Maryland Orioles' 16-year-old team, with players from all over the metro area, Virginia and Florida, leaves today for the Super-7 National Invitational in Marietta, Ga. Two seven-team divisions will compete and gain a lot of exposure in front of pro and college scouts at the East Cobb Sports Complex. "The strongest teams in the entire nation are playing in it," said Mike Williams, a 6-foot-6, 220-pound left-handed pitcher from Broadneck High who had two wins and a save in the USSSA World Series to earn Most Valuable Player honors.
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