Softball* 10-and-under girls -- The Brooklyn Park...



* 10-and-under girls -- The Brooklyn Park Hit Machine celebrated Independence Day by winning the 1994 Fourth of July All-Star Tournament sponsored by the Brooklyn Park Youth Athletic Association.

The Hit Machine met the Linthicum-Ferndale Rockies in a best-of-5 series, which they clinched after four games.

In Game 1, the Rockies came up short in a 10-7 loss to Brooklyn Park. Kristy Boss and Marty Notari each went 1-for-1 for the Rockies and Valerie Campbell and Lindsey Thompson each were 1-for-2.

Brooklyn Park's hitting attack was led by Jessica Guzik (2-for-2), Jenny Dixon (2-for-3), Monica Jimeno (2-for-3) and Ashlee Milwee (1-for-1).

The second game saw Brooklyn Park edge the Rockies, 11-9.

Jimeno and Christina Stack led the way by going 3-for-3 and Guzik, Dixon, and Kelley Tiesi each went 2-for-3.

Thompson and Amanda Profili each had two hits for the Rockies and Notari, Milwee, Kirsty Boss, Kelly Sinnen and Kelly Taylor each had one hit.

A 14-10 victory by the Rockies in Game 3 was made possible by Milwee and Blondell, who led the attack by going 3-for-3.

Thompson chipped in with two hits for Linthicum-Ferndale and Sinnen, Amy Brocious, Dana Hegret, Valerie Campbell each had one.

The Hit Machine collected 16 hits in the losing effort. Dixon led the way, going 3-for-3 and Stack and Rebekah each went 2-for-3.

Brooklyn Park would not be denied in Game 4 as it went on to win 12-3. Profili and Amy Lambert led the attack as they each went 2-for-2.

12-and-under girls -- The Severna Park Thunder went 5-0 in the Severn River Classic Girls Fastpitch Tournament to claim the inaugural event's championship.

In their opening game, Kelli Schneider threw a one-hitter in a 12-2 win over the Severn Athletic Club. Molly Maddox and Breanne Benton each went 3-for-3 for the winners.

In their second test, Becky Stroemer raced home on a wild pitch with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Thunder a 9-8 victory over Brooklyn Park.

In Game 3, Maddox and Megan Rosser combined for a six-hit shutout of Annapolis, 15-0. Maddox, Stroemer, Katie Castille and Kiersten Klein all went 3-for-3.

The Thunder continued its winning ways with a 13-0 victory over Cape St. Claire. Schneider went 4-for-4 and Klein and Kim Burnie each were 3-for-3 in the win that advanced Severna Park to the championship game.

The Thunder again faced a determined Brooklyn Park squad in the title game and Severna Park finished the tournament with a 14-4 win. Schneider went the distance on the mound and helped her cause with a 3-for-3 showing. Benton was also 3-for-3 and Burke and Castille were 2-for-2.

The Severna Park Blazers won the North County Girls Softball League Championship by defeating the Harundale Cardinals in the finals, 8-1.

The Blazers advanced to the title

game by downing the Glen Burnie Lightning in the semifinals, 6-3.

Kelli Schneider handled the pitching duties for the Blazers in both games, striking out 15 in the Lightning game and holding the Cardinals scoreless for the final six innings for the championship.

Jennifer Wadsworth homered against the Lightning while Molly Maddox, Morgan Reed and Carrie Probst contributed with other key hits.

Karen Grupski was the defensive hero as she snagged two line drives in the semifinals.


* 13-and-under boys -- The Davidsonville Gators ended their season with a 21-12 victory over UYC. The Gators finished with a 12-1 record and a Royal Division championship.

Andrew Slye and James Scire combined for the Gators on the mound, allowing 16 hits and striking out six.

The Gators' offense was led by Stephen Smith with three extra-base hits, Pat Fitzgerald, Pat Coppage, Erik Atkin and Kyle McDonough.

The season batting title went to Smith, who batted .630. Runners-up for the batting title were Jonny Herbert (.617), Atkin (.590) and Fitzgerald (.590).

UYC's offense was powered by Pat Dowling, Jess Woody, Richie Bowie, Gary Thompson, Darren Schneck, D.J. Hendricks and Ryan Spannare.


* Midget boys -- The Anne Arundel County All-County All Stars captured the Midget A National Championship by posting a 4-0 record at the tournament last week at Towson State University.

The team notched victories over teams from Centreville, Va., Albany, N.Y., Howard County and an exciting 6-5 win over the previously undefeated Maryland Youth Lacrosse Association All Stars from Baltimore to clinch the title.

Mike Cosper, an attackman from Severna Park, was named the tournament MVP after turning in a hat trick in each of the four games, giving him 12 goals and six assists.

Drew Pfarr (Severna Park) added six goals and three assists for the tournament, followed by Jerry Cornett (Severna Park) with five goals and three assists, Devan Spiker (East Glen Burnie) with five goals and two assists, and Chris Hardesty (Davidsonville) with three goals and four assists.

Also contributing in the scoring for the national champs were Scott MacMillan (Severna Park), Stanley Klos (GARCI), Chris Miller (Davidsonville), Brendan Farr (Crofton), Paul Gillette (Severna Park) and Jason Randolph, Cameron Fawkes and Matt Locascio of Cape St. Claire.

Goalie Joey Kenworthy of Severna Park anchored a tough defense with 28 saves. Other defensive standouts for the team that gave up just two goals a game were Kevin Stodd (AYLA), Matt Krug (AYLA), Nick Wzientek (EGB), Mac McAdams (Davidsonville) and Sam Strother (Cape St. Claire).

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