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Kennedy Ends Its 5-Year Drought

Sunday, April 17, 2005; Page E13

Kennedy senior starting pitcher-third baseman Brett Isaacoff walked to drive in the winning run with two outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning yesterday to defeat visiting Einstein, 6-5, and record the Cavaliers' first win since 2000. Junior catcher Justin Sheridan scored the game-winner for the Cavaliers (1-6, 1-0 Montgomery 3A/2A/1A). Senior reliever Andy Stewart pitched two scoreless innings for the win over the Titans (1-5, 1-3 Montgomery 3A/2A/1A).

"I'm proud of these kids," sixth-year Kennedy coach Jack Chizik said. "That was a great game. They have a great attitude. I'm just so happy for them. Our JV team won this week for the first time in nine or 10 years; we're making progress."

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Dillon Leads Springbrook

Senior pitcher Laura Dillon's single in the sixth inning drove in junior catcher Avain Spiller as visiting Springbrook (5-2, 2-1 Montgomery 4A) won a 2-1 softball decision over Blake (3-4, 1-3 Montgomery 4A). Dillon (5-2) pitched seven innings for the Blue Devils, allowing one run on four hits with eight strikeouts and no walks.

"She was the first-team All-County third baseman last year and is my pitcher this year," Springbrook Coach John Haberman said. "She's got a legitimate shot at being an All-County pitcher."

Crusaders Win on Error

Sophomore left fielder Ryan Douglas scored from first base on a drag bunt by senior shortstop Zach Henry and a two-base throwing error in the ninth inning to give Riverdale Baptist a 7-6 win over Colonial Forge in the consolation game of the Colonial Forge Invitational.

"In high school, if you put the ball in play things can happen," Crusaders Coach Terry Terrill said. Crusaders third baseman Drew Lydon and right fielder Brian Richardson tied the game at 6 with back-to-back home runs in the fourth inning, and Ryan McCurley (5-2) earned the win with six scoreless innings in relief.

Reidy to Virginia Tech

Damascus two-time All-Met running back Matt Reidy has committed to play for Virginia Tech as an invited walk-on. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound Reidy carried Damascus to back-to-back Maryland 4A state final appearances and a state championship in 2003. He rushed for 3,593 yards in his junior and senior years, including 1,415 in eight playoff games. Last season, Reidy rushed for 1,866 yards and 17 touchdowns and on defense made 80 tackles and intercepted five passes.

-- Jon Goldberg and Jake Schaller


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