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CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, March 28- April 3, 1997 - 71 SPORTS & OUTDOORS An , upset win Cape baseball uses shutout pitching and heads-up running to edge.Indian River by 1-O By Dave Frederick Easter was on the horizon and Goose was on the pitcher's mound. Big Mike Cunningham threw goose eggs, straight and curved, for seven innings and when the team's bunny rabbit, Devon Scott, manufactured a run with a hit, two stolen bases and a passed ball, Roxana's Barry Lynch had his biggest victory ever as Cape's baseball Coach, a 1-0 nail-biter over Indian River. "You're darn fight it feels good to heat Indian River," Lynch said after the game. "I've coached half the kids on their team in Little League and went to school with members of their families. This was a great character builder. We're a young team and I'm real pleased." Shortstop Casey Sheehan made the game's final out when he "picked" a hard grounder to his fight and threw to second for the game-ending force out. "I knew I was going to second from the time the ball was hit," Casey said. "I did get a little nervous when I bob- bled the ball in my glove." Cunninghnm set the tone for the afternoon by striking out the side in the first inning. "Mike got us hyped," said Devon Scott. "We really wanted to make plays behind him." "Mark Comoli is one of the best pitchers in the state," Lynch said. "To heat him is quite an accom- plishment even if it was only one run." Mike Cunningham was beaming in the dug-out'after his first varsity shutout. He had "rung up" the next to last out on a picture-perfect curve bail on the outside corner. The batter was frozen and just watched the bail into the catcher's mitt. "I was confident with all my pitches," Cunningham said. "But give credit to the defense and to my catcher (Ryan Whibley) who called a great game." Notes: Barry Lynch smiled at the comparison of Devon Scott to fast guy support group member Kenny Lofton just acquired by the Atlanta Braves. "Sometimes Devon swings like a rusty gate but he gets on base," Lynch said. "He is our playmaker." Cape lost to J.M. Bennett last Saturday 3-2 as Devon Scott was caught stealing to end the ball game. "I sent him on the wrong pitch," Lynch said. "It was a coaching mistake."... Arizona transfer student Jason Passwaters looked strong in relief Continued on page 72 Angle Moon photo Focusing on good form Carrie Lit]ke keeps her attention forward as she crosses a hurdle during the Tuesday after- noon track meet between Cape Henlopen High School and the Panthers of Polytech. Cape's girls won the meet handily.' For information, see Tim Bamforth's Running colunm on page 75. Emcee gig ends with a thud, not a thunder POETRY IN MOTION- I had walkers stroking the roads of toy in half and it will not sink but what are these minnows doing in the privilege and the honor of Lewes Sunday morning for the you will owe me $24,000. Bring here?" A flush mount compass being the emcee forthe Cape Hen- lopen boys basketball banquet last Sunday night. I had written two poems for the occasion. 'Whe first poem is positive and inspira- tional," I told the crowd who clapped when I finished reading it. "At the end of the banquet I'll read you poem number two which is not as nice." I have a knack of dogging athletes through poetry but it's all in good fun and for them, not the pents or coaches. I knew the kids were looking for- ward to the banquet-ending Fred- poem to see who would be busted on the worst. And after two hours of awards and talk of character development I'm ready to hit the "Fasten Seat Belt" sign and bring the players back to earth. I stepped to the podium, shuffled through the papers but no "The Voice From Within and The Shouts From Without" Poem. My poem had been pilfered, so sticking with words that begin with letter P, I go PEOPLE IN SPORTS to Peden who is referred tO in the Slam Dunk brochure as "The Thief of Bhagdad." "No, no, no, I absolutely haven't see it," Peden said unconvincingly. And so my emcee gig ended with a thud and not a thunder...But...saved on the hard drive...I'm once again ready to rumble. I just need an audience. FRIENDS AND FAMILY- There were some unlikely looking f'trst annual Robby Dickson Spring Walks. Seeing Timmy O'Hara laboring through a six mile walk is almost beyond comprehension. Most of the walkers picked the 10 kilometer course over shorter dis- tances, choosing challenge over comfort..Robby died last fail dur- ing physical therapy while fight- ing back from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. "Stand up to the Struggle" will be the legacy left behind by Robby Dickson. Thanks to all 105 walkers who gave of themselves to make this event successful. Special thanks to Pete Nehrbas of Atlantic Litho, Lewes Dairy, Dickie Messick, the bass playing tee shirt printing maniac; Jeanne Reihm, Sue Hall, Joe D'Amico, Ronson Burton, Tim Bamforth and the Seashore Striders and Karen Buck and Toni Butterworth of WaWa for hooking us up with oranges and bananas. TOY OF THE WEEK- Cut my your dog and doggie bag aboard the walkaround cabin of my 1997 Boston Whaler 23' Conquest. And please get that 1961 13 footer away from my rock pile Ralph Short because Fredman is going to catch some stripers, whatever they are and however you catch them. My boat is powered by a 225 Johnson Ocean Runner with fresh water flush and oil injection VRO, excuse me! How about my hard- top with electronics box which not only has a cockpit flood light (I'm getting excited) but four rocket launcher rod holders. "Excuse me Susie, but you're about to spin some tackle." (Old number 75) Inside my cabin cutty, you can pay respects to the bow pulpit with 'holy' roller and daily sermons from father Doug. (Videotaped) How about hydraulic trim tabs and fuel water separator? I think live well and raw water washdoWn is a given both on the boat and in my master bathroom. "Hey Fredman, wilt help the Captain find his way home in case he's too stupid to fig- ure out that 1 and 0 thing on the Loran. An exact copy of my boat can be found at Taylor Marine in Milford. Call 422-9177 and ask for Doug Van Reese. He'll soon have you believing that this $48,000 toy belongs in your drive- way. SiX PACK SALLY- I have often wondered why I have never made the acquaintance of a woman with a captain's license. Surely women are smart enough to talk on the C.B. radio and would like to fish and make money while doing it. A women's shark fishing Continued on page 72