Softball* 10-and-under girls -- Westminster went 5-0...



* 10-and-under girls -- Westminster went 5-0 to win the Pony East Zone Tournament last week.

The locals beat all five teams in its bracket to qualify for the Pony National Tournament to be held Aug. 4-8 in Round Rock, Texas.

Shannon Mills hit two homers and drove in four runs as Westminster crushed Perry Hall, 22-5, in the opener.

Westminster then rallied from a 9-0 deficit to edge Greencastle (Pa.), 13-12.

The locals pulled ahead 10-9 with a seven-run, nine-hit third inning, but Greencastle got three in the fifth to tie it at 12.

Brittany Oliver, drove in the winning run for Westminster with a single in the sixth. Stephanie Taylor was 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI for Westminster and Carolyn Irwin was 2-for-3 with a homer and four RBI. Mills added a home run, going 3-for-4.

In its next game, Westminster fell behind when Howard County rallied for three runs in its final at-bat to take a 9-7 lead. But, Meredith Taylor's two-out, three-run homer won it for Westminster, 10-9.

Stephanie Taylor hit a two-run homer for Westminster, Shannon Mills added a bases-empty homer and Lissette Acosta, who was for-3, homered in a six-run Westminster third.

Westminster clinched the title in its fourth game when it beat Catonsville, 17-11.

The winners scored seven runs in the first inning and added six in the third.

Oliver and Krystal Dixon each had two hits and two RBI for Westminster.

Westminster beat Freedom, 11-1, in the fifth game. Freedom placed fourth in the tournament.

* Under-16 girls -- Plunkert Construction, a local team in the Carroll County Women's Softball League, placed second in a field of 17 at the Amateur Softball Association's Women's Class D State Championship tournament in Dundalk this weekend.

The locals topped their first three opponents by a combined score of 32-7. They then beat Etc. in the winners' bracket final, 7-2.

Lynn Frost, Pat Miller and Toni Henson each singled home a run in the second to put Plunkert ahead for good, 3-2.

Shari Winfrey was 3-for-3 for Plunkert and Darlene Cass pitched a complete game, scattering seven hits. However, P Sisters of St. Mary's County, emerged from the losers' bracket to beat Plunkert twice.

It won the first game, 7-5, with a five-run third inning. Suzette Arrington was 2-for-2 for Plunkert and Wendy Harmon went 3-for-3 with three RBI.

P Sisters beat Plunkert in the championship game, 11-2. Plunkert's second-place finish earned it a slot in ASA's Mid-Atlantic women's Class D regional tournament, to be held Labor Day weekend in Wilmington, Del.


South Carroll Swim Club finished its Central Maryland Swim League regular season on a winning note and improved its record to 3-2 by beating Roland Run last weekend, 302-183.

Seven South Carroll swimmers won three events apiece.

Shannon Jones won the 15-18 girls 100-meter individual medley, and 50 backstroke and breaststroke.

Aric Dietrich took the 15-18 boys 100 individual medley, 100 freestyle and 50 breaststroke.

Terra Peterson was first in the 13-14 girls 100 individual medley, freestyle and 50 butterfly.

Scott Straehle took the 13-14 boys 100 individual medley and freestyle and the 50 butterfly.

Matt Easterday won the 11-12 boys 50 freestyle, backstroke and butterfly.

Ben Becker took the 9-10 boys 100 individual medley, 25 backstroke and 25 breaststroke.

Mary Easterday was first in the 9-10 girls 50 freestyle, 25 backstroke 25 and breaststroke.

Deena Peterson won the 15-18 girls 50 butterfly and 100 freestyle.

In 11-12 girls events, Jill Krebs won the 50 breaststroke and 100 individual medley and Megan Straehle won the 50 backstroke and butterfly.

Julie Grace took the 9-10 girls 25 butterfly and 100 individual medley.

In 8-and-under girls and boys events, respectively, Emily McConville and Will Kistler each took the 25 butterfly and freestyle.

Chris Smith and Chris Burns won the 15-18 boys 50 butterfly and 50 backstroke, respectively, while Carrie Braun and Carrie Krug won the 13-14 girls 50 backstroke and 50 breaststroke.

In 13-14 boys events, Chris Will won the 50 backstroke and Robert Onda won the 50 breaststroke.

Pamela Crill won 50 freestyle in the 11-12 girls division.

In 11-12 boys races, Ryan Kay won the 100 individual medley and Marc Schwaderer took first in the 50 breaststroke.

Dan Soukup and Jason Kay won the 9-10 boys 50 freestyle and 25 butterfly, respectively.

In 8-and-under girls races, McConville won the 25 freestyle and Kim Freeman won the 25 breaststroke.

Jonathan Jenkins and John Williams won the 8-and-under boys 25 backstroke and 25 breaststroke, respectively.

Katie Kantruss won the 6-and-under girls 25 backstroke.

Jason Federline and Bryan Collins took the 6-and-under boys 25 freestyle and 25 backstroke, respectively.

South Carroll also dominated the relays with Emily McConville, Emily Pierce, Chris Steele and Kistler winning the 8-and-under 100 mixed relay and Michele Freeman, Julie Grace, Kim Krebs and Cara McConville taking the 9-10 girls 200 relay.

Jason Kay, Chuck Kistler, Tom Lather and Britt Steele won the 9-10 boys 200 relay. Pam Crill, Jill Krebs, Alison Smith and Megan Straehle combined to take first in the 11-12 girls 200 relay.

Spencer Martensen, Marc Schwaderer, Troy Smith and Robby Kesler took the 11-12 boys 200 relay and teammates Adrianne Ambrose, Amanda Grace, and Karrie and Courtney Krug took the 13-14 girls 200 relay.

Brent Becker, Robert Onda, Jon Sandruck and Chris Will won the 13-14 boys 200 relay, and Sarah Anderson, Kristen Krug, Chris Burns and Chris Smith won the 15-18 mixed 200 relay.

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