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Roundup - Walkersville edges South in pitcher's duel

April 18, 2001

Roundup - Walkersville edges South in pitcher's duel



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WALKERSVILLE, Md. - Walkersville scored the winning run on a fielder's choice from a dropped third strike with nobody out in the bottom of eighth inning as the No. 5 Lions squeezed by South Hagerstown 1-0 in a Monocacy Valley Athletic League game on Tuesday.

Jackie Klinger gave up only two hits in eight innings to earn the win for Walkersville (7-1, 7-1).

Alison Higgs allowed only one hit in seven innings for the Rebels (5-3, 3-3).

Both pitchers struck out 10 batters and surrendered just one walk.

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Higgs and Line. Klinger and Patterson. WP - Klinger. LP - Higgs (4-3).

No. 8 James Buchanan 11

Fairfield 3

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Becky Porter raised her record to 4-1 as she gave up two earned runs and one walk while striking out 10 to help James Buchanan beat Fairfield.

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Jessica Ross went 3-for-4 with three RBI, while Samantha Brown and Jenna Swailes were each 2-for-4 for the Rockets (4-1).

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Fitez and Myers. Porter and Brown. WP - Porter (4-1). LP - Fitez.

Boonsboro 14, Brunswick 2

BOONSBORO - Ashley Gray pitched a complete game four-hitter, striking out six while walking none, to lead Boonsboro (2-5, 2-7) over Brunswick in the MVAL.

The Warriors got key hits from pinchhitters Ashley Hageman, Desiree Bowers and Andi Changuris in the pivotal eight-run seventh inning. Ashley Amezcua and Jessie Sirbaugh each had two hits, two RBI and two runs scored.

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Gray and Amezcua. Hughes and Patnode. WP-Gray (2-6). LP-Hughes.

Clear Spring 6

Berkeley Springs 2

CLEAR SPRING - Megan Simmons had four hits, including two doubles, and four RBI and Kari Mowen had two hits, including a two-run triple in the first inning, for Clear Spring.

Stacey Yeakle (3-2) struck out five, walked five and allowed five hits for the Blazers.

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Sirbaugh and Creek; Yeakle and Mowen; WP-Yeakle, 3-2; LP-Sirbaugh.

F. Scott Key 13, Williamsport 1

WILLIAMSPORT - Francis Scott Key won by the 10-run rule over Williamsport in an MVAL game.

Sarah Hardin led Williamsport (2-8, 1-7) with two hits.

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Wilder and Norris. Jolliffe and Garlitz. WP - Wilder. LP - Jolliffe.

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No. 3 Brunswick 8

No. 10 Boonsboro 3

BRUNSWICK, Md. - Alan Webber threw a complete-game two-hitter, striking out nine to help Brunswick beat Boonsboro in the MVAL.

Joe Rusenko ripped a two-run double in the bottom of the sixth to spark a seven-run rally for Brunswick (6-2, 5-1).

Matt Lastner and Wayne Toms each went 2-for-4 for the Railroaders. Lastner and Chris Baugher each drove in two runs.

Keith Kellinger hit a two-run homer for Boonsboro (5-3, 4-2).

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Wright, Kaetzel (6) and Himes. Webber and Baugher. WP - Webber (2-1). LP - Wright. HR - B: Kellinger (6th, one on).

No. 5 Walkersville 13, South 0

WALKERSVILLE, Md. - Derek Krantz had three hits and five RBI as Walkersville pounded South Hagerstown in an MVAL game.

Alex Dub and Pat Calloway each had two hits for the Lions (8-3, 7-2).

Mike Vaverchak had two hits for the Rebels (2-6, 1-5).

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Decker, Belin (3) Arnett (3), Moore (4) and Showe. Auch, Reilly (5) and Dorsey, Dub (4). WP - Auch (3-1). LP - Decker.

No. 6 Jefferson 20

Southside (Elmira, N.Y.) 0

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - No. 6 Jefferson continues to enjoy the warmer weather (60 degrees) in the Hawaiian Tropic Classic and also continues to win.

Brad Webb (4-0) threw a four-hit, five-inning shutout striking out one and walking none as Jefferson (16-3) improved to 2-0 in the tournament. The Cougars will play Proctor (Utica, N.Y.) today.

Jefferson had 15 hits, including Chris Brooks' solo homer in the first inning. The Cougars broke the game open with a six-run fourth and a 12-run fifth. Brandon Conway had three RBI, Antyon Lee had two hits and two RBI, Justin Dailey had two hits and two RBI, Matt Noll had a two-run triple, Greg Smith had a two-run double.

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Webb and D. Lee, Noll (5); Payne, Thomas (5) and Marsh; WP-Webb, 4-0; LP-Payne. HR-J: Brooks (1st, none on).

F. Scott Key 7, Williamsport 5

WILLIAMSPORT - Francis Scott Key scored six unearned runs on three Williamsport errors in the fourth inning as the Eagles beat the Wildcats in the MVAL.

Brad Stonesifer went 3-for-4 for Francis Scott Key.

Pitcher Jason Embly allowed just one earned run in seven innings for Williamsport (4-5, 2-5), which scored four of its five runs on wild pitches. Mike Stevens was 2-for-2.

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Klein, Rabette (5) and Maloney, Morningstar (5). Embly and Allen. WP - Klein. LP - Embly (2-2).

Clear Spring 6, Berk. Springs 2

CLEAR SPRING - Gerad Haupt improved to 3-0, allowing two earned runs and one walk while striking out 10 to lead Clear Spring over Berkeley Springs.

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