HCC sweeps baseball doubleheader

May 01, 2006


Hagerstown Community College scored six runs in the first inning and held on to beat Globe Institute (N.Y.) 8-6 in the second game of a doubleheader Sunday at HCC.

Andrew Murray and Chad Schlegel each had a two-run single and Matt Umberger had a two-run double in the inning for the Hawks. Kyle Mallow closed out the Hawks' scoring with a two-run double in the second inning. Kyle Cronister had two hits.

In Sunday's first game, the Hawks scored the go-ahead run in the bottom of the sixth to take a 7-6 win over Globe.

Andrew Murray singled with two outs and Mallow walked before Eric Laird hit a liner to center field. The Globe outfielder misplayed the liner and Murray, who was running on contact, came around to score on the error.


Mallow, Andrew Murray and Matt Murray each had two hits for the Hawks (28-17). Matt Murray drove in three runs.

On Saturday, HCC split a doubleheader against second-ranked Gloucester, the defending Division III JuCo national champions, winning the first game 12-7 and falling in the nightcap, 13-10.

Andrew Murray had three hits and two RBI, while Billy Spina added two hits and two RBI for the Hawks in Game 1.

Matt Ridenour had four hits, including a solo homer, and four RBI while Drew Counselman, Cronister and Mallow each added two hits in the second game.

Shepherd clinches division title

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Shepherd University split a West Virginia Conference baseball doubleheader with Davis & Elkins to clinch the WVIAC Northern Division title. The Rams pounded out 17 hits in a 12-2 win in Game 1. The Senators took the nightcap with an 6-3 victory.

Leading 1-0 in the second inning of Game 1, Shepherd broke it open with a two-run single by Joe Cook and RBI singles from Collin Brown, John Hawse and Nicky Brown.

The Rams added two runs in the third on RBI singles from Dirk Webb and Cook to take an 8-1 lead, then made it 10-1 in the fourth on Andrew McCormick's two-run homer.

Cook and Ryan Brady also homered for Shepherd. Josh Bowers (5-2) gained the win in his first start of the year.

Brown went 2-for-3 in the nightcap for the Rams (33-14, 16-4).


Southern Maryland 5-3, HCC 4-18

Hagerstown Community College locked up the second seed in this weekend's Region XX tournament with a victory in the nightcap of a doubleheader split with College of Southern Maryland.

Heather Taylor had three hits and three RBI in the five-inning victory as HCC moved to 29-10 overall and 15-5 in the Maryland JuCo Conference. Amy Miller added three hits and Adrienne Munoz had two hits and two RBI to pace the Hawks.

In the opener, Southern Maryland used a three-run fourth inning, keyed by a two-run double, to hold off the Hawks. Tanya Blair had two hits for HCC.


Frank wins Schetrompf Memorial

Chub Frank won the 25th annual Stanley Schetrompf Memorial on Saturday night at Hagerstown Speedway.

It was a first on two counts for the four-time STARS champion and World Of Outlaw late model series regular out of Bear Lake, Pa. - his first win of the Memorial event and his first Lucas Oil Late Model series victory.

"It was a great night all around," Frank said. "I couldn't have asked for a better handling car. We won the first time out with this car and it doesn't have that many races on it. I don't know why we don't run it more. It got the job done tonight."

Following a caution on lap five, Frank began his run through the rear of the field on lap 17 with the green staying out until lap 37. He led by nearly two seconds halfway through the race.

Earl Pearson Jr. finished second, four lengths behind Frank. Rick Eckert, Gary Stuhler and Steve Casebolt rounded out the top five.

In the Ernie's Salvage Yard pure stocks double points event, Mark Jones of Greencastle, Pa., won his second race of the season. Hans Stamberg, Dean Holmes, Darrin Younker and Rick Stouffer completed the top five.


Beaver Creek eliminated Congressional 9, Beaver Creek 8

At Beaver Creek:

G. Hanes-Shreaves (C) d. Randy Barnes-Brian Crabtree, 2-1; Morris-C. Hanes (C) d. Denny Stoner-Tim Doreen, 2-

Steve Ligi-Ken Kasai (BC) d. McGill-S. Tendall, 2-.

At Congressional:

Schuller and Tendall (C) d. Dirk Schultz-Bill Kushay, 2-; Burk-Giarraputo (C) d. Tim Steiner-Ty Bordner, 2-1; Ken Lampard-Greg Henry (BC) d. Williams and Mazrikes, 3-0.


FitzGerald takes second

WASHINGTON - Mike FitzGerald of Hagerstown finished second in the 50-over age group in a time of 37:53 in the Sallie-Mae 10K.

Tom Stevens, 50, of Middletown, Md., was seventh in the Masters division in 34:31.

Maria Spinnler, 44, was third in the women's masters division in 39:13 while Laura Nelson, 40, a 1983 graduate of South Hagerstown, finished fifth in 40:33.


Federal Minor League

DMP 11, Goodwill 3

DMP: Malik Carey 3 hits, HR; Thomas Cremins, Natalie Karlen Claire Murray 3 hits; Jesse Donmoyer, Elijah Gatewood 2 hits.

Hancock Little League

Mr. Hardware Nationals 11, Appalachian Archery Red Sox 10

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