Archive for ‘Baseball’

May 10, 2013

Baseball Roundup: Friday, May 10

Wootton 2, Walter Johnson 1: Glenny Woolschlager hit a two-out RBI double in the top of the first inning and scored on an error one batter later to give the Wootton High School baseball team all the runs it would need as the visiting Patriots topped Walter Johnson, 2-1, in the first round of the MPSSAA Class 4A playoffs on Friday.

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May 8, 2013

Baseball: Playoff Seedings Announced

The Gaithersburg High School baseball team, in search of its first-ever state championship, was named the top seed in the Class 4A West region of the MPSSAA playoff brackets released Wednesday.

First-round matchups for Montgomery County teams:

4A West

(1) Gaithersburg – bye (will play the winner of Wootton vs. Walter Johnson)

(2) Bethesda-Chevy Chase – bye (will play the winner of Magruder vs. Richard Montgomery)

(3) Whitman – bye (will play the winner of Churchill vs. Kennedy)

(13) Northwest @ (4) Quince Orchard

(12) Clarksburg @ (5) Blair

(11) Churchill @ (6) Kennedy

(10) Richard Montgomery @ (7) Magruder

(9) Wootton @ (8) Walter Johnson

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April 28, 2013

Baseball: Whitman 10, Paint Branch 0

Whitman junior Alex Cladouhos pitched five shutout innings in the Vikings win over Paint Branch

Whitman junior Alex Cladouhos pitched five shutout innings in the Vikings’ 10-0 win over Paint Branch.

BETHESDA, Md. — The Walt Whitman High School baseball team got a shutout pitching performance from Alex Cladouhos and used a six-run fifth inning to put an early end to their matchup with visiting Paint Branch on Saturday, beating the Panthers 10-0.

Paint Branch starting pitcher Eric Lowe matched Caldouhos through the first two innings, but he issued three walks and hit a batter in a three-run third-inning meltdown that gave the Vikings control of the game. Whitman added a single run off Lowe in the fourth before closing out the mercy-rule win with a six-run outburst against Drew Jacobs in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Cladouhos allowed four hits and two walks with no strikeouts in five innings to get the win. Andrew Castagnetti had two hits, a run scored and three RBI for the Vikings, while catcher Nick Bode was 2-for-2 with two doubles, two RBI and a walk.

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April 21, 2013

Baseball Roundup: Saturday, April 20

Junior Brian Rourke shut out the Barons despite allowing nine baserunners in seven innings.

Junior Brian Rourke shut out the Barons despite allowing nine baserunners in seven innings.

Northwest 6, Bethesda-Chevy Chase 0: Brian Rourke pitched a complete game and the Northwest infield turned four double plays as the visiting Jaguars shut out the Barons, 6-0, on Saturday. Rourke, a junior, allowed seven hits, struck out three and walked one in seven innings.

Northwest scored four runs in the top of the first inning and added single runs in the fourth and seventh, all charged to B-CC starting pitcher Joe Feldman. Feldman struggled with his control all game, walking three batters, hitting two others and committing a throwing error on a pickoff attempt at first base.

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April 16, 2013

Baseball Roundup: Tuesday, April 16

Walter Johnson 3, Churchill 0: Gus Gill threw a no-hitter, striking out 13 and walking one in seven innings to lead the Wildcats over the host Bulldogs on Tuesday.

Churchill loaded the bases with one out in the second inning on two errors and a walk, but Gill struck out the next two batters to get out of the jam with his shutout intact. The Bulldogs’s only other base runner of the game reached on an error by shortstop Justin Hom with two outs in the third inning. Gill then retired the last 13 batters in order, striking out the side in the bottom of the seventh inning to seal the no-hitter.

Zeke Green was 3-for-3 and scored two runs for Walter Johnson, both on wild pitches. Hom knocked in Kohei Ishida with a triple to right field in the fifth inning for the Wildcats other run.

Gill, a senior, is now 2-1 on the season with a 1.97 ERA and 39 strikeouts in 21 1/3 innings pitched.

Bethesda-Chevy Chase 13, Wootton 12: Joe Feldman drove in the tying run with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning and scored two batters later on a double by Cobi Furcolo to give the Barons a walk-off win over the visiting Patriots.

Furcolo had four hits on the day and Andrew Brilliant was 2-for-3 with a home run, three RBI and three runs scored for B-CC.

Kevin Mooney was 3-for-3 with a double, two walks, three runs scored and two RBI for Wootton.

April 13, 2013

Baseball Roundup: Saturday, April 13

Bethesda-Chevy Chase 5, Whitman 3: Joe Feldman pitched a nine-inning complete game and knocked in the go-ahead run as the visiting Barons beat the Vikings on Saturday.

Austin Sapin drew a two-out walk, stole second and scored on Feldman’s single to break a 3-3 tie in the top of the ninth inning.

Wootton 3, Walter Johnson 2: The visiting Wildcats held a 2-1 lead going into the bottom of the seventh inning, but Glenny Woolschlager hit a one-out RBI double and scored three batters later when Kevin Mooney was hit by a pitch to give the Patriots the comeback win.

Poolesville 4, Blair 3: Three walks and a hit batsman helped the visiting Falcons score three runs in the top of the sixth inning on their way to topping the Blazers.

Hunter Pearre went the distance for Poolesville, allowing six hits and one earned run while striking out eight in seven innings. The junior pitcher was also 1-for-4 at the plate with a single and a run scored.

Sherwood 17, Magruder 3: Michael Zerafa had four RBI and scored twice as the Warriors routed the Colonels in an error-filled five-inning game.

April 6, 2013

Baseball: Poolesville 7, Seneca Valley 0

Hunter Pearre struck out seven and allowed four hits in pitching Poolesville past Seneca Valley.

Junior Hunter Pearre pitched a complete-game shutout to lead Poolesville to its fifth win in a row.

POOLESVILLE, Md. — Hunter Pearre allowed only four hits and struck out seven in seven innings to lead the Poolesville High School baseball team to a 7-0 victory over visiting Seneca Valley on Saturday.

Center fielder Thayer Seely pulled a first-pitch two-run home run over the right-field fence with one out in the bottom of the first inning to give the Falcons all the offense they would need. Poolesville added five runs in the sixth inning on the way to their fifth consecutive win.

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March 23, 2013

Baseball: Sherwood 10, Yorktown 1

Senior Grant Dickey pitched a complete game and allowed only one unearned run as Sherwood topped Yorktown

Sherwood senior Grant Dickey pitched a complete game and allowed only one unearned run.

SANDY SPRING, Md. — The Sherwood High School baseball team scored five first-inning runs and got a complete game from senior pitcher Grant Dickey on its way to a 10-1 win over visiting Yorktown on Saturday. Four different players drove in two runs each for the Warriors (2-0), who have scored a total of 38 runs over their first two games of the season.

Dickey struck out two and allowed four hits, two walks and one unearned run in seven innings to claim his first victory of the season. Third baseman Daniel Johnson hit his second home run in as many days and shortstop Mike Zerafa stole a base and scored three runs to pace the productive Sherwood offense.

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June 7, 2012

Gaithersburg’s Brady Among Locals Selected In Major League Baseball Draft

by Eric Meany

Former Gaithersburg High School standout Kevin Brady was among a group of players with Montgomery County ties who were selected in the Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft this week.

Brady, who was 1-3 with a 2.54 ERA pitching for Clemson this year, was selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 10th round of the draft. The 2008 Gaithersburg graduate had a career high school record of 19-2 with a 1.05 ERA and 249 strikeouts in 140.2 innings pitched.

Princeton junior Matt Bowman, a Chevy Chase native who attended St. Albans School, was selected in the 13th round by the New York Mets. The right-handed pitcher was 4-2 with a 4.66 ERA and 58 strikeouts in 56 innings for Princeton in 2012. He also played shortstop and posted a .308 batting average this season. Bowman was the Washington Post’s 2009 All-Met player of the year and led St. Albans to three Interstate Athletic Conference championships in his time at the school.

Left-handed pitcher Jimmy Reed, a University of Maryland junior from Gaithersburg who attended St. John’s High School, was taken in the 21st round by the New York Yankees. After being used exclusively as a reliever for his first two seasons at Maryland, Reed made the transition to starting mid-way through the 2012 season. He finished the year 1-3 with a 2.70 ERA and 52 strikeouts in 60 innings pitched.

Bethesda’s Max Ungar, a catcher who attended the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, was selected by the Washington Nationals in the 36th round.

June 4, 2012

Five From Montgomery County To Play In Brooks Robinson All-Star Game

Billy Plante of Quince Orchard leads a contingent of five Montgomery County high school seniors who will play in the 31st Annual Brooks Robinson All-Star Game at Camden Yards following the Orioles game against the Phillies on Sunday.

Plante, who has committed to play at Towson next year, will be joined on the South team by his Quince Orchard teammate Alex Lipman, Eric Ramsey of Georgetown Prep, Sean Van Gieson of Rockville and Cody Acker of Blake.

Jeff Rabberman of Gaithersburg will be on the coaching staff for the South team.

The Maryland State Association of Baseball Coaches selected the 30 seniors who will participate in the game.