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Hawks sweep baseball doubleheader

May 04, 2003|by JACK HILL III

The Hagerstown Community College Hawks lit up the scoreboard Saturday afternoon as they swept a Maryland JuCo baseball doubleheader away from the Montgomery-Rockville Knights, 11-3, 14-4.

Sophomore catcher Justin Wenger got HCC going in the first game, with all three of his RBI coming in the first three innings to help the Hawks build an 8-2 advantage.

"We had a real good day today," Wenger said. "Everyone hit the ball real well. We strung our hits together when we needed to. Everyone is starting to hit the ball consistently."

Paul Conway and Travis Hebron had three hits each in the first game. Hebron had two RBI, while Conway hit a two-run single and later scored on an RBI single by Ryan Brady in the fourth to raise the Hawks' lead to 11-3.

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HCC southpaw Adam Lorson struck out 10 in seven innings to get the complete game victory.

Hawks' pitcher Bryan Crossley also went the distance for a victory in the second game, stopped after five innings by the 10-run rule.

"Adam and Bryan both pitched good games for us today," Wenger said. "They had good breaking stuff and they hit their spots well."

Lorson and Crossley walked one batter combined in the doubleheader.

"Both of them threw strikes," Hawks coach Scott Jennings said. "They threw the ball well. They've had some tough luck this year. It was nice to see them get a win."

Both Conway and Hebron finished with two RBI in the second game. Nick Wenger, Justin's twin brother, added three RBI.

Devan Ewell finished 4-for-7 on the afternoon.

HCC held a 7-4 lead over Rockville (14-29) before exploding for seven runs in the fifth.

"We hit the ball well," Jennings said. "We scored runs in bunches today. ... We are a big-inning team."

HCC (22-12-1) completes its regular season today with a doubleheader at Anne Arundel. The Hawks can clinch the regular-season conference title with two wins.

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