The Kazmarek Little Orioles took two games Saturday to advance in both the 10-12 and 13-14 Linthicum-Ferndale Youth Athletic Association Baseball Invitationals being played at LFYAA Park and the Brooklyn Park Youth Athletic Association 10th Avenue fields.
In 10-12, the Little Orioles ripped Lake Shore, 10-1, and in the 13-14 tournament rode the power pitching of Mike Wooden to a 4-1 victory over the Glen Burnie Boys team.
Those two wins coupled with a county Rec and Parks 11-13 romp over Crofton on Friday by 16-1 and an 8-2 win over the Yankee Rebels forthe Baltimore Metro 10-12 Thursday League Championship ran the Little Orioles' overall record to 44-6.
The Crofton victory gave the Little Orioles a regular-season tie for the county championship with the Severna Park Patriots, both teams finishing 11-2 in league play. Severna Park dropped a 5-2 decision to Linthicum Sports Club at Kinder Park Friday night after the Little Orioles' rout of Crofton.
In the LF 10-12 Invitational, right fielder Jared Vogt and first baseman Shane Miller each went 2-for-4 against Lake Shore to lead the way. Vogt belted a two-run homer, his team-leading sixth of the year, and Miller had a double with two RBI.
Charlie Killmayer (9-0) was the winning pitcher for the Little Orioles on a three-hitter with five strikeouts and four walks. Shortstop Mike O'Malley had four assists and one putout and catcher Shane Thompson, who had a double, gunned down two runners attempting to steal.
Wooden (9-2) fired a three-hitter with 15 strikeouts to stop the tough Glen Burnie Boys team in the 13-14 Tournament. The 13-year-old right-hander, who had lost once to GlenBurnie this season in the Metro 13 and Under League, struck out the side in the first, second, fifth and seventh innings.
At the plate, Wooden helped himself out with two doubles and an RBI while shortstop Ryan Fleetwood went 4-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI. Second baseman Chris Rice had two hits, including a double.
Wooden doubledin Fleetwood in the top of the first to give the Little Orioles a 1-0 lead, but Glen Burnie answered in the bottom of the first on a single and stolen base by Lee Blades, who came home on Jim Wilder's single to center.
In the second inning, Fleetwood's infield hit scored center fielder Sean Fairbanks with the go-ahead run. Fairbanks and pinch-hitter Jason Sieklicki singled in runs in the third with Joe Hartand Vogt scoring. Hart was a pinch runner and Vogt had doubled.
Faced with a must-win situation against Crofton (8-5) Friday night to tie for the county championship with Severna Park, the Little Oriolesexploded for six runs in the first inning and scored at least once in every inning except for their final at-bat.
Vogt (10-1) was brilliant through the five innings he worked, yielding only four hits andone run, striking out five and walking two.
Offensively, the Little Orioles got three hits each from Rice, Ryan Markish and 11-year-old Troy Sedgwick. Those three guys each had a double along with Rico Pagan and O'Malley. Another 11-year-old, Zach Stauffer, had a single and two putouts in right field.
With the 8-2 victory over the Yankee Rebels on Thursday, the Little Orioles wrapped up the Baltimore Metro League Thursday League with a 9-0 record. Mike Ziegler (9-1) settled down after giving up two runs and three hits in the first inning to pitch a three-hitter the rest of the way.
Ziegler, who did not walk a batter (he has walked only four in 55 1/3 innings) and struck out eight, knocked in his 50th run of the season with a fifth-inning single. After the weekend, the 11-year-old right-hander had 52 RBI in the Little Orioles' 50 games.
Vogt went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer and Miller whacked a three-run homer to highlight a four-run fifth.
With an 11-10 thriller over the Yankee Rebels of Baltimore on Sunday night at Brooklyn Park's 10th Avenue Fields, Harundale advanced to tonight's 8 o'clock winner's bracket game against the Kazmarek Little Orioles-Howard County winner from Monday night.
The winner of tonight's game moves into Saturday's 10-12 finals at North County High school.
ILLUSTRATION: PHOTO 1 THE ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY SUN -- LLOYD FOX
CAPTION: Lake Shore 10-12 team shortstop Eric Longapplies the tag -- but too late -- on the helmet of Mike O'Malley of the Kazmarek Little Orioles in Saturday's invitational game. O'Malley was safe at second with the stolen base.
ILLUSTRATION: PHOTO 2 THE ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY SUN --LLOYD FOX
CAPTION: With a lunge, left fielder Troy Sedgwick, 11, of the 10-12 Kazmarek Little Orioles, tries to reach a fly ballin the bottom of the second inning against Lake Shore. Sedgwick couldn't make the grab, but his team won by 10-1.
OLDE MILL TORPEDOES
The Olde Mill Swim Club Torpedoes began their season on a winning note with a 262-206 victory last week over Navy.
Paul Bachman captured first place in the 9-10 boys individual medley with a winning time of 1 minute, 39 seconds, while Brian Deen captured first in the same event among the 11-12 boys with a time of 1:26.36. Other IM winners for Olde Mill included Missy Haynie (13-14, 1:07.90), Mark Tschechtelin (13-14, 1:14.66), Amy Musk (15-18, 1:09.39) and Jeff Cantrell (15-18, 1:05.76).
In the 6-and-under freestyle, Mandy Wilson took first among the girls while Adam Hyden won the boys division. Wilson turned in a winning time of 29.13 while Hyden completed the swim in 33.18.
Laura Marshall took first in the 9-10 girls freestyle in 39.77, while teammate Steven Schittone tookfirst in the 11-12 age group with a 34.70.
Christal Hornbeck and Mark Tschechtelin took first in the 13-14 bracket, while Keith Carrington took first among the 15-18 boys.
Christy Wilson placed first in the 9-10 girls backstroke with a time of 21.98 followed by second-place-finishing teammate Dana Hyden. Tschechtelin's time of 35.11 earned him first place in the 13-14 age group, while Jeff Cantrell's time of 30.70 was good enough for a first place finish in the 15-18 boysgroup.
Meghan Deen nabbed first place in the 8-and-under girls butterfly with a time of 33.66, while Dana Hyden won the same event in the 9-10 bracket in 22.56. Serena Wise finished second to Hyden with a time of 23.71, and Laura Marshall finished third, coming in at 24.99.
Brian Deen took first in the 11-12 boys butterfly followed by teammate Matthew Hull in second place. Missy Haynie and Joey McNally each placed first in the 13-14 butterfly, while teammates Mollie Sieradzki and Keith Carrington finished third and second, respectively, inthe 15-18 class.
Jeff Cantrell and Amy Musk each took first in the 15-18 breast stroke, while teammate Tschechtelin captured first in the 13-14 age group. Jake Schmeling's time of 20.91 earned him first place in the 9-10 boys breast stroke.
The relay team of Jill Dempsey, Meghan Deen, Miles Hull and Andy Wise took first in the 8-and-under Mixed with a time of 1:39.00, while the foursome of Dana Hyden, Laura Marshall, Serena Wise and Christy Wilson took first in the 9-10 girls division with a winning time of 2:55.18.
Bobby Deen, Michael Gray, Edward Calabrese and Jake Schmeling turned in a winning time of2:47.13 in the 9-10 boys relay, while Olde Mill's quartet of Brian Deen, Matthew Hull, Neil Little and Steven Schittone took first (2:24.00) in the 11-12 boys division.
Theresa Bartholomew, Christal Hornbeck, Andrea Schittone and Missy Haynie combined efforts to take first in the 13-14 girls bracket. Kim Wimbrow, Moilly Sieradzki, Keith Carrington and Jeff Cantrell finished second in the 15-18 mixed relay race.
In addition to those swimmers who placed, Laura Cunningham, Karen Counts, Laura Etheride, Ethan Bright, Chad Marquardt and JessicaSzverra all met individual stroke goals. Vickie Schittone and AliciaBriggs also swam well in their first meet.
Seventeen Maryland Bicycle Motocross racers and a former Marylander now living in Maine participated in Sunday's heat and humidity at Friendship Park BMX in Glen Burnie.
Jonathan Lawrence of Pasadena took third in the 7 Intermediate class, while Glen Burnie rider Jared Hintze and Linthicum's Chappy Knaack took second and third, respectively, in the 10 Intermediate Class.
Phelps Main Connection won the Expert team trophy, and Team Golden Ring won the Novice/Intermediate class trophy.
Sunday's BMX races at Columbia BMX Super Track drew 37 riders from Maryland, Pennsylvania, Maine and Virginia to compete in 10 classes.
Knaack finished third in the 9 Expert Class, and teammate Trevor Hartl took fourth in the 12 Expert Class. Pasadena's Matt Jantz rounded out the local winners, as he took third in the 15 Intermediate Class.
Team Golden Ring won the Expert Class and Novice/Intermediate Class team trophies.
The next race at Friendship Park BMX will be Sunday with sign-ups from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and racing at 11 a.m.
Information: Kenny Allen, 854-6561.