Roundup -Jacobs' first varsity start a no-hit success

April 16, 2003


BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Blazers junior Zeb Jacobs, making his first start at the varsity level, pitched a five-inning no-hitter to lead No. 7 Clear Spring to a 14-0 victory over Berkeley Springs on Tuesday.

"He was pretty much in command the whole time," Blazers coach Jim Hutson said. "A couple flyouts, a couple ground balls, he was in charge of things from the get-go.

"This is the first time he's had to pitch at the varsity level. He always did well at the JV level, and he pitched well in Legion ball last season, so we thought he'd do good."

Jacobs excelled at the plate as well, with two hits and two RBI.

Mike Snyder added two hits and four RBI for Clear Spring (6-1).

South 8, Middletown 1

Jeremy McAfee allowed one hit over 5 1/3 strong innings and Josh Bussard went 4-for-4 as South Hagerstown defeated Middletown in the MVAL.


David Miner had two hits and three RBI, while Ben Mertz added two hits for the Rebels (6-3, 6-3).

No. 1 Chambersburg 8 Gettysburg 3

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Andrew Burke and Jared Olson combined on a four-hitter to help Chambersburg (6-1, 6-0) beat Gettysburg (4-4, 4-3).

Tyler Brown went 3-for-3, while Irvin Sleighter was 2-for-2 with two RBI for Chambersburg. Cody Stinger hit a two-run homer in the fifth, while Jared Olson had a two-run triple.

No. 9 Martinsburg 9 No. 4 Jefferson 0

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va. - Keith Holton hurled a three-hit complete game shutout with five strikeouts to help Martinsburg (8-4) blank Jefferson (11-5).

Brandon Armentrout had two hits and two RBI, while Jarred Spataro had a two-run double for Martinsburg. Justin Jackson and Mark Richmond added two hits each.

Hancock 14-15, Paw Paw 4-5

HANCOCK - Hancock scored 29 runs in a doubleheader sweep of Paw Paw.

Jeremy Newton had a grand slam in the opener and Jeff Willison had three hits and four RBI.

In a nightcap highlighted by a 10-run second inning, Tyler Younker had three hits, drove in five runs and struck out 10 for the Panthers (4-4). Josh Ruppenthal added four hits and Andy Morris had three hits.

Catoctin 17, Brunswick 7

THURMONT, Md. - Catoctin ripped 10 doubles and finished with 18 hits, scoring 13 runs in the third inning against Brunswick (3-4) in a five-inning MVAL contest.

Dan Novak and Zack Ausherman led the hit parade with three apiece for the Cougars (6-2).

Southern Fulton 12 Chestnut Ridge 9

WARFORDSBURG, Pa. - Winning pitcher Bo Divelbliss helped himself out with an RBI double and two hits as Southern Fulton beat Chestnut Ridge.

Danny True went 3-for-3 with two RBI, while Steve Szwydek was 2-for-4 with two RBI for Southern Fulton (1-4). Dustin Banorsdale, Timmy Keebaugh, Brandon Utermoehlen and Bryan Hockenberry had two hits each.

Shalom 11, Cumb. Valley 1

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Shalom Christian (3-0) hammered Cumberland Valley in five innings behind three hits each from Simon Henry (who homered) and Josh Tracy.


No. 3 Middletown 4, South 2

Abby Burtner's two-run double in the fourth inning gave Middletown a 4-0 lead, and the Knights held on for a victory in the MVAL.

Andrea Riner went the the distance, walking three and striking out 11 for Middletown.

Christina Line had two hits for the Rebels (1-8, 1-8), while Ashley Atkinson walked five and struck out seven in a complete game loss.

No. 5 Musselman 11 St. Maria Goretti 1

INWOOD, W.Va. - Sara Albright hit her fourth home run of the season, a two-run shot in the third inning, and Shiloh Salopek allowed one hit in six innings to lead Musselman.

Kristen Linton had two hits, including a triple, and Amanda Shanholtz drove in two with a double for the Applemen (8-2-1). Salopek walked three and struck out five for her third win in four decisions.

Erin Donoghue had the only hit for Goretti.

South Carroll 6 No. 7 Frederick 4

FREDERICK, Md. - Frederick allowed South Carroll three runs in the top of the seventh.

Noelle Jones and Kendall Blumenthal each had two hits and Blumenthal had a pair of RBI for Frederick (3-2, 2-2 CMC).

No. 9 Waynesboro 7 Northern 6

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Kelly Carpenter's two-out single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning gave Waynesboro a victory over Northern in a game the Maidens led 6-2 after three innings.

Carpenter finished with two hits and two RBI for Waynesboro (5-4, 4-4 Mid Penn Commonwealth). Paige Tanner and Sondra Hall had three hits each.

Chestnut Ridge 6 Southern Fulton 5

WARFORDSBURG, Pa. - Southern Fulton left the tying and winning runs on second and third base in the bottom of the seventh, losing a heartbreaker to Chestnut Ridge.

Jenny Liggett hit a two-run homer in the third inning for the Indians (1-3), who left 13 runners stranded.

Berkeley Springs 3 Southern Garrett 1

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Pitchers Maggie Smith and Julie Scherpf combined on a six-hitter for Berkeley Springs.

Scherpf gave up one run in six innings of relief to improve to 5-3.

Stephanie Smith had two hits and two RBI for Berkeley Springs (9-6).


Shepherd 7-8 W.Va. Wesleyan 3-10

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Shepherd College split with West Virginia Wesleyan in a West Virginia Conference doubleheader.

Mike Spry, Charlie Drummond and Brad McCullough each had two hits to lead the Rams (14-14, 8-4) in the first game. Mitch LeMasters worked six innings to improve to 2-3.

In the second game, Wesleyan (18-18, 10-4) smacked three hits and took advantage of two Shepherd errors to score six runs in the fourth inning.

Jason Walck, Jon Serrano, Spry and McCullough had two hits each for Shepherd.


South aces No. 15 at Black Rock

Keith South, of Hagerstown, aced the 149-yard par-3 15th hole at Black Rock Colf Course using a 7-iron. It was South's first career hole-in-one.

Witnesses were Gary Jennings and Doug South.

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