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CAMP GEORGE, South Korea — It had to wait a weekend, but the first of a series of three round-robin doubleheaders in Korea’s baseball pilot program was played Saturday, hosted by Taegu American.

Seoul American won both its games, 16-0 over Osan American and 15-7 over Taegu American, while Osan topped Taegu 16-11.

It’s the start of what DODEA-Korea assistant district superintendent Dennis Rozzi calls a “pilot program,” to study the feasibility of running a high school baseball league in Korea. Since 1978, youth activities has run a senior baseball program for high school-aged players in Korea.

“We’re happy that we got the first weekend in,” Rozzi said, adding they’d try to reschedule the games slated for March 22 at Taegu, which were called off because of the travel restrictions after the start of the war in Iraq.

“The kids at Seoul American, at least, are happy. They’ve played three Korean teams and have steadily improved each time. That’s what we’re trying to do, is provide a baseball program that gives our kids the best competition they can get.”

Josh Pierson’s homer was one of the 27 hits pounded out by the Falcons (2-3 on the season). Chris Glasser, Leo Niewierowski and Rob Gibson doubled, and Travis Galloway allowed just three Cougars hits in picking up the victory.

In the second game, Niewierowski pitched the win and homered and Steve Sivak, Jesse Moulton and Pierson each doubled.

Brandon Vivian pitched Osan (1-1) to victory in the day’s final game, giving up eight hits, three runs and three walks and striking out four in three innings. He also hit a two-run single. Seventh-grader Bobby Konecne batted 4-for-4 with three RBIs, Josh Cho was 3-for-4 with three RBIs, Jon Piekarczyk doubled twice and drove in three runs and Jackson Dayberry singled, doubled and knocked in two runs.

Weekend roundup

Track and field

At Camp Foster, Okinawa

Boys team scores

1, Kubasaki, 29; 2, Kadena, 14; 3, Zion Christian Academy, 1.

Boys individual winners

Discus— Jamonti Lee, Kadena, 114 feet, 6 inches; High jump — Marquis Newton, Kadena, 5-8; Long jump — Jerome Crawford, Kubasaki, 18-1; Shot put — Jason Ballard, Kubasaki, 37-8

Girls team scores

1, Kubasaki, 20; 2, Zion Christian Academy, 15; 3, Kadena, 9.

Girls individual winners

Discus — Lanoya Foster, Zion, 83 feet, 6½ inches; Shot put — Lanoya Foster, Zion, 31-5; High jump — Serafina Smith, Kubasaki, 4-6; Long jump — Lorianne Roxas, Kubasaki, 14-9¼.

Boys soccer

Headshot Tournament, at Camp Courtney, Okinawa

Kubasaki 2, Headhunters 0

Pirates 1, Kubasaki 0

CC United 3, Kubasaki 2

Kevin Ware scored on a long kick to start the second half, and Paul Young knocked one over the goalie to help the Dragons (3-3-1) win the opener Saturday. But on Sunday, the Dragons could only manage two goals by Paul Young, on a penalty kick and a rebound off the goalie, in two losses.

Seoul American 2, Taegu American 1

Phillippe Anglade scored at the five-minute mark, assisted by Allen Chin, and Luis Feliciano also scored in the 32nd minute for the Falcons (7-3). The Warriors fell to 2-4-3.

Pusan American 3, Int’l Christian-Uijongbu 1

Moses Joh, Jonathan Taylor and Chase Johnson each scored solo goals for the Panthers (1-4).

Int’l Christian-Seoul 2, Pusan American 1

Chase Johnson had the only score in a losing cause as the Panthers split their two weekend matches.

Girls soccer

Kubasaki 1, Okinawa Christian Int’l 0

Melissa Ramos knocked in a header in the 31st minute, off an assist by Allison Buss, and Tasha Mason made four saves in goal to make it stand up for the Dragons (2-1-2). The Crusaders fell to 0-4-2.

Pusan American 4, Int’l Christian-Uijongbu 0

Brieanna Carroll notched goals in the 12th and 52nd minutes and assisted on Sarina Parsons’ goal in the 67th for the Panthers (4-0-1). Angie Law added an unassisted goal in the fourth minute and assisted on Carroll’s first goal. Goalkeeper Jennifer Oh recorded the shutout.

Seoul American 2, Taegu American 0

Ashley Grandy opened the scoring in the first minute, and Orchid Chong also scored 13 minutes into the second half for the Falcons (4-6) against the Warriors (0-8-1).

Pusan American 4, Int’l Christian-Seoul 0

The Panthers remained unbeaten thanks to Brieanna Carroll, who scored in the fourth, 23rd and 71st minutes, Karin Aaltonen posted a solo goal in the 24th. Goalkeeper Rachael Daniel got the shutout.

Seoul Foreign 3, Taegu American 0

Meghan Barennes converted a penalty kick in the 37th minute, Sharon Garwood scored in the 59th off Lindsay Ulrich’s assist, and the Crusaders (6-0-1) benefitted from an own goal in the closing seconds.

Nile C. Kinnick 7, Matthew C. Perry 0

Robyn Hopp posted a pair of goals and Alexis Zukowski, Nikki Fulton, Brenda Welding, Erinne Losinio and Jenine Clements each added solo tallies to help the Red Devils (6-1) sweep a pair of weekend matches.

Friday’s summary

Nile C. Kinnick 5, Matthew C. Perry 0

Solo goals by Alexis Zukowski, Shawna Melin, Nikki Fulton, Melissa Fedyschyn and Erinne Losinio got the Red Devils off to a flying start. The Samurai fell to 0-8.


Robert D. Edgren 29, Nile C. Kinnick 6, 5 inn.

Michael Bernard and Randy Johnson each went 4-for-4 with five RBIs, Kelly O’Connor batted 4-for-6 with an in-park homer and six RBIs and Matt Beard and Chris Tucker combined for six hits in eight at-bats with two RBIs each for the Eagles (5-1), who scored 56 runs and batted .539 for the weekend.

Edgren 13, Matthew C. Perry 0, 5 inn.

Chris Tucker tossed a shutout, giving up three hits and striking out five, while Matt Beard batted 3-for-4 with two RBIs, Kelly O’Connor was 2-for-2 with two RBIs and Kyle Nepomuceno and Craig Burgess each went 2-for-3. Burgess with one RBI.

Perry 16, Kinnick 6, 6 inn.

The Samurai (2-4) swept their two games with Kinnick (0-7). Chris Allison went the distance, giving up nine hits, six runs and five walks while striking out six.

Edgren 14, Perry 4, 9 inn.

The Eagles scored 10 runs in the ninth to win it. Bryan Krueger threw a complete game, giving up three hits, six walks, two earned runs and striking out 17. Michael Bernard was 4-for-5 and Matt Beard 3-for-4 with two RBIs each. Chris Tucker went 3-for-5 with an RBI.

Perry 23, Kinnick 14

The Samurai outslugged the Red Devils, with three pitchers combining to keep Kinnick at arm’s length. Brandon Blazer was touched for four hits, four runs and five walks in three innings, Rodney Mohler gave up four hits, seven walks and 10 runs in two innings. and Scott Brunt finished, giving up a hit and a walk while fanning two in two innings.

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