Eleanor Roosevelt's baseball team has only to blame itself if it doesn't win the Prince George's AA title this spring.
Winners of 11 of their first 13 games overall (9-1 in the league) and alone in first place at the start of week's play, the Raiders have made a number of errors, which has made winning a lot harder according to Coach Marvin Whitaker. Fortunately, the Raiders have overcome most of their mistakes.
"We're not that much better than several other schools," said Whitaker. "It just seems like, whenever we need a key play or hit, that someone different comes through for us. We win as a team and when we lose, we do that as a team, too."
Roosevelt has had some timely hitting from outfielder Milt Rashid (.353) and second baseman Kevin Petit (.366). But Whitaker said they're not the only batting heroes.
The Raiders are far from a one-dimensional team. Pitchers Jackman, Mike Murray and Scott Swahl have a combined 10-2 record.
The Montgomery County coed volleyball championships at Gaithersburg Saturday will be televised via tape delay on Tribune United cable Channel 22, which is reserved for educational programming. This is the first test for a proposed pilot scholastic cable broadcasting project that could start in the fall.
All four Maryland state baseball championship games will be played June 7 at McCurdy Field in Frederick. Normally, two games are played at the University of Maryland's Shipley Field. However, the field has been torn up for a new sewer line, which has to be installed before start of summer football practice.
Game times for June 7 are Class B at 10 a.m., Class C at 1, Class A at 4 and AA at 7:30. Monday, June 9, is the rain date.