Goretti closes fast for a MSPS crown - Area Roundup

May 22, 2002


POTOMAC, Md. - One month ago, the St. Maria Goretti baseball team was 6-8. After Tuesday, the Gaels are 19-9 and a state champion.

Nick Adenhart struck out 12 in a two-hitter and Josh Carter again provided the heroics at the plate, doubling in the only run of the game in the first inning as Goretti defeated Bullis Prep 1-0 for the Class B title in the Maryland State Private Schools Tournament.

"It was a little scary," Goretti coach Jon Sechler said. "It wasn't the best game we've played, but it worked."

Justin Staubs singled with two out in the first and Carter doubled him home for all the game's offense. Adenhart took over from there, allowing singles in the fourth and sixth and working around four hit batters for his seventh win of the season.

"Obviously Nick and Josh are the keys, but it's nice that it wasn't just them," Sechler said of his error-free defense. "Everybody stepped up and everybody played well. We played solid defense and turned things around."


They capped their season with back-to-back-to-back one-run victories in their tournament run.

"We won three one-run games," Sechler said. "Josh got the winning hit in the Bishop Walsh game, Maret was one of better games I've ever been involved in, and tonight we battled. It was a heck of a season."

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Adenhart and Staubs. Hawkins and Avila. WP-Adenhart (7-2). LP-Hawkins.

Mercersburg 8, Westmont 0

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Dave Thomas struck out 13 and allowed just one hit over his first 6 2/3 innings as the Blue Storm cruised in the opening round of the Pa. Independent Schools Tournament.

Thomas got all the support he needed on Dave Cline's first-inning homer, but Mercersburg (15-8) got three more in the second and four in the sixth - two on Garrett Fix's two-run double.

Sam Marthinsen had three hits, while Cline and Morgan Flowers added two hits each for Mercersburg, which plays its next game Thursday.

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Robinson and Rummel. Thomas and Laddbush. WP-Thomas (7-2). LP-Robinson. HR-M: Cline (1st, none on).


N. Bedford 5, S. Fulton 3

LOYSBURG, Pa. - Northern Bedford got off to an early lead that Southern Fulton could not completely recover from in the Sideling Hill Championship Game.

Ashley Mallow led Southern Fulton (16-4) with two hits, and all three of its RBI. Ashley Smith also added two hits in the loss.

These two teams could meet again in the District 5 Playoffs. Northern Bedford (19-1) is the No. 1 seed in the playoffs and will take on 8th seeded North Star, while Southern Fulton is the No. 3 seed and will take on Tussey Mountain. Both games are scheduled for Thursday.

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True and Bard. Clark and Imler. WP-Clark. LP-True (14-3).

Kutztown 7, JB 2

KUTZTOWN, Pa. - Susa West allowed four earned runs while Courtney West and Susan West each had two hits as James Buchanan (15-7) bowed out in the Pa. Class AA District 3 tournament.

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WP-Kildusky. LP-S. West (14-7).


American Little League

Funkstown Legion 8, FOP 1: Demetrius Stubbs struck out 13 and Justin Myers had two hits, including a home run, to lead Legion. Billy Springirth also had two hits and Tim Jacobson homered in the win.

Federal Little League

Exchange 2, American Legion 1: Nathan Harden and Kevin Breslin combined for 10 strikeouts to lead Exchange. Alan Walker had two hits for American Legion.

Hancock Little League

Yankees 5, Tigers 2: Jesse Smartt had 14 strikeouts and added two hits for the Yankees. Daren Schultz also had two hits for the Yankees. Colt Redman had struck out 10 for the Tigers.

Hagerstown Colt League

Henson 15, Eagles 7: R.J. Foltz had three hits and Dave Kindle, Tom Statler and Sean Palmer had two hits to lead Henson. Chris Miller had two hits for Eagles.

Halfway Little League

Lions 14, Gibney's 3: Cameron Allen and Bobby Asper each had two hits for the Lions. Patrick Hammond and Daniel Myers had 2 hit for Gibney's.

Maugansville Little League

Maugans Oil 10, Burkholder's 5: Brandon Glazer had eight strikeouts and added three hits for Maugans Oil. Ben Barnett and Craig Martin led Burkholder's with two hits each.

National Little League

Long Meadow Exxon 14, Crampton Contractors 10: Brittany Hyatt had three hits, including a homer, and James Jordan also had three hits to lead Exxon. Zach Wonder added two hits in the win. Adrian Adams homered twice and Robbie Suddith had three hits for Crampton.

Sharpsburg Little League

Lions 17, Company One 5: Cody Snavely and Justin Galvin had three hits and Shane Zbir, Patrick Wastler, Zach Stride and Nathan Pomfrey had two hits for Lions.

S. Mountain Little League

Lions 20, Thompson's Gas 4: Shane Lowery and Eli Beard had two hits each to lead Lions. Brad Etzler had two hits for Thompson's Gas.

Valley Little League

SMRG 10, Total Lube 2: Stephen Grossman allowed just one hit with 10 strikeouts and also had three hits for SMRG. Thomas Port and Anthony Minnich added two hits each for SMRG.

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