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Baseball* 13-and-under boys -- The Pasadena Bulls...

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Baseball

* 13-and-under boys -- The Pasadena Bulls captured the county championship last week following a 1-0 victory over Gambrills and then carried that momentum into the Crofton Invitational where they were crowned champions of the 16-team field.

After losing to Bowie's league champion, 8-7, the Bulls regrouped and stormed through the losers' bracket eliminating both Crofton teams, as well as Galesville, Gambrills, Pasadena Raiders and Bowie.

The Bulls defeated the Pasadena Panthers in the final round by scores of 12-2 and 11-4.

Kevin Wholey, Ryan Blackiston, Cory Herzberger and Adam Raines provided the Bulls with solid pitching throughout the season and teammates Ryan George, Billy Robbins, Joe Anarino and Luke Samuels supplied the late-inning relief.

"This team has it all," said Bulls coach Steve Herzberger, on behalf of his assistants Jack Ries, Ron Samuels, Bill Raines and Joe Robbins. "We have hitting, defense, strong pitching, and something rare -- team spirit. This team was a coach's dream."

Other players contributing to the success of the Bulls dream season include Mike Uleckas, Dave Stepp, Bryan Owens, Jeremiah Brown, Jack Ries, Jason Hefferman and Cody Gales.

18-and-under boys -- The Pasadena Saints defeated Annapolis Legion, 6-5, in Connie Mack League action last week.

Eric Kunkel, Brent Pollard and Chris Lucas led the hitting attack for the Saints.

In other 18-and-under action, Mayo Legion 226 defeated the Saints twice by scores of 14-13 and 8-4. Pat Rosko, Jerry Scheff and Dan Miller each had multiple hits for Pasadena.

Justin Greshko and John Klug led the Saints hitting attack as they defeated the Carroll County All-Stars, 6-0, in non-league action last week.

Severna Park Legion defeated the Saints, 8-0, putting Pasadena in a tie for first with Orioles in the Connie Mack League.

The Saints will be participating in the Maryland State CABA 18-and-under qualifier tournament this weekend.

Softball

In Tuesday Night League action, first-place Danny's (17-1) blanked Last Chance (0-20), 24-0 and 22-0, to take a doubleheader.

Bill Lovelace hit two homers and drove in six runs. Frank Wyche was 3-for-4 with a triple, a double and five RBI. Howie Becraft only allowed one hit in two games.

Betty and Jakes (15-6) took both games in a doubleheader against Spindlers (11-9), 13-8 and 14-1. Don Brooks went 4-for-4 in the first game and teammates Fran Pilarski and Ron Parker each went 3-for-4.

In the second game, Joe Anderson (three RBI), Dan Dudley and Rudy Bass all went 2-for-2.

Ken Michael's (13-4) won their first game against Arthur's (4-17) 20-4, but had their second game called at 5-5 in the fifth inning because of rain.

In the recent Maryland Regional Qualifier at Randazzo Park, Betty and Jakes won the 50-and-over age group title over county rival Arthur's.

Danny's of Pasadena also earned a spot in the World Series by defeating Adelphi Cable of New Jersey in the 55-and-over. Both teams will move on to the Senior Softball World Series in Scottsdale, Ariz., Sept. 7-12.

Basketball

Last weekend, the first Annapolis Basketball Festival Weekend made its mark by playing host to some of the best amateur players in the country at Truxtun Park.

Philadelphia's Rasheed Wallace, a 6-foot-11 All-American headed to the University of North Carolina, and Baltimore's Keith Booth, a 6-7 signee of the University of Maryland, were among the many standout participants from the Annapolis area, North Carolina, Philadelphia and Baltimore.

In the 18-and-under bracket, Baltimore took first place with a 4-0 record, followed by Philadelphia (3-1), Annapolis, (2-2) and North Carolina (0-4).

Annapolis held its own against Philadelphia, as it was beaten on Saturday, 72-65. Wallace thrilled the crowd of more than 1,000 with several spectacular slam dunks.

Southern High's Chatney Howard provided some highlights of his own, including a follow-up slam dunk in between Wallace and Drake (Iowa) University-bound Mike Tapau (6-7). Other Annapolis standouts included Annapolis High school players Juan Johnson and Alhamisi Simms.

In the 15-and-under bracket, Philadelphia prevailed as champions with a perfect 4-0 mark. Baltimore finished as runner-up with a 3-1 mark. Annapolis, led by team-MVP Jaylonnie Booth (Broadneck), placed third at 2-2, and North Carolina was 0-4.

Jaylonnie Booth scored 28 points in a win over North Carolina and 17 in a loss to Philadelphia. Annapolis High's Rico Burke and 6-5 JV player Lenny Barber also turned in outstanding performances.

Baltimore went 4-0 in the 12-and-under tourney, followed by Philadelphia (3-1), Annapolis (1-3), and North Carolina (0-4).

Baltimore made it three titles with the Unlimited Men's championship. Former Annapolis High star Rob Wooster was MVP for the Annapolis squad. Wooster, a sophomore at St. Francis (Pa.) College, played Keith Booth evenly in their loss to the champs.

12-and-under boys -- The Severna Park Green Hornets won their ninth straight game on Monday against the Key School 76ers, 37-23, taking sole possession of first place.

James Bowen and Steve Spurlin had 10 points each, followed by Dwayne Banks with five. Marcus Johnson and Dennis Williams Jr. added three each and Kirk Barrett and Gail Goodrich each had two.

Diving

The Waugh Chapel diving team continued its winning ways as it defeated Forest Hills last week, 64-21, in a Central Maryland Diving League matchup. In the process, the Gambrills-based squad captured nine first places, swept five events, set two team records and qualified 18 athletes for the league's individual championships.

Waugh Chapel's Darren Taylor, last year's CMDL individual champion, squeezed out a victory in the boys 15-18 division by holding off teammate Tom Hamblin, 222.4-221.8. Taylor's mark set a new team standard.

Kirstan Starkey took top honors in the 11-12 age group for the girls competition and added her name to the record books. Stephen Mlynarski, Meredith Carpenter and Joey Pizzino maintained their unbeaten status by adding first-place finishes in each of their respective events.

Eric Zerrlaut took first for Waugh Chapel in the 8-and-under boys competition while his brother Brian, competing in the 9-10 boys event, claimed first ahead of teammates Matt Baldridge and Patrick Whitmire.

Waugh Chapel is now preparing for next Friday's Maryland State Games at UMBC.

"The Maryland State Games are always a good testing ground for us to see how we stack up against summer league and private club athletes, all in one big showdown," said Waugh Chapel coach Brian Payne.

Water polo

The Annapolis Water Polo Club competed in two divisions at a meet last weekend in Rockville.

Annapolis couldn't have played its competition any closer in Division I as it tied Rockville, 12-12, defeated Northern Virginia, 11-10, and lost to the Young Athletes of America, 16-15. Jason Golaboski led the way for Annapolis with eight goals in the three games. Doug Munz chipped in seven goals for AWPC and teammates Chris Tengwall and Brian Bayse each scored five.

John McCullough and Kevin O'Neill tended the nets for Annapolis and finished with seven and three saves, respectively.

Annapolis' Division III contingent swept its competition, defeating Harrisburg (Pa.), 15-12 and the Young Athletes of America, 17-13.

Leading the way in scoring for Annapolis was Bayse with four goals. Bill Bayly, Scott Stevens, Brian Baker and Catherine Von Schwartz each added three goals.

Annapolis will travel to Philadelphia, Pa. next week where they will compete in the Eastern Water Polo League championships.

Swimming

Jamie Puromaki, a 1992 graduate of Glen Burnie High and now a freshman at Ohio State, turned in another fine performance earlier this month at the Summer Invitational Long Course Swim Meet at the University of Michigan.

Puromaki turned in career best times in three of five events he entered. He placed second in the 200-meter butterfly (2:09.73), fourth in the 100 backstroke (1:00.90), fourth in the 200 backstroke (2:11.63), fourth in the 200 individual medley (2:11.67), and fourth in the 400 IM (4:40.65).

During August, Puromaki will compete in the United States Swimming Junior National Long Course Championships in Orlando, Fla.

Track

The following are the results of the All-Comers Track Meet conducted last Wednesday at Chesapeake High School:

* 100-yard -- -- 6-8 girls: Keyona Evans 20.8; 6-8 boys: Terrance Evans 15.3, Joshua Hannan 16.7; 11-13 boys: Ronald Smith 14.2, Patrick Gray 15.0; Open: Shawn Stallings 10.7, Phil Heyin 11.0, Len Gray 11.1

* Mile run -- Men's open: Chris Daywalt 6:00, Kevin Foster 6:15, Shawn Stallings 6:23; Women's open: Janine MacMillan 6:25

* Quater mile -- 6-8 girls: Keyona Evans 2:27; 6-8 boys: Joshua Hannan 1:45, Terrance Evans 2:01; 11-13 boys: Ronald Smith 1:36; Open: Phil Heying 1:04, Tom Latta 1:05, Chris Daywalt 1:06

* Half mile -- 11-13 girls: Casey Henderson 3:31; 11-13 boys: Ronald Smith 3:24; men's open: Tom Warren 2:57

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