Softball* 10-and-under girls -- The Riviera Beach...



* 10-and-under girls -- The Riviera Beach Spirit went 5-0 to win Lake Shore's annual Fast Pitch Softball Tournament.

The Spirit, which chants "Whoop, whoop, yeah! Whoop, whoop, yeah! Whoop, whoop, oh yeah!," after each victory, had reason to sing after defeating Harundale, 8-2, in the championship game.

Rachel Herrick and Keri Lounge both provided Riviera Beach with outstanding pitching throughout the tournament.

The Spirit bats came alive in the championship game with Lounge leading the way with a 3-for-4 effort and Herrick, Erin Gray and Christine Sheridan each going 2-for-4. Other standouts for Riviera Beach included Melissa Tewey, Erin Hart, Kelly Orndorf, Stacey Dungan, Annie Miles, Linda Wigman, Brittney Southerland, Brittney Boyd and Christy Springstien.

The Linthicum-Ferndale Fillies won their sixth straight game and raised their record to 7-5 with Tuesday's 22-8 win over the Severn Slingshots.

Julie Torres, Brooke Nowell and Teri Cecil made some spectacular plays on defense while Lindsey Thompson (4-for-4) and Elizabeth Brady (3-for-4) led the way offensively for the Fillies.

Nowell and Lindsey Thompson shared time on the mound and combined for 11 strikeouts. Nowell helped her own cause with a 2-for-2 showing.

* 10-12 girls -- The Cape St. Claire Cruisers pounded out 19 hits and scored 13 times, but it wasn't enough as home-standing Crofton White scored 19 runs of its own in a high-scoring affair last Saturday at Crofton Park.

Kim Edwards led the Crofton attack with four hits, including two home runs.

Lisa Hall and Minka Early combined to strike out four and limit Crofton's potent hitting attack to just nine hits. However, the Cruisers could not overcome the 18 walks they issued to Crofton.

Early went 4-for-4 in the loss with a double and Hall had three singles. Lisa McElwain and Afton Solis each had a double and a single and Debbie Cowell had two singles for the Cruisers.

Cape St. Claire (5-2) rebounded on Tuesday evening at Graul's Field, downing Edgewater, 18-5.

The Cruisers exploded for 21 hits and second baseman Amy Wright and third baseman Michelle Beach provided the defensive highlights.

The Cape's hitting attack was led by McElwain (triple, double, two singles), Early (two singles), Hall (double), Meghan Curley (two doubles, single), Nikki Hefflefinger (double, two singles), Mary Ann Conrad (two singles, two RBIs), Nianque Early (three RBIs) and Stacey Smith, who put down a perfect bunt to start the game.

Hall pitched the first three innings for the Cape and struck out six while allowing no runs. Minka and Nainque Early came in in relief to preserve the victory.

Suzie Shuttleworth struggled early but her 15 strikeouts enabled the Cape St. Claire Cougars to outlast the Peninsula Athletic League, 14-6, last week.

Shuttleworth gave up five runs in the first inning before finding her groove and yielding only one run in the last five innings.

Heather Knox and Alinga Harper led the way offensively for the Cape. Knox went 2-for-2 with a triple and Harper went 2-for-2 with two singles. Lisa Conti went 2-for-3 for the Cougars and Stephanie Hardy was 2-for-4.

On Saturday, the Cougars won two games defeating Edgewater II, 17-4 and 20-2.

Tiffany Limbacher got credit for both wins, striking out 10 and eight, respectively. Hardy relieved Limbacher in Game 1 and Sarah Kvischak stepped in for the starter in Game 2.

Limbacher and Hardy each went 3-for-4 with a double and Sasha Dei chipped in by going 2-for-2 with a double.

* Seniors -- Corrigan's took two from Spindler's, 9-8 and 8-1, in Tuesday Over-55 league action last week.

In the first game, Bob Kelly went 3-for-3 and Joe Krondon was the winning pitcher. In Game 2, Gene Chalk went 3-for-3 and Frenchie LeTan picked up the win on the mound.

Betty and Jakes split its double-header with Spindler's winning the first game, 12-4, and losing the nightcap, 11-8.

Ted Stalling went 4-for-4 in the first game and Ed Densmore and Greg Tessier each went 4-for-4 in the second.

Top of the Hill took two from Arthur's, 15-3 and 17-3. Top of the Hill scored 10 runs in the sixth inning of the first game and never looked back.

In other Tuesday night action, Wooden Nickel downed Last Chance, 29-4. Tim Nulty had five RBIs and Bill Lovelace was 3-for-3 with a home run.

Spindler's and the Greyhounds split a double-header in the Tuesday over-55 league.

Spindler's won the first game, 10-2, thanks to three hits from Ed Densmore. The Greyhounds won the second game 7-3. Dave McKinnin got three hits and Art Johnson was the winning pitcher.

The Classics beat Bowie in a double-header, 21-18 and 19-7. Gorman Russell hit a grand slam for the Classics.

Montgomery Auto beat Romano's, 21-7 and 19-7. Joe Meukium went 4-for-7 for Montgomery in the two games.


* Under-19 girls -- The Severna Park Alliance finished its Washington Area Girls Soccer League regular season with a 1-0 forfeit win on Saturday and a 2-0 loss to the Columbia Spirit on Sunday.

Mo McDonough scored the only Alliance goal on Sunday and Erin Hon had a strong performance in goal with 17 saves.

"It was a pretty game to watch," said Severna Park coach Tom Ehart. "It was an even match and any team could have won. We just happened to come up short. Both teams showed an incredible amount of talent and skill."

The Alliance will play in the under-19 Maryland State Cup Championship game this Saturday.


* 9-and-under boys -- The Raiders (2-2-1) defeated Riva last Saturday, 9-6.

Joe Fold pitched six innings for the Raiders, striking out 12. He helped his cause with a triple. Catcher Jonathan Davis had two RBIs for the victors and Ken Browning contributed by going 3-for-4. Ryan Cluney and Andrew Spitzky each knocked in two runs and Brandon Hilton and Alex Smith each had one RBI.

* 10-and-under boys -- The Stray Cat Blues staged the comeback of the season to rally to a 9-9 tie on Saturday.

Fine defensive plays by catcher Marc Hauser and infielders Justin Moore, Peter Gallagher and David Murnane shut down the opponents' scoring drives in the second and third innings. Moore and first baseman Ben Quattrone each provided two RBIs for the Stray Cats in the pivotal fourth inning.

* 15-and-under boys -- The Raiders defeated the Pasadena Panthers, 5-1, last week at Pasadena Elementary School.

Jason Lamb drove in the Raiders' first two runs with a single in the bottom of the first inning. Carl Cichetti doubled in another and Shaun Ditch hit a two-run homer to round out the scoring.

Paul White pitched four innings for the Raiders and struck out five and allowed only one hit.


* Midgets -- The Severna Park Green Hornet Midget A team edged the visiting Davidsonville Gators, 5-4, in the semifinals of the county championship.

The Gators took a 4-2 lead into the fourth quarter when the Green Hornet offense went to work. Attackman Mike Cosper, drawing double coverage, fed Drew Pfarr for a Hornet goal with 3:50 remaining in the game to make it 4-3.

Severna Park midfielder Jerry Cornett won the ensuing faceoff and got the ball to Cosper who again fed Pfarr for a goal to even the score at 4-4. Cornett again won the next faceoff and the Hornets immediately called a timeout with 58 seconds remaining.

The game winner came with 34 seconds left as Cosper netted an unassisted goal to send the Green Hornets into today's championship game.

The Hornets' offense was paced by Cosper's two goals and two assists and Pfarr's two goals. Steve Kelly added a goal and Mac Chase was credited with an assist for the victors.

The long-stick defense of Davin Rausch, Joe Hickman and Phil Tansil provided excellent support for goalie Joe Kenworthy (12 saves) in limiting a well-balanced Gator offense to four goals.

Midfielders Starke Mueller, Paul Gillette, Scott MacMullen, Travis Wells, Matt Lehmann, Matt Moorhead, Danny Hogan and Zach Walters played well in transition.

* Juniors -- The Severna Park Green Hornets Junior A team defeated the Buccaneers last Thursday, 19-4.

Ryan Miller led the scoring with five goals and one assist and fellow-attackman Jon Lehmann added four goals and two assists for the Green Hornets.

Ian Dunn had three goals and two assists for Severna Park and Bert Whitelock had two goals and two assists. Midfielders Ryan Metzbower and Randy Newman each had two goals and Darrin McAllister had one goal and four assists.

Rounding out the scoring for the Hornets were Josh Cornett (three assists) and Dale Anderson (two assists). Charles Robinson had five saves for Severna Park.

On Sunday, Severna Park faced little resistance as it downed the GARCI Mids, 15-0.

Miller again led the way, this time with seven goals. Whitelock added three goals and four assists and Lehmann tallied two goals and three assists.

Severna Park will take on Crofton at 6:15 tonight at Kinder Park in the first round of the playoffs.


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