Local roundup for 7/2

July 02, 2002


SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The Shepherd College women's tennis team made three moves to improve its program. The men's team made one of its own to stay on top.

Ekaterina Abbyasova (Martinsburg/Martinsburg, W.Va.), Catherine Daniel (Huntington/Huntington, W.Va.) and Jessica Rorer (Hermitage/Richmond, Va.) will join the women's team, while David Seifarth (Smithsburg) signed to play for the men's team, which qualified for the NCAA Division II regional tournament last season.

Seifarth bring solid credentials to the Rams after claiming the Washington County singles title this year. "David had an excellent senior year at Smithsburg," said Shepherd coach Chris Stambaugh, a former tennis coach at Smithsburg. "I believe he will have a fine career for us at Shepherd."

Abbyasova has been playing tennis since the age of eight. "Ekaterina is an amazingly talented tennis player," Stambaugh said. "She is looking forward to college tennis here at Shepherd."


Daniel won the state No. 2 doubles title as a junior and reached the state semifinals as a senior at Huntington. Rorer played at number one singles at Hermitage High School.

"These three girls and sophomore transfer Mary Portrey (Jefferson/Charles Town, W.Va.) are going to turn our team around," Stambaugh said. "I expect us to be back among the top teams in the conference very soon."


Dist. 1 9-10 Tournament

American 5, Conococheague 1: Nic Martin had two hits to lead American. Casey McKenrick had two hits for Conococheague.

National 8, West End 7: Nick Gross had the game-winning RBI triple, and Matt Subbith had two hits to lead National. Casey Shifler led West End with two hits.

Today's Schedule (games at 6 p.m.): Winner's Bracket - Halfway at PVAA; Loser's Bracket - National at Sharpsburg, American at Maugansville.

Dist. 1 Junior Tournament

Valley 10, South County 4: Josh Daniels had two RBI to lead Valley. Brian Toms had three hits, while Brandon Younker and Chad Bollinger each added two for South County.

Hagerstown PONY League

Jeter Paving 6, Hagerstown Floors 5: Jarrell Rodriguez and David Plank had two hits and Jeremiah Mills struck out 10 to lead Jeter. Tyler Braithwaite, Billy Crews, Adam Jenkins and Jarrett Trail all had two hits and Corey Baker homered for Floors.

Jeter Paving 10, Eagles 9: Billy Bucklew, Jeremiah Mills and David Plank had three hits each to lead Jeter. Bruce Perris and Ryan Heavner each had three hits and Josh Dowler homered for Eagles.

Hagerstown Colt League

Williamsport Eagles 17, Elks 16: Charlie Kline and Tyler Cline had three hits, while Steve Picone, Matt Sweigert, Derek Sweigert, John Hose, Kyle Lewis and Jason Mills had two hits for Williamsport on Saturday. Doug Jones had three hits and John Breehl, T.J. Fair and Tommy Garrett had two hits for Elks.

Williamsport Eagles 12, Hagerstown Eagles 2: Bingie Bingaman and Ronnie May had two hits for Williamsport. Jamie Mullenix had two hits for Hagerstown.

Williamsport Eagles 18, Henson's 7: Derek Sweigert had three hits, including a homer, Dustin Bachtell, Bingie Bingaman, Steve Picone and Tyler Cannon had two hits for Williamsport, which finished the season 14-6. R.J. Foltz had two hits for Henson's.


Halfway Morning League

Bud Light 25, Sheriff's Department 10: Dave Foltz and Bubba Baker had four hits, while Jeff Beatty, Rick Ricker, Joel Duffey, Sean Hutzell and Terry Harnish each added three. Beatty and Joe Duffey homered.

Tony's Pizza/MCI 23, ALM Embroidery/MCTC 16: Jeff Foltz, Jason Jenkins and Don Hardy had four hits each, while Adam Whitacre homered twice and Scott Coulter and Kenny Rowland homered once to lead Tony's Pizza. Gary Smith and Nick Sheckels each had a home run for ALM/MCTC.

Wash. Co. Co-Ed Softball

4-Star Athletic Complex 15, Deafnet 6: Jeff Kirkpatrick had three hits, including a grand slam and six RBI, while Marsha Moats added four hits with three RBI to lead 4-Star.

Hagerstown Church Softball

Gateway 23, Grace Brethren 10: Ramon Santos and Randy Edwards had four hits, while Kevin Hose and Frank Yost added three for Gateway.

Hub City Softball

Midas 18, Century 21 17: Larry Winston had five hits, including a home run, while Alan Zigfield had four hits, Roy Hilurd, Mike Stouffer and Don Barnes added three hits for Midas.

Burhans Station 20, Stadium Tavern 6: Jack Eichelberger had five hits, while Dale Reed, Dewey Whitmore, Todd Grimes and K.C. Hutzell each had four hits to lead Burhans. Steve Alton and Scott Remsberg also homered.

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