Softball * 10-and-under girls -- Rachel Herrick...

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Softball * 10-and-under girls -- Rachel Herrick pitched a perfect game for Riviera Beach, striking out 15 in the team's Saturday's 16-0 victory over Greater Glen Burnie.

Brittney Boyd homered for Riviera Beach and Erin Gray showed consistency at the plate for the victors.

Herric and Kerri Lounge combined for a four-hitter as Riviera Beach held off Harundale last Thursday, 10-4. Erin Hart, Kelly Orndorf and Christine Sheridan provided timely hitting for the winners.

The Linthicum-Ferndale Fillies evened their record to 5-5 with a 15-11 victory over the Havenwood Sweet Sox.

Teri Cecil led the way for the Fillies as she went 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs. Lindsey Thompson went 2-for-2 with a home run and four RBIs. Other offensive standouts for Linthicum-Ferndale included Jenny Anarino, Brooke Nowell, Julia Nowell and Lindsey Thompson.

Thompson and Brooke Nowell split time on the mound and combined for 11 strikeouts.

* 10-12 girls -- The Cape St. Claire Cruisers rallied in the bottom of the sixth, scoring two runs but it wasn't enough as Crofton Red held on to win, 7-6.

Minka Early recorded her best outing to date on the mound as she struck out 10 and walked two. Providing Early with solid defense were Kristen Trudeau, Lisa Hall, Lisa McElwain and Nicole Nichols, Mianque Early, Crystal Judy and Stacey Smith.

Offensively, the Cruisers (4-1) collected 15 hits. Leading the way for the Cape were Trudeau (4-for-4, two RBIs) and McElwain (2-for-4, double, two RBIs).

The Cape St. Claire Cougars upped their record to 3-1 by defeating Edgewater I, 18-3, last Tuesday.

Suzie Shuttleworth, Stephanie Hardy, Colleen Dugan and Tiffany Limbacher combined to pitch a three-hitter. Shuttleworth pitched the first three innings and struck out eight.

Limbacher and Hard each went 3-for-4. Limbacher added a double and three runs and Hardy scored three times and drove in four runs. Shuttleworth helped her cause by going 3-for-3 with

two doubles.

Becky Wojtowicz chipped in for the Cape by going 1-for-2 with two doubles and two runs.

* 12-and-under girls -- The Severna Park Blazers have reached the season's midway point with an 8-0 record.

The Blazers won their eighth game last week, defeating the Linthicum-Ferndale Saints, 22-8. The Blazers' 22-hit attack was

led by Bethany Plymyer and Jennifer Wadsworth.

The Blazers also breezed to a 25-6 win over the Severna Park Magic. Kelli Schneider hit two doubles and Emily Fine, Laura Tessieri and Christy Middleton each recorded singles.

Defensive standouts for Severna Park were Carrie Probst, Kiersten Klein,

Michelle Burke and Marianne Martin.

Soccer

* Under-13 boys -- The Severna Park Sting select travel team was beaten by the BFC Bullets, 5-1, in last weekend's Maryland Cup semifinal matchup.

BFC scored two quick goals and the Sting never recovered. The lone Sting goal was scored by Adam Young on a feed from Greg Wojtech.

On Sunday, the Sting defeated the McLean Magic, 3-2. Wojtech scored less than one minute into the game off a cross from Paul Harris. The game was tied at 1-1 with less than five minutes remaining when Billy Mooney drilled in from the top of the box. Young and Jon Shedlosky were credited with assists.

Moments later, in what looked like a replay, Jon Parisi sailed a hard driving shot over the keeper's head to lock up the win. Reid Shaklee got the assist with a perfect feed to Parisi.

The victory improved the Sting's National Capital Soccer League record to 3-4.

* Under-19 girls -- The Severna Park Alliance advanced to the championship game of the Maryland State Cup with a 5-1 win Saturday over the Chesapeake Bay Storm.

Kristin Riismandel led all scorers with three goals, and Kristin Briggs added a goal and an assist. Christina Coroneos scored the game's first goal and the Alliance never looked back. Kristin Buckley added two assists for Severna Park.

"Our goal for this spring is to win the State Cup," said Severna Park coach Tom Ehart. "The girls are playing really well right now and I think we have an excellent shot at winning it all."

On Sunday, the Alliance (4-2-2) tied Reston United, 1-1, in the Washington Area Girls Soccer League.

Amy Adams had the lone goal for the Alliance in the first half.

Severna Park goalkeeper Erin Hon secured the tie with a 15 saves.

* Under-12 boys -- The Arundel Soccer Association Lightning upped its record to 6-1 by downing Arthur Slade last week, 5-0.

David Bowser led the way with three goals and Nick Christian and John Hamrick Jr. added a goal apiece. Michael Calden, Matthew Johnson and Michael Lee were all cited for outstanding play.

The ASA Strike Force remained undefeated at 8-0 after last week's 7-1 victory over Arthur Slade.

Chris Osborn emerged as the leading scorer with three goals while Kevin Funk and Ricky Swain chipped in two goals each.

* 10-and-under -- The ASA Rockets downed Arthur Slade, 9-0, behind three goals apiece from Matthew Bury and Joe Griffen.

Craig Newcomer scored two goals for the Rockets and Robbie Self had one. Matthew Walsh rounded out the scoring with two assists.

The ASA Thunderbirds played the Crofton Cardinals to a 1-1 tie. It was the fifth tie of the season for ASA (1-2-5).

Steven Williams scored the only goal for the Thunderbirds and Andrew Bright,

Steven Carmi, Kristian Edwards and Chris Johnson were all cited for solid play.

Gymnastics

Pasadena resident Stephanie Neutze turned in her best performance of the year at the Level 9 Maryland State Gymnastics Championships. Her fine performance helped Rebounders Gymnastics of Timonium secure the Level 9 state team title with a score of 181.075.

Neutze scored season-high marks on vault (8.75) and her personal best 9.15 earned her third on balance beam. She scored her highest floor score of the year with 9.05 and placed third at the state championships with 9.15. Her 8.45 on bars gave her a total of 35.40 all-around.

Baseball

* Under-14 -- The Pasadena Panthers opened their county season with two wins.

In their first game, the Panthers defeated Galesville, 1-0, as David Dolch and Tom Lupinek combined for the shutout and John Jones knocked in the winning run.

The Panthers then defeated the Gambrills-Odenton Recreation Council Wildcats, 14-3.

Adam Sutton was the winning pitcher and Lupinek picked up the save. B.J. Ford, Ray Wagner, Mike Drain and Jay Brandt all hit home runs in the victory.

* 14-and-under -- The Pasadena Bulls upped their Baltimore Metro League record to 8-2 with a 9-2 win over the Carroll County Rangers.

Kevin Wholly pitched the complete game, striking out 12 and walking only one. Matthew Lindert led the way offensively with three hits and Joe Anarino, Adam Raines and Jason Hobbs had two hits each. Raines and Dirk Schanberger each had two RBIs.

* 13-and-under -- The Gambrills Athletic Club Athletics improved their Anne Arundel County Youth Baseball League record to 4-0 with last week's 3-0 triumph over the Pasadena Panthers.

Billy Little handled the pitching duties for Gambrills and improved his record to 3-0 with a two-hit shutout that included seven strikeouts and two walks.

Designated hitter Tim Hecker and center fielder Doug Sherry each drove in a run for the A's (14-2).

* 13-14 -- The ABC Marlins and the Red Sox played to a 12-12 in a Bronco Division game last week.

The Red Sox tied the game in the bottom of the sixth but the Marlins' inspired defensive play ended the game with a runner on third.

In other league action, the ABC Phillies pulled out a 10-9 win over Mount Olive and the All Stars defeated the Phillies, 7-4, at Colison Field.

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