Roundup - Hedgesville sweeps University

May 01, 2002


HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Looking for a spark, the Hedgesville Eagles found it Tuesday in Josh Runkles and Dirk Webb.

The pair ganged up on University, the No. 2 team in the state, doing damage at the plate and on the mound as the Eagles swept the Hawks 6-1 and 12-2 in a doubleheader at Eagle Field.

"Runkles and Webb pitched and batted us by these guys today," said Hedgesville coach Ben Merica. "They both had outstanding days."

Runkles threw a complete game three-hitter in the first game, striking out nine and walking none. He also had two hits, including a three-run homer.


Webb also homered in the first game. Matt Faircloth went 3-for-3, while Runkles, Mike Fiorita and Jason Wilcox each had two hits.

In the nightcap, Webb went the distance in a game shortened by the 10-run rule. He allowed five hits and struck out four while walking two. Webb also had three hits, including a solo home run.

Runkles had two hits, including a grand slam which highlighted a nine-run fourth inning for the Eagles (11-10). Trey Hockman had two hits and two RBI.

"We've been waiting on something to give us a lift," Merica said. "Sometimes it seems like we can't get the momentum to get something going.

"We found out today we can play with the so-called elite, so we'll see if that carries on."

Game 1

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Belloni, Corzen (5) and Holdsworth. Runkles and Faircloth. WP - Runkles (2-1). LP - Belloni. HR - U: Taylor (4th, none on); H: Runkles (3rd, two on), Webb (4th, none on).

Game 2

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Wilkins, Anderson (4) and Holdsworth. Webb and Faircloth. WP - Webb (4-2). LP - Wilkins. HR - U: Bradley (5th, none on). H: Runkles (4th, three on), Webb (2nd, none on).

No. 3 Boonsboro 2, Catoctin 1

BOONSBORO - Steve Weaver scored both runs, including one in the bottom of the sixth, as the Warriors opened up a bigger advantage in the Monocacy Valley Athletic League with a key win over the third-place Cougars.

Derrick Metzger knocked in Weaver once, and Keith Overdorff threw a four-hitter for Boonsboro (13-2, 11-2). Justus Yokum doubled and scored the only run for Catoctin (8-7, 8-5). Jeff Swanson and Dustin Novak combined on a three-hitter in the loss.

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Swason, Novak (6) and Nesbitt. Overdorff and HImes. WP-Overdorff (2-0). LP-Swanson (1-2).

No. 8 Martinsburg 6, No. 10 Mercersburg 4

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Joey Yurish's two-run single in the third highlighted Martinsburg's win over Mercersburg Academy.

Starting pitcher Cory Gano (6-3) pitched a complete game with six strikeouts.

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Ullman and Laddbush; Gano and Twigg. WP - Gano (6-3). LP - Ullman.

No. 8 Martinsburg 9, Hampshire 4

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Brandon Bartley struck out 15 and reaped the benefits of Martinsburg's eight-run sixth inning for a complete-game victory over Hampshire.

Hampshire jumped out to a 4-1 lead in the fifth, but Martinsburg (17-10) answer with Brett Twigg driving in three runs with two singles and Joey Yurish adding two hits in the inning for two more RBI. Cory Gano also added a two-run single in the inning.

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Shipe and Wright; Bartley and Twigg. WP - Bartley (5-1). LP - Shipe.

MIddletown 5, FSK 0

MIDDLETOWN, Md. - Ryan Lewis and Chris Anderson hit solo home runs to lead Middletown to a MVAL win over FSK.

The Knights (8-7, 7-6) scored single runs in five of the first six innings to put the game away. Pat Fassanella had two hits and scored twice for Middletown.

Anderson went six innings, allowing three hits and four walks with seven strikeouts.

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Rebett, Reilly (5) and Morningstar; Anderson, Lawson (7) and Brandenberg. WP - Anderson. LP - Rebett. HR - M: Lewis (2nd, none on), Anderson (3rd, none on).

Paw Paw 9, Hancock 6

HANCOCK - Brandon Fling had two hits and three RBI and Chris Robair added three hits for Hancock (5-11) in a loss to Paw Paw.

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Garcia and Carder. Robair, Snow (6), Morris (7) and Younker. WP - Garcia. LP - Robair. HR - P: Spencer (5th, none on).

HVA 7, Takoma Acad. 6

Wil Iverson and Andrew Williams both went 3-for-5, and the Tartans (4-3) scored a run in the bottom of the eighth to get a win. went 3-for-5 with a double, and Andrew Williams went 3-for-5 for HIghland View (4-3).

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Child, Pandit (4) and Pock, Lee (4). Martin, Iverson (6), Castlebuono (7) and Pedigo. WP- Castlebuono (2-2). LP-Pandit.

Shalom 15-9, Grace 4-8

The Flames won a regularly scheduled contest, then rallied for a win in a suspended game in the Mason-Dixon Christian Conference.

In the first game, David Helman had three hits and five RBI, including a two-run homer, to lead Shalom (8-2, 5-0). Luke Henry went 4-for-4 and Simon Henry and Zach Garnes both had three hits.

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