Clear Spring's Hutson gets 300th victory

April 17, 2002


CLEAR SPRING - Jim Hutson's big deal wasn't a big deal Wednesday afternoon until it became a big deal.

Standing on the edge of their coach's 300th career win for a week, the No. 7 Blazers played down the milestone's significance on Tuesday afternoon, then battered Berkeley Springs 13-1 to put their coach in the record books.

"I finally said to them last night, 'If you can get it out of the way, we can just move on,'" said Hutson, who's in his 26th season at the western Washington County school. "They were anxious about it, too. But they did a nice job today. It's a nice thing to have."

Casey Constable went 2-for-3 with a homer and three RBI and threw a four-hitter for Clear Spring (8-2, 3-2 Apple Valley League), which busted a two-game losing streak after starting the season 7-0. Tucker Gladhill added two hits and an RBI.


"The kids here have always been so coachable," said Hutson, who won a Class C (now 1A) state championship with the Blazers in 1984 and returned them to the final the next season. "I've never had kids that we've had a real wrangling with. We may get upset during a game, but then it goes past us."

"They've been able to get 12 wins a year, and day in and day out, they've pretty much been as good as anyone. We've felt pretty good that we've been competitive as a little school."

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Swink, Forney (4) and Schetrompf. Constable and Everitts. WP-Constable (2-0). LP-Swink (1-2). HR-C: Constable (4th, two on).

Boonsboro 7, Brunswick 5

Boonsboro came back from a 5-0 deficit to edge Brunswick in a Monocacy Valley Athletic League game at Municipal Stadium.

Nathan Kaetzel (2-1) settled after a rough start, allowing no runs and three hits in the final five innings.

Keith Kellinger had a three-run double in the right-center field gap to highlight a five-run fifth for Boonsboro (8-1, 6-1). Steve Weaver singled home Kellinger and later scored on a single by Marty Kaetzel.

In the sixth, Kaetzel tripled and scored on Metzger's single. Metzger later scored on Cody Hanes' single.

Nathan Kaetzel, Marty Kaetzel, Metzger and Weaver all had two hits apiece for Boonsboro.

Brunswick got four hits in the first two innings and took advantage of four walks, five passed balls and two errors on the same play.

Wayne Toms and Brian Baugher had two hits each for Brunswick (4-6, 3-5).

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Baugher and Feldman. Kaetzel and Himes. WP - Kaetzel (2-1). LP - Baugher.

Martinsburg 10, Jefferson 0

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Cory Gano threw a two-hit shutout as Martinsburg blanked Jefferson in an Apple Valley League game.

Joey Yurish collected two hits and three RBI, while Mike Ware and Justin Walther added two hits each for Martinsburg (12-4, 5-0).

Jefferson falls to 15-6, 3-2.

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Mumaw, Cogan (2), Peterson (4) and Noll. Gano and Spataro. WP - Gano. LP - Mumaw (3-3). HR - M: Ware (4th, none on).

Catoctin 5, Middletown 1

THURMONT, Md. - Chris Legore struck out eight in a four-hitter as the Cougars again struck early to get an MVAL win. Justus Yokum had a double and a triple and T.J. Eiker also had two hits for Catoctin (5-5, 5-3). Middletown falls to 3-6, 2-5.

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Brandenburg, Anderson (3) and Hartell, Brandenburg (3). Legore and Nesbitt. WP-Legore (2-1). LP-Brandenburg (2-1).

Paw Paw 9, Hancock 0

PAW PAW, W.Va. - Hancock (4-7) gave up six unearned runs and struck out 14 times at the plate in a loss to Paw Paw.

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Younker, Snow (4), Howard (5) and Robert; Wiesler and Carder.

Williamsport 10, FSK 8

UNION BRIDGE, Md. - Matt Allen struck out eight and allowed one earned run as Williamsport defeated Francis Scott Key in an MVAL game.

Mike Griffee went 4-for-5 with three RBI and Eric Fitzgerald had two doubles for Williamsport (6-5, 4-5).

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Allen and Small; Kutcher, Schildt (6), Klein (7) and Morningstar. WP-Allen (1-0); LP-Klein.

Waynesboro 10, Shippensburg 7

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Adam Caron had three hits and two RBI as Waynesboro got back to the .500 mark with win over Shippensburg.

Caron's two-run double sparked a six-run first inning for the Indians (5-5). Eli Rock also had a two-run double and Brian Kirkpatrick had an RBI single in the inning.

Rock als had two hits for Waynesboro. Scott Thompson (2-2) went the distance to get the win.

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Thompson and Kirkpatrick. Alspaugh, Nehf (7) and Alleman. WP - Thompson (2-2). LP - Alspaugh.

Maret 16, St. James 6

WASHINGTON - Will Moyet and Brock Twigg each had two hits, but the Saints dropped to 0-4 in the Mid Atlantic Conference with a loss to the Frogs.

Twigg and Grayson Bust each drove in two runs for St, James (0-6).

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Moyet, Plank (4) and Wingerd. Griffin, S. Neil (5) and S. Neil, Bonder (5). WP - Griffin. LP - Moyet (0-1). HR - M: W. Neil (6th, one on).


N. Bedford 2, No. 7 S. Fulton 1

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