Linthicum Ferndale's 11-12 tournament "A" baseball team, coached by Mike Miller, captured the St. Timothy's Tournament with a 4-1 record.

L-F belted 12 home runs in the weeklong tournament in Catonsville, including four by J. R. Ackerman, three by Teddy Fitzgibbon, two byJoe Kern and one each by Steve Wagner, Rich Wiseman and Nick Henson.

Two pitching victories went to Wiseman, while Ackerman and Jimmy Menefee picked up one each. Ackerman, who was 10-for-14 at the plate with 14 RBI, was chosen MVP of the tournament.

L-F opened the tournament with a 12-2 win over Violetville. The Anne Arundel contingent went on to defeat Western Howard County, 17-10, in the second round and handed the Christian Athletic Association its first tournament loss, 13-3.

CAA came back and defeated L-F, 12-10, in nine innings toforce a third meeting between the two teams in the championship game. L-F took the title game, 9-3, with D. J. Crowley recording the save.

Providing L-F with excellent defensive support throughout the tournament were Danny Linck, Timmy Wilburn, Andrew Helms and Mike Frech.

L-F is taking part in the Howard County Tournament.

* The Kazmarek Little Orioles 10-12 baseball team -- 59-8 overall and 36-0 in the 10-12 league -- beat Lansdowne, 10-0, last night in a game haltedafter four innings due to a slaughter rule.

The win gives the Little Orioles their second state championship. They have won all five leagues in which they participated.

The Little Orioles defeated Forest Hill of Harford County twice by the slaughter rule (eight-run lead after five innings) by scores of 12-1 and 9-1 to win the Pee Wee Reese state title Sunday.

Last night, Randy Fox and Charlie Killmayer combined for the Little Orioles' 23rd shutout and 29th errorless game.

Among the standouts were Mike Ziegler, who went 2-for-3 with adouble and two RBIs. He's batting .429 with 62 RBIs.

Shane Millerdoubled and drove in three runs, and Chris "Bear" Rice went 2-for-2 with a triple, three runs scored and three stolen bases. He has a team-high 63 thefts on the year.

On Thursday, the Little Orioles headfor Birmingham, Ala., and the Dizzy Dean 11-12 World Series. The 10-team double-elimination tournament will boast two host teams, plus representatives from Ohio, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Georgia, Louisiana, Tennessee and New York.

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