Funkstown blows out Frederick for district title

July 29, 2002


FUNKSTOWN - Josh Carter, Aaron Showe and David Miner all hit three-run homers and Funkstown's bats stayed red hot in a series-clinching 18-3 victory over Frederick in Game 2 of the Western Maryland District best-of-3 championship series that was called after seven innings by the 10-run rule.

Funkstown won the series 2-0 for its third straight district championship, and qualified for for the Maryland American Legion tournament, starting Friday.

"We definetly hit the ball," Funkstown manager Darryl Powell said. "The last week and a half we've been really hitting the ball. We went through a time when we weren't hitting the ball at all. Now we're starting to get to that peak going into the tournament."

Carter's first-inning blast and Showe's second-inning bomb helped Funkstown (31-9) jump to a 7-0 lead after two innings.

"We set the tone going out with four runs in the first and three runs in the second," Powell said. "It took the sails out of Frederick early, you could look and see they were down."


Funkstown never let up. Miner added his own long ball in the fifth, while Matt Allen had three hits and Danny Fowler and Matt Hess had two in a 16-hit barrage.

Provided plenty of run support, T.J. Hose worked six innings, allowing all three runs on six hits and six walks. He only struck out one, but got plenty of groundouts when needed.

"When people look at that, they'll think he struggled, but he really didn't," Powell said. "He got a lot of ground balls. He was in total control, there was no sitiuation where ... they got a big inning going."



Leatherman, Mullinix (4), Magnanelli (6) and Dub. Hose, Bellon (7) and Allen, Dick (5). WP - Hose (7-2). LP - Leatherman. HR - Funk: Carter (1st, two on), Showe (2nd, two on), Miner (5th, two on).


COLT Regional Tournament

Peter's Township (Pa.) 8, Hagerstown B 0: Anthony Rossi pitched a perfect game with nine strikeouts to lead Peter's Township to the championship.

Peter's Township (Pa.) 7, Chambersburg 6: Eric Rich homered twice and Josh Piszarcik homered to lead Peterstown to the winner's bracket title. Kyle Davis had two hits for Chambersburg.

Hagerstown B 12, Chambersburg 11: Robbie Zellner scored the winning run in the ninth inning on an error to allow Hagerstown B to advance to the title game. Mason Herman homered, while John Breehl, Jim Harmon, Eric McPherson, Charlie Kline and Zellner added two hits each.

Clarksburg 4, North Allegheny 3: John Thomas and Bill Milmes combined on a four-hitter for Clarksburg. Mike Birsic and Matt Glies had a three-hitters for North Allegheny.

Hagerstown B 16, North Allegheny 11: Eric McPherson had three hits and Ken Singhas and Doug Palmer had two hits each to lead Hagerstown B to an 11-inning victory. Derek Billin homered for North Allegheny.

PONY Section Tournament

Tawneytown 13, Harrundale 11

Hagerstown A 4, Hagerstown B 0: Scott Keeney and Aerik Taylor combined on a five-hitter with 10 strikeouts to lead Hagerstown A to the winner's bracket championship. Alex Tyler pitched a three-hitter with seven strikeouts and Ryan Chaney added two hits for Hagerstown B on Saturday.

Hagerstown B 9, Tawneytown 8: Ryan Chaney had three hits, including two home runs, while Jerrell Rodriguez, Ryan Lee Jr. and Andy Morris each homered as Hagerstown B advanced to the championship game against Hagerstown A today at 6 p.m.

PONY 13 East Zone Tourney

Hagerstown 18, Washington (Pa.) 5: Ryan Heavner pitched a six-inning complete game with seven strikeouts while adding four hits, including three doubles, and three RBI to lead Hagerstown to the East Zone title in Boardman, Ohio.

Cameron Shifler added four hits and three RBI, while Kyle Kane had two hits and three RBI. A.J. Roberts had two hits, including a home run, for Hagerstown, which returns to Boardman next weekend to play in the 14-year-old Pony League East Zone tournament.

Battle at South County

Clear Spring 9, Conococheague 2: Chris Penwell, Josh Bishop, Donnie Lapole, Derek Dyer and Brian Worthington had two hits for Clear Spring to force a championship game.

Clear Spring 11, Conococheague 7: Nathan Mills, Dustin Proctor and Chris Penwell had two hits each to lead Clear Spring to the tournament title. Zach Myers had three hits, while Josh Bignell and Brent Decker had two hits each for Conococheague.

River City Classic

South Mountain 7, Valley 6: Anthony Hollis struck out eight and Jeremy Hardy had three hits to lead South Mountain. Troy Hartle, Sean Colgan and Phillip Hershberger had two hits for Valley.

National 7, East Frederick No. 2 3: Blake Bandeff pitched a three hitter and Garrick Boward two hits for National.

Greencastle 14, East Frederick II 3: Cole Sellers had two hits and Seth Group threw a two-hitter for Greencastle on Saturday.

Adam Kees Tournament

Halfway 9, National 4: Aaron Hershberger had three hits and Kyle Stone, James Knable and Kevin Butts had two hits for Halfway on Saturday. Bobby Marks homered and Brandon Knight had two hits for National.

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