Grier opens Public Links with 1-under

June 23, 2004


WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Hagerstown's Ashley Grier put herself in a favorable position after the opening round of the United States Golf Association Women's Amateur Public Links tournament on Tuesday.

Grier posted a 1-under par 71 to join eight other golfers in a tie for 11th place at the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club Green Course.

Carling Cho of San Juan Capistrano, Calif. and Stephanie Kono of Honolulu, shared the first-round lead with a 3-under 69. Defending champion Michelle Wie, also of Honolulu, had a 2-under 70.

Grier, who will tee off today at 2 p.m., has a great opportunity to advance to match play follow today's action, which will slice the field to 64 heading into four days of match play.



Team Maryland in Sun Belt Classic

NORMAN, Okla. - T.J. Hose fired a complete game five-hitter and Mitch Saum belted a two-run home run to lead Team Maryland to a 5-2 victory over Oklahoma in the Sun Belt Classic at University of Oklahoma.

Saum's homer highlighted a four-run second inning for Maryland, which managed just three hits, but took advantage of several Oklahoma walks.

Hose allowed two first-inning runs before settling down to finish with six scoreless innings, walking just one and fanning 12.

Maryland continues play in the tournament today with games against California at 10 a.m., Texas at 3:30 p.m. and Florida at 7.


American Little League

Funkstown 6, Elks 2: Billy Springirth pitched a two-hitter and had a home run for Funkstown. Ryan Springirth had three hits and Nic Martin added two hits for Funkstown.

Thompson Concrete 15, Goodwill 4: Nick Stubbs had two hits, including a grand slam, for Thompson. Quendell Spencer had two hits for Goodwill.

Valley Little League

Post 211 7, St. Lawrence 2: Aaron Schroyer had three hits, including a home run, and struck out nine batters, while Cody Shives and Andrew Bitner each added two hits each as Post 211 won the second-half championship. Jacob Gouff and Jessie Lombardi each had two hits for St. Lawrence.

Hagerstown Colt League

Eagles 13, UAW 10: Tyler Braithwaite had three hits, while T.J. Cooper added two hits and Cory Baker homered for Eagles. Pitcher Brandon Rohrer struck out 10 and had two hits while Cody Poffenberger had three hits and Aaron Leggett had two hits for UAW. Miles Brown had two hits, including a homer.

West End Little League

Coca-Cola 17, AFL-CIO 9: Dwight Boward had three hits, including a home run, and Matt Davis hit a grand slam to lead Coca-Cola. Charlie Snyder and Armando Cerda had two hits each for AFL-CIO.

Halfway Little League

Gibney's 15, Redmen 13: Josh Green homered and Will Bowen had four hits to lead Gibney's. Jason Hammond and Kyle Marshall each had three hits, while Zach Sauble, Aaron Purdham and Cori Colella added two in the win. Chris Kiley had two hits for Redmen.

Conococheague Minor

Valley Storage 9, Moose 3: Blake Harne and Brandon Toloso combined for 15 strikeouts. Zach Hopkins had two hits.

Hagerstown PONY League

Hagerstown Floors 12, Eagles 2: Bradley Kretzer had two hits, including a home run, while Brandon Knight added two hits to lead Hagerstown Floors. Dee Stubbs had two hits, including a home run, for the Eagles.

F&M 11, UAW 10: Jeremy Barron had two hits for F&M. Adrian Adams had two hits, including a home run, while A.J. Jamison and Steve McKimmy added two hits each and Bryan Parlett homered in the win.

Federal Little League

Lions 10, Rotary 0: Winning pitcher Christian Benford fired a two-hitter with eight strikeouts and added two hits for the Lions.

Maugansville Little League

Ruritan 6, Home Care 5: Zach Snodderly had three hits while Andrew Phebus and Jake Bachtell two hits each for Ruritan.

Conococheague Little

Lions 8, Redmen 3: Tanner Malloy had three hits, while Tyson Kline and Ryan Roland had two hits each for the Lions to clinch the second-half championship.

Smithsburg Cal Ripken

Phil & Jerry's 11, Donnie's Plumbing 1: Blayne Gardenour had three hits for Phil & Jerry's while Cory Reed, Thomas Smith, M.J. Lane and Bradley Delauter each had two hits. Dillon Rowe had two hits, including a home run, and Cassidy Vega had two hits for Donnie's Plumbing.

Scott's Speed Shop 13, Total Lube 6: Aaron Mong, Owen Ridenour, Harley Shaff and Gino Stella each had two hits for Scott's and Cory Michael had 11 strikeouts. Christian Butry had two hits for Total Lube.


Wash. Co. Co-ed League

Dual Highway Motors 23, Minnick's Plumbing 13: Rick Swauger had seven hits for Dual Highway Motors while Jeff Kirkpatrick had six hits, including two homers, and Lindsey Secrest had six hits.

We 15, Keefers 7: Gene Curry and Matt Wright each had a home run for We

We 13, Keefers 11: Matt Wright and Gene Curry each had two home runs for We

Deafnet 23, Arc 10: Roy Middaugh had five hits for Deafnet while Mike Lewis had four hits, including a home run, and Pam Horn had three hits.

Hub City Softball League

Hub City Heat 17, Eddie's Upholstery 5: Mike Reece had four hits for the Hub City Heat while Shane Kelly, Jason Stevens and Derreck Chupak each had three hits.

Hagerstown Church Softball

Lifehouse 10, St. Joseph's 4: Dave Knickerbocker, Mark Keller, Jeff Schnurr and Ray Brosius each had two hits for Lifehouse. Terry Gilroy, Joe George, Scott Kidd and Ron Fisher each had two hits for St. Joseph's.

Ringgold 12, Virginia Avenue 9

Saint James 25, Christ Lutheran 1: Jim Cooper and Howard Metzger each had four hits for St. James while Kyle Flook had two home runs.

Hagerstown Bible Church 15, New Life 10: Arn Sines, Rich Baker and Kyle Hartman each had three hits for Hagerstown Bible.

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