Area roundup - Taylor slams 'Cats to win

March 25, 2003


WILLIAMSPORT - Andy Taylor hit a grand slam in the fourth inning to break a 4-4 tie and lift Williamsport past Brunswick 14-4 Monday in the MVAL.

Taylor finished with three hits and five RBI. Josh Bowers also homered and drove in four RBI, while winning pitcher Ben Jordan added two hits for the Wildcats (2-0, 1-0).

Jesse Ault and Preston Tarleton had two hits each for Brunswick (0-1, 0-1).

Waynesboro 5, CD East 1

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A.J. Freelove pitched five perfect innings with seven strikeouts as Waynesboro defeated Central Dauphin East in its season-opener.

Waynesboro coach Greg Chandler strategically decided to take Freelove out of the game after five innings to maintain his eligibility to pitch for the Indians in their Mid-Penn Commonwealth season-opener Thursday against Central Dauphin.


Phil Woodring and Justin Kauffman each had two hits for Waynesboro (1-0).

Smithsburg 9, Walkersville 2

WALKERSVILLE, Md. - Ryan Marquiss pitched six innings, allowing just one hit as Smithburg rolled past Walkersville in the MVAL.

Marquiss finished the game with four RBI, while Jeff Mills had two hits and an RBI for the Leopards (1-0, 1-0).

Walkersville (0-1, 0-1) committed five errors in the loss.

Greencastle 6, Shippensburg 3

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Greencastle jumped out to a five-run first-inning lead and used efficient pitching to hang on for a win over Shippensburg.

Jared Barkdoll sparked the Blue Devils' offense with a two-run double in the opening inning, followed by an RBI double by Chris Scott. Scott extended the Greencastle lead with a second RBI double in the fifth inning.

Spartanburg 5, Jefferson 0

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Juwaan Holmes had three hits, but it wasn't enough as Jefferson dropped its first game of the season to Spartanburg (S.C.).

The Cougars (3-1) kept pace with the Vikings through four innings, but let the game slip away due to a four-run fifth inning by Spartanburg.

Mechanicsburg 3, Chambersburg 2

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg commited five errors that led to all three of Mechanicsburg's runs and the Trojans fell in their season-opener.

Irvin Sleighter pitched a complete game, allowing just four hits and no earned runs for Chambersburg (0-1). Tyler Brown had two hits in the loss.

Catoctin 15, Middletown 3

MIDDLETOWN, Md. - Steve Novak combined with two other pitchers to hold Middletown hitless in a five-inning MVAL victory. Novak struck out eight batters.

Justus Yocum homered for Catoctin (1-1) and Will Delawter drove in five runs with three hits, two of them doubles.


Brunswick 8, Williamsport 7

WILLIAMSPORT - Brunswick jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the top of the first inning and held on for the win in the season-opener for both teams.

Lee Lewis had two triples and three RBI for the Railroaders, while Sam Hughes went the distance on the mound for the win.

Hollie Bowers went 4-for-5 with a triple, double and RBI for the Wildcats, while Heather Taylor was 3-for-5 with three RBI.

Linganore 3, Frederick 1

FREDERICK, Md. - Frederick committed two errors in the fourth inning that led to all three of Linganore's runs and the Cadets fell in their season-opener.

Musselman 5, Frankfort 5

INWOOD, W. Va. - Musselman scored three runs in the seventh inning to tie the game at five, which was ruled the final score due to darkness.

Kacee Gent and Kristin Linton each had two hits for the Applemen (0-1-1).

Berkeley Springs 22, Clear Spring 0

CLEAR SPRING - Jess Detrick and Maggie Smith each had three hits and three RBI as Berkeley Springs strormed past Clear Spring.

Julie Scherps tossed five scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and helped her own cause with two hits and three runs scored. Jessica Jenkins added two hits and three RBI, while Jessie Willard had two hits and scored four runs for the Indians (2-0).

Clear Spring (0-1) committed six errors in the loss.

FSK 6, North Hagerstown 2

Sarah Austin went 2-for-3 with two hits and Chrissy Ennis scored two runs for North Hagerstown in the first game of the season for both teams.

Catoctin 6, Middletown 3

MIDDLETOWN, Md. - Sam Weaver led Catoctin, going 2-for-4 with an RBI. Weaver also struck out three batters.

Also for Catoctin (1-0), Ashley Lenhart, Sarah Wastler and Jen Cregger each had added an RBI for Catoctin (1-0).

Abbey Burtner went 2-for-4 with a double for Middletown (0-1).

Walkersville 6, Smithsburg 3

WALKERSVILLE, Md. - Sloppy fielding cost Smithsburg the game as four of Walkersville's six runs were scored on errors.

Alicia Weddle went 3-for-4 for Walkersville (1-0).

Alyssa Reed went 2-for-2 with a stolen base for Smithsburg.

Boonsboro 3, South Hagerstown 0

BOONSBORO - Jessica Hammersla tossed a three-hit shutout with five strikeouts to lead Boonsboro over South Hagerstown in a season-opening MVAL contest.

Kourtney Marshall had a pair of hits, two RBI and stole a pair of bases.


Berkeley Springs 20, Clear Spring 1


Chapel Gate 10, North Hagerstown 9

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