Monday's roundup - American LL kicks off 50th year

April 13, 1999

American Little League will open play Saturday with a celebration of its 50th anniversary at American Little League Field on Mill Street in Hagerstown.

Ceremonies begin at 10 a.m. Founders of the league are expected to attend as are a past Baltimore Orioles player and a current Hagerstown Suns player.

An autographed photo of Oriole Harold Baines will be raffled off, along with other items.

The league's eight major league teams will play, starting with Elks vs. Eagles at noon and followed by VFW vs. FOP at 2:30, Funkstown vs. Goodwill at 5 and Olympia Trophy vs. Thompson Concrete at 7:30.


Williamsport 4, Francis Scott Key 2

UNION BRIDGE, Md. - Matt Bowman, who pitched five innings of no-hit baseball, tossed a two-hitter with 10 strikeouts to lead Williamsport (4-4 overall, 2-4 MVAL) past Francis Scott Key.


Bowman (3-0) helped his cause with three hits, including two doubles.

Williamsport scored two runs in the top of the seventh to take a 4-0 lead. Ryan Grabill doubled with one out and scored on Bowman's two-out double. Bowman stole third and scored when Ryan Gross reached on an error.

Justin McDaniel hit a two-run homer for Francis Scott Key.

Shalom 12, Grace Academy 2

Keith Gayman went 4-for-4, including two doubles, while Simon Henry banged out three hits to help Shalom beat Grace Academy by the 10-run rule after five innings in a Mason-Dixon Christian Conference game.

Dan Fry ripped a two-run double in the third inning among his two hits and four RBIs, while Ben Fisler had a two-run single for Shalom (6-1 overall, 5-0 MDCC).

Winning pitcher Isacc Henry gave up no earned runs and only two hits, while striking out 11 batters, in five innings Henry struck out the side in the fifth to end the game.

Chambersburg 4, C. Dauphin 3

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg scored two runs with two outs in the bottom of the seventh to edge Central Dauphin.

Ben Lefever tripled to lead off the seventh for Chambersburg. Two outs later, Chaz Runk singled home Lefever to tie the score. Runk stole second and scored on a double by Scott Folmer.

Chambersburg (5-1) had seven hits, led by Rung with three. Runk also scored three runs and drove in the fourth run. LeFever tripled and doubled while pitching the victory, allowing one walk and five hits and five strikeouts. Lefever retired the last 14 batters in a row.

S. Fulton 12, Fannett-Metal 4

WILLOW HILL, Pa. - Justin Hixon, Robert Oakmen and Levi McCusker had two hits each to help Southern Fulton beat Fannett-Metal.

Nathan Frisby added two RBIs for Southern Fulton (2-3).

Southern Fulton pitchers Joe Gustaf and Matt Meyer combined for 10 strikeouts. Meyer was the winner as he improved his pitching record to 1-1.


Francis Scott Key 3, Williamsport 2

UNION BRIDGE, Md. - Francis Scott Key scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to edge Williamsport (5-3 overall, 3-3 MVAL).

Williamsport pitcher Shannon Smiles allowed just one earned run and four hits in six innings.

S. Fulton 14, Fannett-Metal 0

WILLOW HILL, Pa. - Kelly True and Michelle Golden combined for a no-hitter to help Southern Fulton beat Fannett-Metal by the 10-run rule in five innings in a Sideling Hill League game.

True pitched in the first inning before giving way to Golden, who closed the game out by striking out eight batters in four innings.

Golden finished with two hits, two RBIs and two runs scored. Trish Douglas added two hits for Southern Fulton (3-2 overall, 3-1 league).

Southern Fulton scored two runs in the third inning, five runs in the fourth and seven runs in the fifth as 11 of the Indians' 12 hits were singles.

Frederick 8, Westminster 1

FREDERICK, Md. - Pitchers Zia Rohrbaugh and Candy Warden combined to strike out 12 batters while allowing only one earned run and three walks to lead Frederick over Westminster.

Warden added two hits and two RBIs.

Angie Boyer and Joyce Tsikerdanos had two hits each for Frederick (3-0).


Lamb named NSCA All-American

COLORADO SPRINGS, Co. - Shepherd College senior offensive tackle Brian Lamb was selected by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a 1999 NCSA All-American Athlete.

Lamb, of Herndon, Va., was nominated by Shepherd strength and conditioning coach Pete Yurish.

"Brian is very persistent in being the best player possible," said Yurish. "He gives 100 percent in the classroom, weight room, practice field, and off the field. His tremendous work ethic helped him to be elected a team captain by his teammates."


WESTMINSTER, Md. - Drew Hollar scored both goals and Jeremy Draper made 17 saves to lead Hagerstown Cosmos to a 2-0 win over Frederick Excell on Saturday in the first round of the Maryland Cup Tournament.

Danny Ryan and Thomas Mitterndorfer had assists.

The team advances to the second round April 24-25.

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