Wednesday, March 31, 1999


Sycamore steals victory

        Pinch runner Jaye Linde scored from third base on a double steal with two outs in the seventh inning, giving Sycamore a 5-4 upset victory over No. 5-ranked Glen Este in baseball Tuesday at Glen Este.

        Adam Futscher drove in the tying run with a two-out single in the seventh, with Linde scoring two batters later.

        “We have a team to watch,” said Sycamore coach Chris Shrimpton, whose son Mike hit a two-run home run. “We're still young but we have five good pitchers. We'll surprise some teams.”

        Glen Este junior pitcher Rickey Spivey lost despite striking out a career-high 16 batters.

        • Amelia 12, Milford 2 —Ben Vannater continued to swing a hot bat for Amelia, driving in four runs with three hits, including a home run and double.

        “Last season, Ben led the teams in RBI and home runs,” Amelia coach Jeff Sears said. “He also had four RBI yesterday (against Batavia).”

        • Batavia 7, Summit 6 — Junior Richie Schnurr hit a solo home run with one out in the bottom of the seventh, giving the Bulldogs their second victory.

        • Anderson 10, Lakota West 6 — Brian Regan's three-run home run in the first inning set the stage for the Redskin victory, their second in two outings.

        • La Salle 9, Newport Central Catholic 8 — Andi Scheidt and Reggie Watson each had RBI triples in the fifth inning, rallying La Salle past the Thoroughbreds.

        B.J. Kemen picked up the save, retiring the final three batters after the first two batters reached base in the top of the seventh inning.

        “It was nice to open with a victory,” La Salle coach Phil Reichle said. “Last year we started at 0-8.” But, the Lancers went 11-5 down the stretch and won the sectional championship.

        • Williamsburg 2, Whiteoak 1 — Mike Barney pitched a complete game, striking out eight for the Wildcats. Chris Poole drove in the winning run in the third inning with a two-out triple.

        • McAuley 4, East Central 2 — Kelly Rueckert's double in the sixth inning drove in the tying and winning runs for the Mohawks.

        Sarah Zoller pitched the final three innings to pick up the victory. She entered the game with the bases loaded in fifth inning and shut the door on the Trojans.

        • Seton 2, Fairfield 1 — Annie Neumann's squeeze bunt with one out in the bottom of the seventh scored Stephanie Wright with the winning run.

        Saundra Roberto pitched a complete game, striking out eight.

Boys track
        Four meet records were shattered in the Greater Catholic League Relays, which La Salle won at La Salle Stadium.

        Moeller's Michael Munoz and Jon Qualls combined to throw 109-8 in the shot put, beating the record of 101-11 set by St. Xavier in 1993.

        The meet record of 12-4 in the pole vault also was broken, with La Salle's Steve Esterkamp and Bill Blessing going 12-6.

        St. Xavier broke the record in the 3,200-meter relay with a time of 8:12.5. La Salle's shuttle hurdle team ran a 1:01.9, beating the record of 1:02.9 set by Elder in 1997.


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