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44 - CAPE GAZETI, Friday, August 5 - August 11, 1994 Sports & Outdoors Lewes all-stars can't break Canal jinx By Dave Frederick Last Sunday night the Canal and Lewes Senior League all-star girls battled 12 innings for all the mar- bles. The game was a study in devo- tion, emotion, commotion and locomotion, but in the bottom of the 12th inning, with Lewes lead- ing 3-2 with two out and a Canal runner on second base, a single play turned to slow motion. A sharp grounder to third base- man Jackie "Bo" Warrington was picked cleanly and she gunned the ball to first base. The Lewes fans along the third baseline rose to their feet. Some already had both arms raised into the air as the unthinkable was about to happen; the unsinkable Canal juggernaut was being sunk. The ball went into the mitt of sure-handed first baseman Tina Walls. Tina had vacuumed a vari- ety of throws all evening. She had been flawless and on several occa- sions turned towards the first base umpire, who was rooted three giant steps into right field, as if to say, "Can you see from there that I have the ball?" The ball went into Tina's glove and then just skipped away into right field. It wasn't an error, more like an accident. Like the ball had a mind of its own. Not a fumble, but a muff. The runner on second scored, tying the game. The next batter hit a Q shot into left which hit fair Dennis Fomey photo Lewes Senior League all-stars rally around manager John Manship (center in back) just pri- or to last Sunday's championship game against Canal then bounced 90 degrees into foul territory. The winning run crossed home plate as Canal won the state championship 4-3. "We never go 12 innings against a solid team like Canal without everbody playing a great game," said Lewes manager John Man- ship. "We are not even in the championship game without the total team effort it took to come back and win the district against MOT. There is no single play that determined the outcome of this game." Tina Walls covered her face with her glove as she walked towards the dugout after the game. She was crying as she was hugged and consoled by her father Kevin, who is the coach of the team. Sev- eral of the fans near the dugout had tears in their eyes, also feeling empathy for the young player. "It's going to take some time but I'm sure she'll get over it," said Kevin Walls. "But it's going to be tough." Lewes hung tough throughout the ballgame in which Canal came back from a 2-0 second inning deficit, scoring a pair of runs in the fifth inning to knot the score. Carrie Lingo and Michelle Manship lined RBI singles in the Lewes second inning after a dou- ble steal by Jackie Warrington and Jill Daisey. Canal kept the game close in the top of the fifth inning, turning a bases loaded double play to end the scoring threat. Katie DelCampo and Tina Walls put together back to back singles in the top of the seventh inning but Lewes failed to score. Then in the bottom of the eighth Continued on page 46 Black tops Red in lacrosse Championship By Dave Frederick Look into the mirror and say "Candyman" five times and num- ber seven, Kevin Kane, will pop out and score a lacrosse goal over your right shoulder. The former Cape Hentopen attackman scored for the Black against the Red with barely two minutes run off the clock in the championship game of the Rehoboth Beach Summer Lacrosse League. Did the Black hold on to win the championship for the sixth time in the last seven years? A question to ponder but not to Wunder. "Hey those Delaware guys can get the job done," said league commish Jeff Molar. Mohr's comment proved to be an understatement as Johnny Wunder scored five first period goals, mostly on feeds from for- mer teammate Anthony Dimarzo, giving the Black a commanding 6- 0 first period advantage. Black goalie Brett Gershman was as lonely as a table of irregular poly- ester dress pants in a fashion bou- tique. "I love playing in this summer league," said Wunder, who scored nine goals in a 18-9 victory. "Moose does a great job blending the experienced guys with the younger players. I feel I can be a positive influence on some of the high school players by offering advice and coaching tips without Continued on page 45 Body reclamation project a 'flesh in the pan' PEOPLE IN SPORTS Dave Frederick tion Society," I quipped. One of my biggest problems with this "flesh in the pan" summer body reclamation project is the mainte- nance of a sense of humor while in the throes of oxygen debt and joint discomfort. My daily runs have settled into the 35-minute range, although I did have an out of body experience with a 45-minute rim. Last Tuesday I set out for a 50- BOY BABY WILLIAMS - Back in the latter '70s and early '80s, I absorbed much running advice from that respected back country guru of the crowned blacktop road, Boy Baby Williams, a.k.a. Dr. Wesner B. Stack. While pushing my way through the liquid wash of humid- ity last Sunday morning at the Cape Henlopen State Park, at a pace so slow a snapping turtle snapped, "big target but no chal- lenge," that Boy Baby passed me on his lightweight 10-speed. "Boy, talk about masochism," he said. "Some people will endure unbelievable pain for column material." Another biker sitting erect on a mountain bike and wearing a backpack while looking like Jiminie Cricket escaping from the Euro Disney theme park, shouted in my direction, "Hey big boy! Where's your wide load sign? We don't want you out here breaking any rules." "Give me a break, Forney, before I turn you over to the Amish Anti-Defama- minute challenge but quit after three minutes in favor of a relax- ing walk on the beach. "Freak it Freddie," I reasoned. Runner's World magazine has always advised people not to run if the heat and humidity add up to over 160. The Metropolitan Life Insur- ance ideal Height-Weight Chart advises not to run if you are the sum of two smaller ideal weight shadows minus a Lapso Apso lap dog. Boy Baby gave me two axioms which I found to be gener- ally true which makes them like not real axioms. The first is that there's more of a qualitative rather than quantitative difference when stepping mileage up from three to five miles (hurts so good) and the second is when a person tells you how much they've been running, just divide that number by two to get at the truth. As all Big Dog runners know, the truth is always stranger than friction. LANCEMAN AND CHIP- MAN - Lance Derrickson and Chip Thompson of Rehoboth Beach are two accomplished lacrosse mid-fielders who play out of town during the school year and in the Rehoboth Beach Summer Lacrosse League in the summer- time. It's scary to think how good the 1994 Cape Vikings, who fin- ished 13-5, would have been if Derrickson and Thompson had stayed home in the land of 500 hats. Thompson recently graduat- ed from Woodberry Forest School in Charlottesville, Virginia and will attend Washington and Lee College in the fall. Derrickson plays for Avon Old Farms School in Connecticut and his team was the New England champion last season. After another year of high school Derriekson hopes to attend Harvard or Columbia. Robbie Orton, a 1982 Cape graduate, is playing better than ever in the summer lacrosse league. It must be the healthy lifestyle of a Rusty Rudder bartender. Eddie Braswell, a 1987 Cape football and lacrosse player, is visiting from Key West and played for the Blackteam in Wednesday night's game. NEVER SAY NEVER - Michelle Manship pitched a total of 17 innings against a Canal team that may win the World Series and only gave up two runs for an ERA on the right side of the decimal. Katie DelCampo did it all at short- stop and with the bat. She almost sent a ball out of the park in extra innings of the championship game. Carrie Lingo blossomed as an all-star second baseman with speed to burn on the base paths. Tina Walls pitched, fielded and hit well throughout the tournament as did Jackie Warrington. Stephanie Warrington handled her pitchers beautifully, and as most pitchers know, most of good pitching is having confidence in the catcher. Outfielders Jennifer Reihm, Jill Daisy and Kim Smith handled rain making fly balls and tracer shot line drives the entire Canal series Continued on page 45