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From Sun staff reports | April 29, 2014
Andrew Spinnenweber pitched a perfect game for host Chesapeake-AA as the No. 8 Cougars (14-2) shut out Glen Burnie in six innings, 10-0, in Anne Arundel County league action on a rainy afternoon. Austin Weiss provided the big blow for Chesapeake with a three-run home run in the fifth inning. Spinnenweber recorded 13 strikeouts. No. 9 North Harford 9, North East 4: The Hawks improved to 14-2 behind Brian Shaffer's 2-for-2 day - including a double, home run and two RBIs - as they defeated the Indians in league play.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 10, 2014
BOSTON -- Left-hander Wei-Yin Chen once fell four outs away from throwing a perfect game while he was pitching in Japan, so it's not like Wednesday's brief flirtation with baseball history in the Orioles' 10-6 win at Fenway Park was unchartered territory. “It comes across your mind, but still a perfect game is very difficult to do,” Chen said through an interpreter after his perfect-game attempt was broken up with one out in the sixth. “I just tried to concentrate on each at-bat.
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July 31, 1991
Two county pitchers combined on a perfect game yesterday to lead Arundel past Frederick, 2-0, in the finals of the Babe Ruth 14-year-old state tournament in Clinton.Severna Park resident Bill McGuire pitched the first five innings before giving way to Odenton's Russ Allen, who finished up with two innings. The duo had six strikeouts.McGuire, who pitched two innings the previous day, was forced to leave yesterday's contest because of a league rule prohibiting a player from throwing more than seven innings in two games.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2014
When Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman walked off the mound after the fourth inning Wednesday, moments after third baseman Manny Machado turned in another stunning defensive gem, the rookie said he wasn't dreaming of his potential moment in history. Gausman just wanted to pitch as long as he could and get his team the win - something he did in the Orioles' 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels at Camden Yards. Sure, Gausman had retired 12 straight hitters to begin what was just the 15th start of his major league career and, sure, Machado and right fielder Nick Markakis had already delivered highlight-reel defensive plays that are often made in no-hitters or perfect games.
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May 12, 2010
It was a good idea Phil Rogers Chicago Tribune Good baseball is always about doing what's called for in the situation. Evan Longoria's bunt attempt in the middle of Dallas Braden's perfect game on Sunday was a good idea at the time, and well within anyone's understanding of baseball etiquette. Longoria was leading off the fifth inning, with Tampa Bay trailing 4-0. While he's a power hitter, the four-run deficit meant the Rays needed a big inning. He was only thinking about getting on base to spark that when he tried to bunt Braden's first pitch for a hit. He fouled it off and would go on to strike out. Afterward, Braden called the try "intelligent," and he was right.
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By Steven Kivinski and Steven Kivinski,Staff writer | May 17, 1991
Not much seems to bother Amy Jakubowski these days.Chesapeake's ace windmiller was one pitch away from throwing her second no-hitter of the season yesterday when Old Mill's Amy McKenzie blooped a singleinto shallow right field, foiling her perfect game.One batter later, the top-seeded Cougars sealed the 4-0, Class 4ARegion IV semifinal victory over the fourth-seeded Patriots.While most pitchers would stew over the one that got away, Jakubowski smiled a smile that stretched from foul line to foul line and queried, "A one-hitter isn't bad, is it?"
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By DON VITEK | March 12, 1995
Bowl America Glen Burnie has been sitting in the heart of Glen Burnie for many years. A lot of fine scores have been posted in the 48-lane tenpin house. It would be difficult to count the 800 sets and 300 games by men over the years.What about the women?"I'm pretty sure that she's the first one to do it," said Chuck Kelly, manager of Bowl America Glen Burnie. "I know that I don't remember any women doing it.""She" is Bec Hebler of Pasadena, and "it" was a perfect game.Last month, Hebler opened her Thursday league with a 212 game; she finished with a 181. But that middle game was the big one."
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By DON VITEK | January 9, 1994
At Bowl America Reisterstown recently, a Young America Bowling Alliance member came within a whisker of a perfect game.Vlad Ioffe, a 19-year-old freshman at UMBC, fired a 299 game.Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, and brought to America at 6, Ioffe started bowling about six years ago.A bio-chemistry major who plans to become a doctor, Ioffe uses a 15-pound Purple Hammer."I'm averaging 165 right now," said Ioffe, who lives in Owings Mills. "But that day I was having a tough time getting lined up."
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By DON VITEK | December 19, 1993
Curt Ludwig and Tony Dorsey bowl at Brunswick recreation centers in Howard County, and now they have another thing in common. Each owns a perfect game.Ludwig started bowling in 1958 with duckpins, as did so many of the Baltimore-born bowlers, before switching to tenpins. Still residing in Baltimore with his wife, Donna, he bowls in two leagues at Brunswick Normandy, the Wednesday Anytime Funtime and the Friday Friendship.If you bowl at Normandy lanes you know Curt and Donna; Curt works there as a mechanic and in the pro shop and Donna works the control counter.
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By DON VITEK | February 12, 1995
Kirk Janney, born and raised in Harford County, began bowling tenpins as a teen-ager; now 22, he carries a 208 average in three leagues -- Monday and Tuesday at Bel Air Bowl, Thursday at Fair Lanes Edgewood.Last month he had a night to remember."I wasn't doing anything different that night," Janney said. "My first game wasn't even up to my average."That first game was a 198; his last game of the three-game set was a 215. But that middle game was a beauty.Twelve strikes for his third career perfect game.
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Sports Digest | June 3, 2014
Francis Tiafoe of Riverdale Park, who on Sunday advanced to the second round of the 2014 Junior French Open with a straight-sets win, was eliminated Monday by unseeded German Jan Choinski . The Prince George's County product entered the tournament at Roland Garros as the No. 1 seed in the junior competition. "It's not easy," Tiafoe said afterward. "Obviously you're feeling pressure, me being the one seed, and the guy is playing unbelievable tennis. Obviously you're thinking you don't want to lose in the second round.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | May 18, 2014
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - We've been talking - and writing - about how concerning the Orioles' ballyhooed offense has been for most of this season. Saturday night's 1-0 loss to the Kansas City Royals and left-hander Danny Duffy, who took a perfect game into the seventh inning, brings home that point with obvious emphasis. It's not that Duffy wasn't good; he was excellent. And it's not that he doesn't have talent; he always has been highly regarded, but he has battled injuries and questionable control over the years.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | May 17, 2014
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- For the majority of this young season, the Orioles' vaunted offense - which led the major leagues in home runs last year and then added slugger Nelson Cruz this offseason - has failed to live up to its advanced billing. On Saturday, in a 1-0 loss to the Kansas City Royals, the Orioles' offensive struggles nearly took a historic turn. Royals left-hander Danny Duffy retired the first 20 batters he faced and was just seven outs away from pitching the first perfect game against the Orioles in modern franchise history.
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From Sun staff reports | May 15, 2014
Nick Delp turned in a flawless baseball performance Wednesday for No. 3 Calvert Hall. The junior threw a perfect game, striking out five, as the host Cardinals (21-6) defeated No. 15 Mount St. Joseph, 5-0, in a Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference tournament game. The Gaels (13-14) were eliminated. Calvert Hall scored single runs in the first two innings and three in the third. The Cardinals, who lost, 9-3, Monday to No. 8 Archbishop Curley, must face the host Friars on Friday at 4 p.m., with the winner advancing to the championship against No.2 Archbishop Spalding on Sunday at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen.
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From Sun staff reports | April 29, 2014
Andrew Spinnenweber pitched a perfect game for host Chesapeake-AA as the No. 8 Cougars (14-2) shut out Glen Burnie in six innings, 10-0, in Anne Arundel County league action on a rainy afternoon. Austin Weiss provided the big blow for Chesapeake with a three-run home run in the fifth inning. Spinnenweber recorded 13 strikeouts. No. 9 North Harford 9, North East 4: The Hawks improved to 14-2 behind Brian Shaffer's 2-for-2 day - including a double, home run and two RBIs - as they defeated the Indians in league play.
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By Katherine Dunn, The Baltimore Sun | December 13, 2013
Dom Damico McDonogh In 24 years coaching high school football, Damico never experienced a season as perfect as this fall. His No. 1 Eagles rolled over the competition by an average score of 36-8 to finish 11-0 and win their first Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship since 2006. It was their third A Conference title but their first outright. Damico was also All-Metro Coach of the Year in 2000 when the Eagles finished 10-0 and No. 1 after winning the B Conference and defeating A Conference champ Gilman.
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By From Staff Reports | July 31, 1994
TRENTON, N.J. -- Left-hander Rick Forney pitched a seven-inning perfect game to lead the Bowie Baysox past the Trenton Thunder, 8-0, in the second game of an Eastern League doubleheader last night.In the first game, Tony Clark's run-scoring single in the bottom of the 10th inning gave Trenton a 3-2 victory.Forney (11-6), from Annapolis, struck out five. Trenton's Evan Pratte grounded out to first baseman Jack Voigt to end the game.The Thunder came close to breaking up the perfect game in the seventh when Justin Mashore hit a bouncer inches foul down the third base line.
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By LEM SATTERFIELD and LEM SATTERFIELD,STAFF WRITER | April 30, 1991
At the start of the seventh inning, the Chesapeake softball team wasprotecting a 3-0 lead and appeared on the verge of avenging an earlier 4-3 extra-inning loss to Severna Park.More importantly, the Cougars' ace right-hander Amy Jakubowski was nearing her second career perfect game and her fifth victory in seven starts.Jakubowski held on for the 3-0 perfect-game win, but the final inning offered some tense moments and some ominous similarities to the first meeting. In that game, Jakubowski had a no-hitter going for five innings before getting rocked for a loss by the Falcons.
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By Matt Vensel, The Baltimore Sun | November 8, 2013
With each punt that sails out of bounds or bounces into the end zone, the frustration mounts for Sam Koch. The Ravens punter has been through a lot in his eight years in Baltimore, with many more memories worth savoring than ones he wishes he could kick to the curb. But the 31-year-old said this "little rough spot" over the past four games has been the most maddening stretch of his career. "It's one of those things where you don't want to let it show," Koch said Thursday as he stood in a mostly empty locker room, many of his teammates as far from reporters as they could get. Koch has at times displayed the form that made him one of the AFC's top punters, having dropped one punt inside the 10-yard line in each of his past three games.
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | October 23, 2013
For the third consecutive season and for the fifth time since 2003, the Johns Hopkins football team has opened the year with a 6-0 overall record and a 5-0 mark in the Centennial Conference. Accompanying that success is mounting pressure to maintain that perfect record. But several players said the Blue Jays don't feel that burden. “We take everything week by week,” senior quarterback Robbie Matey said after the team's 42-17 rout of Dickinson on Friday night . “So the next week is just as important as the last week.
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