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Tuesday's roundup: Conococheague eliminates Clear Spring

July 22, 1998

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Winning pitcher Will Roney struck out eight and had two hits to lead Conococheague to a 9-4 win over Clear Spring in the loser's bracket semifinal of the District 1 11-12-Year-Old All-Star tournament on Tuesday.

Dustin Bachtell had two hits, including a three-run home run, and Ben Jordan had a double and triple for Conococheague.

Conococheague will play at West End Little League tonight at 6 in the loser's bracket final. The winner will play at Halfway for the District 1 championship on Thursday.

River City Classic

Conococheague 14, Valley 2: Aerik Taylor tossed a three-hitter with nine strikeouts and had two hits to lead Conococheague over Clear Spring. Tyler Beard had three hits and scored four runs and Ryan Lee and Corey Itnyre had two hits each for Conococheague. Andrew Bentley, A.J. Meckle and Shawn Hershkowitz had the only hits for Valley.

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South Mountain 3, Halfway 2: Aaron Dixon pitched a complete-game five-hitter and had three hits, including the game-winning double, to lead South Mountain over Halfway. Cameron Shifler had three hits and Jeremiah Mills had two hits for South Mountain. Jimmy Sutch had a pair of hits and Keith King pitched a complete game for Halfway.

Washington Co. Sr. Girls Softball

Aladdin Awards 13, Rotary 6: Ashley Herr, Wanda Blank and Dee Ecton each had two hits for Aladdin.

Aladdin 21, Lightning Trucking 5: Sarah Shelley and Dee Ecton each had two hits for Aladdin. Sara Trumpower had two hits for Lightning.

Aladdin 9, First Union 7: Dee Ecton and Wanda Blank had three hits apiece to lead Aladdin. Amber Biser had two hits for First Union.

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Hagerstown Area Church League

Otterbein 27, Chewsville 13: Todd Dunkle hit five home runs, one a grand slam, to lead Otterbein. Rodney Baker, Troy Hixon and Mike Johnston had four hits each for the winners.

Christ Reform/St. James 29, Hagerstown Church of the Brethren 11: Lloyd Kelley and Jeff Houser homered and Matt Banzhoff went 4-for-4 for Christ Reform/St. James.

Pinesburg Softball League

West End 19, Reps 4: Mike Boone, Troy Canfield and Ricky Vance had four hits apiece and Merl Vaughn and Butch Hess each had three for West End.

Craig's Paving 30, Big K 24: Eddie Domenico and Rich Poffenberger had five hits each and Steve Ebberts, Fred Starliper, Mark Manuel had four hits each for Craig's Paving. Ebberts had two home runs and Domenico, Gary Shroades and Chris Davis each hit one home run for Craig's Paving.

Hub City Softball League

Tony's Pizza 18, Dual Highway 11: Mike Weaver had five hits, including a home run, and Phil McAllsiter and Ray Mellot had four hits each to lead Tony's Pizza.

Outlaws 24, Hub City 12: Frank Robinson, Brian Wagner, Paul Shatzer and Kenny Moats each had four hits to lead Outlaws. Dave Robinson and Rick Baker added three hits apiece.

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Area volleyball team takes first

A team comprised of area players took first place in a 12-team coed volleyball fours "B'' tournament Sunday in Rockville, Md.

The players were Cari Belin, Toby Long and Janice Harp of South Hagerstown High; Jenelle Stouffer of Smithsburg High and Bradley Helman.

The tournament was played outdoors on grass.

Local tennis players honored

Abby Creek of Williamsport High, Joseph Brooks of North Hagerstown High, Matthew Johnson of Middletown High and Gretchen Unger of Brunswick High were named to the 1998 USTA/Maryland High School All-Star Tennis Team.

A male and female player were chosen from each of Maryland's 23 counties plus Baltimore City.

The players are to be guests at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic in Washington today.

Hagerstown hosts Colt tourney

The Hagerstown Colt League is hosting the regional tournament Friday.

The tourney starts at 6 p.m. with the AAABA team against a team from Ohio. At 8:30, Hagerstown will play a team from the Ohio-Western Pennsylvania area. Three games are set for Saturday, starting at 2:30 p.m., and the title game is on Sunday.

The tourney winner goes to Greensboro, N.C., to play in the zone tournament, the final step before the World Series, held in Lafayette, Ind., each year.

Blue Ridge Adult Baseball

Playoffs begin tonight in the Blue Ridge Adult League with Smithsburg playing Brunswick at 6 at South Hagerstown High School.

Those two teams meet again Friday night at 7 at Brunswick, and the winner plays top-seeded Hagerstown in a best-of-5 series beginning Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. at HCC.

Hagerstown enters the tournament with a 33-7-1 record overall and 25-4-1 in the league.

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