Funkstown blasts Howard

July 18, 2003

FUNKSTOWN - Matt Murray crushed three home runs, one a grand slam, to lead Funkstown over Howard in a 16-1 run-rule contest in the NABF Mid-Atlantic Junior Legion Tournament. Trevor Cobb and Justin Weaver also homered for Funkstown.

Cobb, A.J. Bandiff and Orland Dean each had two hits as Funkstown rapped out 14 against three Howard pitchers.

Funkstown returns to action today at 12:30 against the Huntington Hounds.


Colt League Tournament

Anne Arundel 6, Hagerstown-B 5: Brandon Blahut had two hits for Hagerstown. Mike Bianca and Jeff Catlett both had two hits for Anne Arundel.

South Adams 11, Hagerstown-C 1: Dave Macy threw a one-hitter and Brett Stoops had two hits for South Adams.


Wash. Co. Church Softball

Concordia 24, St. Joseph's 5: Mike Jorgensen, Denny Gibson, Eric Poole, and Terry Brown all had three hits for Concordia. Brad Shives had three hits for St. Joseph's.

St. James Brethren 20, Bethel 5: Jim Cooper had six hits while Lance Long and Matt Shannon both had five hits for St. James.


Five Forks 32, Tri-state Fellowship 23: Keith Martin had four hits and Dean Myers had four hits, including a home run, for Five Forks. Danny Fraker had six hits and Mike Kelbaugh added five for Tri-State.

New Life 15, Virginia Avenue 14: Rob Embly had four hits while Ryan Acre and Steve Pryor both had three hits for New Life. John Kennedy and Mike Shank had four hits each for Virginia Avenue.

Hub City Softball League

Funkstown Moose 22, Barretts 12: Curty Myers had four hits, including two home runs, while K.C. Hutzell, Jeremy Keckler and Bobby Tritsch all had four hits and Dale Reid added three for Funkstown.

Hagerstown Seniors

AFL-CIO 15, O'Neill Physical Therapy 7: Gary Gruber, Jack Monn and Dave Huntsberry each had three hits for AFL-CIO. Gruber and Monn both had three-run homers. Butch Robinson had a home run for O'Neill.


HCC signs Boonsboro pair

Boonsboro High baseball standouts Nathan Himes, a catcher, and Marty Kaetzel, an infielder, recently signed with Hagerstown Community College. Both players were named to the All-County and All-MVAL teams this past season, with Kaetzel also being named to the Herald-Mail All-Area team. Both are presently playing for Williamsport American Legion.

Frostburg State to host tennis camp

Frostburg State University will host a tennis camp for players of all levels August 11-14 at the Bobcat Tennis Courts next to the Harold J. Cordts Physical Education Center.

Sessions are 10 a.m.-noon for beginners ages 8-12, 2-4 p.m. for beginner and intermediate players ages 12-16, and 6-8 p.m. for advanced players of all ages. Frostburg State head men's and women's coach Stuart Swink will conduct the camp alongside current and former collegiate players.

Class size will be limited to the first 16 players to register, with extra sessions added if the demand warrants. The cost is $50 per camper. For more information, call 301-687-4455 or 301-729-3707. A registration form is available at

Spry signs with River City Rascals

Former Shepherd College All-American Mike Spry recently signed with the River City Rascals of the Frontier League, an independent professional baseball league. Spry went 2-for-3 with a double in his debut against the Gateway Grizzlies on Thursday night. He joins former Shepherd teammate Lucas Taylor with the Rascals.

Flag football league seeks players

The Washington County Flag Football League is looking for teams or players for its upcoming season. For more information, contact G.E. Ingram at 301-432-0056.

HCC holds golf tournament

The Hagerstown Community College Alumni Association will host its 11th annual golf tournament on Sept. 12 starting at noon at Waynesboro Country Club.

The cost is $90 per person and includes cart and greens fees, cart lunch, refreshments, buffet dinner, and individual and team prizes. Participants will have the chance to win many prizes including a 2003 Dodge Neon.

The format for the tournament is a four- person scramble, where players will tee off, choose the best ball out of the four shots and play from that spot, continuing the procedure until the ball is holed.

Sponsorships are available for individuals and corporations.

Registration deadline is Aug. 11. For more information, contact Lisa Stewart at 301-790-2800, extension 346.

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