Roundup - Burke begins with nifty one-hit gem

March 31, 2005


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg finally opened its season and Andrew Burke came out in midseason form, tossing a one-hit gem in a 4-0 win over Berwick.

Burke, a senior right-hander, allowed one hit while striking out 10 and walking four. The only Berwick hit came on a dribbler down the third base line in the sixth inning.

Chambersburg scored all its runs in the third inning as Zach Frelin and Brian Massimilla each walked, followed by consecutive RBI singles from Burke and Josh Frye and a two-run single by Josh Truman.

Catoctin 4, Smithsburg 3

THURMONT, Md. - Tony Hall delivered the game-winning hit and Calvin Lewis struck out all six batters he faced in relief for Catoctin.


Freshman Danny Miller singled and went to second in the botttom of the sixth inning before scoring on Hall's one-out base hit, one of his three hits in the game.

Smithsburg, playing its season opener, grabbed a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning on a double by Kevin Tyler, single by Tyler Wolford and sacrifice fly by Zach Lloyd.

Brunswick 5, Clear Spring 1

BRUNSWICK, Md. - Aaron Main fired a three-hitter with 17 strikeouts as Brunswick knocked off Clear Spring in the MVAL Antietam opener for both teams.

Main pitched a complete game and finished strong, retiring the final six Blazers on strikeouts. Pat Curry homered for the Railroaders (3-1, 1-0), who plated three runs on fielder's choice opportunities.

Nathan Mills homered and Brian Shifflett had two hits for Clear Spring (1-1, 0-1).

Martinsburg 5, Robert C. Byrd 2

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Brandon Armentrout had a standout game for Martinsburg in its win over Robert C. Byrd (0-1), going 4-for-4 with two triples and two RBI while also striking out nine batters.

The win was the first high school coaching victory for Martinsburg coach John Lowery Jr.

Kevin Griffin had three hits, including two doubles, and an RBI for the Bulldogs (1-2).

Rocky Mount Academy 2 St. Maria Goretti 1

TARBORO, N.C. - Shawn Engle struck out six and had a sacrifice fly RBI for St. Maria Goretti (0-2) as it never got its offense on track and lost to Rocky Mount Academy in the first round of the Easter Classic Tournament.

Walkersville 9, Tuscarora 3

WALKERSVILLE, Md. - Winning pitcher Ryan Kassab had two hits, including a home run, to lead Walkersville past Tuscarora in the MVAL Piedmont.

Kassab and Matt Stauder each had two-run doubles in the first inning to help the Lions (1-2, 1-0) grab the early lead, which it never relinquished. Tyler Redick, Ricky Bentley and Chris Kordek each added two hits. Bentley also drove in two runs.

Derek Kohler went 2-for-3 for the Titans (1-2, 0-2).

Bermudian Springs 4, Greencastle 3

YORK SPRINGS, Pa. - Greencastle scored all three of its runs in the seventh inning, but the Blue Devils saw their rally fall short.

Corey Briggs highlighted the inning with an RBI double for Greencastle (0-1), which managed only one hit heading into the last frame.

The teams combined for as many hits as errors (10).

Wren (S.C.) 8, Jefferson 4

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Jordan Diehl had a two-run double as Jefferson scored four runs in the sixth inning, but it was too little, too late as the Cougars fell to Wren (S.C.) at the Hawaiian Tropic Classic.

Jefferson (5-2) will continue play this afternoon against Notre Dame.

FSK 8, Middletown 4

UNION BRIDGE, Md. - Francis Scott Key rallied for five runs in the fifth and sixth innings to take an MVAL Piedmont victory over Middletown.

Kevin Murphy and Jake Atherley each went 2-for-3 for the Knights (0-2, 0-1).

Frederick 2, Westminster 1

WESTMINISTER, Md. - Billy Gross fired a complete-game three-hitter while getting support from Wes Gross, who scored one run and drove in the game-winner in the fifth to lift Frederick.

Frederick fell behind 1-0 in the first before tying the game in the fourth when Wes Gross singled and scored on Matt Kalmar's single.

Billy Gross struck out 11 and walked one while allowing an unearned run. He has struck out 18 without allowing an earned run in his first 12 innings of work.

Cory Rhodes and Billy Gross had two hits each for Frederick (2-0, 1-0).

Potomac 12, St. James 2

POTOMAC, Md. - Potomac used nine walks to score eight runs and hand St. James a season-opening loss.

Potomac, which finished with six hits, took a 7-0 lead after two innings.

St. James (0-1, 0-1) scored two runs in the fourth on Andrew Twigg's RBI single and Cody Belcastro's run-scoring grounder.


Catoctin 10, Smithsburg 0

THURMONT, Md. - Alecia Brandenburg and Casey Hertel combined for a no-hitter as Catoctin rolled past Smithsburg in its MVAL Antietam opener.

Brandenberg struck out nine and walked just one through five innings, before Hertel came in to pitch a perfect sixth. Brandenburg also blasted a three-run homer to spark the Cougars (1-1, 1-0) in the first. Jen Kelly had three hits and Ashley Lenhart added two hits.

Brunswick 10, Clear Spring 0

BRUNSWICK, Md. - Carly and Megan Eppley each had two hits and two RBI to lead Brunswick past Clear Spring in an MVAL Antietam game.

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