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The three-time defending South Penn League champion Taneytown Cardinals had an impressive 17-2 win over the Westminster Elks in adult league action Sunday.

The Elks (12-7) came into the contest as the hottest team in the SPL with a six-game winning streak and had their share of fun last Thursday with a 16-2 romp of Littlestown.The Cardinals -- with a league-best 15-3 mark -- left little doubt who the team to beat is in the SPL, pounding out five homers and 19 hits in the win. Bruce Rupp, David Crouse, Scott Thomson, Steve Insley and Matt Lecorchick had the homers for the Cards to help make a winner out of pitcher Ron Sell, who allowed just one earned run in six innings of work. Bryan Harman came in and pitched three scoreless innings in relief.

The Westminster Storm and Mount Airy -- the two front-runners in the Carroll County Unlimited League -- split a doubleheader Saturday to stay tied with 9-2 records.

Mount Airy took a 6-0 lead in the first inning of the opener and went on to a 10-6 win. Mount Airy starter Rob Drayton went the distance and contributed two hits, including a two-run double.

The Storm came back in the second to post a 9-4 win behind pitcher Jason Green. Normally the Storm's shortstop, Green was pressed into pitching duties and earned a complete-game win.

He also had three hits and four RBI.


Two Carroll youth slow-pitch teams won titles in this past weekend's American Softball Association's state championships at Perry Hall.

The North Carroll Cougars won the 14-under title, and the Westminster Rockets were winners of the 16-under division. Both defeated teams out of Catonsville in the championship rounds.

Thirty-three teams competed in the two-day tournament featuring four age groups.

Howard County won the 10-under and 12-under titles.

The Carroll County Sports Complex was the site of an ASA men's "D" regional and state qualifying tournament over the weekend.

Jim's Hideaway (Odenton) came away the winner of the 18-team tournament. Eldersburg Inn was the top Carroll County finisher, taking seventh with a 2-2 mark. RK Warner and Pit-BVI also represented Carroll, both going 0-2 in the tournament.


The Carroll County Lacrosse Club closed its season with an 11-9 loss to the Jacksonville (Md.) Masters on Saturday at the Carroll County Sports Complex.

Carroll (3-10) got a four-goal effort from Jeff Doolan and Sean Bell added two, but it wasn't enough.

Bell, a Westminster High graduate, then represented the CCLC in the Central Atlantic League All-Star game Sunday at Anne Arundel Community College. He helped the North squad defeat the South, 15-2.

Bell ran on a midfield unit that included South Carroll High graduate Peck Bermeister (Baltimore Lacrosse Club), who scored three goals for the day.


Ken Seitz Jr. teamed with Greg Mace to claim the Carroll County Tennis Association men's "A" doubles title last Thursday with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 win over Rick Page and Warren Johnston.

It was the second CCTA tournament win in consecutive weeks for Seitz, who won the 25-over singles title the week before.

In the women's "A" finals, the unseeded pair of Dottie Clayton and Mille Schaefer knocked off defending champions Beth Yingling and Maria Vailas in straight sets, 6-3, 7-5.

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