Area roundup - Leopards bash four homers in victory over Clear Spring

April 07, 2004


CLEAR SPRING - Gerry Spessard homered and drove in seven runs and Zach Lloyd hit a grand slam to lead Smithsburg to an 18-9 MVAL Antietam victory Tuesday over Clear Spring.

Wayne Rumbaugh and T.J. Bowser also homered for the Leopards (4-1, 1-0). Spessard, Rumbaugh, Drew Crawford and Nate Steelman each had two hits and Bowser had five RBI.

Scott Keeney had two hits, including a grand slam, for the Blazers (2-3, 0-2).

Goretti 12, Tuscarora 3

FREDERICK, Md. - Mason Herman had two hits, including a grand slam, to lead St. Maria Goretti past Tuscarora.

Brian Massamilla had three hits, while Kevin Brashears, Sean Engle and Billy Graham each added two for the Gaels (4-4). Brashears also drove in two runs.

Waynesboro 4, C. Valley 3

NEW KINGSTON, Pa. - Josh Mummert laid down a sacrifice bunt to score courtesy runner Ben Cook with the winning run in the top of the seventh inning to lead Waynesboro to a Mid-Penn Commonwealth win over Cumberland Valley.

The Indians (3-0, 1-0) lost a 3-0 lead but came back to win the game as winning pitcher Jared Helman singled. Cook entered and moved to second on Zach Helman's sacrifice and moved to third on Jordan Reitz's single before scoring on the bunt.

Andrew Caron and Derek Shaffer had RBI singles in Waynesboro's three-run first inning. Cumberland Valley scored a run in the second and two in the fourth to tie the game.

Jared Helman (2-0) struck out seven in his compete-game victory.

Greencastle 11, Bo. Springs 2

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Nate Kopp hit a two-run home run and Chris Scott hit a three-run double as Greencastle scored six first-inning runs and rolled past Boiling Springs to open Mid-Penn Colonial play.

Both Kopp and Scott finished with two hits and four RBI for the Blue Devils (2-2, 1-0). Adam Wiestling notched his first win of the season on the mound.

Midlothian 10, Jefferson 0

LORIS, S.C. - The Cougars managed just three hits in a loss to Midlothian at the Hawaiian Tropic Tournament.

Will Grantham had two hits of the three hits for Jefferson (7-2).

Frederick 2, Urbana 0

IJAMSVILLE, Md. - Mike Herald and Jesse Highling combined on a two-hit shutout with seven strikeouts to help Frederick blank Urbana in an MVAL Chesapeake game.

The Cadets (3-1, 1-0) broke a scoreless tie with two runs in the top of the seventh inning. Cory Rhodes had an RBI double and scored on Billy Gross' sacrifice fly. Rhodes had three hits.

Urbana falls to 2-2, 0-1.

Spalding 9, SJPH 3

BALTIMORE - Hugh Wescott and Jim Duggan each had two hits, but St. John's at Prospect Hall dropped an MIAA A Conference game to Archbishop Spalding.

Wescott, Duggan, Jeremy Hess and Brett Mitchell each doubled for the Vikings (5-4, 2-3) in the loss.


Smithsburg 12, Clear Spring 1

CLEAR SPRING - Alyssa Reed threw a one-hitter with 10 strikeouts to lead Smithsburg to an MVAL Antietam win over Clear Spring.

Candace Stanford had three hits and three RBI, while Amy Miller and Annie Brucksh each had two hits and two RBI for the Leopards (2-4, 1-1).

Martinsburg 3, Berk. Springs 2

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Lauren Yurish singled to score Lauren Gregory in the bottom of the seventh inning for the winning run as Martinsburg (6-0) beat Berkeley Springs.

Gregory, the starting pitcher, went 2-for-4, while Lexi Rodgers (3-0) pitched 3 2/3 shutout innings of relief for the win.

Jennifer Fox hit a two-run single in the top of the fourth inning for the Indians (5-2).


Shepherd 7-7 Columbia Union 1-0

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W. Va. - Karen Burnette pitched a four-hitter with eight strikeouts in the first game and Megan Hall tossed a one-hitter with nine strikeouts in the second game as Shepherd College swept Columbia Union.

Julie Scherpf hit a two-run double and JoJo Small added two hits for the Rams (11-12) in the opener.

Small also had two hits in the nightcap and Jenn Canby added a two-run triple.

Also: Corning (N.Y.) 11-2, Hagerstown CC 0-1


Morrell competes for Duke

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Duke University freshman Brett Morrell, the former Boonsboro star, ran a leg of the Blue Devils' 400-meter relay team that recently placed second in an IC4A-qualifying time of 41.95 seconds at the Tar Heel Opener at University of North Carolina.

Morrell also placed second in the long jump in 21 feet, 4 3/4 inches.


Smithsburg 18, Clear Spring 9


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Steelman, Lloyd (3) and Rumbaugh. Jacobs, Hamby (5), Saloom (6), Keeney (7) and Strong, Keeney (5), Strong (6). WP - Lloyd (1-0). LP - Hamby. HR - S: Spessard (5th, two on), Rumbaugh (5th, none on), Lloyd (6th, three on), Bowser (7th, two on). CS: Keeney (3rd, three on).

Waynesboro 4, Cumb. Valley 3


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Helman and Livengood. Mengle, Flannery (7) and Aumiller. WP - Helman (2-0). LP - Flannery.

Frederick 2, Urbana 0



Herald, Highling and Kern. Graff, Smith (7) and Cario. WP - Herald (1-1). LP - Graff.

Midlothian 10, Jefferson 0



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