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Area roundup - Funkstown dropped in opener

July 31, 2004

LEGION BASEBALL



FREDERICK, Md. - Funkstown grabbed a 5-0 lead that held through four innings behind the pitching of Andy Taylor but Gaithersburg rallied to post an 8-7 win on Friday in the Maryland State Tournament at McCurdy Field.

Taylor hit a solo home run to open the scoring in the second inning and Phillip Powell added homers in the fourth and sixth innings.

Gaithersburg hit Funkstown with a five-run seventh inning, putting the loss on reliever Josh Bussard.

Nathan Himes had two hits for Funkstown, which drops into the losers' bracket in the double-elimination tournament and plays Pasadena this morning at 9.




ADULT LEAGUES



Hagerstown Area Church Covenant Life 9, Crossroads Green 6

Crossroads Tan 20, Otterbein of Waynesboro 19

New Life 16, Smithsburg Valley 10: Craig Hood had a home run and Jim Dlhosh had three hits for New Life. Curtis Miller had a home run for Smithsburg Valley.

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