Eagles get wild split

April 24, 1999


HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - J.R. Fitzwater struck out 16 and drove in the game-winner in a 4-0 game one victory before Hegdesville switched lineups - and outcomes - with a 20-11 game two loss against Fairmont Senior on Saturday afternoon.

Fitzwater struck out the side in the third, fourth in game one, and his RBI groundout was part of a two-run third. Three doubles in the fifth gave the Eagles two more runs. Brad Spies went 3-for-3 to lead the offense.

In game two, Hedgesville (8-8) made crucial errors with two outs to allow the Polar Bears some breathing room. The Eagles rallied to within 13-11 in the fifth and loaded the bases with one out, but did not score again.


Musselman 9, Strasburg 4

STRASBURG, Va. - No. 8 Musselman jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning, then used a combined 12-strikeout performance from Todd Mosby and Willy Williams to hold off Strasburg.

With two outs in the first, the Applemen (12-2) got three straight walks. Zach Boyd followed with a two-RBI single that sent Musselman on its way. Mike Hudson had two hits, including a homer, and Brian Bowers went 3-for-4.

Sherando 8, Martinsburg 6

Kevin Clark had three hits and three RBI for Martinsburg, while teammates James Painter, Warren Brown and Mike Quinn added two hits apiece.


South 9, Boonsboro 6

Emily Middlekauff was a single short of the cycle for the Rebels while knocking in four runs during the Rebels' victory in the Monocacy Valley Athletic League.

Middlekauff's homer was the key blow in a five-run fifth inning for South (5-6, 3-6). Winning pitcher Alison Higgs also drove in four runs for the Rebels.

S. Fulton 4, JB 1

WARFORDSBURG, Pa. - Michelle Golden struck out eight, walked one and allowed one earned run for the win as the No. 5 Indians won their fifth straight.

Heather Smartt went 2-for-3 with two runs scored for Southern Fulton (7-2). Jamie Swaile led James Buchanan (1-7), going 2-for-3.


Hag. United 15, Catoctin 6

Steph Shrader had five goals, and Vanessa Gomez, Lindsay Weaver and Stasa Chirgott all had two goals and an assist for Hagerstown United (4-5).

Catoctin got three goals from Ginny Rowly and two from Anne Gamble.


Hagerstown 12, TJ 8

Justin Blum scored four goals and assisted on two others and teammate Jeromy Knapp added three goals and three assists for Hagerstown (4-1). Dustin Higdon made nine saves for Hagerstown.

Mercersburg 12 Georgetown Day 0

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - James Eads scored four goals and Pat Kock added three as Mercersburg defeated Georgetown Day.

Adrian Fang made 13 saves for Mercersburg (2-4) in his first shutout of the season.

Smithsburg 17, Linganore 8

NEW MARKET, Md. - Ryan Bergstrom had four goals and five assists, while Patrick Bergstrom added four goals and three assists to keep Smithsburg perfect on the season.

Chris Keller added five goals for Smithsburg (6-0), which got seven saves from Evan Hunt.


Hagerstown Krush 12 Olympicas 8

Mike Stevens scored six goals as the Krush advanced to the next round of the playoffs at 5 p.m. today. Chris Snatcher added two goals. Kris Aleshire made 12 saves and scored a goal for the Krush. Also scoring for the Krush were Dan Bratcher, Petros Colla and John Weaver.


Williamsport 12-10, North Hagerstown 11-4


Under-18 Men's Maryland State Soccer Tournament

Hagerstown Heat 4, Columbia United 0: Goalkeeper Doug Thornley made eight saves in the shutout to help Hagerstown Heat blank Columbia United. Tony Simonetti, Kelly Landis, Ryan Daughtridge and John Muto scored one goal apiece for Hagerstown Heat.

Hagerstown Heat will play Bethesda Alliance at 11:30 today. The winner advances to the semifinal game at 4. The championship game will be played next month.

There were a total of 14 teams vying for the four spots in the semifinals. The state winner goes on to the regional tournament in Rhode Island.

The regional winner goes on to the national tournament in Orlando, Florida.

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