Halfway wins sectional opener

July 21, 2002|by JACK HILL III

HALFWAY - Behind a potent offense, Halfway beat Frederick American 16-4 on Saturday in the 9- and 10-year-old Little League Baseball sectional tournament at Martin L. Snook Memorial Park.

The opener of best-of-three series was stopped after five innings because of the 10-run rule.

"It feels good to get the first win," Halfway manager Scott Herbert said. "The team that we are playing is still a well-coached team. We'll still have to be ready when we come back out here (Sunday). We'll have to play the game like we can. We just need to stay focused."

If Halfway wins today at 4 p.m., it advances to the state tournament. A win by Frederick American would force a third game Monday at 6 p.m. All games are at Halfway.

Leadoff hitter Josh Green went 4-for-5 with two RBI and scored twice for Halfway.

"I think that we did a great job," Green said. "We can hit the ball, and we have got good speed. All of the coaches have helped us out a lot to help us advance this far."


Kyle Crist, Brandon McCauley and Brennan Deener combined on a three-hitter. Crist pitched three innings; McCauley and Deener each pitched one.

McCauley had three hits, three RBI and scored twice; Crist had two RBI and scored twice. Chris McSherry scored three times, had two hits and drove in a run.

Halfway scored six runs in the second inning and one run in the third to jump out to a 7-0 lead. The winners added three runs in the fourth and six runs in the fifth.

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