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August 08, 2004

ADULT BASEBALL



Brunswick 6, Cleveland 4


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Roger Dawson hit a two-run single to highlight Brunswick's four-run eighth inning Saturday as the Orioles defeated nationally rated Cleveland (Ohio) in the NABF East Regional.

Cleveland is ranked No. 1 in the National Semi-pro Baseball Association poll.

Brunswick trailed 3-2 after four innings before putting together the winning rally.

Andy Maught opened the inning with a walk and took second when Kevin Goode reached base with a bunt single. One out later, Corie O'Brien singled to load the bases before Steve Goode grounded into a fielder's choice to score Maught with the tying run.

After John Mangold drew a walk to reload the bases, Dawson's single broke the game open. Gerrad Talkington added an RBI single to complete the rally.

Joey Hart started for Brunswick, the Blue Ridge Adult League champions, but Buzzy Jackson pitch two-thirds of an inning to earn the win while Scott Frye got the save. Kevin Goode and Wayne Toms had two hits each for the Orioles.

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Brunswick, the last undefeated team in the 12-team, double-elimination field, was scheduled to play Boardman (Ohio) last night. If the Orioles win, they would have to be beaten twice today to lose the tournament.

The East Region champion will advance to play in the NABF World Series next weekend in Louisville, Ky.




YOUTH LEAGUES



River City Classic


National 11, Conococheague 6: Keith Johnson had three hits, while Ryan Butts, Logan Appel, Brett Barr and Ron Embly each had two for National. Zach Lucas had two hits and D.J. Kinna homered for Conococheague.

Clear Spring 10, Sharpsburg 4: Chad Lowery and Adam Mellott each had to hits for Clear Spring.

Maugansville 8, Frederick National 6: Kyle Shanholtz and Brent Mentzer combined on a five-hitter and Dalton Herbert had two hits for Maugansville.

Hancock 8, West End 5: J.C. Lashley combined with Seth Hall to pitch a four-hitter and had two hits to lead Hancock. Brandon Wertz added two hits in the win. Nathan Murray struck out eight for West End, while Dave Moser had two hits.

Halfway 3, South Mountain 0: Blake Miller pitched a six-hit shutout and Chris Kiley had three hits and scored all three runs in Halfway's victory. Henry Gigeous drove in two runs. Gunner Whipp and Patrick Hollis had two hits each for South Mountain.

Valley 7-8 Tournament


Federal 16, Clear Spring 10: Philip Lloyd had three hits and four RBI, while Mark Grunberg had three hits and three RBI as Federal finished a 5-0 run in the Valley Tournament. Josh Barron and Nicholas Karlen added two hits each and Barron had three RBI for the winners. Riley Lazich and Levi Bucher each had two hits each for Clear Spring.




RUNNING



Ausherman Memorial


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Reuben Chebii set a course record in winning the 17th annual Tom Ausherman Memorial 5-Mile Run.

Chebii, 21, of Kenya, completed the course in 22 minutes, 43 seconds, topping the old mark of 22:45.2, set by Joseph Kariuki in 1997. Chebii collected $500 for winning the race and a $250 bonus for setting the course record.

Ed Schlichter, of Chambersburg, was the top local male finisher, finishing fourth overall in 24:22.

Maria Busieni, 18, of Kenya, won the women's title in 27:22. Susan Graham-Gray, of Greencastle, was the top local female, finishing fourth in 28:45.

Tim Schuler, of Chambersburg, won the men's masters title in 26:45, while Hagerstown's Maria Spinnler won the women's masters in 29:44.

The top male high school finisher was Jeremiah Regus of Mount Vernon, Va., in 26:58. North Hagerstown's Hemu Arumugam was fourth in 28:13. Chambersburg's Samantha Jones was the top female high schooler, completing the course in 32:39.

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