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Area roundup - Cadets fall to Fallston in 3A semis

May 26, 2004|by TIM KOELBLE

PREP SOFTBALL



koelble@herald-mail.com

SEVERN, Md. - Frederick started out like a house on fire, but Fallston rallied and doused the Cadets 10-3 on Tuesday in the Maryland Class 3A semifinals at Randazzo Park.

The Cadets (14-8) shocked Fallston with a three-run first inning off pitcher Kirsten Wells, but the veteran Cougars (22-1) extinguished any hopes of the Cadets, answering with a five-run second inning and taking advantage of four Frederick errors and 10 wild pitches by freshman Kelsey Mills.

Amber Bakner and Lauren Mills opened the Frederick first inning with singles and Kendall Blumenthal drove in both runners with a scorching double to right-center field. Kara Jenkins and Julie Norris each singled to move Blumenthal around to score.

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Fallston opened the second with three straight hits, a walk and two wild pitches that tied the game at 3-3.

With one out, Stephanie Schultz's made-to-order double-play ball took a big hop over the glove of Frederick second baseman April Przygocki, bringing in a fourth Fallston run. Two wild pitches helped produce a fifth run for the Cougars.

Fallston scored single runs in the fourth and sixth innings and finished off Frederick with a three-run seventh.

"Nobody expected us to make it this far," said Frederick coach Randy Steiner. "That bad hop was the single crucial play of the game. The experience Mills gained as a freshman will pay off in a couple of years."

Frederick was making its fourth appearance in the state seminfinals and first since 1992.




PREP BASEBALL



Jefferson 5, Musselman 2


SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va. - Josh Simons pitched a complete game and had two hits to lead Jefferson past Musselman in the West Virginia Class AAA Region II semifinals.

Gage Levac doubled and tripled, while Corie Gustines and Kylee Griffith each added two hits for the Cougars (22-13), who will take on University in the region final at Morgantown on Thursday at 5 p.m.

Craig Barrett homered for Musselman, which finishes 20-11.




YOUTH LEAGUES



Wash. Co. Girls Softball

Elementary Division

Debbie's Soft Serve 9, Antietam Title 8: Rachel Poffenberger hit the game-winning two-run single in the bottom of the eighth to lift Debbie's. Amber Welch and Sara Angle each had two hits for Antietam Title.

Smithsburg Cal Ripken League


Donnie's Plumbing 10, Scott's Speed Shop 4: Leah Davis and Andrew Jeter each had three hits, while Donovan Lawrence, Justin Buckley and Tanner Castle each had two for Donnie's. Aaron Mong had four hits and Jack Hurd and Harley Shaff each had two for Scott's.

Clear Spring Little League


Clear Spring Lions Club 7, Clear Spring Pharmacy 5: Bradley Jordan and Andrew Jarvis combined for 15 strikeouts, while Jordan and Nick Hill had two hits for Lions. Sam Elwood had two hits for Pharmacy.




COLLEGE TRACK



Ship's Lacy headed to nationals


SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Shippensburg University's Tunisia Lacy will compete in the NCAA Division II national championships May 27-29 at Mt. San Antonio Junior College in Walnut, Calif.

Lacy, a Chambersburg grad and two-time collegiate All-American, is entered in the triple jump and the 100-meter hurdles. She will be joined by teammates Kelly Stewart, Kelly Frick, John Pacovsky, Dan Maha and Brian Haupt.




BRIEFS



McMurray to appear at Keys game


NASCAR Nextel Cup driver Jamie McMurray is set to appear at the Frederick Keys' game against the Kinston Indians on June 3 at Harry Grove Stadium.

McMurray, driver of the No. 42 Texaco/Havoline car, will make an exclusive appearance in the Budweiser Picnic Pavilion, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The No. 42 car will be on display near the picnic area.

Fans who purchase the all-you-can-eat picnic will be treated to an autograph session with McMurray, as well as photo opportunities with the driver and his racecar.

McMurray currently ranks 13th in the Nextel Cup standings.

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