Corrigan's seeks AAABA title


Corrigan's Insurance, formerly Johnny's, will seek its 11th All-American Amateur Baseball Association championship in 14 years when the weeklong tournament begins tomorrow in Johnstown, Pa.

General manager Walter Youse's team, which captured its 38th consecutive Baltimore City title, won the AAABA tournament last year for the 18th time. The double-elimination event features the 16 best 20-and-under teams east of the Mississippi.

Corrigan's (48-10) is led by right-handed pitchers Alex Puglease (12-2), a former Atholton High athlete now at the University of Delaware, and Jason Hucks (9-1) of South Carolina-Aiken. Outfielder Roy Marsh (Perry Hall), now at Ohio State, didn't join the team until June, but leads the team in batting (.410) and stolen bases (38).

Third baseman Tom Szymanski (Archbishop Curley), who damaged a knee in May, recently returned.

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