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Local Roundup: Berkeley Springs softball reaches region finale

May 16, 2001

Local Roundup: Berkeley Springs softball reaches region finale



* PREP SOFTBALL


BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Junior Brittany Sirbaugh struck out eight while recording a five inning no-hitter leading Berkeley Springs to a 14-0 victory over Tucker County Tuesday in the W.Va. Class AA Region II semifinals.

Berkeley Springs (16-10) will go to Richie County on Friday to play an undetermined opponent.

"(Sirbaugh) was in control from the first pitch of the game,'' Berkeley Springs coach Greg Brown said. "She got on top of the batters and her changeup was working really well.''

Sirbaugh walked one batter and another Tucker County hitter reached on an error in the fifth inning.

Sirbaugh had three no-hitters this season.

While Sirbaugh and her defense handled Tucker County's batters, Berkeley Springs used a balanced attack to end the game quickly.

The Indians scored four runs in the first and second innings and then iced the game with a five-spot in the third inning. Megan Zahnow had two hits and scored three runs and Tiffany Creek had two hits and scored two runs for Berkeley Springs.

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Berkeley Springs sits just one game away from the state tournament.

"We went to states last year and that was our goal this year. It's our goal every year,'' Brown said. "We've been to the states two of the last four years.''

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Goughnour and Bible. Sirbaugh and Dietrich. WP-Sirbaugh, 9-3. LP-Goughnour.

Southern Fulton 14-24 McConnellsburg 0-7

WARFRODSBURG, Pa. - Jenny Liggett had three hits, including two triples, and Kelly True and Jodi Appel had three hits for Southern Fulton in the first game.

Darcey Everetts had two hits, including a triple, for McConnellsburg in the first game.

Tia Hixon had three hits with four runs and five RBI for Southern Fulton (15-2) in the second game. Trish Douglas also set a school record with 32 RBI this season.

Game 1

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Everetts and Skiles. True and Douglas. WP - True, 9-2. LP - Everetts.

Game 2

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Mellott and Douglas. Johnson, Swope (2) and Everetts. WP - Mellott, 6-0. LP - Johnson.

* PREP BASEBALL


East Pennsboro 8 Greencastle 2

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Tony Showalter hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning but Greencastle-Antrim (16-5, No. 3 in the Herald-Mail poll) lost to East Pennsboro in the Mid Penn playoffs.

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Ott and Rich. Denkovich, Fitz (6), Groupe (7) and Ile. WP-Ott. LP-Denkovich, 3-1. HR - G: Showalter (4th, one on).

St. James 7, Flint Hill 0

OAKTON, Va. - Billy Keyes hit two home runs and had four RBI, Brandon Monroe had three hits and two RBI and Wil Moyet and Brock Twigg had two hits for St. James (5-11).

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Keyes and Wingerd. Parker, Japlonski (6) and Japlonski, Polgar (6). WP - Keyes, 3-4. LP - Parker. HR - SJ: Keyes 2 (5th, one on), (7th, one on).

Lower Dauphin 3 Waynesboro 2

HUMMELSTOWN, Pa. - Joey Wetherall had two hits for Waynesboro (14-8, No. 7 in Herald-Mail poll) in a Mid Penn playoff loss.

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Thompson and Kirpatrick. Knackstede and Schwartz. WP - Knackstede. LP - Thompson.

* YOUTH LEAGUES


Hancock Little League

Astros 13, Yankees 1: Scott Myers had 13 strikeouts and three hits, including a grand slam, Chris Hoffman had three hits, including a home run, Dustin Cross and Dillon Shives had three hits and Quintan Cole had two hits for the Astros.

Clear Spring Minor League

Orioles 14, Cubs 2: Gabe Hirsch had two home runs, Jarrod Dorsey had three hits, and Sam Elwood, Cory Bair, Cody Englehart and Patrick Mumma had two hits for the Orioles. Nathan McCall and Jacob Fitz had two hits for the Cubs.

Clear Spring Little League

Blue Jays 9, Cubs 8: Nathan Mills had two hits for the Blue Jays. Dereck Byer had a home run, a double and a triple, Josh Mc-Phearson had two hits and Andrew Blickenstaff struck out nine for the Cubs.

Cubs 22, Reds 9: Blickenstaff had four hits, Stephen Temple had three hits and Byer, McPhearson and Wesley Truax had two hits for the Cubs. Chipper Mellot had two hits for the Reds.

Sharpsburg Little League

Chase Construction 7, Lions Club 0: John Kehr pitched a no-hitter and had nine strikeouts. Mike DeBarge and Josh Kerr had two hits.

Sharpsburg Minor League

Western Maryland Troopers 9, Sandy Hook Grocery 4: Scott Rhodes had four hits and Ryan Fraley had three RBI for Troopers. Howie Ridenour had a home run for Sandy Hook.

Federal Little League

Exchange 11, American Legion 4: Alex Yaragin had three hits, including a home run, and Nathan Hardon had two hits for Exchange.

Federal Minor League

Metropolitan Steel 21, CBS Electric 15: Joshua Younker had three hits, including a grand slam, and Caleb Serafini had two hits for Metropolitan. Drew Williams had three hits, including a home run, for CBS.

Halfway Senior League

Redmen 12, Brugunia 3: Adam Mowbray struck out 14 in a three-hitter and Floyd Harell had two hits, including a homer, for Redmen.

American Little League

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