Lions take over first place in MVAL - Local Roundup 5/5

May 06, 2002


WALKERSVILLE, Md. - The Walkersville Lions may have taken over first place in the Monocacy Valley Athletic League on Saturday, but nobody is taking anything for granted as the final week of the regular season approaches.

The No. 2 Lions beat No. 3 Boonsboro 4-3 to gain a half-game lead over the Warriors in the MVAL standings with two games to play, though both teams face tough opponents.

Walkersville (15-4, 12-4) travels to Middletown on Monday and Smithsburg on Tuesday. Boonsboro (13-4, 11-4) is at Catoctin on Monday and home for Francis Scott Key on Wednesday.

"We don't have two easy ones, either one of us," Walkersville coach Dorsey Gilbert said. "Historically, FSK gives (Boonsboro) trouble and Catoctin can be tough. We both have difficult opponents and it could get real interesting with Smithsburg not out of the picture yet."


The Warriors took a 3-2 lead in the top of the fifth inning. Derrick Metzger doubled and Cody Hanes singled to put runners on the corners. With two outs, Mike Fravel hit a three-run homer to put Boonsboro in front.

For the second straight day, however, Boonsboro couldn't hold on. In the bottom of the sixth, Alex Dub was hit by a pitch, advanced on a single by Mike Mullinix and tied the score on Derek Krantz's base hit.

Danny Leatherman tried to bunt and Krantz got hung out between first and second. But an errant throw allowed Mullinix to score the go-ahead run.

Krantz and Wes Anderson each had two hits for the Lions.

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Overdorff, Henson (6) and Himes. Blake, Mullinix (5) and Dub. WP - Mullinix. LP - Overdorff (2-1). HR - B: Fravel (5th, two on).

Fairmont West 4-4, No. 1 Jefferson 2-11

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va. - Justin Daly and Danny Hartlove each had two hits and Hartlove two RBI for Jefferson as the Cougars salvaged a split of a doubleheader with Fairmont West.

Brad Williams had three RBI and Donell Lee had two RBI in the second game for Jefferson.

Dave Pugh had two hits and an RBI and Daly had an RBI single in the first game for Jefferson (25-8).

Game 1

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Julian and Angeline. Fisher, Holmes (6) and Noll. WP - Julian. LP - Fisher.

Game 2

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Willett, Beerbower (2), Meador (4) and Angeline. Walls, Kozak (3), Shipe (5), Simons (6), Griffith (7) and Wolfe, Noll (3), Davis (5). WP - Kozak (1-0). LP - Willett.

No. 10 Goretti 2-5, Ryken 5-3

LEONARDTOWN, Md. - St. Maria Goretti scored two runs in the top of the sixth inning of the second game to earn a split with St. Mary's Ryken.

Josh Carter (4-3), who started both games, and Paul Angelo each had two hits for Goretti (13-9). Trevor Cobb delivered the key RBI hit in the second game.

Game 1

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Carter, Light (2) and Cobb. Hall and Fitzgerald. WP-Hall. LP-Light (2-3).

Game 2

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Carter and Cobb. Simpson and Van Roon. WP-Carter (4-3). LP-Simpson.

G'town Day 10, St. James 6

ST. JAMES - Will Moyet had two hits for St. James in a loss to Georgetown Day School.

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Dewey and Wingerd. Sheehan, Bohrer (5), Dana (7) and Crawford. WP - Sheehan. LP - Dewey.

East Fairmont 3-5, Hedgesville 1-2

FAIRMONT, W.Va. - David Carpenter homered in both halves of a doubleheader to lead East Fairmont to a sweep of Hedgesville.

Josh Runkles, Matt Bartgis and Jason Wilcox each had two hits for the Eagles in Game 1, while Matt Faircloth and Ian Edwards had two hits each in the second game.

Game 1

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Edwards and Faircloth. Satterfield and Carpenter. WP - Satterfield. LP - Edwrds (0-3). HR - EF: Carpenter (6th, none on).

Game 2

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Webb, Runkles (6) and Bartgis. Hadox and Carpenter. WP - Hadox. LP - Webb. HR - H: Runkles (1st, none on). EF: Carpenter (5th, one on).

Brunswick 11, FSK 5

UNION BRIDGE, Md. - Wayne Toms had two hits and six RBI, including a grand slam in the fourth inning, to lead the Railroaders to an MVAL victory.

Brunswick (7-11, 6-10) scored four runs in the third and fourth innings to salt the game away. Brian Baugher highlighted the third-inning rally with a two-run single. Blaine Keyser added two hits.

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Tucker and Feldman; Swope, Cutcher (6) and Morningstar. WP-Tucker (2-4). LP-Swope. HR-B: Toms (4th, none on).


No. 1 Chambersburg 3, CV 0

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Steph VanBrakle threw a one-hitter with 14 strikeouts as Chambersburg beat Cumberland Valley in a Mid Penn Commonwealth game.

It was the third win on the day for the Trojans (16-0), who swept Martinsburg in a doubleheader.

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Steuber and Stringer. Van Brakle and Cook. WP - VanBrakle. LP - Steuber.

No. 5 Waynesboro 8, Carlisle 0

CARLISLE, Pa. - Holly Wagaman's RBI triple highlighted a three-run second inning and Miley Stymiest struck out eight to lead Waynesboro to a shutout victory in the Mid Penn Commonwealth.

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