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Catoctin falls in late semifinal battle

May 27, 2004

PREP BASEBALL



FREDERICK, Md. - Cambridge used two Catoctin errors and a hit batsman to score seven runs in the 10th inning to break a tense 1-1 tie on Tuesday and win the Maryland Class 1A semifinal at McCurdy Field, 8-1.

The two teams played to a scoreless tie through six innings and each scored in the seventh to force extra innings. The game lasted to 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday, thanks to a rain delay.

"It was just a great high school game," Catoctin coach Mike Franklin said. "Every pitch meant something for 10 innings. They had so much meaning. I'm still tired today, not because of how late the game was, but because of how intense it was. It was a tough loss, but there's no way you could get mad. The kids just matched the energy of each pitch."

Will Delawter started for Catoctin (15-9) and struck out 12 in seven innings. Delawter was lifted after the seventh because he reached the 14-inning limit for the week.

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South Dorchester will face Williamsport for the Class 1A title at noon on Saturday at Joe Cannon Stadium in Harmans, Md.OLF

Grier reaches Public Links


HAYMARKET, Va. - Ashley Grier, of Hagerstown, fired an even-par 72 on Wednesday to lead a field of 24 golfers in a qualifier for the 2004 United States Women's Amateur Public Links Tournament.

Grier will compete June 22-27 at the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club in Williamsburg, Va. on the Green Course.

Last year, 13-year-old Michelle Wie won the Amateur Public Links championship.

Bricker moves on


Waynesboro junior Chad Bricker is among approximately 750 golfers that reached sectional qualifying for the 2004 United States Open.

Bricker shot a 71 in a local qualifier at Colonial Country Club in Harrisburg, Pa. and will compete in the sectional qualifier on June 7 or 8 at either Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Md., or Quicksilver Golf Club in Midway, Pa.

The U.S. Open will be contested June 17-20 at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y.




YOUTH LEAGUES



South Mountain LL


Lions 10, Reese's 1: Tyler Marshall and Adam Griffith combined to pitch a one-hitter. Tyler Marshall had three hits and Travis Marshall added two hits for the Lions. Philip Hershberger hit a home run for Reese's.

Hagerstown PONY League


F&M 8, Eagles 3: John Mason had two hits including a two-run home run and Jared Ferguson had two hits for F&M.

UAW 9, Elks 5: A.J. Jamison had three homers and Adrian Adams had a two-run homer for UAW. Tim Hamilton added two hits. Josh Conway had two hits and three RBI and Tim Leather and T.J. Smith each had two hits for Elks.

Conococheague Little


Redmen 7, Byers' Market 0: Austin Taylor threw a two-hitter with 12 strikeouts. Taylor, Nathan Willis and Dylan Footen each had two hits for Redmen.

Conococheague Minor


Moose 9, M&T 8: Jake Moats had two hits including a grand slam for Moose.

West End Little League


Coca-Cola 9, Moose 6: Dwight Boward hit a grand slam for Coke. Kasie Wright homered for Moose and Josh Smith added two hits.

Wash. Co. Girls Softball


Cellular One 18, Jerry's Sports 5: Katie O'Leary, Jessica Kellinger and Jaime Donato each had two hits and Donato added a home run for Cellular One. Bridgette Ringley, Megan Long and Tiffany Root combined to pitch a three-hitter.

West End Minor League


St. Lawrence 9, Hopewell 6: Robert Richards and Tyler Williams each had two hits for St. Lawrence. Shiloh Glover and Ryan Johnson each had two hits, while Dylan Stouffer added two hits, including a home run, for Hopewell.

Hagerstown Colt League


Goodwill Athletic Club 4, Eagles 2: Zach Bucher pitched a three-hitter with eight strikeouts and also had four hits and three RBI.

National Little League


Crampton 9, Funkstown 4: Ben Stone and Craig Walling each had two hits for Funkstown.

Federal Little League


Rotary 14, Exchange 1: Justin Mills had two home runs and Kris Burdick had three hits for Rotary.

American Legion 7, Lions 2: Conner Spessard had three hits and Dakota Durning had two hits for American Legion. Greg Lynn had two hits for Lions.

Maugansville Little League


Home Care 11, Maugans Oil 8: Matt and Mike Braithwaite, Kevin Miller and Mike Churchey each two hits for Maugans.

Maugansville Junior League


Pepsi 13, Hagerstown Kitchens 3: Brian Cornett had three hits, including a home run, to lead Pepsi. Greg Phoebus and Craig Martin each had three hits, Nathan Hardin had two and Hardin and Jarrett Sis combined for 11 strikeouts.

Smithsburg Cal Ripken


Mace Auto Body 8, Homestyle Laundry 2: Jacob Stiech had three hits including a home run and Jeremy Boyd had three hits for Mace Auto.

Hancock Little League


Astros 11, Yankees 1: Dylan Whiteside had three hits and Adam Younker, Nick Harvey, Brian Robair and Josh Wright each had two hits for the Astros.

American Minor League


Goodwill AC 13, Thompson Concrete 12: Darrian Swope had two hits for Goodwill.

Eagles 15, VFW 8: Ben Murphy had three hits and Richie Fraley added two hits for Eagles.




ADULT LEAGUES



Blue Ridge Adult League


Brunswick 10, Jefferson 0: Sam Walls threw a one-hitter with 11 strikeouts to lead the Brunswick Orioles over the Jefferson Dodgers.

Wayne Toms went 2-for-3 with a double and Jason Mobley had a two-run double to highlight a six-run first inning for Brunswick (7-0).

The Orioles will play host to Fayetteville tonight at 7 p.m. at Brunswick High School.

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