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Shepherd gains berth in NCAA D-II Regional

May 14, 2002

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The Shepherd College and West Virginia State baseball rivalry will live to battle another day.

Only this time, it's a lot sooner than expected and with higher stakes than before.

State was named the No. 1 seed while Shepherd will be the second seed in the four-team NCAA Division II North Atlantic Regional Tournament at Kutztown (Pa.) University this weekend. State won the latest chapter of the rivalry on Sunday by defeating Shepherd to win the West Virginia Conference tournament title.

The WVC pair will be joined by third-seeded Kutztown and fourth seed Mansfield.

Shepherd (34-10-1) is currently ranked 29th nationally.

State (28-18) recovered from a slow start to win 26 of its last 31 games.

The double-elimination tournament opens Thursday with West Virginia State playing Mansfield (40-12) at noon followed by Kutztown (32-21) and Shepherd at 3:30 p.m.

Three games will be played on Friday, starting with the losers' bracket at 9:30 a.m., followed by the winners' bracket final. The losers' bracket final finishes the day.

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Saturday's championship round will start at noon.

GIRLS SOFTBALL


Frederick 4, Arundel 1

GAMBRILLS, Md. - Candy Warden pitched a no-hitter to lead Frederick over Arundel in the Class 4A East Region quarterfinals.

Julie Pallansch and Lolli Mills both went 3-for-4 for Frederick while Joyce Tsikerdanos went 2-for-4 with a double, and Kate Glassmeyer and Kara Robert both had two hits each.

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COLLEGE TRACK


Peters, Escamilla place at PSAC meet

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Two area athletes weighed in in the weight events for Shippensburg University during Saturday's Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference track championships at Kutztown University.

South High graduate Matt Peters won the discus with a throw of 160 feet, 9 inches and took fourth with a toss of 49 feet.

Brunswick's Adam Escamilla finished fifth in the shot put with a toss of 47-11.

Shippensburg's men finished second with 105 points, three points shy of the lead.

YOUTH LEAGUES


Valley Little League

Dorsey Brothers 9, St. Lawrence Cement 5: Pitcher Steven Younker fired nine strikeouts and homered to lead Dorsey Brothers. Frank Regan had three hits and Brandon Knight added two hits while Elliot Martin had three RBI. Ryne Willard had two hits for St. Lawrence.

National Little League

Elks 4, Thompson Concrete 3: Steven Burnett pitched a three-hitter, striking out six.

Senior Interleague

Jeter Paving 6, SAL 1: Winning pitcher Mike Fox struck out 10 and had two hits for Jeter.

Federal Little League

Exchange 4, Kiwanis 1: Winning pitcher Nathan Harden had 11 strikeouts and Kevin Breslin had two hits for Exchange. Will Murray led Kiwanis with two hits.

National 7-8 League

Funkstown Legion 12, UAW 11: Brett Barr had two hits, including a home run and six RBI, for Funkstown Legion. Marcus Lawson had three hits, while Brian Hart, Ryan Butts, and Jordan Dickens added two hits each for the winners. Kennith Socks led UAW with three hits and Steven Weaver homered.

National Little League

AMVETS 6, Funkstown 4: Ryan Morningstar had two hits for AMVETS. Brad Kennedy led Funkstown with two hits. Game was shortened to four innings due to rain.

Junior Interleague

Homewood 12, Cavetown Planing 6: Matt Coates threw a complete-game victory allowing seven hits. Mike Kerr and Matt Rhoderick had two hits each for Cavetown.

Halfway Little League

Gehr 4, Redmen 2: Winning pitcher Dylan Zimmerman fired a 4-hitter and added three hits for Gehr. Joey Miller had two hits for Redmen.

ADULT LEAGUE


Hagerstown Area Church Softball

St. James 18, Grace 5: Kyle Flook, Brad Moore and Mike Hull had four hits each for St. James.

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