Area roundup 7/22

July 22, 2002


LEXINGTON, Ky. - Tyler Von Schell's solo homer in the fifth inning was the only scoring for the Hagerstown Suns (9-22) in a South Atlantic League Northern Division 6-1 loss to the Lexington Legends.


Funkstown wins spot in World Series

BECKLEY, W.Va. - Funkstown defeated Huntington, W.Va., 4-2, and North, Ohio, 7-6, to win the NABF Region tournament Sunday and earn a spot in the World Series in Northville, Mich.

T.J. Bowser struck out six while Phillip Powell and Kyle Robinson each had two RBI against Huntington. Bryson Appel had two hits and hit a game-winning homer in the eighth inning while John Bussard had two hits and Trevor Cobb had two RBI in the win over North.

Schedule: Thursday, vs. Dayton Classics, 3 p.m.; Friday, vs. Memphis Area champs, 6 p.m.; Saturday, vs. Edmund, Okla., 9 a.m.; vs. Indiana Bulls, 3 p.m.



Funkstown 9, Waynesboro 3

Matt Allen had three hits and Gerry Spessard had two hits as Funkstown (28-9, 3-4 in District) defeated Waynesboro.

Waynesboro 012 000 0 - 3 6 3

Funkstown 321 300 x - 9 9 2

Rager, Hellman (5) and Kirkpatrick. Dick, Ryan (5) and Allen, Showe (5). WP-Dick (6-0). LP-Rager. HR-W: Geesaman (3rd, one on).


Richard S. Mooner Minor League tourney At South Mountain

West End 10, Sharpsburg 2: Derek Ditlow struck out 12, Nick Breeden had three hits and four RBI, Dillon Cunningham had two hits and two RBI and Phillip Booth had two hits for West End. Scottie Rhodes struck out 11 while Daniel Smith and Michael Johnson each had two hits for Sharpsburg.

Battle of So. County Jr. League tourney

Conococheague 'A' 15, South County 'A' 11

Clear Spring 30, South County 'B' 5


Clear Spring vs. Conococheague 'B', 6

Thomas Evans 11-12 Tournament at National Little League

Conococheague 8, Hancock 4: Kyle Cunningham and Derrrick Herrell each had two hits for Conococheague. Quinton Hull had two hits for Hancock.

Halfway 5, So. Mountain 1: Daniel Myers hit a grand slam in the bottom of the sixth for Halfway.

National 13, Federal 7: Brad Kennedy, Craig Oxyer, Brittany Hyatt, David Stone and James Jordan all had two hits for National. Tyler Hornbecker had three hits for Federal.

Maugansville 5, Sharpsburg 1: Chris Reid homered for Maugansville. Jacob Pendergrast homered for Sharpsburg.

Hancock 4, Valley 1: Josh Hall struck out 10 for Hancock while Frank Regan had two hits for Valley.

Thomas Evans 7-8

Halfway 15, Sharpsburg 3: Nick Myers, Evan Coblentz and Joseph Garrish each had two hits for Halfway. Joel Daveler had two hits for Sharpsburg.

Clear Spring 21, National 15: Sam Elwood had four hits, including a home run, while C.J. Elwood, Jared Brandt and Brad Webb each had three hits for Clear Spring. Brett Barr had three hits and five RBI, Mac Socks and Ryan Butts each had three hits and Socks homered for National.

Maugansville 11, Valley White 4: Matt Daley had four hits, Brandon Stride had two hits, including a homer, and Brent Mentzer had two hits for Maugansville. Eric Martel had two hits for Valley White.

Valley Blue 14, South Mountain 5: Luke Toms had four hits, including a home run, while Brad Spickler, Ryan Bolton, Ryan Hartsock and Charlie Williams each had two hits for Valley Blue. Justin Lewis had two hits for South Mountain.

Cal Ripken State Tournament

The Smithsburg Cal Ripken All-Stars, representing District 11, are one of four teams remaining in the Ripken State Tournament in Prince George's County.

Smithsburg won two games on Saturday, beating Kent County 5-4 and St. Mary's County, 10-0. Chris Blickenstaff drove in the winning run in the sixth inning of the first game. Josh Conway and Jared Ferguson each had two hits. Freguson had three hits and combined with Conway on a one-hitter with 10 strikeouts in the second game. Tim Cole and Kyle Wivell each had two hits.

On Sunday, Smithsburg dropped its first game to Montgomery County 10-2 before rebounding to beat Prince George's County, 7-2. Conway and Blickenstaff had two hits in both games and Cole homered in the win over Prince George's.

Smithsburg will play Solomon's in an elimination game at 3 p.m. today. The winner will play again at 5:30 for a chance to play in Tuesday's final.


Hagerstown advances

The Hagerstown PONY League 13-year-old All-Stars advanced to the region tournament with a second-place finish in the Section 13 tournament this weekend in Uniontown, Pa. After losing to Washington, Pa., in the opening game, Hagerstown beat Vesta, Pa., 8-4. Hagerstown lost to Washington again in the championship round, 6-2. A.J. Roberts led the Hagerstown offense with four hits in the tournament. The region tournament will be held in Boardman, Ohio beginning Friday.


Century 21 wins state tourney

Century 21 went 2-1 at Pinesburg this weekend to win the ASA Class C championship and earn a spot in the World Series in Montgomery, Ala., on Sept. 19-22.

Ralph Crawford was named the MVP and hit .733. Lewie Thomas (.588), Steve Ebberts (.556), Bob Tritch (.533) Jeff Schlotterbeck (.529) and Brad Weaver (.529) all hit over .500 for Century 21.

Shooters wins ASA D state title

Brent Raley and Pork Wallech both hit over .800. Brent Taylor (over .700), Tommy McClintock, Buck Chrisman, Rich Schreiver and Jeremy Keckler each hit over .600 and Rick Ricker and Jeff Rupenthal each hit over .500. Shooterd qualifies for World Series in Auburndale, Fla. in September.


Hole in One

B.J. Rohling aced the 9th hole Saturday at Yingling's Golf Center. He used a pitching wedge from 105 yards. is witnesses were Rafaeal Familia and David Cabrera.

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