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Local Roundup - Rams win WVC division title

May 02, 2001

Local Roundup - Rams win WVC division title



* COLLEGE BASEBALL


SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Shepherd College swept Bluefield State 7-2 and 7-3 on Tuesday afternoon to win its fifth West Virginia Conference division title in the last eight years.

Adam Straskulic went 3-for-3 in Game 1 and scored three times to back Preston Miller's seventh win of the season. Mike Spry had two hits and he and Brian Powell drove in two runs in that win.

In Game 2, Jimmy Jackson pitched 6 1/3 innings of scoreless relief as the Rams (22-17, 13-7) made a fast comeback to sweep the doubleheader. Falling behind 3-0 after a half-inning, Powell started the rally with a two-run homer in the bottom of the inning.

Shepherd took the lead in the second behind Straskulic's two-run single and an another RBI single from Powell. Zac Couturiaux finished the scoring with a two-run double in the fifth.

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With the wins, Shepherd clinched the No. 2 seed in the WVC Tournament, which starts with play-in games on Saturday. Shepherd will face either No. 6 Fairmont State or No. 3 West Virginia State on May 11 at Hunnicutt Field in Princeton, W.Va.

Game 1

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Feldman, Richardson (4), Lilly (5) and Abbott. Miller, Forshey (5), Merchant (6) and Drummond, Tozer (5). WP-Miller (7-6). LP-Feldman. HR-B: Setters (7th, one on).

Game 2

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Butterworth, Goldson (2), Mollette (4), McNulty (5), Dunlap (6) and Lovelace. Forshey, Jackson (1) and Tozer. WP-Jackson (3-2). LP-Butterworth. HR-S: Powell (1st, one on).

* PREP BASEBALL


No. 3 Chambersburg 12 West Perry 1

ELLIOTTSBURG, Pa. - Coach Bob Thomas got his 601st career win as Chambersburg beat West Perry.

Winning pitcher Andy Stottlemyer gave up one earned run on three hits while striking out six in five innings to raise his record to 4-0.

Irvin Sleighter had two hits and two RBI for the Trojans (11-4, 8-0 Mid Penn Commonwealth). Lascelles Riley added two hits and two RBI, while Adam Witter also had two hits.

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Stottlemyer and Witter, Carter (5). Dixon, Stum (4), Morrison (5), Kelly (5) and Bell. WP - Stottlemyer (4-0). LP - Dixon.

No. 5 Walkersville 20 Smithsburg 2

SMITHSBURG - Pat Calloway had three hits and four RBI as the Lions pounded out 20 hits to cruise to an MVAL win.

Robbie Brunner, Derek Herman and Danny Leatherman all had three hits and two RBI for Walkersville (13-4, 12-3). Smithsburg falls to 1-12, 1-12.

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Angleberger, Reilly (5) and Dorsey, Dub (3). Smith, Vierra (2), Myers (3), Dick (5) and Goff. WP-Angleberger (2-1). LP-Smith.

Hedgesville 6 No. 10 Musselman 0

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - It was Josh Runkles night for the Eagles, as he struck out seven in a one-hitter and hit a solo homer and two triples for the shutout victory.

Nick Brown and Brandon Burkhart also went 2-for-2 for Hedgesville (10-12). Musselman fell to 16-10-1.

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Mahoney, Kees (5) and Weatherholtz. Runkles and Weaver. WP-Runkles (3-5). LP-Mahoney (4-4). HR-H: Runkles (3rd, none on).

Hancock 10, St. James 4

Dustin Moore had two hits, two RBI and struck out seven in a complete game to send the Panthers to a win at Municipal Stadium.

Chris Dobrzanski and Chris Wills had two hits and Danny Keefer had two RBI for Hancock (7-8). Dan Plank had two hits and two RBI and Wil Moyet also had two his for St. James (3-8).

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Moore and Dobrzanski. Wingerd and J. Moyet. WP-Moore (3-3). LP-Wingerd (0-5).

Mercersburg 14, Shalom 2

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Alex Laddbush and Mike Flanagan both homered in a 12-run third inning as the Blue Storm cruised to a home win.

Laddbush also picked up his third win, allowing no earned runs and striking out four for Mercersburg (11-4). Flanagan finished with three hits and Dave Cline and Ben Larson added two hits each.

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Fisler, Whitman (2), S. Henry (3) and Garnes. Laddbush and Streicher. WP-Laddbush (3-1). LP-Whitman. HR-M: Flanagan (3rd, none on), Laddbush (3rd, one on).

Fannett-Metal 7, S. Fulton 3

WARFORDSBURG, Pa. - Southern Fulton only got two hits to fall to 2-12.

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Detwiler, Best (6) and Chrismer. Keebaugh, True (5) and Divelbliss. WP-Detwiler. LP-Keebaugh (0-3).

The Heights 6, HVA 1

POTOMAC, Md. - The Heights (18-1) took advantage of three walks, a hit batter and an error to score four runs in the fifth inning and defeat Highland View Academy (6-3).

HVA also lost to Mercersburg 16-4 on Monday.

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Castlebuono, Williams (6) and Bucklew. Schultsh, Royals (5) and Schuppy. WP - Royals. LP - Castlebuono (2-2).

Grace 16, Carroll Christian 1

Nathan Sweeney allowed one hit and no earned runs while striking out six in five innings for Grace Academy. Sweeney helped himself with three hits, including a three-run homer in the first inning.

Josh Barnhart also had three hits, while Ben Shade and Jake Marquiss had two hits each for Grace (5-6).

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