Roundup - Former Rebel Peters leads Ship to PSAC title

May 12, 2003


LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - Shippensburg University senior Matt Peters, a South Hagerstown High graduate, won two events to lead the Red Raiders to the men's team title at the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Track & Field Championships over the weekend.

Peters won the shot put on Saturday with a throw of 52 feet, 4 1/2 inches, after taking the discus crown Friday at 161-11.

Tunisia Lacey, a Chambersburg grad, led the Ship women to a third-place finish.

Saturday, Lacey won the triple jump in a meet- and school-record 42-5 and placed second in the 100-meter hurdles in 14.44 seconds. Friday, she won the long jump in 19-4 1/2.


VanBrakle leads Alabama to SEC Tournament title

PLANT CITY, Fla. - Alabama freshman Steph VanBrakle, a 2002 Chambersburg High grad and three-time Herald-Mail Softball Player of the Year, led 16th-ranked Alabama to a 3-1 win over No. 12 LSU in the SEC Tournament title game on Sunday.


The game tied 1-1 in the bottom of the fourth inning, VanBrakle put the Crimson Tide ahead for good with a solo home run over the left-field fence. It was her 10th homer of the season, second most in Alabama history by a freshman.

VanBrakle was selected to the All-Tournament team. She finished the tournament with two home runs, four RBI and a 0.00 ERA over 9 2/3 innings pitched.


HCC 9, Potomac State 5

ARNOLD, Md. - Travis Hebron had two hits and three RBI and Justin Wenger had two hits and two RBI to lead Hagerstown Community College past Potomac State in the semifinals of the Region XX Tournament at Anne Arundel College

Devan Ewell and Brad Kimball each added two hits for the Hawks (25-13-1). Starting pitcher Matt Bellon (5-2) went six innings for the win, while Bryan Crosley pitched three innings of one-hit relief for his first save.

HCC plays Potomac State again today for the title in a doubleheader at 1 p.m. If the Hawks win the first game, they win the championship and will not have to play a second game.

Concord 12, Shepherd 11

PRINCETON, W.Va. - Ryan Adams' two-run single in the bottom of the eighth inning lifted Concord to the win while ending Shepherd's season at the West Virginia Conference Tournament on Saturday night.

Adams finished with four RBI to lead Concord (24-18), which got home runs from Chris Bowers, Phil Pratt, Justin Stephenson and Eric Crouse.

A pair of three-run homers from Charlie Drummond and Shane Wines gave Shepherd (25-18) a 6-0 lead in the first.

Joe Cook paced the Rams' 21-hit attack with four hits, while Mike Spry, Tavis Laws and Jon Serrano each had three hits.

Bubba Pulley (8-3) pitched the final 8 2/3 innings for the win, while Austin Bowers (1-3), who pitched the eighth inning for the Rams, took the loss.


Spinnler takes third

WASHINGTON - Maria Spinnler, 41, of Hagerstown, took third place in the masters division at the 20th annual Sallie Mae 10K in 37:21.3.

Spinnler, who won $500, was the 15th overall female out of 679.

Susan Graham-Gray, 34, of Greencastle, Pa., was the 19th overall female in 38:20.7.

Greg Sellers, 47, of Boonsboro, was the 15th men's master in 38:24.7.

All three were competing for the Cumberland Valley Athletic Club.


Maugansville Little League

Home Care Pharmacy 16, Burkholders 10: Bryan Laferte, Brent Bell, David Beaver and Colby Martin each had two hits for Home Care Pharmacy. Corey Morgan had two hits and seven RBI for Burkholders.

Maugansville Jr. League

Pepsi 9, Spicher's 4: Winning pitcher Chuckie Dobson struck out 14 and had two hits to lead Pepsi. Corey McCarney, Guido Roche and Jarrett Sis had two hits each in the win on Saturday. Michael Twigg had three hits for Spicher's.

Clear Spring Minor League

Blue Jays 6, Orioles 5: Sean Krets, Jared Brant and Eric Yetter each had two hits for the Blue Jays.

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