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May 5, 1997
FOR 23 YEARS, Bernie Walter has coached Arundel High's varsity baseball team on a field dubbed "Death Valley." Mr. Walter last month became the third baseball coach in Maryland school history to reach 400 wins (against 113 losses).His teams in Gambrills have set records for most titles at the state (7), regional (9) and county levels (14). His record this decade alone is a sterling 136-29, testament to the fact he has been able to connect with another generation of teen-agers, even as musical tastes changed from rock to rap and jeans went from tight to baggy.
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By Steve Jones | March 31, 2013
When the Major League Baseball season starts March 31, Brett Harman won't be on a pitcher's mound. Instead, the 23-year-old Westminster resident will be preparing for a career as a physician assistant. But Harman, who had a standout career at Westminster High and the University of Maryland, isn't ready to give up baseball completely. Later this spring, Harman will leave Carroll County for St. Louis, where the right-hander will pitch for the River City Rascals, on the outskirts of St. Louis.
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By Alex Koustenis and Alex Koustenis,SUN STAFF | June 7, 2002
Several of Maryland's most talented high school baseball players gazed out of the sixth floor window of the Camden Yards warehouse, looking down on the field in awe. They are fully aware that their fantasies of playing at Oriole Park will soon be reality. On Sunday, 30 graduating seniors from around the state will participate in the 21st annual Crown High School All-Star Game after the 1:35 p.m. Orioles-Los Angeles Dodgers game. But the players aren't the only eager ones. "This is the highlight of my career," said Ron Audlin, a coach from Dulaney and a member of the North team coaching staff.
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Sandra McKee | May 24, 2012
The 30 best high school baseball players as selected by the Maryland State Association of Baseball Coaches will be playing in the 31st annual Brooks Robinson All-Star game on Sunday, June 10. Chesapeake-Anne Arundel County coach Ken King, chairman of the event that will be held at Camden Yards after the Orioles game that afternoon, said the lineup will be a "Who's Who" of players in the state. A year ago, fans got to see the Baltimore Sun's baseball Player of the Year T.J. Pipik from Reservoir combine with Ryan Redinger of Mountain Ridge for a four-hit, 5-0 shutout for the North Stars.
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Sandra McKee | May 24, 2012
The 30 best high school baseball players as selected by the Maryland State Association of Baseball Coaches will be playing in the 31st annual Brooks Robinson All-Star game on Sunday, June 10. Chesapeake-Anne Arundel County coach Ken King, chairman of the event that will be held at Camden Yards after the Orioles game that afternoon, said the lineup will be a "Who's Who" of players in the state. A year ago, fans got to see the Baltimore Sun's baseball Player of the Year T.J. Pipik from Reservoir combine with Ryan Redinger of Mountain Ridge for a four-hit, 5-0 shutout for the North Stars.
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By Adam Schlenoff and Adam Schlenoff,SUN STAFF | August 6, 2004
As the nation's top prospects play in the AFLAC All-American Baseball Classic tonight, they will compete under the watchful eye of scouts representing every major league team. A squad of rising high school seniors from the East will take on their counterparts from the West at 7:30 p.m. at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, with honorary chairman Cal Ripken as host. A home run derby will take place at 6:30 p.m. featuring five players from the East team and three from the West. The lone Maryland player on either squad is St. Paul's standout Steve Johnson, a Kingsville resident and one of 10 pitchers selected.
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By Pat O'Malley and Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF | August 28, 1998
Arundel High School families are hosting this week an all-star boys baseball team from central Japan's Kanagawa prefecture, a region south of Tokyo with more than 200 high-school squads.The team of 18 players, plus an eight-man staff, is playing three games while staying with families in the Crofton/Gambrills area of Anne Arundel County.The visitors will tour Camden Yards and, weather permitting, are to take in tonight's Orioles-Kansas City Royals game before leaving for home Sunday.The Japanese visited the Babe Ruth Museum on Wednesday and Washington, D.C., yesterday, seeing the National Air and Space Museum, the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial.
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By Pat O'Malley | May 24, 1991
It's been a long road back, but Zach Collins has made it.Tomorrow night at McCurdy Field in Frederick he'll take the ball from Arundel skipper Bernie Walter and go out to pitch the state 4A championshipgame against defending champion Perry Hall of Baltimore County.Arundel (19-4) plays Perry Hall (16-2) in the state 4A title gameat 7 p.m. and will be after its fifth state title and first since 1987.Before the start of this school year, no one would have guessed that Collins would be starting the state championship game come May25.
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By PAT O'MALLEY | August 18, 1993
It's official. The Arundel High Wildcats (21-1) of coach Bernie Walter have received word from the Easton Sports Original National High School Baseball Poll published by Collegiate Baseball that they are this year's national champion.Arundel won a record sixth Maryland baseball championship this spring in Class 4A and was perched atop the Easton Poll across the nation."Collegiate Baseball called and we will be their official national champion for this year and will receive a trophy at the American Baseball Coaches Association Convention in Anaheim [Calif.
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By Elizabeth Heubeck | April 15, 2012
As soon as my husband walks through the front door, I usually can tell whether the high school baseball team he helps coach has won a game. A slow shuffle into the kitchen means a loss. A hearty hello means a win. But lately, wins by double digits have left him feeling defeated. His team is participating in the second annual President's Cup, a tournament in which nine of Baltimore's public high school baseball teams compete against seven private city school teams, with the championship game to be held next Saturday at Camden Yards - pretty heady stuff for any kid. The goals of the tournament, initiated by Baltimore City Council PresidentBernard C. "Jack" Young, are to reignite a passion for baseball among the city's youth, raise money to renovate city ball fields (as of March 24, it had raised $166,000)
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By Elizabeth Heubeck | April 15, 2012
As soon as my husband walks through the front door, I usually can tell whether the high school baseball team he helps coach has won a game. A slow shuffle into the kitchen means a loss. A hearty hello means a win. But lately, wins by double digits have left him feeling defeated. His team is participating in the second annual President's Cup, a tournament in which nine of Baltimore's public high school baseball teams compete against seven private city school teams, with the championship game to be held next Saturday at Camden Yards - pretty heady stuff for any kid. The goals of the tournament, initiated by Baltimore City Council PresidentBernard C. "Jack" Young, are to reignite a passion for baseball among the city's youth, raise money to renovate city ball fields (as of March 24, it had raised $166,000)
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By Sandra McKee, The Baltimore Sun | August 10, 2011
In the 1980s, many were captivated by the Baltimore Orioles and their future Hall of Fame shortstop Cal Ripken. Growing up in Essex and playing shortstop for Calvert Hall, Rich Bielski was one of them. Now the coach at Archbishop McCarthy High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. - and this year's USA Today National Baseball Coach of the Year - Bielski remembers a meeting with Ripken that helped shape his aproach to the game. "I made the state all-star team, and our game was played in old Memorial Stadium after an Oriole game," said Bielski, now 44. "It was 1984 and the Orioles had won the World Series in 1983, and Cal was MVP. It was a great time to be an Orioles fan, and he came into our dugout and asked who the shortstop was. "He sat down with me and we talked.
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By Sandra McKee, The Baltimore Sun | June 10, 2011
John Carroll's K.J. Hockaday set the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association career record for home runs this season with 31. It could be a record that stands for a long time. Next season Maryland, like the rest of the country, will follow the new regulations set forth by the National Federation of State High School Associations' baseball rules committee and outlaw the use of the current aluminum bat. In its place will be a bat that must meet the Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR)
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,sandra.mckee@baltsun.com | May 10, 2009
You have to keep an eye on Atholton's No. 5, because the player wearing that number could be on the pitching mound, at short stop, catcher or catching fly balls in center field. Wes Hand willingly lends one whenever Raiders coach Kevin Kelly calls. "Wes is a coach's dream," said Kelly. "Because of his versatility, he allows you to do so many different things. He's one of our senior leaders. A great student. And more importantly, he's a very nice kid." At the plate, Hand, a senior, hits .324 with a .569 on-base percentage.
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By PAT O'MALLEY and PAT O'MALLEY,SUN REPORTER | May 3, 2006
A close baseball game turned on five consecutive walks and closed with some seventh-inning excitement as No. 2 Mount St. Joseph defeated visiting St. Paul's, 7-3, yesterday. The Gaels got a strong effort from senior left-hander Sean Kennedy (5-0), who tired in the seventh. Sophomore Ryan Kemp came on to get the last two outs and left the bases loaded after the Crusaders had scored two runs. "Kennedy changed speeds well on us and went inside and out," said St. Paul's coach Paul Bernstorf.
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By PAT O'MALLEY and PAT O'MALLEY,SUN REPORTER | April 29, 2006
Two junior pitchers with contrasting styles, left-hander Alex Bechta and right-hander Austin Harclerode, led top-ranked Centennial to its 17th consecutive win yesterday, 4-1, at No. 15 River Hill. Bechta started for the Eagles (17-0 overall, 13-0 Howard County) and pitched two outs into the sixth inning for his sixth win using a lot of off-speed stuff. Harclerode came on throwing fastballs to get the last four outs, three via strikeout, for his first save. The duo stranded nine Hawks over the last four innings with the only run coming in the bottom of the fourth on a wild pitch by Bechta with two outs.
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By Caitlin Francke and Caitlin Francke,SUN STAFF | July 31, 1998
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- With a 90-mph fastball and the cockiness befitting a star, John Albert Miller IV had wanted to be a famous baseball player since taking the Little League mound.But Miller's quest for stardom took a detour through the Monroe County, N.Y., criminal justice system and into a jail cell in Towson, where he is now charged with murder."He's big-time now," said Roger Clemons, Miller's former neighbor and pickup softball teammate, sitting on his porch yesterday in a working-class neighborhood in eastern Rochester.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,Evening Sun Staff | May 21, 1991
Despite getting a head start, Jacen Martinez is playing catch-up when it comes to baseball.The Towson State second baseman has spent more time around the game than any of his teammates, since he grew up watching his father Tippy pitch for the Orioles. There was spring training in Miami and summers at Memorial Stadium, and his playmates were named Belanger, Crowley and Dempsey.The Tigers' leadoff hitter, however, is also one of their most inexperienced hands in game situations. The 20-year-old did not play high school baseball, since his senior class at Rock Academy totaled eight and there weren't enough students to field a team.
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By PAT O'MALLEY and PAT O'MALLEY,SUN REPORTER | April 20, 2006
Nothing was settled yesterday in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference for baseball. In fact, the league has gone from a two-way tie for first between Calvert Hall and Mount St. Joseph to a three-way tie with Archbishop Spalding joining the group. The first two teams split two games in Irvington, and Spalding also won to leave all three teams 8-2 in league play. No. 2 Calvert Hall took only one inning to win the completion of a March 24 suspended game, 8-7, ending the Gaels' 11-game winning streak.
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By PAT O'MALLEY and PAT O'MALLEY,SUN REPORTER | April 6, 2006
Two Anne Arundel County teams, each coming off its first loss of the season, met yesterday, and No. 4-ranked Severna Park got back on track with a 7-1 victory over nearby rival Broadneck, now struggling after winning its first four games. Junior right-hander Britton Quayle was the main reason the Falcons were able to avoid a two-game losing streak and improve to 4-1 yesterday. The Bruins, who lost, 5-4, to No. 2 Arundel on Tuesday, slipped to 4-2. Making his first start of the season, Quayle went the distance on 89 pitches, pitching a four-hitter with five strikeouts, two walks and one hit batter.
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