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Local Roundup: No. 7 Trojans upend Indians in 14 innings

April 19, 2001

Local Roundup: No. 7 Trojans upend Indians in 14 innings



* PREP BASEBALL


WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Chambersburg coach Bob Thomas said that after the fourth inning, Wednesday's much-anticipated baseball matchup with No. 2 Waynesboro was "basically a well-played ball game."

It was a surprise that Thomas could remember back that far, considering the No. 7 Trojans needed four in the 14th inning to beat the Indians, 9-5, and take the early lead in the Mid Penn Commonwealth race.

Chambersburg (5-2, 4-0) opened the 14th with a single by Matt Carr. He went to second on a wild pitch and Adam Witter was intentionally walked. After a strikeout, Chad Braniff hit an infield single to load the bases for Chip Brown.

A passed ball scored Carr for the lead, but Brown made it irrelevant with a two-run double down the left-field line. Andy Stottlemyer drove in Brown with a single to cap the outburst - Chambersburg's first big inning of the season.

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"I was telling Adam (right after the passed ball) when he was on third ... we hadn't scored more than two runs in an inning all season," Thomas said. "It's about time."

Time was nearly up in the 13th for Chambersburg. With one out, Waynesboro's Brian Kirkpatrick hit a drive to deep left field that bounced off the fence, just two feet from winning the game. Instead, Stottlemyer struck out the next two batters to slam the door.

"We thought we won it," Waynesboro coach Greg Chandler said. "Everybody's breath just vanished on that. I think we wanted over because it was so cold. We were all freezing out there.

"But we just couldn't get the run in. It's just one of those things."

For Chambersburg, Carr, Witter and Braniff all had two hits and Stottlemyer had three. For Waynesboro (6-3, 3-1), Ben Leonard had four hits, while Kirkpatrick, Adam Caron and Joey Weatherald had two hits each.

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Braniff, Stottlemyer (10) and Witter. Freelove, Lynn (10), Carroll (14) and Kirkpatrick. WP-Stottlemyer (2-0). LP-Lynn (2-1).

No. 1 Greencastle 10

Shippensburg 1

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Skylar Group's bases-loaded single drove in two runs to highlight a seven-run first, and Brad Fitz was perfect after the first inning as Greencastle won a showdown in the Mid Penn Colonial.

Group went 3-for-3 and stole a base, while Fitz finished with 11 strikeouts for the Blue Devils (8-0, 6-0). Jeremy Barnes also had an RBI double in the first and went 2-for-4, and Tony Showalter hit a two-run homer in the second. Zach Barkdoll also had two hits.

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Fitz and Ile. Chamberlain, Pittman (5) and McNew. WP-Fitz (5-0). LP-Chamberlain. HR-GA: Showalter (2nd, one on).

No. 5 Walkersville 17, FSK 1

UNION BRIDGE, Md. - Alex Dub had two hits and drove in four runs as the Lions warmed up for Brunswick on Friday with a rout of the Eagles in the MVAL. Jason Fellows, Ray Dorsey and Robbie Dodd all had two hits for Walkersville (9-3, 8-2).

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Mullinix, Angleberger (5) and Dorsey. Rabette, Schildt (3) and Morningstar. WP-Mullinix (4-0). LP-Rabette.

Utica (N.Y.) Proctor 6

No. 6 Jefferson 4

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Jefferson was sent into the Hawaiian Tropic tournament's second-place bracket, when the Raiders scored twice in the bottom of the sixth with two outs and nobody on.

Craig Smith had two hits and an RBI and Brandon Conway had an RBI triple for the Cougars (16-4), who play the Archbishop Molloy (N.Y.)-Wacamaw (S.C.) loser today at 4:30. A win in that game would put Jefferson in the 16-team tournament's fifth-place game.

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Walls and D. Lee. Iyskowski and Dawes. WP-Iyskowski. LP-Walls (3-2).

North 9, No. 8 Catoctin 8

Tanner Cross drove in Matt Johnson with the game-winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning as North Hagerstown beat Catoctin in an MVAL game.

Johnson finished with three hits. Cross and Matt Hess each drove in two runs for the Hubs (4-4, 2-4).

Dan Novak and Brad Nesbitt each had two hits for Catoctin (4-5, 4-3).

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Wolfe, Kaleo (7) and Nesbitt. Hawkins, Long (7), Hose (8) and Long, Carbaugh (7), Long (8). WP - Hose (1-0). LP - Kaleo (1-2).

No. 9 Mercersburg 7

Hedgesville 4

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Mike Flanagan busted a 4-4 tie with an RBI single in the fifth inning, and Kyle Fields gave the Blue Storm some insurance with a two-run single to cap the inning and the game against the Eagles (5-6).

Jason Thomas got his first win of the season with three hitless innings of relief for Mercersburg (6-2), striking out three. Flanagan and Ben Larson both had two hits for the Blue Storm.

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Runkles, Bowman (6) and Dunham. Marron, Thomas (5) and Streicher. WP-Thomas (1-0). LP-Runkles (2-3).

Clear Spring 18, Musselman 0

CLEAR SPRING - Chris Hoffman, Regis Line and winning pitcher Adam Mills all homered as Clear Spring avenged an earlier loss to Musselman.

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