Sunday's Local Roundup

June 08, 1998


WILLIAMSPORT - Winning pitcher J.R. Fitzwater fired a three-hit shutout with 11 strikeouts and drove in three runs Sunday to lead Williamsport Post 211 to a 10-0 American Legion Maryland Western District victory over Frederick.

Fitzwater ignited a four-run third inning with a solo homer. Rusty Tritsch followed with a two-run shot as Williamsport (7-6, 3-4) built a 5-0 lead. The game was shortened to eight innings by the 10-run rule.

Fitzwater had two hits and three RBIs and Tristch finished with three hits and three RBIs. D.D. Lewis and Clint Lapole added two hits each for Williamsport.


Craig Butler had two hits for Frederick (5-3, 11-4).


Hagerstown 16, Edenville 14

EDENVILLE, Pa. - Nate Reeser hit two three-run home runs and a bases-loaded double to drive in nine runs and lead the Hagerstown Braves over Edenville.

Deron Crawford raised his record to 4-0. The Braves (17-3, 10-1) are rated sixth in the Maryland Semipro Baseball Poll.

Mike Martin had two hits and three RBIs and Ron Palmer added two hits for Hagerstown.

On Saturday, Chad Secrist threw a one-hitter and struck out eight as the visiting Braves shut out the Maroons. Secrist raised his record to 4-0.

On Friday, Martin hit a two-run homer and Patrick Sweeney hit a three-run blast in the five-run fifth and the Braves scored seven unearned runs in the sixth for a 13-10 win over the Brunswick Orioles.

Winning pitcher Mike Whiteman struck out eight while Mick Kerns had three hits and earned the save.

Smithsburg 12, Roxbury 2

SMITHSBURG - Bob Kegarise clubbed a three-run home run in Smithsburg's five-run first inning to lead the Yankees to a six-inning victory over Roxbury.

The Yankees (9-3) put the game out of reach with a three-run sixth, highlighted by Regan Smith's two-run homer. Winning pitcher Mike Wagner threw a three-hitter with nine strikeouts.

Bobby Miller and Kegarise finished with three hits each while Smith also doubled and Chris Black, Jerry Walburg and Eric Jones had two hits each for Smithsburg.


Smithsburg Little Sluggers

Bair Pools 4, Lions 3: Bruce Storms and Ryan Channey had two hits each to lead Bair Pools. Jeff Mills struck out 11 for Lions.

Bair Pools 7, Lions 3: Bruce Storms and Dyllin Miss combined for 11 strikeouts to lead Bair Pools. T.J. Russell tripled and drove in two RBI for Bair. George Brunilouich went 3-for-3 for the Lions.

Big League

Williamsport 12, Maugansville 11: Ralph Bradley homered twice and Charles Dodson had two hits, including a home run, to lead Williamsport. Winning pitcher Jeff Savage had three hits and struck out nine. Carl Custer and Derrick Carter had two hits each for Maugansville, including a home run by Custer.

Clear Spring Big League

SAL 7, South County 2: Scott Shupp struck out eight and had two hits to lead SAL. Matt Michael and Jimmy Sanders also had two hits for SAL. Chad Smith struck out nine in a losing effort.

National Minor League

W. Md. Sportman's Club 26, A.E. Sweeney 24: Robert Edmiston had two hits, including a homer, Katie Sirbaugh had two hits and Alan Barnett homered to lead Sportsman's Club. Nick Stevens had two hits, including a home run, and Chris Heil homered for Sweeney.

National Little League

FOP 8, Longmeadow Exxon 7: Eric McPherson struck out 11 to lead FOP. Nathan Steelman and McPherson had two hits each. Patrick Hutzler had three hits and Wayne Young had two hits for Longmeadow Exxon.

Valley Little League

Chewsville 24, ICC 16: William Luther had four hits, including an inside-the-park home run, and Craig Henson added three hits to lead Chewsville. Jason Saville also had two hits. Ben Rishel led ICC with three hits while Kevin Talbert added two.

Colt League

Barton 5, FOP 2: Winning pitcher Preston Semler struck out 11 to lead Barton. Ryan Gross had two hits and Joel Benchoff and Bubba Douler each doubled for Barton. P.J. Hiser struck out nine and had two hits, including a home run. for FOP while Jake Ward doubled.

Elks 16, UAW 4: Justin Hamilton homered and Jason Reeder had two hits to lead the Elks. Gred Wilson double. Terry Winters had tow hits and Paul Fisher doubled for UAW.

FOP 11, Goodwill 10: Justin Neikirk and Mike Stevens had two hits each ot lead FOP. Losing pitcher Jacob Swain had three hits, including a double for Goodwill.


New Delmar Inn wins tournament

The New Delmar Inn swept its final three games to win the rain-delayed Pinesburg Season-Opening Tournament.

The Inn defeated Livingston Jewlers 21-10 in the finals after defeating Craig's Paving (26-22) and Big K Auto (14-11).

Jeff Payne, Steve Hartle, Goob Jones, Calvin Staubs, Darren Giffin all batted over .600 for New Delmar Inn for the tournament.

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