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Sports Beat

    May 16, 2008

Sports Beat by Bill McCaffrey

Had a great last ten days but before I get to them I must remind everyone that May is National Stroke Awareness month and May 14th was one year since I had mine.  Everyone had better be careful of stressful situations such as the one that brought me down and that is an event I will never forget and believe me I won?t forget the person that caused it.   On Saturday evening I went to a fundraiser ? The John Arnick Memorial Scholarship Fund Calvert Hall and sat with Donna Felling and Bruce Bereano.  Former Governor Marvin Mandel gave a very good talk among the others there were former Governor Bob Ehrlich (also spoke), Delegates Kevin Kelly, Nat Oakes, Maggie Macintosh, Jim Malone, Ruth Kirk, Mike Wier, Jr., former Delegates Ernie Bell, Dana Denbrow, and Ron Guns.   Others at the Arnick Memorial were House Speaker mike Busch, Kenny Masters, former Senator Frank Kelly, former Congresswoman Helen Bentley, Jim Lighthizer, Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger, Delegate John Wood, Ray Dane and the ?The Doo-Wpo Cop?, it was a great affair.   Then on Tuesday I was at a luncheon where Governor Mandel gave another great talk among the guests at this lunch were former Maryland football player Joe Mona, Bob Simi, David Carroll, Darryl Hill, NFL Hall of Famer and former Baltimore Colt, Lenny Moore, DC Divas GM Rich Daniel and Divas tight end Donna Wilkinson, Randy Clemens, Ed Cole, Hal and Tray Cole, Marty Madden, Steve Marr, Mike Bassett and his dad, former Delegate Joan Cadden, former Senator Frank ?Bevo? Shore, Chris Falkenhagen, Bill and Jackie Bryley, and a few others including Chris Harney the men?s basketball coach at St. Mary?s College who guided his team to the ?Sweet 16? in the NCAA Division III and the most basketball wins in school history.  He gave a rundown on his team s season.  He is one of the great young coaches in the country.   Colonel Chuck Suraci presented Governor Mandel a certificate for outstanding service from the Air Force Association.


As of Thursday this week the Baltimore Orioles continue to hang around in their division and have won six out of their seven and a 21-19 record.  Of course Tampa leads their division, the Orioles are battling it out with the Yankees, Blue Jays, and Red Sox for the other spots.  Despite their present lofty spot don?t expect the Orioles to remain ahead of those three.  I still think they?ll finish last in the East.   Don?t expect Jay Payton to win games for the Orioles as Summer joins us.   I think Luke Scott is the real thing, but I think Adam Jones still hasn?t proved himself in the field or at bat.  I like pitcher Jim Johnson, George Sherrill and a couple of their starters Guthrie, Caberra, Burres and Olsen.  Steve Trachsel won?t be pitching Kansas City everytime out.  The Orioles are hosting the Washington Nationals this weekend.   Why are the Orioles still not using Baltimore on their uniforms?  Ashamed of Charm City eh?   Jim Edmonds has been signed by the Chicago Cubs.


At 3:30 P.M. on Saturday, May 24, the Bob Davids Chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research will enjoy some serious baseball festivities at the new Nationals Park with -
a.)            A tour of the beautiful new facility;
b.)           Mark Scialabba , Washington Nationals Assistant Director of Player Development, has agreed to talk to us.  He will discuss the top prospects in the Nationals farm system.
c.)            Updates on the 2009 Washington , DC National SABR Convention;
d.)           A particularly fine ballpark meal (Not an oxymoronâ??trust us.);
e.)            A game between the Washington Nationals and the Milwaukee Brewers AT 7:10 P.M. ; and
f.)            The inevitable chapter camaraderie and sharing of baseball knowledge.  Thereâ??s even an outside chance that some quality* baseball trivia will be exchanged.
g.)           If you already have tickets for the game, your cost will be for the gathering and victuals only.  That charge, when it becomes known, will be sent to you individually and electronically at once.  It will, you can rest assured, maximize your entertainment dollar.
h.)           Please!  Mark your calendars.  Details will follow.

Those details are almost sure to include:
1. How much to pay
2. How to pay
3. Advice on transportation
4. Possible additional speakers
5. Whatever else you write and tell us what this announcement lacked

The regular meeting of "Talkin' Baseball" will be held on Saturday, May 10 at 9AM at the Owen Brown Community Center , 6800 Cradlerock Way , Columbia , MD.   Our guest will be Larry Moffi who will discuss his book: "Crossing the Line: Black Major Leaguers, l947-1959." Bring a friend.   The second Wednesday of every month, hungry and thirsty SABRites gather for food, drink and lively baseball talk.  Come join us!  t's the Monthly SABR Hot Stove Dinner The Hard Times Cafe, 3028 Wilson Blvd , Arlington , Va. If you're definitely, probably, or possibly attending:  RSVP to Dave Raglin at 703/556-0332 or, by Tuesday night, so he can reserve sufficient space at the restaurant. The Cafe is right across the street from the Orange Line's Clarendon stop. For the motorists, there's a FREE underground parking lot on Highland Street , a block north of Wilson . Cost:  Only what you eat and drink.  Come hungry, though, because the chili is GREAT.  So are the wings, and Wednesday is discount wings night.


The Connie Mack ( Philadelphia ) Chapter of SABR is having its annual meeting on Saturday, May 17 at Citizens Bank Park and a few spaces are still available.  A separate announcement will be sent.

Tillman Shuts Down Sea Dogs

Chris Tillman shut down the Sea Dogs in his longest outing of the season, allowing just one hit and three walks in six innings.  The Baysox scored five runs in the third inning and coasted to a 7-3 victory.   Brian Peterson singled to lead off the third inning and Kennard Jones drew a walk.  Both runners advanced when Travis Brown grounded out to the pitcher.  Jonathan Tucker hit a two RBI triple to right and scored on a Carlos Rojas single.  Lou Montanez doubled to right to drive in Rojas, but was thrown out trying to go to third on the play.  Jeff Nettles scored the final run of the inning on a homerun left center.  It was the first time this season a Baysox player has hit homeruns in consecutive games.   The Baysox would add another run in the fourth inning on a Travis Brown single and would score their final run on a Ryan Finan single in the seventh inning.  The Baysox led 7-0 heading into the bottom the seventh.   Ryan Khoury drove in the first two Sea Dogs runs in the seventh inning with a two-out double to left off Jason Burch.  Portland would add another run in the ninth on an Andrew Pinckney single off Kam Mickolio.   With the victory, the Baysox improve to 19-16 and remain 2.5 games behind Harrisburg in the Southern Division.

Reimold Hits Birthday Bash

The Baysox kicked off a six game homestand with a dramatic win in extra innings.  Nolan Reimold hit a two-run homerun in the bottom of the tenth inning to lead the Baysox to a 5-3 victory over Erie on Baysox starter David Hernandez's 23rd birthday.   Hernandez pitched well on his birthday, allowing two runs on six hits in six innings with no walks and seven strikeouts.  Hernandez allowed solo homeruns in the sixth and seventh innings before handing the game over to the Baysox bullpen with a 3-2 lead.   SeaWolves starter Danny Christensen shut the Baysox down for five innings before running into trouble in the sixth.  Through the first five innings, he allowed only two hits and one walk.  In the sixth inning, Christensen walked Jonathan Tucker to start the inning.  He had a count of no balls and two strikes on Carlos Rojas before Rojas worked out a walk over nine pitches.  Christensen nearly got out of the inning unscathed after pop-ups by Lou Montanez and Jeff Nettles, but Nolan Reimold and Ryan Finan hit back-to-back doubles to put the Baysox up 3-1.    After Finan's two-RBI double in the sixth, Casey Fien relieved Christensen and retired seven consecutive batters.  Ryan Roberson knocked Baysox starter David Hernandez out of the game in the seventh inning when he homered to center field.  Jeff Frazier hit the SeaWolves third solo homerun of the game off Baysox closer Julio Manon to tie the game in the top of the ninth inning.   The Baysox threatened to score in the bottom of the ninth, loading the bases with nobody out.  Nolan Reimold reached on a throwing error by shortstop Danny Worth and stole second base.  Ryan Finan hit a ground ball back to Worth, and Worth couldn't field the ball.  Finan was safe at first on a fielders choice, and Reimold advanced to third on the error.  With runners on the corners and nobody out, the SeaWolves intentionally walked Brian Peterson to load the bases.  Danny Zell got Kennard Jones to hit a ground ball to first and Ryan Roberson threw home to retire Reimold for the first out of the inning.  Blake Davis struck out and Jonathan Tucker lined out to right field to end the inning.    Erie had a chance to take their first lead of the night in the top of the tenth inning.  Wilkin Ramirez singled to left off Jason Burch with one out.  With Deik Scram batting, Ramirez stole second and the catcher Brian Peterson's throw wound up in center field, allowing Ramirez to advance to third.  Scram was then intentionally walked.  Scram stole second base with Dusty Ryan batting, putting runners on second and third with one out.  Ryan struck out swinging, and Burch got Justin Justice to ground out to end the inning.    Carlos Rojas led off the bottom of the tenth with his second walk of the game.  Lou Montanez and Jeff Nettles both flew out before Nolan Reimold hit a homerun to center field to deliver a walk-off victory for the Baysox.  Jason Burch earned his first win as a member of the Baysox, Anthony Tomey was charged with the loss.   With the win, the Baysox improve to 21-17 and are now 2.5 games behind Harrisburg in the Southern Division.


Great Mills High School grad Tubby Smith and men?s basketball coach at the University of Minnesota will be one of the celebrities playing in the Marcey House Golf Tournament to be held at Wicomico Shores Municipal Golf Course on May 23rd.   Smith heads the list of celebrity guests.  There will be an early-bird putting contest, a buffet lunch and awards.   Sponsors include EMA, Verizon, SMECO, Constellation Energy, and Washington Gas, all proceeds will benefit the Marcey House.  For more information call 301-475-4701.


Gene Molovinsky?s Keystone Boxing held a great show before a nice crowd at the District Heights Municipal Center .  The results were: Demetrius Davis (18-4-4-) scored a majority decision over Brian Norman (16-7-0). Carlos Cisneros (9-15-4) scored a TKO at one minute of the second round over Norman Allen. In the pro debut for Garrett Wilson won a TKO at 2:38 of the second round over Robert McConnell, Jr. L. Dwayne Martin stopped Anmed Paskoovic by TKO at three minutes of the third round. James Denson scored a third round TKO at 2:38 over Kendrick Walker. William Jeter won a four round majority decision over Cory Washington.   Ballroom Boxing has a great card coming up on May 29th.  I wonder if Has been Rahman is fighting anymore?


Fifth-seeded West Chester University (32-21) shut out eighth-seeded Bowie State 4-0 in game five of the NCAA Division II Mid-Atlantic Regionals Thursday at North Campus. West Chester advances to face the winner of game six, Slippery Rock vs. Shippensburg, at 11:30 a.m. Friday. Bowie State is eliminated with the loss. Shannon Padula led the Golden Rams, pitching seven innings, while ho lding Bowie State to just two hits. She struck out three. West Chester scored two runs in the bottom of the third and added another two in the fifth inning. Leadoff hitter Tara Colantuono went 3-for-4 with two runs scored for West Chester . Erin MacNamee doubled in Colantuono in the third inning and later scored on a single by Megan Harbaugh. Kristin McCoy scored in the fifth on an error after reaching base with a leadoff single. Colantuono followed McCoy home, scoring on a rundown involving teammate Stefani Kerbacher. Junior Heather Enders had a double and senior Bethany Sloat singled for the only Bowie State hits in the game.   Bowie State wraps up the season with an overall record of 25-14.


The 2008 Daktronics Mid-Atlantic All-Region softball teams have been announced and Bowie State 's Lady Bulldogs place four on the team. Lock Haven University 's Kristin Erb was named 2008 Mid-Atlantic Pitcher of the Year, while teammate Sarah Norris earned Player of the Year honors for the region. Lock Haven, Kutztown University and Bloomsburg University all had three players named to the Fi rst Team, while 12 of the 13 first teamers came from within the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC). Senior Erin Gray of Bowie State was named to the First Team at second base after a tremendous season for the Lady Bulldogs and represents the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA).  Juniors Heather Enders(pitcher), Tricia Corbin (catcher) and Tiffany Toney (shortstop) were selected to the All-Region Second Team. Erb, a junior continued to dominated in the circle and was named one of the region's top pitchers for the third straight season. A native of Reading, Pa., Erb won her 100th game and posted her 50th career shutout during action this season as well as breaking numerous school marks. Erb broke her own LHU single season strikeouts record when she recorded her 300th strikeout of the year against Kutztown in mid-April. Currently, Erb has struck ourt down 347 batters on the season. Erb also has tossed three perfect games this season, with her most recent perfect outing coming during this past weekend'sPSAC championships. Erb also broke the NCAA DII consecutive scoreless innings mark when she threw her 84th consecutive shutout inning against Edinboro on April 12. Erb is currently the conference leader in every major pitching category and is the national leader in ERA with a .24 earned run average. Norris has had a breakout junior season and leads the Lock Haven squad in four categories, as she anchors down a strong offensive attack at the plate. With her 15 homers on the year, Norris surpassed the all-time Lock Haven career homeruns record and now is the career leader at LHU with 40 career long balls. Norris is also hitting at a .369 clip, has scored 43 times and leads the team in slugging percentage (.758). Norris is second in the PSAC in those categories as well, while being seventh in t h e nation in homeruns per game. The members of the 2008 Mid-Atlantic All-Region First Team will appear on the 2008 Dakrtonics All-American ballot. 2008 Daktronics Mid-Atlantic All-Region First Team: Pitchers: Katlin Arbogast, Kutztown *Kristin Erb, Lock Haven (2008 Pitcher of Year) Ashley Lynn, Blomsburg Catcher: Amanda Roosa, Lock Haven   First Base: Steph Denlinger, Kutztown   Second Base: Erin Gray, Bowie State   Shortstop: Tara Reed, Bloomsburg   Third Base: *Sharah Norris, Lock Haven (2008 Player of the Year)   Outfield: Lacy Mauro, Bloomsburg Meghan McHenry, Slippery Rock Erin McNamee, West Chester   Utility: Ashley Fitzgerald, Kutztown   Designated Player: Janelle Mrakovich, Milleresville 2008 Daktronics Mid-Atlantic All-Region Second Team: Pitchers: Heather Enders, Bowie State Shannon Padula, West Chester Vanessa Rose, Edinboro   Catcher: Tricia Corbin, Bowie State   First Base: Megan Harbaugh, West Chester Second Base: Dana Webb, Edinboro   Shortstop: Katelyn Gurgiolo, Edinboror Tiffany Toney, Bowie State Hope Cornell, Shippensburg   Third Base: Krista Cameron, Kutztown   Outfield: Kaleigh Braim , California ( Pa. ) Kathy Gregg, Kutztown Nikki Shiko, Bloomsburg   Utility:Stacey Rhoades, Slippery Rock   Designated Player: Nicole Bellavance, California (Pa )

Rock Cats Scratch Baysox Again

The Baysox scored the first three runs of the game, but they couldn?t muster any more offense and fell to the Rock Cats 5-3.  Kam Mickolio was charged with the loss, his first of the season, after allowing a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh.   The Baysox scored all three of their runs in the top of the third inning.  Lou Montanez led off with a double to left and Jeff Nettles drew a walk.  After a Nolan Reimold strikeout, Jonathan Tucker hit a double to center to drive in both Montanez and Nettles.  Rock Cats catcher Drew Butera attemted to pick Tucker off from second base, but he threw the ball away and Tucker advanced to third.  Tucker would score on a two-out fielding error by Luke Hughes.   The Rock Cats got two of the runs back in the bottom of the third.  Drew Butera led off with a walk and Luke Hughes singled to left.  Dustin Martin flew out to center field and both runners advanced a base.  With runners on second and third with one out, Brock Peterson grounded out to short to score Butera.  Matt Moses followed the groundout with an RBI single to center to cut the lead to 3-2, and Drew Butera tied the game with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the fourth.   Dustin Martin drew a walk off reliever Kam Mickolio to start the bottom of the seventh.  Brock Peterson hit a groundball back to the mound, and Mickolio threw to second to retire Martin.  With Peterson on first, Matt Moses hit an RBI double to left and went to third when Lou Montanez threw home to try to retire Peterson at the plate.  Moses would score on a wild pitch by Mickolio.   Brad Bergesen made his third start for the Baysox, allowing three runs in five innings off five hits and three walks while striking out two.  Kam Mickolio would relieve him in the sixth inning, allowing two runs off one hit and three walks.  Gerrardo Casadiego pitched a scoreless eighth.   With the loss, the Baysox fall to 17-15 and remain 3.5 games behind Harrisburg in the Southern Division.

Tolleson, Rock Cats Pounce On  Baysox ?Pen in Extras

The Baysox had a lead heading into the bottom of the eighth inning, but the bullpen couldn?t slam the door and the Rock Cats went on to win 7-6 in 10 innings.  With the loss, the Baysox have now lost three in a row and trail the Harrisburg Senators by 3.5 games in the Southern Division.   Freddie Bynum led off the game with a homerun to centerfield, but was then removed from the game.  Carlos Rojas came out to play shortstop in the bottom of the first.  New Britain scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the first when Brock Peterson doubled to center, scoring Luke Hughes and Dustin Martin.    It was a rough game for Eastern League Player of the Month Luke Hughes.  Hughes crashed into the wall in center field to rob Lou Montanez of a hit in the first inning and fouled a ball off his foot in the third inning.  Hughes was replaced by Steve Tolleson in the top of the fourth inning.   The Baysox scored a run in the top of the fourth inning to tie the game, 2-2.  Ryan Finan singled to left and scored on a Brian Peterson double to right.  The Baysox would go on to add three more runs in the top of the fifth.   Carlos Rojas led off the fifth inning with a double to center field.  He moved to third on a sacrifice bunt by Mike Rodriguez and scored on Lou Montanez single to center.  Montanez went to third on a two out single by Nolan Reimold and both runners would score on a Ryan Finan double to center.  Heading into the bottom of the fifth inning, the Baysox led 5-2.   The Rock Cats answered with a pair of runs in the bottom of the inning.  Brock Peterson singled to left to lead off the inning.  Erik Lis doubled to right, moving Peterson to third.  Trevor Plouffe grounded out to short to score Peterson and Felix Molina singled to right to drive in Lis.   Nolan Reimold drove in Lou Montanez with a double to left in the top of the seventh to give the Baysox an insurance run.  The Rock Cats came right back with a run in the bottom of the inning when Toby Gardenhire drove in Erik Lis with an RBI single to cut the lead to 6-5.  New Britain tied the game in the bottom of the eighth on a solo homerun by Steve Tolleson.   Mike Rodriguez and Lou Montanez singled to lead off the top of the ninth inning, but Jeff Nettles grounded into a double play and Nolan Reimold flew out to end the inning.  The Baysox were retired in order in the top of the tenth inning.   Steve Tolleson singled to left to lead off the bottom of the tenth and went to second on a sacrifice bunt by Dustin Martin.  Tolleson stole third base and scored the winning run on a single by Brock Peterson.   Baysox starter David Hernandez allowed four runs in 5.0 innings on eight hits and three walks while striking out six.  Felix Romero allowed two runs on five hits in 2.0 innings.  Rommie Lewis pitched 1.2 scoreless innings but Gerrardo Casadiego allowed a run 0.2 innings to earn the loss.   The Baysox and the Rock Cats combined for 28 hits in the game.  Lou Montanez had three hits and two runs scored for the Baysox, while Brock Peterson went 4-for-6 with a run and an RBI and Erik Lis went 3-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored.

Finan, Baysox Out-Slug Rock Cats

Ryan Finan went 2-4 with a double and one of three Baysox homeruns to help beat the Rock Cats 9-7.  The win ends the Baysox three game losing streak and breaks up New Britain 's nine game winning streak.  The teams combined for 25 hits, including five homeruns and five doubles.   Ryan Finan got the offense going in the top of the second with a two-run homer to right, but the lead was short-lived.  Baysox starter Jason Berken ran into trouble in the bottom of the inning.   Berken gave up a single to Erik Lis to lead off the inning before giving up an RBI double to left by David Winfree.  Winfree scored on a Trevor Plouffe single to right and Jeff Christy drew a walk with two outs in the inning.  Steve Tolleson doubled to right, scoring both Plouffe and Christy, before Berken struck out Matt Moses to end the inning with the Rock Cats leading 4-2.   After a pair of one-out singles by Mike Rodriguez and Carlos Rojas in the top of the third, Lou Montanez put the Baysox back in front with a three-run blast to left.  Jeff Nettles made it back-to-back homeruns when he homered to center.  Carlos Rojas and Mike Pierce each hit sacrifice flies to give the Baysox an additional run in the fourth and fifth innings.  The Baysox led 8-4 when Jason Berken ran into trouble again in the bottom of the sixth.    Erik Lis led off the inning with a double to right and went to third on a David Winfree single.  Lis scored on a sacrifice fly by Felix Molina.  Trevor Plouffe singled to left and Jeff Christy hit a two-out infield single to short, loading the bases for Steve Tolleson.  Berken got Tolleson to ground out to short to end the inning.   Ryan Keefer came out to pitch for the Baysox in the seventh inning and allowed solo homeruns to Matt Moses and Erik Lis.  The homeruns cut the Baysox lead down to 8-7.  Julio Manon came out in the eighth inning, looking for a two-inning save.  He retired the first three batters he faced, the last two on strikeouts looking.   The Baysox added an insurance run in the ninth when Kennard Jones hit a single to drive in Jeff Nettles.  Manon came back out in the bottom of the ninth and retired the Rock Cats in order again, recording two more strikeouts.   Jason Berken earned the win, improving to 3-2, after allowing five runs in 6.0 innings pitched.  Ryan Keefer earned a hold, allowing two runs in 1.0 innings pitched, and Julio Manon recorded his tenth save, pitching two scoreless innings while striking out four.  With the win the Baysox improve to 18-16.

Sea Dogs Rule The 'Pen

The Baysox led 5-0 heading into the bottom of the third inning but the Sea Dog's bullpen proved to be superior. The Baysox used four pitchers; all four walked at least one batter and three allowed at least three hits.  Portland used three pitchers, and got 4.1 shutout innings of relief from their bullpen.  The Sea Dogs also committed five errors, leading to three unearned runs, but also amassed 10 hits and 10 walks.   The Baysox scored an unearned run in the first to take an early lead.  Carlos Rojas reached first on an error by third baseman Andrew Pinckney and moved to second when John Otness was charged with an error for failing to catch a pickoff throw.  Lou Montanez singled to right to score Rojas and give the Baysox an early lead.  The Baysox added another run in the second on a Carlos Rojas groundout that scored Mike Pierce from third.   After scoring three runs in the top of the third, it looked like the Baysox were heading for their fifth consecutive win over Portland .  Jeff Nettles drew a walk to start the inning and Nolan Reimold hit a single to center.  Ryan Finan reached on an error to load the bases.  Kennard Jones drove in Nettles and Reimold with a single to right.  Mike Pierce grounded into a double play to score Finan, and the Baysox had a 5-0 lead.   The Sea Dogs answered with three runs in the bottom of the third.  Jeff Corsaletti singled to right and moved to third on an Iggy Suarez double to left-center.  Zachary Daeges hit a sacrifice fly to drive in Corsaletti.  Baysox starter Kyle Schmidt hit Mark Wagner with a pitch and walked Aaron Bates to load the bases.  John Otness hit a sacrifice fly to center to drive in Iggy Suarez.  Andrew Pinckney singled to left to drive in Wagner.   After scoring two more runs in the bottom of the fourth, the Sea Dogs had come all the way back to tie the game at 5-5.  Ryan Keefer began the inning in relief of Schmidt.  Keefer walked Mickey Hall to open the inning and Hall stole second base.  Keefer struck out the next batter before issuing three consecutive walks and hitting the fourth batter, forcing in two runs.  Rommie Lewis came in to relieve Keefer and got Zachary Daeges to hit a groundball back to the mound.  Lewis threw home to get the lead runner, and catcher Mike Pierce threw to first to turn the double play.   In the bottom of the fifth inning, the Sea Dogs took the lead when Jeff Corsaletti hit a two-out single to center to drive in Mickey Hall.  The Sea Dogs would add an insurance run in the seventh when Corsaletti doubled to right with two outs to drive in Hall again.    Rommie Lewis was charged with the loss after allowing one run in 3.0 innings pitched.  Chad Rhoades earned his second win of the season, throwing 2.1 scoreless innings in relief and Hunter Jones earned the save with two shutout innings.    With the loss, the Baysox fall to 19-17 and are 3.5 games behind Harrisburg in the Southern Division.

Reimold, Montanez Power Bergeson To Victory

Nolan Reimold and Lou Montanez each hit solo homeruns and Brad Bergesen held the Sea Dogs to one unearned run through six innings. It was the sixth and final time the teams played this season, Bowie won five of the match-ups.   Bergesen was effective through six innings, despite allowing the leadoff batter to reach four times.  He allowed one unearned run on a throwing error by Kennard Jones in the fourth inning.  The Sea Dogs were able to get runners on base against Bergesen, with four hits and four walks, but they weren?t able to manufacture any runs.  Kam Mickolio came in to pitch with runners on first and second with nobody out in the seventh inning and got Mickey Hall to ground into a double play.    After pitching a scoreless seventh inning, Mickolio ran into trouble in the eighth.  Jeff Corsaletti led the inning off with a walk and went to second on an Iggy Suarez single to left.  Zachary Daeges walked to load the bases, and Julio Manon came in to relieve Mickolio.  Manon got John Otness to pop out to shortstop and struck out the next two batters to get out of the inning.  He retired the Sea Dogs in order in the ninth to record his eleventh save.   Nolan Reimold scored the first run for the Baysox when he hit a solo homerun to left in the second inning.  Lou Montanez drove in the second run in the third inning, hitting a single to right to drive in Blake Davis.  Montanez also drove in the final run of the game with a solo homerun to center field to lead off the sixth inning.   With the win, the Baysox are 20-17, and remain 3.5 games behind Harrisburg in the Southern Division.


Bill, Here is this years event flyer for my band performing and with my niece Cara singing.  It was a real great evening last year so we're doing it again.  Let me know how many tickets you need, or buy them directly from the church or contact me; 410-494-1795.  Let me know if you need directions to the church hall. Jere

Jere, It will be a great event, I hope to be there. Bill

Bill, Below is my write-up of the Phil Beta Llambda reunion last weekend.  If you wish, you may add this to your column and website.  I wish there had been pictures taken. - June

Phi Beta Llambda of Roosevelt High School, Washington, DC, had another great annual reunion of its members on May 3-4, 2008 .  The affair was hosted Saturday at the home of Elaine Neidecker of Bethesda , MD , and the ladies were invited by Ann Mondello to the Sunday brunch at the Kenwood Country Club in Bethesda .  It was, as always, a wonderful weekend with gals traveling from California , Florida , Charlottesville , VA , and locally.

Present were:
Elaine (Williams) Neidecker, '55 Fran (Hagen) Bean, '49 Doris (Hamill) Penalosa, '52 Phyllis (Edmonston) Bloomberg,'49 Eloise (Lohr) Byrd, '53 Dorothy (Mcllree) Copeland, '49 Ann ( Rogers ) Mondello, '54 June (Coates) Sumner, '55 Shirley (Duff) Stroheker, '50 Barbara (Gregory) Keate, '49 or '50

June, Good report, I remember Doris, Eloise, Ann, Barbara and you. Bill

Bill, Below is copied from your column - you do not get it my friend, this is retaliation as the county exec is republican. Please tell me when this malarky is going to stop?

I think the Governor, President and Speaker kept things under control.  The only thing I disagree with them on is taking the bingo parlor machines out.  Tax them, taking them out is going to hurt Anne Arundel County causing the County to lose revenue at a time when the State is cutting money that had been previously been sent to the Counties.

Fred, I get it but the three did keep it under control. Bill

Bill, What TV shows do you like? SVL

SVL, Not necessarily in any order:  Monk, Ghost Whisper, Reaper, Deal or no Deal, Law & Order, Moonlight, Burn Notice, Medium, Top Chef, Closer, Iron Chef, Throw Down with Bobby Flay, CSI , Criminal Minds, CSI -Miami, Bones, Shark, Joel Osteen, and Cane (can?t wait till it?s back on), plus all the talking heads on Sunday morning.  I did like K-Ville but it was sacked before it could ever run. Bill

Bill, Skip and I discovered chicken at Royal Farms in Easton on our way to OC. It's great. I was recently forwarded a story about Stan "Snookie" Kernan of the Fab Five at McKinley Tech in the early fifties.  Someone asked if it was a tribute or an obit. Hope not the latter. Any information on that? Pat Duell Harford, EHS '53

Pat, Tribute, not obit.  That Royal Farms chicken is great! Bill

Bill, At a glance, some leading jocks from the 50's not in HOF .

1. Sonny Wise, Eastern 3 time all high baseball; all high football.... career P record was 21-2.

2. Ralph Sita, Eastern   All high Football....Baseball ...undefeated and starred in 5 championship games (5-0, 3 in baseball. 2 in football).

3. Lew Luce , Wilson...3 yr max 9 letters in football; basketball; baseball- a  3 time all high in basketball...hoops city title in 54.

4. Ray Smith , Gonzaga....Triple 3 sport  All prep in Football; basketball ;&  baseball   '53-'54.

5. Roger Kingsbury, St Albans ... 3 time All Prep in basketball; all Prep in baseball.

Respectfully, Danny; Morrison, WW '65

Danny, Thanks for the information. Bill

Bill, Here are some outstanding DC high school preductees.

Billy Werber, Tech                     MLB Debut June 25, 1930     Final Game September 5, 1942   Bobby Stevens, Western         MLB Debut July 3, 1931  Final Game August 5, 1931

Dick Lanahan, Eastern              MLB Debut September 15, 1935 Final Game May 12, 1941 Sherry Robertson , Roosevelt    MLB Debut September 8, 1940     Final Game September 21, 1952

Bennie Steiner, Central              MLB Debut April 17, 1945           Final Game April 21, 1947

Billy Smith, Roosevelt                MLB Debut September 13, 1958   Final Game September 28, 1962 Maury Wills, Cardozo                 MLB Debut June 6, 1959            Final Game October 4, 1972 Craig Anderson, Anacostia         MLB Debut June 23, 1961           Final Game May 31, 1964

Chuck Vinson Phelps MLB Debut September 19, 1966 Final Game October 2, 1966   Vince Colbert, Eastern     MLB Debut May 19, 1970   Final Game September 16, 1972

Willie Royster, Spingarn MLB  Debut September 3, 1981 Final Game October 2, 1981

Emmanuel Burriss, Wilson MLB  Debut  April, 2008

Bill, Dale Turner advised that his wife, Barbara Wauhop Turner, class of 1952 passed away last evening. Fred

Fred, My deepest sympathy goes to Dale and the family. Bill


The Governor signed the fitness and Athletic Equity bill for students with disabilities.  Special thanks go to House Ways and Means Chairperson, Sheila Hixson, Senator Jim Rosapeppe, Senator Roy Dyson, former Secretary of State Lorraine Sheehan, Senate President Mike Miller, House Speaker Mike Busch, Larry Hughes, Lauren Young and all the members of SPARK and of course to Governor Martin O?Malley for signing this very important legislation.   Well the New York Knicks finally have a coach in Mike D?Antoni.  He replaced Isiah ?Nummie? Thomas.  Thomas was bad in the front office and as a coach.  ESPN will be airing ? Sports Center ? live from 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. starting August 11th and they have added Hannah Storm to their anchor list.    Who remembers the ?Anchor Inn? and ?The Shanty??   The San Jose Sharka axed coach Ron Wilson after they were eliminated from the NHL playoffs.   Is Col. Phil organizing a Charlize Theron fan club?   Carrie Underwood is the newest member of the ?Grand Ole Opry?   The Mid Atlantic Antique Radio Club will meet on June 6-7 at the Beltsville Sheraton Washington North hotel over 300 people are expected to attend, that is the same weekend of a B-CC reunion.   A great wine column ? ?Wine ? ETC ? appears every Wednesday in the ?Annapolis Capital? its written by Tom Marquardt and Pat Darr (wine lovers should not miss it).   I wonder where they are now ?Barbara Jacobson, Marline Zinnamon, Beverly Malinsky, Patricia McDuffie, Pat Penrod, Richard Penrod, and Rick Peake?   I think Ollie ?the Goalie? Kolzig got a raw deal from the Virginia Capitals.   Samuel Peter will defend hisWBC heavyweight title against Vitali Klitschko.   Dawn Staley is the new Women?s basketball coach at South Carolina University , she comes from Temple where her coaching record was 172-80 in eight seasons.   The Catholic University women?s lacrosse team beat Salisbury 18-7 in the NCCA Division III playoffs.   In D-I women?s lacrosse Maryland beat Denver 10-7 and Temple 20-7.   Our deepest sympathy goes to Denny Donaldson and his family on the death of his sister-in-law Joyce Donaldson who passed last week.

Our deepest sympathies also to the families of the following:
Cecila Anne Kramer (Washington & Lee HS grad) Joseph Clements, Sr. (Anacostia (DC) HS grad) Wynette Wills Wilkins (Immaculate Conception (DC) Academy grad) Eddy Arnold (great country and western singer) Elizabeth Walker Kilgore (Eastern (DC) HS grad) Bruce Daniel Shogren (Washington & Lee HS grad) Richard L. Peters, Sr. (St. Anslems/Priory School grad) Jackson Armstrong (nationally known Top 40?s DJ) Kathy Denney Griffith (Northwestern HS grad) Jerome K. ?Jerry? Corrigan (former Forest Heights Town Council member) Janice W. Goldstein (Roosevelt (DC) HS grad) William Ellsworth Reid (Dunbar (DC) HS grad) John Michael Corrado (Montgomery Blair HS grad) Evelyn Louise Arthur (Eastern (DC) HS grad) Jerry Wallace (pop/country singer with over 45 songs including the famous ? Primrose Lane ?)

The Dallas Mavericks have named Rick Carlisle their new coach.

High School Baseball:
Anacostia             9 and 13                 Spingarn                4 and 3 (DH)
Thomas Stone      2                             Arundel                 0
LaPlata                 10                           Chopticon             0

High School Softball:
LaPlata                   8                             Great Mills           0
Glen Burnie            8                            Thomas Stone       3
Patuxent                 5                            Gwynn Park          0
Theo. Roosevelt   10                            Anacostia              3

Why does it not surprise me?  Baltimore (4th) and Washington (5th) are two of the areas that have the rudest drivers in the County.  I am going to start recording speeding and rude driving cars by tag numbers and publishing them in my column.

Kerry McCoy is the new wrestling coach at Maryland.


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