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Local Roundup - Martinsburg no-hits Musselman in Border War

April 13, 2001

Local Roundup - Martinsburg no-hits Musselman in Border War



* PREP BASEBALL


WINCHESTER, Va. - Mark Ostrowski's single with the bases loaded brought in the tying run, and an outfield error by Musselman emptied the bases and opened the floodgates as three Martinsburg hurlers combined for a no-hitter to win 10-1 and take the first Border War Classic at James Wood High School.

It was the second no-no of the season for the No. 6 Bulldogs' pitching staff, which also pulled the trick in the first game of the season. Ostrowski pitched the first three innings, and Josh Brown proceeded to strike out seven over the next three innings before Brandon Bartley closed the door as the Bulldogs (8-2) kept pounding on previously undefeated Jason Bozzi.

Justin Walther led the Martinsburg hitting attack with two doubles and a single. Musselman (7-4-1) got its only run on a walk, hit batsman and an outfield throwing error after a fly ball out in the second.

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Ostrowski, Brown (4), Bartley (7) and Twigg. Bozzi and Miller. WP-Ostrowski (1-0). LP-Bozzi (3-1).

Handley (Va.) 3 No. 4 Jefferson 2

WINCHESTER, Va. - Handley jumped out to a 3-1 lead in the fourth inning and held on for a victory over Jefferson in the Border Wars Tournament third-place game.

Brad Webb had two hits and Brandon Conway had an RBI double for the Cougars (12-3). Ryan Lipscomb pitched a complete game in the loss, giving up nine hits and one earned run - his first in 27 innings.

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Hester, Campbell (3), Verts (5), Winfield (7) and Caton. R. Lipscomb and D. Lee. WP - Hester. LP - R. Lipscomb (3-1).

Hedgesville 6, Sherando 1

WINCHESTER, Va. - Josh Runkles struck out the first six batters he faced and only saw one over the minimum in a two-hitter as the Eagles won the fifth-place game.

Runkles was perfect through four and finished with eight strikeouts, as well as a 2-for-4 day at the plate for Hedgesville (3-3). The Eagles also pulled off two successful squeeze bunts by Ian Edwards and Chris French. Jason Wilcox also had two hits.

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Runkles and Dunham. McCormick, Nuckals (6) and McGonigal. WP-Runkles (2-2). LP-McCormick.

No. 1 Waynesboro 6 Shippensburg 0

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Wes Lynn pitched a two-hit shutout with eight strikeouts as the Indians chopped down Shippensburg.

Justin Kauffman had three hits, while Joey Weatherall hit two doubles for Waynesboro (6-2).

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Staver, Chamberlain (4) and McNew. Lynn and Kirkpatrick. WP - Lynn (2-0). LP - Staver.

No. 2 Greencastle 9 Bermudian Springs 0

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Brad Fitz pitched a complete game four-hitter, striking out nine and walking one for the Blue Devils.

Fitz added two doubles as Greencastle-Antrim (7-0) scored seven runs in the third inning and two more in the fourth. Brian Bitner, Ricky Boward and Skylar Group all had two hits, while Group had two RBI and Bitner one.

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Dorda and Hade. Fitz and Ile. WP - Fitz (4-0). LP - Dorda.

Clear Spring 10, F. Road 0

CLEAR SPRING - Josh Keyton went 2-for-2 with a walk, a homer and a double to lead the Blazers in a win over Forbes Road (4-3).

Chris Hoffman had two doubles as Adam Mills went 2-for-3 with an RBI for Clear Spring (4-3).

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C. McClain, T. Gelvin (2), I. Harrison (4) and Dillman; Haupt and Line. WP - Haupt (2-0); LP - McClain; HR - CS: Keyton (2nd, none on).

G. Day 8, St. James 6

ST. JAMES - St. James scored six runs in the third inning to take a 6-4 lead, but Georgetown Day scored once in the fifth and sixth innings and broke a 6-6 tie with two runs in the seventh.

Ryan Wingerd had two hits and two RBI for the Saints. Jon Moyet had two hits and an RBI, while Wil Moyet added a two-run single.

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Puretz, Crawford (6) and Crawford, Shehan (6). Wingerd and J. Moyet. WP - Crawford. LP - Wingerd (0-2).

Highland View 5, Heritage 2

Winning pitcher Eric Martin hit a game-winning three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh to keep the Tartans perfect on the season.

Doug Gatz and Marc Nomura both walked before a fielder's choice by Bobby Pedigo to set up Martin's heroics for Highland View (3-0). Martin threw a complete game, striking out five. He and Ryan Bucklew had two hits each.

Ryan Marquis had two hits, and shut out Highland View for the first five innings while striking out three for Heritage (1-3).

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Marquis, Latta (6), Kidd (7) and Latta, Marquis (6). Martin and Pedigo. WP-Martin (1-0). LP-Latta (1-2). HR-HVA: Martin (7th, two on).

Grace 8, CVCS 5

Nathan Sweeney's solo homer in the sixth inning sparked a furious rally by Grace Academy in a win over Cumberland Valley Christian School at the Hagerstown Colt League field.

Grace (1-3) fell behind 5-0 in the second inning, then rallied to score two runs in the fifth and sixth innings and four more in the seventh.

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