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Gross leads Cadets to 6-5 victory over Hubs

March 25, 2005

PREP BASEBALL



Billy Gross pitched five solid innings and added three hits and two RBI at the plate to help Frederick hold off North Hagerstown 6-5 in MVAL nonconference action on Thursday.

Gross scattered four hits, struck out seven and walked one for Frederick (1-0), which jumped out to a 5-0 lead after the second inning. Mike Herald sparked the Cadets with a bases-loaded triple in the first.

Hubs reliever Kent Worthington entered in the second and retired 14 straight Cadets - eight on strikeouts - before surrendering a run in the seventh that put Frederick ahead, 6-1.

North (1-1) battled back in the bottom half, but watched its rally fall short with the bases loaded. Matt Murray had a two-run single and Brandon Brown and Chris Grove each drove in runs to cut the lead to 6-5, but Frederick's Jesse Highling shut the door with a game-ending strikeout for the save.

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Murray finished with three hits and three RBI for the Hubs.

Notre Dame 10, Hedgesville 0


MIDDLEBURG, Va. - Notre Dame Academy's Matt Burch fired a no-hitter with six strikeouts as the Dragons blanked Hedgesville in five innings.

Burch allowed only two baserunners - Corey Chaney reached on a walk in the fourth and Ross Pederson on an error in the sixth - and faced the minimum of 15 batters for Notre Dame (6-1).

Hedgesville (3-2) committed three errors.

Catoctin 3, Walkersville 0


WALKERSVILLE, Md. - Danny Duranko pitched a complete-game, two-hit shutout with 12 strikeouts to lead Catoctin past Walkersville.

Zach Sweeney and J.J. Paglianete had two hits each for Catoctin.




PREP SOFTBALL



McConnellsburg 16, CVCS 3


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Hillary Deshong went 3-for-5 with two doubles and five RBI as McConellsburg opened the season with a rout of Cumberland Valley Christian.

Mandy Deshong had two hits and drove in three runs and Chelsey Deshong added two hits for the Spartans (1-0). Freshman pitcher Ashley Peck struck out six over six innings to win her first career start.

Molly Brookens led CVCS with two hits.




COLLEGE INDOOR TRACK



Lacy named PSAC Athlete of Year


SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Shippensburg University senior Tunisia Lacy was named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Indoor Track Female Athlete of the Year on Thursday.

Lacy, a Chambersburg graduate, earned All-America status in the triple jump at the 2005 NCAA Division II Indoor Track Championships for the second straight year. She also won three titles at the PSAC Indoor Championships, which earned her Outstanding Athlete honors for the second straight year. Lacy won the 55-meter hurdles, the triple jump and the long jump, with her effort of 19 feet, 2 inches set a new conference meet record in the long jump.

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