Area roundup - Brunswick captures national championship

August 16, 2004


LOUISVILLE, Ky. - It was a season to remember for the Brunswick Orioles - and one for the National Amateur Baseball Federation record books.

Brunswick beat Fort Wayne, Ind., 5-1 on Sunday to win the NABF World Series championship, capping the first perfect run through regional and national play in the NABF's 92-year history. Brunswick (50-7) went 6-0 at the World Series after going 5-0 at regionals.

The Orioles, champions of the Blue Ridge Adult League, are the first national champions from Maryland.

"We're excited for the city of Brunswick. We really wanted to bring it home," Orioles manager Roger Dawson said. "We knew it was attainable. We just had to dig down a little deeper. ... We saw some good ball out here. We just stepped it up a notch."

Joey Hart pitched a complete-game three-hitter with eight strikeouts to lead Brunswick past Fort Wayne. Andy Maught went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI, Corey O'Bryan was 2-for-4 with an RBI double and Jason Mobley added an RBI single for the Orioles.


Maught was named the World Series MVP, batting above .500 with nine RBI for the tournament.


River City Classic

Halfway 13, South Mountain 2: Ethan Coblentz pitched a one-hitter for Halfway, while Henry Gigeous had three hits and Nick Myers had two.

Federal 4, Greencastle 2: Austin Holly had two hits and an RBI for Federal. Denton Cordell had two hits for Greencastle.

Maugansville 8, National 2: Brandon Stride pitched a no-hitter and Matt Daley had two hits for Maugansville.



Steve Caron used his lob wedge to record a hole-in-one on the 85-yard, par-3, second hole at Yingling's Golf Center.

Dave Grier and Andrea Grier witnessed the shot.


Hagerstown Speedway

Andy Anderson of Martinsburg, W.Va., fought off the challenges of Nathan Durboraw early in the race to cruise to his fourth win of the year in the Maryland State 40 on Saturday night.

In other action, Scott Palmer of McConnellsburg, Pa., recorded his third win of the year in the 20-lap Hoosier Tires Mid-Atlantic late model sportsman feature; Mike Warrenfeltz of Hagerstown continued his winning ways with his ninth win in the 15-lap Ernie's Salvage Yard pure stock feature; and Jim Mullendore of Myersville, Md., won the 30-lap enduro dash.

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