Youth, area roundup

July 28, 1998


Pinesburg Softball League

Pick's Place 2 26, Ernst Market 19: Bobby Tritch had five hits to lead Pick's Place 2 over Ernst Market. Kevin Kretzer and William Markley added three hits each, while Dewy Whitmore and Charley Davis each had two home runs for the winners.

J & W Mechanical 16, West End 4: Jeff Seilhamer and Phil Fox had four hits and Brad Fox had three hits to lead J & W Mechanical.

Hub City Softball

Firestone 26, Lenox 8: Bob Harris and Todd Smith both went 5-for-5 to lead Firestone over Lenox. Todd Ricker added a grand slam for the winners.


Firestone 21, Hagerstown Motors 20: Todd Ricker and Brian Kendall had three hits and a home run each. Dave Ricker added three hits for the winners, Todd Smith had two home runs and Bobby Hess had the game-winning hit.

Hub City Liquors 25, Dual Highway Motors 18: J.R. Burger, Brian Chaney, Blaine Smith, Ted Reeser and Daryl Trumpower all had four hits to lead Hub City Liquors over Dual Highway Motors. Scott Osborne and Reeser also homered for the winners.

Miller Lite 31, Eddie's 5: John Moyer had four hits including three home runs to lead Miller Lite. Jim Ezolt had three hits with a homer and Eric Weaver had four hits with a home run for the winners.

Miller Lite 11, Eddie's 5: Larry Webster and Steve Crabtree had four hits to lead Miller Lite.

Hagerstown Area Church Softball

Maranatha/Va. Ave. Church of God 21, Nazarene 7: Ray Scadden and Cliff Miles each had five hits to lead Maranatha/Va. Ave. Church of God. Zore Cline added four hits, including a home run, while John Kennedy and Dave Pickerel also homered for the winners.

Christ Reformed/St. James 29, Christ Lutheran 13: Lloyd Kelly was 6-for-6 with three home runs, Rodney Burgan was 5-for-6 and Brian Moore added two triples for the winners.

New Life 23, Gateway Ministry's 20: Bill Durborow and Dan Krull homered to lead New Life. Gilbert Thurston, Doug Mongon and Doug Goucker each added three hits for the winners.


Paul Brandenburg Memorial

South Mountain 10, Sharpsburg 4: Jason Brusky was the winning pitcher with eight strikeouts for the South Mountain. Jared Ferguson and A.J. Donner led the winners with two hits each. Donner also had five RBIs.

Maugansville 17, Valley 8: Matt Higdon had two hits for Maugansville, while Alec Driemsmann was the winning pitcher. Sam Woods had two hits to lead Valley.


Four Hagerstown Community College athletes earned academic All-American status through the National Junior College Athletic Association.

Long distance runner, sophomore Brian Sellers of Frederick, earned a 4.0 GPA. Freshman sprinter Alex Young from Thomas Johnson High School earned a 3.81 GPA and scored in the decathlon. Freshman Jessica Bracket of Boonsboro had a 3.83 GPA and earned the status in heptathlon and hurdles, while freshman sprinter Michelle Detwiler of North Hagerstown earned a 3.56 GPA.

The criteria for nomination as an academic All-American is a 3.4 GPA for the semester during which the athletes compete and they also have to acquire the minimum scoring at a district meet.


The Hagerstown Soccer Club will be holding tryouts for a new U-10 girls soccer team. Tryouts have been scheduled for Aug. 1, Aug. 8, and Aug. 15 at the soccer field at St. Maria Goretti High School. All interested players should call Victor Della Mea at 301-797-3182 or 301-797-7628.

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