Roundup - North spoils Leopards' return home

April 14, 2005


SMITHSBURG - Smithsburg played its first home baseball game in nearly two years, but North Hagerstown's offensive fireworks spoiled the homecoming.

Freddy Kreiger hit a three-run triple that highlighted the No. 10 Hubs' nine-run second inning in their 12-6 win over the Leopards on Wednesday in the MVAL Antietam.

Kreiger finished with three hits for the Hubs (7-3, 5-1), who sent 15 batters to the plate in the second inning. Chris Grove had three hits and three RBI and Colby Thompson also had three hits. Brian Barnhart struck out five and allowed only two earned runs.

Kevin Tyler finished with two hits for the Leopards (1-4, 1-4), who last played on their own field on May 6, 2003. Smithsburg had played 27 consecutive games on the road.

No. 1 Chambersburg 5 Cedar Cliff 2

HIGHLAND PARK, Pa. - Jared Olson had 15 strikeouts in a complete-game victory as Chambersburg handed Cedar Cliff its first loss of the season.

Andrew Burke supported Olson with a two-run home run in the third and Zach Frelin added an RBI single in the fourth and a run-scoring double in the sixth to stake Chambersburg (6-1, 4-0) to a 4-0 lead.

Austin McNew, Burke and Frelin had two hits each for Chambersburg, which claimed taking sole possession of first place in the Mid-Penn Commonwealth.

No. 2 Frederick 5 Thomas Johnson 2

FREDERICK, Md. - Frederick pitcher Billy Gross gave up his first earned runs of the season but improved his record to 4-0 as the Cadets beat Thomas Johnson in an MVAL Chesapeake game at TJ.

Gross allowed three hits and one walk while striking out seven and helped his own cause with three hits, including an RBI double that gave Frederick a 3-2 lead in the top of the fifth.

Austin Vesper, Matt Kalmar and Brent DeHaven each added two hits for Frederick (8-0, 6-0).

West Perry 6 No. 3 Waynesboro 5

ELLIOTSBURG, Pa. - Andrew Caron had an RBI double and scored a run for Waynesboro, which left the tying run on second base in its Mid-Penn Colonial loss to West Perry (3-4, 1-2).

Josh Mummert added an RBI double for the Indians (4-2, 3-2), who cut the lead to one in the final inning before falling short.

No. 4 Jefferson 10 Mercersburg 5

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Brian Collins belted two home runs and drove in three runs to help power Jefferson past Mercersburg Academy.

Brendan McLaughlin, David Smith and Gage Levac each added two hits for the Cougars (11-3), while Joe Wilt drove in two runs.

Josh Davis and Ryan Colby each had three hits for the Blue Storm (3-1). Garrett Fix had two hits, inlcuding a solo home run.

No. 8 Greencastle 16 Harrisburg 1

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Brian Bennett drove in three runs and struck out four to lead Greencastle over Harrisburg in the Mid-Penn Capital.

Adam Wiestling added three RBI for the Blue Devils (5-2), who capitalized on seven walks and five errors by Harrisburg. Jared Barkdoll had two hits and Conrad Myers homered.

Brunswick 8, South 5

BRUNSWICK, Md. - Andrew Derr and Rob Mullinix each had two hits to lead Brunswick past South Hagerstown in MVAL Antietam action.

Roger Dawson scattered six hits and fanned five in a complete game for the Railroaders (5-4, 3-2), who broke a 3-3 tie with four runs in the bottom of the fourth to take control.

J.J. Myers led the Rebels (2-4, 2-4) with two hits.

Catoctin 8, Clear Spring 0

CLEAR SPRING - Jake Yocum and Zach Sweeney combined to pitch a one-hitter to lead Catoctin over Clear Spring (1-6, 0-6) in the MVAL Antietam.

Yocum struck out 10 for the Cougars (5-5, 3-3), while Calvin Lewis had three hits and Corey Myers had two hits.

Notre Dame 10, Goretti 0

MIDDLEBURG, Va. - Trevor Cobb, Kevin Brashears and Tim Kellinger had St. Maria Goretti's three hits in its loss to Notre Dame Academy.

Sean Engle struck out four for the Gaels (5-5), who committed five errors.

Walkersville 6, Middletown 5

WALKERSVILLE, MD. - Walkersville plated two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to survive an upset bid by Middletown in the MVAL Piedmont.

The Lions (6-3, 5-1) loaded the bases with one out before Justin Melvin singled to score Adam Shapelow and tie the game. Matt Stauder scored the game-winner on a fielder's choice by Chris Kordek.

Shapelow, Ryan Kasab, Nick Keefer and John Patino each had two hits for Walkersville.

Ty Main had three hits and drove in two runs to lead the Knights (1-8, 1-5). Kevin Murphy and Nathan Miss each added two hits.

St. James 14 Randolph Macon 12

FRONT ROYAL, Va. - Jimmy Sutch, Nate Vendetta and Andrew Twigg each had four hits as St. James edged Randolph-Macon for its first win of the season.

The Saints (1-6) piled up 20 hits in the game and have totaled 31 runs on 38 hits in the past two contests.

Twigg drove in four runs, while Sutch and Vendetta each drove in two. Colin McWilliams added three hits.


No. 3 Brunswick 4 No. 9 South 0

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