Faces in the Crowd: July 7 & 14, 2014

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. Kevin Krause

Jefferson, Wis. > Baseball

Kevin, a senior righthander at Jefferson High, threw no-hitters in three straight starts in May, then fired a four-hitter to beat Viroqua High, 10–0, in the Division 2 state final. It was the first championship for the Eagles (28–3). Kevin finished 7–0 with a 1.27 ERA, striking out 59 in 44 innings, on a pitching staff that tossed eight no-hitters.

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. Elizabeth Wang

San Marino, Calif. > Golf

Elizabeth, 14, a freshman at San Marino High in the fall, shot a final-round 71 for a three-over 283 to win the Rolex Girls Junior Championship at the Country Club of Rochester (N.Y.) by one stroke, her second American Junior Golf Association victory of 2014. Elizabeth is currently 12th in the AJGA national rankings.

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. John Norwood

Peapack-Gladstone, N.J. > Baseball

Norwood, a junior outfielder at Vanderbilt, hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning to deliver a 3–2 victory over Virginia in the deciding Game 3 of the College World Series. It was the Commodores’ first national title in a men’s sport. Norwood had 10 hits in Omaha to tie for the tournament high and finished the season with a .298 average.

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. Diana Fitzpatrick

Larkspur, Calif. > Trail Running

Fitzpatrick, 56, a legal editor, won the 104th annual Dipsea Race, defending her title in the 7.4-miler from Mill Valley to Stinson Beach. The oldest trail race in the U.S., the Dipsea handicaps runners’ starts based on age and gender; Fitzpatrick had a 16-minute head start and prevailed by 1:10, with a total time of 1:03:20.82.

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. Dominic Rudakevych

Middletown, Md. > Marbles

A rising eighth-grader at Middletown Middle School and a member of the Frederick County Knucklers, Dominic won the boys’ final, 8–6, at the 91st annual National Marbles Tournament in Wildwood, N.J.

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. Marilyn Fisher

Middletown, Md. > Marbles

To nominate an individual for an upcoming edition of Faces in the Crowd, please email editor Alexandra Fenwick with a name, age, gender, hometown, sport, school and all relevant contact information, as well as a short summary of the athlete’s recent accomplishments.

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