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Area Roundup - Suns blank Bats, even record

April 07, 2003

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Hagerstown starter Matt Cain allowed one hit and struck out 10 in five innings of work, as the Suns improved to 2-2 with a 2-0 win over the Greensboro Bats on Sunday.

Hagerstown went up 1-0 in top of the third inning on an RBI groundout by Aaron Hornostaj, and took a 2-0 lead in the eighth on an RBI double from Kevin Alexander.

Greensboro starter Phil Akens took the loss, allowing one run and five hits over five innings.

COLLEGE BASEBALL



HCC 4-0, Garrett 3-1


Ryan Brady hit a one-out RBI double in the bottom of the seventh innning, while starter Ryan Devlin went the distance to lift Hagerstown Community College to a one-run win over Garrett in game one of the doubleheader split.

Down 3-1 in the sixth, the Hawks (15-6) tied it on a sacrifice fly from Devan Ewell and an RBI single by Travis Hebron. Devlin (4-1) struck out three and allowed eight hits and no walks.

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Adam Lorsen (0-3) didn't allow an earned run in the second-game loss for the Hawks, who were held to two hits.

Bluefield State 5-1 Shepherd 1-17


SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Shepherd College erupted for a season-high 21 hits to salvage a split with a nightcap rout of Bluefield State in a West Virginia Conference doubleheader.

Charlie Drummond and Tavis Laws each had four hits for the Rams (10-12, 4-2) in the second game, while Drummond, Mike Spry, Joe Cook, Shane Wines and Nick Gozzard each homered.

Shepherd starter Mitch LeMasters struck out four in four innings of work for his first win of the season.

Bluefield (10-18, 4-4) homered three times in the first game, while Spry and Cook each had two hits for the Rams.

PREP BASEBALL



Highland View 5 Shenandoah Valley 4


NEW MARKET, Va. - Brian Collins struck out 16 in a complete game win, and added two hits - including a two-run double - to lead Highland View Academy.

Collins (1-0) allowed five hits and five walks.

Brad Childs had two hits and an RBI, while Ryan Grauither added an RBI single for the Tartans (1-1).

Martinsburg 7, Sherando 6


MARTINSBURG, W.Va - Justin Jackson lifted Martinsburg to the win with one swing of the bat Saturday, hitting a three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Keith Holton also homered and doubled for the Bulldogs (6-3).

COLLEGE SOFTBALL



HCC goes 3-0 at own tourney


WILLIAMSPORT - Hagerstown Community College went 3-0 during pool-round action at the HCC Invitational Tournament.

The Hawks (8-7) beat Penn State-Fayette 5-2, Niagra County 8-2 and Penn State-Beaver 8-0.

Chelsea Joliffe (2-5) went the distance on the mound against both PSU teams for her first two wins of the season. She threw a two-hit shutout against PSU-Beaver.

Brandi Drummond went 3-for-4 with a homer against PSU-Fayette; Amanda McGhee went 2-for-3 with three RBI and two runs against Niagra; and Trish Douglas had three hits against PSU-Beaver.

PREP SOFTBALL



Gaels drop a pair


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - St. Maria Goretti lost 12-2 to Jefferson and then 11-8 to Moorefield Saturday at the Gene Baker Tournament.

The Gaels (0-5) committed 11 errors against Jefferson and blew an 8-2 lead against Moorefield.

Erin Donoghue led the Gaels with two doubles and four RBI against Moorefield, while Emma Sirface had three RBI on the day.

PREP LACROSSE



Mercersburg 9, Blair 8


BLAIRSTOWN, N.J. - Freshman Mike Merryman scored the game-winning goal off an assist from Hank Wharton with 24 seconds left, giving Mercersburg Academy its first-ever victory in the Mid-Atlantic Prep League.

Wharton led the Blue Storm (2-1, 1-1) with five goals, while Vince Bove made 19 saves in goal.

MEN'S GOLF



Rams hold down ninth place


WHEELING, W.Va. - Shepherd finished round one of two at the WVIAC Northern Regional Golf Tournament in ninth place in the 13-team field with a score of 329.

West Liberty State is leading with 306, while the Toppers' Phillip Holley shot a day-low 74 on the par-71 course. Shepherd's David Bradshaw is four strokes back at 78, tied with two other golfers for seventh place.

AUTO RACING



Stuhler gets 104th career win at Hagerstown Speedway


Gary Stuhler kicked off the 2003 points battle at Hagerstown Speedway Saturday with his second win of the year and 104th of his career in the 25-lap ITSI late model feature.

Tim Fedder scored his first career win in the 20-lap Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic late model sportsman feature, while Kenny Dillon held off defending champion Hans Stamberg to win the 15-lap Ernie's Salvage Yard pure stock main event.

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