Rams bow in WVIAC baseball final-Sunday roundup

May 13, 2002


PRINCETON, W.Va. - West Virginia State put an end to Shepherd College's juggernaut of a season by exploding for 18 hits Sunday in a 21-5 victory in the championship round of the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference baseball tournament.

The loss by top-seeded Shepherd gave West Virginia State coach Calvin Bailey his 11th conference championship. Shepherd was also rated the No. 1 team in the region.

Charlie Drummond homered for Shepherd. Brian Powell and Mike Spry finished with eight hits each in the tournament

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Fitzwater, Spurgeon (4), Jackson (6), Gaskins (7), Timbers (8) and Drummond; Shilling, DeFazio (9) and Larocque, Adkins. WP - Shilling. LP - Fitzwater. HR - Shepherd: Drummond. W.Va. State: Talkington, Larocque, Pearce.


No. 8 JB 5, Bishop McDevitt 2

NEWVILLE, Pa. - Susan West pitched a nine-inning complete game and struck out 19 Saturday as patience won out for James Buchanan in the Mid-Penn Commonwealth playoffs.


After playing to a 2-2 through seven innings, James Buchanan finally broke through with three runs in the ninth. The Rockets loaded the bases in the inning and then used wild pitches and errors to get the runs across.

Jess Stough, Lori Stauder and Jenna Swailes had two hits each to lead JB. Swailes drove home a run and Stough scored twice.

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S. West and C. West; Sears, MacDonald (8). WP - S. West. LP - MacDonald.

No. 5 Waynesboro 3, Mechanicsburg 0

NEWVILLE, Pa. - Holly Wagaman held Mechanicsburg to one hit over six innings before settling for a complete-game four-hitter to help Waynesboro advance Saturday in the Mid Penn tournament.

The Maidens (14-6) scored three times in the first inning and made the lead standup. Emily Hess highlighted the rally with a two-run double and Sondra Hall added an RBI single.

Hess and Kelly Carpenter had two hits each to lead Waynesboro. Mechanicsburg loaded the bases with two outs in the seventh, but Wagaman ended the game with a strikeout.

Waynesboro faces Shippensburg in Newville today at 6.

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Wharton and Alexander. Wagaman and Hess. WP - Wagaman. LP - Wharton.


Funkstown 7, T. Johnson 0

FUNKSTOWN - Josh Bussard fired a two-hitter with six strikeouts and didn't allow a runner to reach second base to help Funkstown win its Mid-Maryland opener.

Kyle Robinson hit a two-run homer in the third to give Funkstown (4-1, 1-0) a 5-0 lead. T.Ja Bower went 3-for-4 and Matt Ridenour added two hits. Phil Powell had two RBI.

Williamsport 10, Walkersville 0

Andy Taylor fired a two-hit shutout with eight strikeouts to lead Williamport. Ben Jordan and Josh Bowers had two hits each.


Spinnler breaks masters record

McLEAN, Va. - Maria Spinner shattered the women's masters record set last year by former Olympian Joan Benoit-Samuelson to win the division and finish fourth overall in the Third Annual Metro Run & Walk for Women.

Spinnler, 40, posted a time of 18 minutes, 45 seconds to eclipse the mark of 19:09 by 24 seconds. Benoit-Samuelson was the 1980 Olympic Marathon champion.

The race was won by Kristen Seabury of Baltimore, in 17:43.


Anderson wins Valvoline Challenge

Andy Anderson fought off the challenge of D.J. Myers Saturday to take the flag in the 25-lap ITSI late model feature in the Valvoline Challenge Cup at the Hagerstown Speedway.

Anderson, of Martinsburg, W.Va., with the help of a 11th-lap caution, wiped out the huge lead enjoyed by Myers, who got the lead off the pole. For three laps, the pair raced side-by-side until Anderson edged ahead on the 13th lap.

The leaders fought for the lead until the 18th lap when Anderson took it for good.

Nathan Durboraw finished third followed by Marvin Winters and Gary Stuhler.

In other races, Terry Lescalleet, of Chambersburg, Pa., won the late model sportsman Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic 20-lap feature for his first win of the year while Kenny Dillon, of Hanover, Pa., edged Hans Stamberg to notch his first win in the 15-lap Ernie's Salvage Yard pure stock feature. Derrick Riley, of Braddock Heights, Md., won the 30-lap enduro dash.

In the pure stocks, Dillon came for the ninth starting slot to take the lead on the 16th lap. Stamberg stayed even, but lost by one car-length.


$1,300 winners purse

1. Andy Anderson; 2. DJ Myers; 3. Nathan Durboraw; 4. Marvin Winters; 5. Gary Stuhler; 6. Tom Myers; 7. Charlie Schaffer; 8. Ray Kable Jr.; 9. Wesley Bonebrake; 10. Frankie Plessinger; 11. Brent Smith; 12. David Sibold; 13. Wayne Johnson; 14. Tim Wilson; 15. Mike Lupfer; 16. Dan Stone; 17. Donnie Farlling; 18. Mark Elksnis; 19. Scott Andrews; 20. Jeremy Stone; 21. Richard Irwin; 22. Doug Burkholder; 23. Sean Cosgrove.

DNS: Scott Lupfer; Paul Crowl; Kirk Ryan; Duane Woolford; Devin Friese.

Lap Leaders: Myers 1-12, Anderson 13-16, Myers 17, Anderson 18-25.


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