SwimmingEmmorton recently improved to 5-2 in Harford...



Emmorton recently improved to 5-2 in Harford Swim League action with victories over Fountain Green at home in Box Hill and away at Belcamp.

After edging Maryland Golf & Country Club earlier this season, the Barracudas again found themselves in a similar situation against Fountain Green on Saturday.

Leading the meet 213-204 at the end of the individual competitions, the relay teams needed to come up strong to lead the team to victory.

That prompted Alison Smith, Megan Yonych, Brie and Amy Landis to put in fine performances in the girls 9-18 step-up 200-yard freestyle relay, winning the event in 2:16.95 and clinching a win for Emmorton, which eventually won, 234-232.

Individually, Betsy Balaguer won gold in three events against other 9-10 girls swimmers. She won the 100 individual medley (1:44.75), 25 butterfly (19.97) and 50 free (40.99).

Meredith Garback took gold in the girls 13-14 100 IM in 1:21.17 and 50 fly in 34.66. Teammate Laura Yonych took gold in the 50 free (31.92) and was tops in the 50 back with 31.37.

In girls 15-18 competition, Jamee Eben won the 50 fly in 32.81 and took gold in the 50 free (28.49), and teammate Amy Landis set a team record with a top performance in the 50 back (33.91).

In girls 8-under competition, Lisa Persichetti won the girls 25 free (18.09) and 25 back (22.78).

In 13-14 boys competition, Michael Taylor finished first in the 50 fly (34.53) and the 100 IM (1:16.64).

In 9-10 action, Ben Garback won the 25 fly (17.41) and the 25 back (19.82).Against Belcamp, Persichetti (25 free, back and fly), Taylor (50 free, 25 back and fly) and Ben Garback (50 free, breast and fly) each won three events as the team went on to a 346-114 victory.

Baltimore Metro Baseball League

The 13-14 Harford Sox stayed on course to become champions of the Eastern Division with recent victories over the Hickory Eagles, 8-2, Baltimore Baseball, 3-2, and Baltimore Youth Baseball in a shortened contest at Patterson Park.

Against the Eagles, Danny Green picked up another win on the mound, striking out seven. Key hitters were Bobby Winter (1-for-2, 1 RBI), Jason Kingsly (1-for-2, 1 RBI), Eric Shank (1-for-3, 2 RBIs), Josh Mawhinney (2-for-3, 3 RBIs), Brad Glascock (1-for-3) and Matt Blethen (2-for-2).

In the close victory over Baltimore Baseball, Green shined on the mound again, giving up two hits and striking out nine. Chad Blevins had two hits and Kingsly, Mawhinney and Shank each had one hit.

Against Baltimore Youth Baseball, the Sox went on an early 11-run scoring barrage in the first three innings. Pitcher Kingsly earned the win with Blevins in relief. Blevins also went 4-for-5, while Kingsly was 3-for-4. Shank, Mawhinney and Glascock combined for six hits, and teammates Joey Criss (1-for-4) and Ricky Black (2-for-2) also had hits.


To report recreation scores and results send detailed info to: Sports, Harford County, Baltimore Sun, 15 Churchville Road, Suite 112, Bel Air, Md, 21014. Deadline is noon Thursday. The fax number is (410) 893-3252.

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