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Youse's Orioles Advance in AAAB Tournament

By Keith Mills

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Led by a pair of Calvert Hall graduates, Youse's Maryland Orioles Under-20 baseball team rolled to its third straight win in the All American Amateur Baseball Tournament in Johnstown, Pa. on Wednesday. The Orioles hammered New Orleans, 8-2 behind pitcher Jon Kibler and the hitting of Scott Krieger. New Orleans is usually one of the most talented teams in the tournament, but the Orioles jumped out to a big lead and never looked back.

Kibler, a 6-foot-5 left-hander, struck out seven, allowed just four hits and didn't walk a batter in 7.1 innings. He spent the last two years playing for coach Jason King at Community College of Baltimore County, Dundalk, after an outstanding Calvert Hall high school career. Next year, Kibler will play for Michigan State.

Krieger just finished his freshman year at George Mason and led the Orioles attack with three hits and two RBIs. He played on Calvert Hall's 31-0, MIAA "A" Conference championship team of two years ago that finished the year ranked seventh nationally. He slammed nine home runs his senior year and 21 for his career while hitting .467 in three years for coach Lou Eckerl.

Every Orioles starter had a hit as the Orioles pounded out 13 and cruised to their third straight win. They beat Cleveland on Monday, Altoona (Pa.) on Tuesday and will now play the winner of Zanesville (Ohio) and host Johnstown on Friday at Point Stadium.

The Orioles have won the last three AAABA championships and will enjoy a day off tomorrow, a big advantage in a double elimination tournament of this kind.

"We're in good shape," manager Dean Albany said. "Every other team will play a double header tomorrow except us and whoever wins between Johnstown and Zanesville. That's big."

If Johnstown wins, the time of Friday's game will be 7:30 p.m. If Zanesville wins it will be a 12 p.m. start. Youse's Orioles are named after legendary Orioles scout and local amateur baseball coach Walter Youse, who passed away five years ago.

Posted August 11