Shanholtz delivers as Maugansville stays alive

July 13, 2006|by JACK HILL III / Staff Correspondent

CLEAR SPRING - Maugansville refuses to give up.

Since losing 11-5 at Oakland during the first round of the District 1 11-12 All-Star Tournament last Friday, Maugansville has reeled off three wins in a row.

Maugansville's latest win came Wednesday night when it defeated Clear Spring, 8-3.

Maugansville's Kyle Shanholtz pitched a complete-game three-hitter with 11 strikeouts. He gave up only one earned run in six innings.

"Kyle Shanholtz had an excellent pitching performance," Maugansville manager Kenny Shanholtz said. "When the whole team settled down after the first inning, Kyle got into a groove. He was able to throw strikes consistently. I don't think that he got behind in the count too much. He stayed on top a lot. They had to hit his pitch."

Maugansville erased a 2-0 deficit by scoring four runs in the top of the second inning to take the lead for good at 4-2.


Dallas Carpenter singled to center to knock in Brent Mentzer. After that, Maugansville scored the tying run by pulling off a double steal as Carpenter swiped second and Colby Waugh stole home. Carpenter then scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch. Mike Churchey scored on a single to left by Dalton Bailey.

Maugansville got a run in the fourth when Troy Carbaugh scored on a passed ball.

Maugansville added two runs in the fifth as Mentzer scored on Carpenter's single to left and Waugh came home on a fielder's choice grounder by Churchey.

Maugansville got its final run in the sixth when Matt Daley doubled to center, took third on a passed ball and scored when Jake Bachtell reached on an infield error.

"It helped to get the lead," Shanholtz said. "That enabled us to run the bases more aggressively. Everybody contributed and did what they had to do tonight. The whole team kind of hung together."

Maugansville will make a second trip to Oakland tonight at 6.

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