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Area roundup - Braves down Villagers, Maroons

June 29, 2003

BLUE RIDGE BASEBALL



Jamus Peterman picked up his sixth victory by pitching a complete game with four strikeouts to lead the Hagerstown Braves to a 7-5 win over the Waynesboro Villagers on Saturday..

Hagerstown, ranked 13th in the nation by the National Semipro Baseball Association, got two hits each from Chris Black, Mike Kipe, Zack Swisher and Keith Kellinger.

Kevin Crawford had three hits and Nathan Butts singled to drive in two insurance runs in the seventh as the Hagerstown Braves knocked off the Chambersburg Maroons 5-1 later in the day at Chambersburg.

J.R. Fitzwater struck out eight in six innings for the win.

Clinton Rouse and Zack Swisher had two hits each for Hagerstown (21-1, 22-1).




LEGION BASEBALL



Funkstown 6, Front Royal 2


WINCHESTER, Va. - Josh Bussard pitched a complete game, allowing two runs on five hits and fanning four to earn his first win and help Funkstown top Front Royal (Va.) in the Winchester Firecracker Tournament.

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Matt Hess tripled and doubled, and David Minor added two doubles for Funkstown. Bryson Appel also had two hits in the victory.

Funkstown 6, Warren Co. 3


T.J. Hose had two hits and drove in four runs as Funkstown defeated Warren County (Va.) in the Firecracker Tournament, sending it to today's semifinals today at 1 p.m.

The semifinal winners advance to the finals at 4:30.

Matt Allen added three hits and Shawn Ryan pitched an inning of releif for his fourth save for Funkstown (18-8).




JUNIOR LEGION



Winchester 5-4, Williamsport 4-3: Kyle Smallwood had two hits to lead Winchester past Williamsport in the first of two games. Jason Lombard and Craig Pollock each had two hits in the second game to complete the doubleheader sweep.

Tyler Beard and Corey Itnyre had two hits for Williamsport in the first game. Itnyre also had three hits for the Senators in the second game.




YOUTH LEAGUES



Hagerstown PONY League


Firefighters 6, F&M 4: Jake Staebler tossed a two-hitter with nine strikeouts and Dustin Boward homered to lead Firefighters.

FOP 12, Eagles 5: Cam Shifler had four hits, while Chris Selby had three hits, including two home runs, and four RBI to lead FOP. Cody McCarthy and Ben Walzl each added two hits. McCarthy struck out 12 in the win. Ryan Ianaro and Ryan Heavner led Eagles with two hits each. Ianaro homered.

Hagerstown Floors 13, Firefighters 1: Adam Merrbaugh had three hits, including two home runs, for Hagerstown Floors. Brandon Rohrer also homered and struck out 12, while Tyler Fath and Aaron Dixon each added two hits.

FOP 13, Hagerstown Floors 3: Cody McCarthy hit a grand slam and Cam Shifler added two hits to lead FOP.

Aaron Dixon had two hits. Adam Merrbaugh hit a three-run homer.

Conococheague Minor


Moose 13, Neikirk's 1: Hunter Eyler had three hits and had nine strikeouts to lead Moose. Brandon Greene added two hits in the victory.

Md. District 1 9-10 tourney


Halfway 8, National 7: Zach Weber and Tyler Miles each had two hits to lead Halfway. Trevor Haupt had two hits for National.

Sharpsburg 15, Hancock 11: Peter Martin and Jeremy Smoot had four hits each and winning pitcher Rodney Flora struck out 10 for Sharpsburg. Ryan Harper had two hits for Hancock.

Oakland 13, Hancock 3: Corey Helbig was 3-for-3 with a home run and Cody Myers went 2-for-3 for Oakland.

Clear Spring 16, Oakland 5: Brian Lesher had three hits and Austin Yost had two hits for Clear Spring. Myers had two hits for Oakland.

Maugansville 10, Frostburg 9: Matt Braithwaite had two hits, including a three-run homer, for Maugansville, while Jake Bachtell had a home run and Ryan Cooper and Zack Koontz each had two hits. For Frostburg, Dan Strietbeck had three hits and Tyler Whitaker added two.

Md. District 1 Junior tourney


Oakland 14, Valley 2: Jason Ashby homered and winning pitcher Anthony Schrock was one of five Oakland hitters with two hits in a victory. Nathan Stephens, Ryan DeWitt, Mark Bittinger and Tim Reams each had two hits.

Md. District 1 Senior tourney


Valley 10, Hancock 0: Winning pitcher Zach Lloyd pitched a one-hitter and had two hits to lead Valley. Josh Daniels homered while Mike Fox, Wayne Rumbaugh and Matt Feiser added two hits to the win.

Cal Ripken League


Total Lube 20, Cavetown Planing 12: Zach Hilderbrand had three hits, including a home run, and Brock Heiston added homer for Total Lube. Christian Buttry and Jacob Waeyaert added two hits in the win. Tanner Leach had two hits for Cavetown.

Valley Little League


F&M Bank 8, Post 211 4: Brett Rosenthal had three hits and three RBI to lead F&M Bank, while Matt Rummel and Aaron Keene each had two hits and Jonah Rock pitched a complete-game two-hitter. Ryan Hogue had two hits for Post 211.

Greencastle Little League


American League Championship


Cubs 12, Yankees 4: Ethan Zimmer led the Cubs to the championship with three hits, including two triples, and two RBI. Wesley Heacox added two hits for the Cubs, while Tyler Coleman struck out five batters.




ADULT LEAGUES



Hagerstown Seniors Softball


AFL-CIO 19, FOP 18: Dave Huntsberry and Bob Rizzo each had four hits for AFL-CIO.

Tavern Softball League


Lines & Designs 10, Delmar Inn 8

Delmar Inn 18, Pave Stone 3

Delmar Inn 17, K & B Plumbing 9

Lines & Designs 22, Domino's Pizza 3




RUNNING



Spinnler breaks record


LONACONING, Md. - Maria Spinnler, 41, of Hagerstown, won the masters division at the 15th annual Iron Furnace 5K, breaking her own masters course record in 18 minutes, 49 seconds.

Spinnler ran 18:58 last year.

Ashley Lockard, 16, of Clear Spring, was the fifth overall female in 20:43.

Oregon's Mike and Kristen Dudley ran with the overall male and female titles in 15:31 and 17:05.

Brett Mower, 32, of Hagerstown, finished fourth overall in 16:47.

Jeff Delauter, 42, of Clear Spring, was the third male master in 18:44, while Mike Fitzgerald, 48, of Hagerstown was fourth in 18:46.

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