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Baseball* 18-and-under boys -- Brandt Childs hit...



* 18-and-under boys -- Brandt Childs hit a first-inning grand slam and Mike Wooden pitched a six-hitter with nine strikeouts as Gunther's Little Orioles defeated Bedouins, 8-5, Monday night at Sixth Street Field in Brooklyn to win the Baltimore Metro 18-and-under league title.

In their first year in the highly competitive Metro League, the Little Orioles went 25-5. Bedouins finishing second at 25-6.

The Little Orioles took two out of three from defending champion Bedouins to win the East Division crown and overall title. Bedouins won the first game, 3-2, but the Orioles came back to win 3-0 and 8-5 with Wooden (9-1) getting both wins.

Bob Christopher (6-0), with relief help from Adrain Muys and two-run homers from Mike Goldberg and James Matan, knocked off West Division leader Liberty Road, 4-1, the day before to put the team in position to win the Elite League.

* 16-and-under boys -- Mike Ziegler (12-0) scattered five hits and got relief help in blanking the Linthicum-Ferndale A's, 5-0, in the Bowie 16-and-under Invitational to run the Gunther's Little Orioles winning streak to 56 Saturday at White Marsh Park in Bowie.

The Little Orioles defeated the Prince George's County league champion Bowie Bandits, 8-1, in the first game of a doubleheader in the tournament, but, because of prior commitments, had to withdraw after going 2-0.

The Orioles, who are 58-2 overall, are headed for the CABA 15-and-under World Series to be conducted

Aug. 4-13 in Crystal Lake, Ill.

* 16-year-old boys -- For the second time in three years, the Severna Park Micky Mantle League team has won its league and will advance to the Northeast Regional tournament, which begins July 29.


* Under-14 girls -- Five players from the Severna Park Lightning, which competes in Division I of the Washington Area Girls Soccer League, formed a team in the inaugural "Kick it Up" four-on-four soccer tournament. Their efforts were rewarded with first-place finish in the girls under-14 bracket. Erin Coppedge, Tina Fedarcyk, Marianne Gioffre, Susan MacWilliams and Katie Rowles combined to produce an undefeated record during the two-day tournament conducted in Potomac.

In the championship game, Severna Park scored 24 goals and allowed four goals during six games.


The Severna Park Swimming Association sponsored the fifth annual Anne Arundel County Swimming Championships last week at Crofton Swim and Tennis Club. More than 600 swimmers from 28 swim teams across the country participated in the meet in which 18 meet records were broken.

Shipley's Choice Swim Club won the team competition with 911 points, followed by Crofton Aquatics with 528 and North Cape Arthur with 484. Individual high-point winners for each age group were: 8-and-under girls -- Jenna Rogers of Fairwood; 9-10 girls -- Anna Kavetsky of Waugh Chapel Swim Club; 11-12 girls -- Elizabeth Lavell of Navy Juniors; 13-14 girls -- Laura Bodine of Shipley's Choice; 15-18 girls -- April Pish of Ron's School for Swimming; 8-and-under boys -- Jake Child; 9-10 boys -- Matt Chaffin of North Cape Arthur; 11-12 boys -- Joseph Tse of Fairwood; 13-14 boys -- Mike Taylor of Waugh Chapel; 15-18 boys -- Matt Fouse of Glen Burnie Park.

Setting meet records were Kelly Donahue in the 6-and-under girls freestyle and backstroke; Anna Kavetsky in the 9-10 girls backstroke; Bill Rogers in the 9-10 boys backstroke; Christina Wise in the 11-12 girls freestyle; Caitlin O'Brien in the 15-18 girls breaststroke; Elizabeth Lavell in the 11-12 girls individual medley and butterfly; Samantha Suller in the 11-12 girls backstroke; and Matt Fouse in the 15-18 boys backstroke.

Donahue won the 6-and-under girls freestyle in 21.04.

Brian Borden won the 9-10 boys breaststroke. Tse took first in the 11-12 boys breaststroke. In the 15-18 boys bracket, Lee Keenen took first in the butterfly and in the freestyle event.

Mike Taylor, competing in the 13-14 boys age group, took first in the butterfly. Tim Walters won the 13-14 boys backstroke.


Note: You can fax us your Anne Arundel recreation results to (410) 783-2518. Please include first and last names of all participants.

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