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Area roundup - Shepherd advances to WVIAC final

May 09, 2004

COLLEGE BASEBALL



PRINCETON, W.Va. - Jason Walck and Joe Cook each drove in two runs for Shepherd University as the Rams defeated Concord 7-2 in the winners' bracket final at the WVIAC Tournament.

The Rams will play for the championship on Monday.

Concord started the scoring in the second inning as Chris Bowers hit a two-run homer off winning pitcher Brad McCullough.

The Rams retaliated in the third. Walck drove in Jimmy Jackson and Tavis Laws with a single off Concord starter Bubba Pulley to tie the game.

A sacrifice fly by Jackson in the fifth put the Rams ahead for good. In the seventh, Laws and Shane Wines scored when Concord rightfielder Jason Spears committed an error on a ball hit by Charlie Drummond. Cook followed with a double to drive in Drummond and Walck.

Laws and Wines each had two hits, and McCullough pitched a complete game, giving up nine hits and two earned runs while striking out four and walking two.

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Potomac State 11, HCC 1


KEYSER, W.Va. - Zach Barkdoll had two hits and drove in the lone Hagerstown Community College run.

The Hawks (30-17) committed five errors.




PREP BASEBALL



No. 2 Hedgesville 5-14 University 2-0


MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Matt Yurish struck out 13 in the opening game and Dirk Webb pitched a one-hitter in the nightcap as Hedgesville swept a doubleheader over University at Myland Park on Friday.

Yurish allowed two hits and no earned runs to improve to 6-0. Duncan Williams homered and Webb had two hits and two RBI for the Eagles (19-7) in the opener.

Webb added two more hits in the second game, while fanning seven for the five-inning win. Matt Bartgis had a three-run home run and Williams had three hits and four runs scored. Yurish and A.J. Mason added two hits each.

No. 5 Jefferson 3-5 Fairmont West 2-4


SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va. - Jefferson rallied in each game to post a doubleheader sweep over Fairmont West (19-6).

In the opener, the Cougars (18-9) scored two runs in the seventh inning. Jason Liggett walked, went to second on a sacrifice and scored on a single by Will Grantham, who scored the winning run on an infield grounder.

In the second game, David Smith delivered a two-run single in the sixth inning as the Cougars overcame a 4-1 deficit.

Adam Kessel had two hits in each game and posted a save in the nightcap. Gage Levac had two hits in the second game.

Smithsburg 17, Catoctin 10


WILLIAMSPORT - Smithsburg exploded for a 10-run second inning and a seven-run fourth as the Leopards powered past Catoctin in MVAL Antietam action.

Wayne Rumbaugh had three hits, including a three-run double in the second, and T.J. Bowser added four hits, including a three-run triple in the fourth, for the Leopards (9-8, 6-7). Joe Acre, Josh Daniels and Gerry Spessard added two hits each in the win. Acre and Daniels each drove in two runs.

Will Delawter hit a two-run home run, while Jake Yocum and Jason Johnson each had solo homers for Catoctin (9-8, 6-5).

Blair 7, Mercersburg 5


HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. - Despite totaling more hits and committing fewer errors than Blair Academy, Mercersburg Academy lost in the first round of the Mid-Atlantic Prep League Tournament.

Josh Edgin had a two-run homer for the Blue Storm, who finish the season at 7-5 (3-3 MAPL).




PREP SOFTBALL



Grace 13-11, St. James 4-7


Kelsey Shaffer and Rebecca Morgan each had five hits for Grace Academy in the Knights' doubleheader sweep of St. James.

In the first game, Shaffer and Morgan had three hits and two RBI apiece, while Danielle Sowers, Kimberly Nigh and Holly Yoder each added two hits for Grace.

Yoder had four hits, Megan Cox had three, Sowers had two hits and three RBI and Shaffer and Morgan each had two hits for the Knights in the second game. Heather Lowery had two hits for St. James.

Berkeley Springs 15-20 St. Maria Goretti 3-2


Jess Jenkins had eight hits and picked up a win in the second game as Berkeley Springs swept a doubleheader against St. Maria Goretti.

Maggie Smith struck out 11 in the opening game win and had six hits and five RBI for the Indians (16-11) on the day. Jess Vanorsdale added three hits and two RBI in the second game.




JV SOFTBALL



Williamsport 7-21, Smithsburg 7-6: Lindsay Anderson had three hits, while Amy Siorita, Jessica Patey and Beth Decker each added two as Williamsport tied Smithsburg in the opening game of a doubleheader. Siorta, Julie Hancock and Amber Siler each had two hits in the second game for the Wildcats (7-2-1).




YOUTH LEAGUES



Senior Interleague


Maugansville Shawley's 11, Clear Spring SAL 2: Adam Merrbaugh pitched a one-hitter with 16 strikeouts and had two hits to lead Shawley's. Matt Campbell and Kent Worthington also had two hits each in the win.

Valley Post 202 15, Chewsville Lions 7: Coty Grove had four hits, including a grand slam, while Brandon Norris, Billy Schubert and Dustin Perrott each had two hits. Perrot had two RBI.

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