Local roundup - Trojans Thomas wins 600th game

May 01, 2001

Local roundup - Trojans Thomas wins 600th game


NEWVILLE - It was alll for one for Bob Thomas on Monday.

But, in the Chambersburg coach's eyes, his 600th career victory was one for all - all who have played for him over the years.

In typical Chambersburg fashion, the Trojans scored four runs in the sixth inning, including the game-winners on Adam Whitter's two-run single for a 7-6 victory over Big Spring made Thomas the first coach in Pennsylvania ever to win 600 games.

"Like I said, ever since started coaching 37 years ago, we've basically had good talent," Thomas said. "If you don't have people to work with not going to do well. And when you have a winning tradition, the kids most of the time find a way to win"


Chambersburg trailed 6-3 heading into the inning but used an RBI double by Sean Chilcote followed by three walks, the last to Matt Carr with the bases loaded, before Whitter's game-winning hit.

"We've been hanging in there all year," Thomas said, whose record stands at 600-176. "We're not as good defensively as we normally are, but we usually find a way to win and that's a reflection on the kids."

Chambersburg missed the chance to give Thomas the milestone in the area when the Trojans lost to Waynesboro on Saturday. The Trojans didn't fail on Monday.

"My wife tells me that there was probably too much pressure on the kids," Thomas said. "There was a big story in the paper about this and you know they read it and probably were trying too hard. It's nice to get it out of the way."

But even with all the success, Thomas isn't taking his accolades for granted. He knows he couldn't have done it all by himself.

"I've been around long time and I have been fortunate to have some good players over the years," Thomas said. "I guess when you get those two things together - a lot of years and some good players - you are going to win some games."


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Cramer, Burke (4) and Whitter; Rickabaugh, Barrick (6), Matt Kelly (6) and Leonard.

No. 6 Brunswick 11, FSK 2

UNION BRIDGE, Md. - Kevin Goode hit his 26th home run and drove in his 110th run of his high school career to pace Brunswick to a Monocacy Valley Athletic League victory over Francis Scott Key.

Goode, who holds the Maryland state record for home runs, clubbed a two-run shot in the first inning. He drove in two more runs - for a total of four - with a hit in the five-run third inning.

Matt Lastner had a two-run double in the Railroaders' four-run second. Wayne Toms added two hits for Brunswick (12-3, 11-2) for his 10th multihit game of the season.

Winning pitcher Alan Webber had nine strikeouts in four innings.

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Webber, D. Baugher (5) and C. Baugher; Schildt, Swope (4) and Maloney. WP - Webber. LP - Schildt. S - D. Baugher. HR - Goode (B) 1st, one on.

No. 1 Greencastle 7, C. Hill 2

CAMP HILL, Pa. - Skyler Group had three hits, including a RBI single in the second and an RBI double in the fifth, to pace Greencastle to a Mid-Penn Colonial win over Camp Hill.

Greencastle (14-1, 11-1) backed the complete-game outing by Ricky Boward, who struck out three.

Tony Showalter had two hits for Greencastle.


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Boward and Ile; Capt and Haas. WP - Boward. LP - Capt.

North 10, Boonsboro 5

Bobby Long and Aaron Davis had two hits and Paul Berry, Tanner Cross and T.J. Hose had two RBi leading North Hagerstown.

Tim Hawkins picked up the win for North (8-7, 6-7).

John Quail hit a three-run homer and Nathan Himes and Cody Hanes had two hits for Boonsboro (8-7, 7-7).


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Kaetzel, Bell (4), Hanes (6) and Himes. Hawkins and Long. WP - Hawkins, 2-2. LP - Kaetzel. HR - B: Quail (fifth, two on).

South 6, No. 9 Middletown 2

MIDDLETOWN, Md. - Matt Bellon struck out nine, walked one, hit one batter and allowed one earned run as South defeated Middletown in an MVAL game.

South scored four runs in the seventh to break a 2-2 tie. Nick Keller had a two-run single inning and Jeff Decker had two hits and two RBI for South (7-9, 6-8).



Bellon and Decker. Hardy, O'Meara (6), Anderson (7) and Jennings. WP - Bellon, 2-2. LP - Anderson.

No. 10 Musselman 13, Goretti 3

Jason Bozzi struck out 11 in a five-inning complete game as Musselman defeated St. Maria Goretti at Municipal Stadium.

Bozzi also had two hits and three RBI. Craig White had three hits and five RBI and Jonathan Miller and Wes Kees had two hits for Musselman (16-9-1).

Josh Carter had two hits for Goretti (4-9).



Bozzi and Weatherholtz. Adenhart, Herman (5) and Staubs. WP - Bozzi, 7-1. LP - Adenhart.

Williamsport 7, Catoctin 4

THURMONT, Md. - Jason Embly fanned five batters in his complete-game win and homered in the fifth to pace Williamsport (8-8 overall, 6-8 MVAL).

Brent Hoover added a three-run double in the fifth to give Willamsport a 6-0 lead.

Matt Allen had three hits, while Eric Fitzgerald added two hits for Williamsport.

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