Area roundup - Halfway falls into sectional deadlock

July 26, 2004

BRUNSWICK, Md. - Josh Laramore hit a tie-breaking three-run homer in the bottom of the fifth inning Sunday to lift Thurmont to an 8-5 win over Halfway in the Maryland Little League 9-10 sectional playoffs, evening the best-of-3 series at one game apiece.

The teams play for the sectional championship today at Brunswick Little League at 5:30 p.m. The winner will advance to the four-team state tourney.

Ben Tylicki had two hits and Landon Routzahn pitched a complete game with six strikeouts for Thurmont.

Ethan Coblentz had two doubles and an RBI and Henry Gigeous had a double and three RBI for Halfway.


FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Abe Hacen tossed a two-hitter and Brunswick unleashed a 15-hit attack to defeat Fayetteville, 8-0, claiming its second straight championship.

Hacen (4-0), a former Frederick Keys pitcher, struck ut seven and walked six and received all the support he needed in the first inning when the Orioles (39-7) jumped out to a 4-0 lead.


Andy Maught started things with a single, Kevin Goode delivered a run-scoring double and Kyle George drove in two with a double.

Jason Mobley then went to work with a two-run home run in the third inning, part of his three-hit, three-RBI performance. George had three hits, including a pair of doubles, and Corey O'Bryan and Maught each had two hits.

Brunswick advances to the NABF Eastern Regional in Youngstown, Ohio, Aug. 4-7 with a berth at nationals in Lexington, Ky. at stake.


PONY sectional tournament

Chambersburg American 5, West Carroll 0: Adam Ritchey and Jim Byers combined on a two-hitter and Ben Eby had two hits, one a home run, to lead the offense. Grant Meyers, Christian Egolf and Tim Chilcote each added two hits.

Chambersburg American 25, Hagerstown 'B' 10: Egolf had eight RBI with three hits, including a grand slam, as Chambersburg forced a championship game against Hagerstown tonight at 7. Meyers had three hits, one a home run and Rusty Cordell added three hits. Ritchey and Tim Sick had two hits each and Joe Sellitto homered. Colin McWilliams had two hits, including a homer, Steve Younkers had two hits and Kyle Cunningham and Aaron Hershberger each homered for Hagerstown.


West Regional Tournament

Hagerstown will play the Mon Yough Redbirds for the tournament championship today at 6 p.m. at Hellane Park in Hagerstown. The winner advances to the East Zone Tournament in Brockton, Mass.

Hagerstown went 2-0 in the winners' bracket, beating the Mon Yough All-Stars 10-7 and the Redbirds 5-3, before falling 4-2 to the Redbirds, who came back to beat the All-Stars 10-0 to force the first rematch with Hagerstown.

For Hagerstown, Miles Brown and Josh Dowler each had three hits against the All-Stars; Andy Morris, Lucas Lichenberg and Cody Poffenberger each had two hits in the first game against the Redbirds, while Morris, Lichenberg, Dowler and Walzl each had a hit in the loss.

Abe Williams InvitationAL

Hagerstown Tigers 10, MAYAA 0: Sam Elwood and Zachary Lucas combined on a one-hitter. Brandon Greene, Chance Younker, Nick Hill and Elwood each had two hits in the win.


Eckert wins big prize

Rick Eckert, of York, Pa., won the Conococheague 50 late model series race Saturday night at Hagerstown Speedway to take home the $10,000 first-place prize, holding off Gary Stuhler at the end.

Mark Warrenfeltz started 14th and quickly moved to the front and went on win his eighth race of the season in the 15-lap Pure Stock Mid-Summer shootout.

The Speedway hosts the AMA Flat Track Grand Nationals Saturday at 8 p.m.

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