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Halfway remains in hunt

August 03, 1999

ARBUTUS, Md. - Nick Adenhart threw a no-hitter with 11 strikeouts Tuesday to lead the Halfway All-Stars to a 2-0 win over Frederick American and into the losers' bracket final of the Maryland 11-12-year-old Little League Tournament.

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It was Adenhart's second win over the District 2 representative. In the opening game of the tournament, Adenhart held Frederick to one hit in a 1-0 win.

"Frederick has a great team, but the matchups just worked against them," said Halfway assistant coach Bob Weaver. "We had the right pitcher going against them both times."

Frederick got an equally impressive pitching performance from Danny Kern. After Frederick starter Mike Cholet walked the first three Halfway batters in the top of the first, Kern came on and finished the game, allowing just one hit and striking out 11.

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Jordan Duvall, David Warrenfeltz and Adenhart were the recipients of Cholet's free passes before Kern took the mound and nearly got out of the inning unscathed. After a strikeout, Duvall was forced out at home on a grounder. But Warrenfeltz scored on a passed ball to give Halfway a 1-0 lead.

In the third, Warrenfeltz reached on a two-base error and took third on a passed ball. Adenhart connected for a single to drive in Warrenfeltz.

Halfway plays the host team, Arbutus, today at 5:30 for the right to face Denton in the championship round.

Denton, which beat Halfway 4-1 on Sunday, knocked off Arbutus in the winners' bracket final, 8-2.

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