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142 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, July 21 - Monday, July 24, 2006 [ &gt; ::: .;:  z :  : ;+; :  < + i!! ii!i!  i!ii i;!i!iTi iiii!ii i i; ! !7! ,! i!! 71!ili!!!!i:ii?;;!iliiii/ !i)i;iiT!i!i :i; iiii jiiiiiiili! ;!!i;i;iii i? %iiiiiii,!i;i i: i!i !!1 u00Rs ,s test m D Be SPORTS & OUTDOORS Cape Senior girls fi00:e bigblank in district tourney By Shawn Skipper Special to the Cape Gazette The Cape Senior League soft- ball team took its first loss in the double elimination all-star tourna- ment on Wednesday night, July l 9. They came out on the wrong end of a 14-0 trouncing at the hands of the girls from Seaford in a semifinal showdown. It was a night where nothing went Cape's way. The offense, defense and pitching all had their own struggles and set Cape back quick and early. The offense was the first to be "neutralized. Seaford's Heather Graber walked only two batters while striking seven en route to tossing a no-hit- ter. "'Hitting comes and goes," Cape manager Ed Gill said. "We have a very good hitting team. Most of the young ladies on our team had- n't seen this pitcher before. Hope- fully the second time around things will be a whole lot differ- ent." It was defense that put Cape be- hind. A throwing error in the opening inning allowed Seaford to claim an early 1-0 lead. which would soon escalate. Cape's Lan- ren Gill walked a pair and coughed up a single to open the bottom of the third, loading the bases with no outs. An error on the following play brought in a run and kept the base paths crowded. An RBI ground out from Seaford's Stephanie Smith made it 3-0. and Julia Carr singled in two more just a few bat- ters later. Then the wheels came off the buS.. Three of the next four batters hit fly balls to left field, all of which were dropped by left fielder Tori Bunting. Seaford didn't stop there, forcing across as many runs as they could. Gill finally ended.the inning with a line out and a strikeout, but the damage was done. Seaford had sent 14 batters to the plate, and scored t0 runs in the process. Cape trailed 11-0 after just three innings. "We've just got to clean every- thing up defensively," Cape assis- tant coach Mike Dmiterchik said. "We didn't squeeze the ball." After putting up another goose egg in the top of the fourth, Cape went back into the field in the bot- tom of the inning. Corey Gal- breath took to the circle, but found trouble as well. Seaford's Karl Bergh plated two with a double, Continued on page 143 Dmiterchik loses possession of the ball. Seaford went on to post a 14-0 victory. Dan Cook photo Cape catcher Jessica Dmiterchik and Seaford's Danielle Haldeman collide at home plate as There's a time to play games, but education lasts longer I'M ALL IN - It was the hottest day in a generation at Gal- way Bay on Inisheer Island above the 53rd parallel, and because of the acute angle of the sun. it was possible to watch exposed skin bubble. It would be like taking a beach chair in Rehoboth and mov- ing it 1,000 miles closer to the sun. I sat on a curb and just watched people and listened to their color- ful brogue. One middle-aged man came back from the sea through green water dotted with non sting- ing red nettles with the occasional Portuguese Man of War and said to his mates, "It's really not that bad once you get in." He was wearing corduroy pants and a long-sleeve shirt, but his bare naked white feet were beading sea water like he had sprayed them with Rain-Ex. PEOPLE IN SPORTS an anti-policy song, they are most- ly songs of sadness. Intellectually, I always thought the mobilization and invasion of Iraq was a bad idea. and it breaks my heart that so many Americans and our friends have been killed or badly injured. I know that a life impaired is lived in close with family and friends and not pa- rades, just ask the eight million Vietnam vets still walking our country. But last Wednesday at Shannon THE USA TEAM - I listened to anti-war songs sung in Irish pubs over the last eight days and it occurred to me that our poets have been driven way underground be- cause of the backlash of political correctness. A protest song is not Airport in the southwest of Ireland, an en- tire plane load of American soldiers re- turning from a year's tour in Iraq stopped at Shannon for refueling - as in gas and .. . ;;,: .,f: U.S. troops made a refueling stop at Shannon Airport. Guinness. There were men and women of all races, many with gray in their hair. I had to shake some hands and tell them "thanks for your service," which is a clich6, but what else is there to say? BLARNEY was a nun sit- ting on an is- land beach wearing a Yan- kee cap over her doo-rag habit. I asked permission to take her pic- ture and she said yes, but BOMBER - There Sister removed the hat. "Put the hat back on please, sister, it's what makes the photo," I said. She con- sented then motioned that I could go away. I saw some Yankee hats in Ireland and a couple of Red Sox caps but that was it, One day I wore my purple Ravens tee shirt and no one looked or said a word - they are too immersed in those NASCAR looking soccer shirts. SUMMER CAMPS - I have friends- - don't we all - who spend thousands of dollars each summer sending their kids to sports camps or driving the Mid-Atlantic with travel ball teams. But across the pond kids travel for culture and the enhancement and enrichment garnered from experiencing dif- ferent countries and meeting kids like themselves from all over the world. There is a time to play games, but education lasts longer. IRISH BREAKFAST Scones, chilled grapefruit slices, a fried egg, bacon, sausage, pud- ding, toast and then please go away and shut up for the rest of the day. Ask the people in the gym and they'll tell you that fit- ness is 70 percent nutrition, but you know what? Most of them work out but they don't work. It's not like they're roofers or running a jackhammer on a hot afternoon. What's the point? Wawa rocks but you don't need to be in there five times a day refueling. Com- ing down the New Jersey Turn- pike I stopped for a cold drink and saw lots of Americans buried in fried chicken buckets at 9 p.m. - and they looked it - all fat and greasy and disgusting, but that's how we roll. REINSERTION - My first va- cation from the local sports scene since 1982 and I still had to file columns from abroad. I had to because I wanted to because pub- lisher Dennis would be the first to Continued on page 148