Area roundup - Halfway 9-10s move on to states

July 27, 2004


BRUNSWICK, Md. - Henry Gigeous pitched a complete-game one-hitter, allowing no earned runs while striking out 12, as Halfway beat Thurmont 5-3 in Game 3 of the best-of-3 Little League Baseball 9-10 Section 1 championship series.

Halfway advances to the four-team, double-elimination state tournament, this Saturday through Tuesday, at Fort Lincoln Park in Montgomery County. Its first game will be Saturday at 4 p.m. against the Section 4 champ.

Brothers Evan and Ethan Coblentz supplied the offensive power for Halfway. Evan went 3-for-3 with a double and three RBI, while Ethan was 2-for-2 with a triple and two runs scored.

Trailing 2-1, Halfway rallied for three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to take the lead for good. Evan Coblentz delivered the key hit with a two-run single.


Brad Little singled for Thurmont's lone hit.

Colt Region Tournament

Mon Yough Redbirds 5, Hagerstown 1: Andy Morris and Lucas Lichenberg each had a double for Hagerstown.

PONY Section Tournament

Chambersburg American 6, Hagerstown 'B' 5: Christian Egolf had three hits, including the game-winning three-run homer, to lead Chambersburg American. Grant Meyers had three hits and Tim Chilcote added two for the winners. Daniel Myers had two hits for Hagerstown 'B.'


Hagerstown Church Softball

St. Mark's 12, St. Joseph's 7: John Massey had three hits for St. Mark's. Joe George had four hits for St. Joseph's.

Grace Brethren 9, Otterbein 4: Matt Ott and Brian Kelly each had five hits and Sam Allen had four for Grace Brethren.

Valley Christian 32, Ringgold 11: Jason Schrader had six hits, including a homer, Jonathan Bakner had six hits, Tim Hose had five hits, including a home run, and John Buchanan had three hits for Valley Christian.

Also: Grace Brethren 7, Otterbein 4.


Hedgesville's Webb honored

Dirk Webb, a 2004 Hedgesville High School graduate, recently was named a Collegiate Baseball Newspaper/Louisville Slugger All-American for his standout senior season with the Eagles.

Webb, a third baseman/pitcher, batted .566 with seven home runs and 35 RBI in 32 games. On the mound, he was 6-3 with a 1.78 ERA. He struck out 94 and walked 22 in 70 2/3 innings.

Webb, who will attend Shepherd University this fall, also was a first-team member of the Herald-Mail All-Area and West Virginia All-State teams this year.


Two tied at Fountain Head

Middle Atlantic PGA assistant professionals converged on Fountain Head Country Club on Monday for the first round of the TaylorMade-adidas Championship.

David Champagne of Robert Trent Jones Golf Club and Ricky Touma of Burning Tree Club shared the first-round lead with 5-under-par 67.

Tim Reeves of Yingling's Golf Center and Jody Rokisky of Holly Hills Country Club in Frederick, Md., each shot a 77. Tim Armstrong of Beaver Creek Country Club had a 78, Robert Milburn of Fountain Head shot 80, Mike Hauk of Holly Hills shot an 87 and Robert Lesh of Fountain Head posted an 89.

The winner of the 36-hole tournament moves on to nationals Oct. 28-31 in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

Pa. Amateur submerged

PITTSBURGH - Rainy conditions forced an early suspension to the first round of the Pennsylvania Amateur with only six golfers completing the first round, another 60 on the course and 66 more still to tee off.

Waynesboro's Chad Bricker and Christian Breed were among those who were on the Fox Chapel Golf Club course when play was halted.

Blaine Peffley had the early lead in the clubhouse with a 4-under-par 68.

Scores for the golfers on the course were not available at press time.

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