Tag: Baseball

Varsity Baseball Ready to Make Their Mark on the Season

Words: Mikayla Martin

After a 7-10 record for the 2016-2017 season, the varsity baseball team is ready to kick off the new season strong.  The seniors on the team are ready to make their final season count.

The team hopes to be stronger and more motivated this year by improving all aspects of their mindset and skill.

Many of the seniors agree they stay motivated on and off the field by telling themselves that since its their final year on the field in high school and that they should make it count.

Senior Alex Crocamo talked about how the team will miss their seniors from last year as well as players this year who are injured, but that their team this year should not be underestimated.

“Missing some of our returners from either injury or other reasons will definitely have an effect on the season,” said Crocamo. “However, I still think we should be contenders in every game we play with the addition of some juniors moving up to varsity this year.”

The hopes are high that this season will memorable and victorious.

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Centennial’s Softball Celebrates Senior Night

Words: Giana Han

The Centennial softball team said farewell to their regular season on May 5 in a game against Glenelg.

Seniors Sarah Adams and Emily Bowman have contributed to the Centennial softball program for the past four years, and the Eagles celebrated their seniors and their last regular home game with flying banners, food, and speeches.

Unfortunately, they were not able to celebrate with a win, and lost to the Gladiators 12-1.

The Eagles were able to hit, but they were not able to finish consistently and bring their base runners home. Josefine Jensen was the only Eagle who made it across the plate when Emily Allen’s triple brought her home. Allen, however, was left stranded on third.

Although Bowman had a number of strike-outs, Glenelg’s bats were hot. They had a number of consecutive hits, which were able to bat in runs.

Going into the sixth inning, the Gladiators were only up 2-1. However, one of the Gladiators sent a ball flying over the fence for a home run, bringing in two runs, and pushing the score to 4-1. Bowman and the Eagles were able to get two outs, but the Gladiators were able to muster a two out rally and score six more runs.

Glenelg sealed the deal in the seventh with two more runs, while the Eagles were quickly thrown out at first or struck out. The game ended 12-1.

The Centennial baseball team fared better against the Gladiators, pulling out with a 5-2 win. They also celebrated their senior night and their last game of the regular season.

The Eagles will continue on into the play-offs from here. After the season ends, Bowman, the softball pitcher, will go on to play softball in college for Swarthmore, and Daniel Sterenberg has committed to play for Pikesville University.

Baltimore’s Other Birds (Orioles Season Update)

Words: Kyle Simpson

With the Ravens in hibernation for the summer, and beautiful weather on the horizon, what is a Baltimore sports fan to do with their time?

Well, thanks to last year’s fantastic showing, Baltimore now has a relevant baseball team called the Orioles that you can spend the summer days watching.

The O’s have started off okay this season with a 5-4 start, they have shown some promise, but with a few old demons still haunting them.

Now I know just above .500 is not really impressive, but we are only 9 games into the season out 162. So do not abandon ship yet. It is (and probably will keep) getting better. One of the current issues that the O’s have is pitching. Rather the lack thereof. The Orioles have yet to find that one ace pitcher that can guarantee wins. Pitchers like Jason Hammel and Chris Tillman give the O’s a chance to win, but the team still needs to rely on hot bats like Chris Davis and Adam Jones to keep putting runs on the board to offset the mediocre starting pitching. Now, the O’s do have a few young aces in the farm system with Kevin Gaussman and Dylan Bundy (who is on the disabled list with a sore elbow) in AA ball with Bowie, but they are still working their way up the chain to the starting roster. The other problem is the batters put at the designated hitting position. They can not hit. For plate appearances, the DH position is 1-30. ONE hit out of 30 appearances. Talk about a cold bat.

But aside from the doom and gloom of what the O’s are not doing, the O’s have had quite a few exciting things happen to kick off the season. The Earl Weaver ceremony on opening day was perfect (they left the ball on the mound rather than throwing a pitch to honor the late general manager), they had Carly Rae Jepsen throw the opening pitch in the third game of the series on Sunday.
Along with cool ceremonial happenings; the first nine games have featured a game-winning grand slam by Chris Davis, who now currently has 19 runs batted in (most all-time through the first nine games since RBI became a stat), a spectacular ninth-inning five-run comeback thanks to Davis and and Manny Machado, who hit a three-run home run to seal the deal on Wednesday night.

It is finally Spring and the weather has been generally nice, so be sure to head to a few O’s games at Camden Yards! Celebrate Baltimore baseball being relevant once again. You can get tickets at http://www.theorioles.com/tickets. See you at the Yard!

Sharing the Parking Lot

Kyle Simpson, Ravens Corespondent

Baltimore, MD – We all learned in kindergarten to share what we have. But for some reason, the Baltimore Ravens and Orioles are caught in a custody battle for the parking lot on September 5th. The Ravens are set to host the first game of the season that night, and the Orioles are to host the Chicago White Sox that day too.

Let the debate begin. Technically, the Orioles schedule was created and solidified first, so they have the priority use for the parking lot. So what are they to do?

They could move the Ravens game to Wednesday the 4th, if the NFL had not already said they would not play that day because it is Rosh Hashanah (more on that later). So instead the Orioles could play earlier and the Ravens could move their game back to 9 PM (as a season ticket holder, that is a less than ideal time), however the Orioles have an away night game on September 4th. And they do not want to play two games in such small time frame. The NFL says that if a compromise is not reached, then they will have to move the Ravens to a road game to start the season.

Now that might be the stupidest thing I have ever heard. You have to play away that night? Really? Have they even considered moving the Ravens to Sunday night? Granted, they would not be the VERY first game of the season, but they could have their home and season opener AT HOME. That is more important to me as a fan than playing first (even though they deserve that too). And I understand that there are television contracts involved, but really? Rodger Goodell is risking sending Baltimore into revolt if they do not open at home. And the whole “we cannot play on Rosh Hashanah” is ridiculous. Not to sound mean, but the NFL has played on Christmas Day and Christmas Eve before and play on Thanksgiving every year. They have even played on Rosh Hashanah before, so what is the big deal this year? The NFL and MLB need to figure it out. Soon. Baltimore is very uneasy.

We’ll see what ends up happening, but be prepared to watch the season opener being held somewhere else.

Centennial Eagles Baseball Update April 24- April 30, 2012 (Salman Hashmi)

Monday, April 30, 2012

Cetennial Eagles 1 @ Howard Lions 3

Starting pitcher Ben Goldsmith pitched six innings, giving up three earned runs. First basemen Garrett Kurtz went 2-4, with two doubles, outfielder Brandon Feurman went 2-4, with two doubles, and Derek Nadeau went 1-3, with a single and an RBI.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Long Reach Lightnings 0 @ Centennial Eagles 6

Starting pitcher Aerian Vedadi went seven innings, no earned runs, and almost threw a no hitter. Pitcher Aerian Vedadi also got three walks in the game and outfielder Jerry Burgow went 2-4, with two doubles.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Centennial Eagles 3 @ Reservoir Gators 5

Playing on back to back days, the Centennial Eagles struggled to put runs on the board. The Gators were looking to seek revenge from the Eagles after an opening day loss. Starting pitcher Garrett Kurtz struggled in five innings, giving up five earned runs. Pitcher Peter Baum came in for an inning of work giving up no earned runs. Seniors Aerian Vedadi went 2-3 with a double, a single, and a walk, and Garrett Kurtz and Jared Lacey went 1-4 with a double.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Mount Hebron Vikings 1 @ Centennial Eagles 6

Starting pitcher Ben Goldsmith pitched seven innings and gave up one earned run. Goldsmith showed the reason why he is the ace of the pitching staff. The Centennial hitters provided enough runs to give Goldsmith another quality start.

Centennial Eagles vs. Wilde Lake Wildcats Baseball (Salman Hashmi)

On Friday, April 20, 2012, the Centennial Eagles won against the Wilde Lake Wildcats 16-10. Starting pitcher Jerry Burgow lasted only one inning and gave up four earned runs. Pitcher Joe Eads came in and relieved Burgow, but he struggled in his one third of an inning giving up two earned runs. After Burgow and Eads struggled to get Wildcats hitters out, coach Ahearn called to Areian Vedadi to finish the game. Vedadi went five and two thirds innings and gave four runs. Centennial’s hitting picked up the struggling pitching. Pitcher Areian Vedadi also had a good day at the plate. Vedadi went 2-3, with a single, double, two walks, an RBI, and scored five runs. First basemen Garrett Kurz also had a good day at the plate going 2-4, with two home runs and six RBI’s. Third basemen Jared Lacey went 1-2 and hit a grand slam totaling for four RBI’s.  The Eagles hope to continue their winning ways versus the Mount Hebron Vikings on Tuesday, April 24, 2012.

Centennial High School Baseball Update April 9, 2012 – April 13, 2012 (Salman Hashmi)

Glenelg Gladiators 2 @ Cetennial Eagles 1
The Centennial Eagles lost to the Glenelg Gladiators 2-1 on Monday,
April 9, 2012. Centennial’s starting pitcher Ben Goldsmith pitched the
entire seven innings but could not get the run support to win the
game. Glenelg’s starter Logan Dubee also pitched the whole seven
innings and ended up winning this game.

Centennial Eagles  4 @ Marriotts Ridge 2
The Centennial Eagles won against the Marriotts Ridge  Mustangs 4-2
on Wednesday, April 11, 2012. Starting pitcher Garrett Kurtz pitched
seven innings giving up two earned runs while striking out six.
Centennial’s hitting delivered with Areian Vedadi going two for four
with a triple and two runs driven in. Brandon Feurman had two hits and
played solid defense. Continue reading “Centennial High School Baseball Update April 9, 2012 – April 13, 2012 (Salman Hashmi)”

Eagles Struggle in a 7-5 loss against the Howard Lions (Salman Hashmi)

The Centennial Eagles looked dominant versus the Reservoir Gators and
Long Reach Lightening, but they struggled in a 7-5 loss versus the
Howard Lions on March 28, 2012.
Both the Lions and Eagles played sloppy committing too many errors
and walks. Pitcher Garrett Kurtz went six innings and gave up two
earned runs (five unearned runs). Pitcher Peter Baum finished up the
game going one inning with two strikeouts, but he gave up two earned
The Eagles will try to bounce back against the Oakland Mills
Scorpions on Friday, March 30, 2012 at Oakland Mills.