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Local roundup from Saturday part II

April 16, 2001

Local roundup from Saturday



* PREP SOFTBALL


BARBERSVILLE, W.Va. - No. 2 Martinsburg pushed host and defending state champions Cabell Midland to the limit before falling in extra innings in the championship round of the 32-team Sluggerfest Tournament.

The teams played to a 1-1 tie after seven inning and went to an international rule where a runner is placed on second base to start the extra inning. Cabell Midland outscored Martinsburg 2-1 in the eighth to win the game and eliminate the Bulldogs, who finished in the top five.

The Bulldogs won their bracket and moved into the final nine before placing in the top five of the 32-team Sluggerfest Tournament at Cabell Midlands.

Martinsburg defeated South Harrison (3-2) and Woodrow Wilson (9-0) but lost to eventual champion Logan (4-3), to advance to out-of-bracket play.

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Tabi Merceruio struck out 14 against Logan and eight against Woodrow Wood in the two bracket wins. Amanda Lemaster had a two-run single in Martinsburg's three-run fourth against South Harrison.

Lawren Scales went 3-for-3 and Michelle Scales was 2-for-3 with an RBI in the loss to Logan.

Martinsburg used a seven-run fourth, including a two-run double by Jen Canby and a two-run single by Michelle Scales to stop Woodrow Wilson.

Christee Anderson struck out 12 in a 2-1 win over St. Albans in the first game of the championship round. The Bulldogs scored two runs in the fifth on Bridget Mecuruio RBI single and a passed ball.

Bracket Play

Game 1


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T, Merceruio and LaMaster; Monarez and Richards. WP - Merceruio. LP - Monarez.

Game 2


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Bumgarner and Noe; Anderson and Slaughter. WP - Bumgarner. LP - Anderson.

Game 3


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Mercurio and LeMaster; Arms and Sloan. WP - Mercurio. LP - Arms.

Championship Round

Game 1


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A. Miller and Blair; Anderson and Slaughter. WP - Anderson. WP - Miller.

Game 2


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Mecuriuo, M. Scales (8) and LeMaster; Clevenger and Bollman. WP - Clevenger. LP - M. Scales.

* AUTO RACING
Bonebrake wins


WINCHESTER, Va. - Wesley Bonebrake, of Hagerstown, won the Late Model feature Saturday at Winchester Speedway.

The 23-year-old Bonebrake jumped into first place on the first lap and never gave it up in the 25-lap event. It it his second win of the season, but first this year at Winchester.

Following Bonebrake was Kenny Shipley, Scott Andrews, Bo Feathers, Gerald Davis. Rob Nichols, Brad Omps, Dennis Lamp and Rick Workman.

"I wasn't real happy with the car after the heat race,'' Bonebrake said. "So, we changed all four shocks, and it seemed to work out well.''

* LITTLE LEAGUES
Halfway Little League


Valley Storage Bins 8, Hoffman Auto 2: Marcus Scott had a no-hitter, Bryson Cordelli and Dee Scott had three hits and Joey Maas had two hits for Valley. Ryan Hevner had 11 strikeouts for Hoffman on Saturday.

Gehr 7, Redmen 5: Kory Harp, Derrick Wolfensberger and Vaughn Zimmerman had two hits for Gehr and Mike Rutherford had two hits for Redmen on Saturday.

Valley Little League


Hagerstown Spring and Alignment 11, SMRG 10: Kevin Tyler and Logan Miss had three hits and Ryan Lipella had two hits, including the game-winner, for Hagerstown. Aaron Householder had four hits for SMRG on Saturday.

South Mountain Minor


Reese's Home Improvement 11, Warrenfeltz 1: Tyler Mellott and Paul Merson each had three hits while Josh Smith and Adam Schofield combined for nine strikeouts for Reese's on Saturday.

Clear Spring Major League


Reds 22, Cubs 11: Brett Turner had three hits and Chipper Mellott had two hits for the Reds. Jeremy Johnson had two hits for the Cubs on Saturday.

Maugansville Jr. League


Spicher's 26, Executone 9: T.J. Fair, Jordan Fazenbaker and D.J. Davis had four hits apiece of Spicher's on Saturday.

Spicher's 12, Hagerstown Kitchens 2: Fazenbaker was the winning pitcher and Jimmy Connor scored three runs for the Spicher's.

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