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Ba:00eball Continued from page 111 "Pop" Stargeil passed to that great ball yard in the sky. Chunn came from shortstop to the pitching mound in relief of freshman lefty Scott Shockley in the top of the fifth inning with the score tied at two and the bases loaded. Shockley had demonstrated a lively fastball and a drop-off-the- table-top curve ball; but the um- pire was squeezing him harder than a powerlifter on a tube of mayonnaise. "Shock had walked 10 batters and it was time for Chunn to earn his money !" said Evick. "I like that situation," Chunn said. "I struck out two and let their No. 9 hitter [Tyler Dicker- son] get a single for two RBIs, which put us behind 5-2, but I still felt we had a chance." Cape came back in the bottom of the fifth, scoring a pair of runs to close the gap to 5-4. Chunn chased home Morgan Ellis, who had singled earlier in the inning, from third base on a fielder's choice followed by a "Munch Crunch" Keith Mutchler home run over the left field fence off pitcher Matt Murray. "I knew i t was gone," Mutchler said. "It doesn't get any better than beating Central on our home field." Chunn tied the game in the bot- tom of the seventh on a one-out ANDY CHUNN Chunn got the job done last Monday afternoon at Chris Short Field, pitching Cape to a dramatic come- from-behind victory over cross-town rival Sussex Cen- tral in eight innings. Chunn came on in relief of Scott Shockley in the fifth inning, inheriting three base run- ners and a 3-2 deficit. ChunnQkept Cape close and cracked a home run in the bottom of the seventh to send the game into extra in- nings. He then knocked in the winning run. Cape's Jerry Wells led off the eighth inning by legging out a second base (above) to help set up the tying run by pinch ru a bunt by Dave Williamson. home run shot to straight center which hit the glove of Jonathan Ricketts and went over the fence. Trailing again in the bottom of the eighth 6-5, Cape's Jerry Wells led off the inning with a double. Mike Vickers came in to pinch run. Billy Peden walked putting runners at first and second. Dave Williamson then bunted the ball down the first baseline. The bali appeared to be spinning towards foul ground. Catcher Blake Hershelman picked up the ball and threw to first where Williamson beat th thrown by a step. Vickers, with green lights al the way rounded third and scorec the tying run all the way from sec. ond base. "People were arguing about th call at first, but time was neve called," Evick said. "Vicker made a great play running har, and watching his coaches." Morgan Ellis was walked inten tionally to 10ad the bases and wit one out Chunn singled to left fieL and it was "game ball" f6r Cape. KEITH MUTCHLER This All-Conference foot- ball center plays first base for the Cape baseball team. He i8 a p!ayer cut in the Greg Luzinski baby bull mold. Twice during the Sus- sex Central game, Mutchler blocked the baseline to tag guys out who stayed tagged out! Early in the game he hit a ground rule double that just missed leaving the ball park. In the bottom of the fifth, a "Munch Ct'unch  rocketed over the left-field fence to bring Cape back to 5-4 in the fifth. JERRY WELLS All Wells did April 9 wa catch two young pitchers eight innings, throw ou Central's speediest runner who had a walking lead was trying to steal base and open the the eighth inning - with double that eventually the tying run by pinch her Mike Vickers. Cape' pitchers walked 12 during the game on that were barely missin but Wells kept them and focused. CAPE GAZETTE, Fday, April 13 - April 19, 2001 - 113 People Continued from page 111 lieve they can put together a win- ning season and make the state tournament. It's a story that's long overdue. double and beating the thr net Mike Vickers who scor "It was a great game, but I have better ones left in Chunn said. NOTES - Dan Cleary hat hits including a triple, doul single. Jerry Wells had a game behind the plate thr out Jonathan Ricketts early, slowed Central down on th w to d on hope me," three e and great )wing which base paths. | Chase Korneman showed his leather at third base and shortstop and stroked a single earlylin the ball game. KATHARINE "She is just one tough petitor,  track coach Pepper said of his four-event athlete girls- track team Milford and Polytech pair of close contests. biss scored 20 points four first,place lead her team nailing the unusual qua, the 100m and 300m the 200m dash and vault. April i4, along teammates, at the Burgess Invitational. SNIPPETS - Spring sports in high school produces a dilemma for some athletes who want to take the Easter vacation week off from school and travel with their families. "My mother says I have to go to the Bahamas. She says family al- ways comes first! And she says I should still be starting when we come back !" I had a basic rule for my own children/athletes. "If you are on the team, then you stay for practice or whatever else is scheduled. Your family doesn't go on vacations anyway. I mean what kind of vacation would that be'?" My students got mad at me for cracking a joke that the only rea- son they didn't like Duke was be- cause they couldn't get past the admissions office. What I meant to say was, that was the reason 1 didn't like them or Stanford or Buck's County Community Col- lege for that matter. And now I'm thinking of starting a master's program at the University of Delaware this summer. "You know what guy I'll be'?" I asked my wife. "I'11 be the 58- year-old guy in a cap and gown getting a master's degree." "'So what!" she said. "You're going to be 58 either way." My thesis: "Why do dogs and cats run when they hear, "go on now, git!'" Cut-a-thon to benefit Rehoboth Little League The staff of the Lighthouse Plaza Hair Cuttery will sponsor a cut-a-thon from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 21, to benefit the Rehoboth Little League, at the Re- hoboth Beach Volunteer Fire De- partment. Hair cuts will be $5 and all pro- ceeds benefit the Rehoboth Little League. Del Tech softball splits weekend doubleheaders The Delaware Tech-Owens La- dy Roadrunners recentlY played two consecutive doubleheaders. The Roadrunners played Glouces- ter Community College April 7 and Lackawanna, Pa., April 8. The Lady Roadrunners blanked Gloucester in both games by iden- tical scores of 10-0. The team was led by Amy Grif- fith, who went 4-for-5 with a dou- ble, triple and home run. Keri Page was 2-for-3 and Carrie John- son was 2-for-3 with 2 RBIs. Pitching honors went to Angela Robinson and Lauren Toomey, who both picked up a shutout. Lackawanna handed Del Tech two losses in its April 8 games, with scores of 9-6 and 12-3.