Carroll senior all-stars to meet Howard's


Some of Carroll's finest high school baseball players will be on center stage Friday night at the Carroll-Howard Senior All-Star Baseball Game at Taneytown Memorial Park.

The Carroll team will be led by Central Maryland Conference and county champions South Carroll, who have six players competing. Five players will represent North Carroll, four for Westminster, three for Francis Scott Key and one for Liberty.

South Carroll's Joe Goodwin, Scott Carter and Steve Schulze, along with Westminster's Bobby Taylor, will provide much of the offensive firepower for Carroll. All batted over .400 for the season.

Goodwin and Schulze should both see time on the mound. The two combined to win 12 games for the Cavaliers.

Westminster's Mike Hastings and Rob Ruhlman, along with North Carroll's Doug Hamilton, round out Carroll's pitching staff.

Here's a look at the remaining Carroll roster for Friday's all-star game:

Outfielder Gray Johnson of Liberty; infielders Dave Layman, Murray Valentine and Eric Bohn of Francis Scott Key; catcher Cory Sholter, infielders Benny Jackson and Dave Polischeck, and outfielder Jason Small of North Carroll; outfielder Kirk Engel of Westminster; and infielder Eric Hood and outfielders Mike Cunningham and Andy Thompson of South Carroll.

In other sports this week:

* In South Penn League men's baseball action, the Taneytown Cardinals and Westminster Elks will meet for the second time this season at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Taneytown Memorial Park.

The Cardinals are in first place in the West Division with a 8-2 record after taking two at Mummasburg, 13-3 and 6-4, Saturday.

Westminster (3-5) split two with Hanover on Sunday. After being blanked by Hanover, 7-0, in the first game, the Elks came back with a 9-3 win in the nightcap.

Last Wednesday, Taneytown pitcher Ron Sell pitched a three-hitter, as the Cardinals defeated Westminster, 5-0, at Francis Scott Key.

Matt Lecorchik, batting eighth in the solid Cardinals lineup, provided all the offense Sell would need with a three-run homer in the fourth inning.

Both teams will be in action tomorrow night. Taneytown will travel to Thurmont, while Westminster will play host to New Oxford in Uniontown.

* The National Softball Association (NSA) will sponsor a double-elimination youth tournament at Jaycees Park in Westminster Saturday and Sunday.

Teams will be competing for berths in the NSA Youth World Series, taking place in Rock Hill, S.C., July 23-26.

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