Mike Waskewicz scored on Chris Hart's squeeze bunt with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning to give host Sherwood a 2-1 victory over top-ranked Quince Orchard in a Maryland 4A West Region semifinal yesterday in Sandy Spring.
Waskewicz tripled and scored in the third to give Sherwood a 1-0 lead in the third inning. Quince Orchard (17-2) tied the game on Chris Maloney's two-out RBI single in the top of the sixth. Waskewicz finished with two triples and a single as the Warriors (12-7) advanced to the 4A West Regional final; they will host Damascus at 2:30 p.m. today.
Waskewicz "has been getting some big hits and runs the bases well," Sherwood Coach Bill Goodman said. "We've had an up-and-down season, but we're finally playing well." . . .
Junior Matt Joseph struck out seven and scored two runs as Maret defeated The Heights, 9-2, to win the Maryland B Private School state tournament. Sam Neel was 3 for 4 with four RBI as Maret rallied from an early 2-0 deficit.
Junior Katie Speaks hit a three-run double with two outs in the bottom of the fifth inning yesterday to lead No. 2 Stonewall Jackson to a 4-0 softball win over No. 6 Osbourn. Junior Kirby Jenkins threw a four-hitter.
By winning yesterday, Stonewall advanced to face Osbourn Park at 4 p.m. Monday at Osbourn to determine the regular season district champion and automatic Northwestern Region tournament qualifier.
Two Changes at Blair
After 24 seasons, 331 victories, 5 region titles and 1 state championship, Bill Lindsey has resigned as the head girls' basketball coach at Blair High.
Lindsey, whose team went 10-14 last season, will be replaced by Jim Mogge.
The boys' coach also will be new at Blair next year. Athletic Director Dale Miller, who coached the team as a fill-in last year, will step down for Orlando Larracuente, who coached at Whitman the previous three years and at Kennedy before that.
Both hirings were reported in this week's editions of the Montgomery Journal.
Porcha to T.C. Williams
George Porcha, the former Washington-Lee girls' basketball coach, will take over the same position at T.C. Williams, Titans Athletic Director A.K. Johnson said yesterday. In five seasons at Washington-Lee, Porcha amassed a 64-43 record and led his team to the Northern Region playoffs in each season.
-- Josh Barr, Bobak Esfarjani, Preston Williams, Jake Schaller and Judith Evans