Area roundup - Brunswick to play for national title

August 15, 2004


LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Brunswick used the second inning to its utmost advantage to springboard into big offensive games Saturday as the Orioles swept a pair of games to move into today's National Amateur Baseball Federation World Series championship.

Brunswick exploded for six runs in the second to set the stage for a 14-4 win in eight innings over Palham (N.Y.) to advance to the Final Four semifinals. The Orioles came back with a three-run second to start a 7-4 over Louisville, Ky., to earn the berth in the championship game.

The Orioles, the Blue Ridge Adult League champions, will play either Palham or Fort Wayne (Ind.) today at 11:30 a.m. for the national title.

Brunswick scored in six of the eight innings to overpower Palham. The Orioles sent 12 hitters to the plate in the second inning while playing station-to-station baseball. John Mangold hit a two-run, bases-loaded single to start the outburst. Corey O'Bryan was hit by a pitch, Kevin Goode walked and Wayne Toms singled - all with the bases loaded - to move the Orioles to a 7-0 lead.


Goode added a two-run home run in the third.

Mangold finished with three hits and three RBI, while Maught had three hits and two RBI. Toms also finished with three hits. O'Bryan and Roger Dawson had two hits each.

Buzzy Jackson came on in relief of starter Jimmy Hardy and pitched five innings, allowing four hits while striking out six, to earn the victory.

Against Louisville, Andy Maught started Brunswick on its way to the finals with a three-run home run with two outs in the second. Mangold singled and Gerad Talkington walked, both with two outs, to set up Mangold's blast.

Brunswick scored single runs in the first, third, fourth and fifth to keep the pressure on Louisville.

Starting pitcher Marty Rosenberry pitched eight inning for the win, allowing nine hits while striking out four. Scott Frye pitched the ninth for the save.


River City Classic

National 10, Hancock 1: Brett Barr, Scott Bennett and Dylan Appel each had three hits for National, while Ryan Butts and Logan Appel each had two. Keith Johnson pitched a three-hitter for the win. Seth Hall had two hits for Hancock.

Federal 10, Halfway 0: Kevin Proctor and Charles Cvijonovich each had two hits and Cole Myers pitched a four-hitter for Federal. Henry Gigeous had two hits for Halfway.

South Mountain 19, Sharpsburg 1: Dalton Beard pitched a complete game and had two hits and Justin Lewis had two hits and three RBI to lead South Mountain. Marshall McMillon and Steven Dick each had two hits for Sharpsburg.

Greencastle 6, Maugansville 2: Winning pitcher Aaron Bumbaugh and Denver Cordell each had two hits for Greencastle. Matt Daley and Brandon Stride each had two hits for Maugansville.

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