Johnsons slams, doubles Funkstown to victory

June 24, 2002


Funkstown 8, Greencastle 6

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Matt Johnson broke his streak of five straight doubles with a grand slam and then a solo homer as Funkstown Post 211 defeated Greencastle.

Johnson doubled in final four at-bats on Saturday in a doubleheader against Frederick and doubled in his first at-bat Sunday. Then, he hit a grand slam in the secod inning and a solo homer in the fourth. He flied out his next at-bat and then doubled again.

"In my 12 years of coaching, I've never seen anything like that," Darryl Powell, Funkstown's manger, said of Johnson's five straight doubles.


Funkstown is 18-2.

Funkstown 141 101 0 - 8 7 3

Greencastle 302 000 1 - 6 7 2

Fisher, Miner (4) and Dick, Peterson (4). Group, Fitz (5) and Ile. WP-Miner (2-0). LP-Group. HR-F: Johnson 2 (2nd, three on; 4th, none on).

Williamsport 202 results

WILLIAMSPORT - Williamsport (18-9) swept Shippensburg on Sunday, 7-4 and 13-3. Gerad Haupt, Andy Simmons and Jason Embly each had two hits for Willimsport in the first game. Mike Fravel hit a solo and three-run homer and had five RBI for Williamsport in the second game. John Quail, Simmons, Eric Fitzgerald, Marty Kaetzel and Nathan Himes all had two hits for Williamsport.

Game 1

Shippensburg 100 020 1 - 4 9 7

Williamsport 030 220 x -7 9 2

Cameron, Garman (5) and Alleman. Love, Grossnickle (5) and Kaetzel. WP-Love. LP-Cameron. S-Grossnickle.

Game 2

Shippensburg 011 10 - 3 5 1

Williamsport 116 14 - 13 15 3

Chamberlin, Garman (4). Bowers, Constable (4) and Himes. WP-Bowers. LP-Chamberlin. S-Constable. HR-S: Miley (4th, none on), W: Fravel 2 (3rd, none on; 5th, two on).

On Saturday, Williamsport Post 202 defeated Mt. Airy Post 191, 2-0.


Mt. Airy0000000-010

Mills and Himes. Mantua and Payne, Levy (7). WP-Mills (4-2). LP-Mantua.

On Friday, Williamsport lost to Winchester (Va.) Post 21, 2-1, in nine innings. Haupt went 8 1/3 innings, allowing six hits and no earned runs. Himes and Embly had two hits for Williamsport.



Haupt, T. Kelling (9) and Himes. Hester, Michaels (7) and Farrell, McGonical. WP-Michaels. LP-Haupt.


Hagerstown Colt League

FOP 14, Williamsport Eagles 13: David Gouff had four hits and Aaron Davis had three for FOP. Dustin Bachtell had a home run and Andy May had three hits for the Eagles.

Williamsport Eagles 16, Henson's 5: Andy May had three hits, Bingie Bingaman had two hits, including a home run, Dustin Bachtell had two hits for Eagles.

Williamsport Eagles 10, Elks 9: Bachtell and Derrick Sweigert had three hits and May had two hits for Eagles. John Breehl had two hits for Elks.

Halfway Little League

Valley Storage Bins 10, Hoffman Auto 5: Justin Poffenberger pitched a no-hitter with 13 strikeouts as Valley evened the series at 1-1 with the deciding game today. Dee Scott and Bradley both had two hits for Valley.

Wash. Co. Babe Ruth

Middletown 14, F&M Bank 3: Josh Baker had two hits and Matt Feiser hit a two-run homer for F&M.


Waynesboro 5, Brunswick 4

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Chris Shearer hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth inning lifting Waynesboro over Brunswick.

Scott Frye had three hits and Steve Goode had two for Brunswick (13-3).

Brunswick 121 000 - 4 10 1

Waynesboro 010 002 2x - 5 4 0

McLain, Gigandet (7) and Tsikerdanos. Devil and Gildea. WP-Devlin. LP-McLain (2-1).; HR-W:Shearer (6th, one on).


Polesitter Marvin Winters lost the lead to Booper Bare on lap eight, but the Mercersburg, Pa. driver battled back in the Bulger's Auto Repair/Cline's Collision Repair/A&C Auto Machine Shop/Rocket Chassis to regain the lead on lap 20 to win the final round of the Winchester-Hagerstown Speedway Shootout at the Hagerstown Speedway Saturday night.

Winters became the fourth different winner in the four race series. Sponsored by Industrial Towel & Supply. Winters pocketed $3,000 for his second win of the season.

"We have been struggling lately," said Winters. "We tried different things on the car this week and it finally came around. After those two guys (Bare and D.J. Myers) passed me early in the race, you don't normally get them back."

Second round winner Gary Stuhler of Greencastle, Pa. was the highest finisher in points for the series and received a $1,000 bonus check from series points sponsor A&C Auto Machine Shop of Hagerstown.

In other action, Pete Weaver of Williamsport inherited the lead on the 12th lap when Rusty Sites rolled to a stop with mechanical trouble and never looked back as he cruised to his second win of the year.


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