Preps Area Roundup

April 20, 2007


Clear Spring's McDonough settles for two-hit shutout

CLEAR SPRING - Damara McDonough came up one out short of a no-hitter Thursday, finishing with a two-hit shutout as Clear Spring blanked Smithsburg 2-0 in an MVAL Antietam game.

Jessica Morley singled off the tip of the second baseman's glove into right field to end McDonough's no-hit bid. Morley moved to third on another single to right by Lacy Doane.

But the game suddenly ended with an automatic third out when Smithsburg did not have anybody available to replace injured shortstop Emily Bolton, who was the next scheduled batter.


Bolton was unable to come to the plate for the second time in the contest. She left the game in the bottom of the fourth after suffering a knee injury when Ashley Shaff slid hard into second base on a stolen base.

The Leopards (1-7, 0-6) started the game with only nine players available. The Leopards had to lose Bolton's last two scheduled at-bats, which resulted in two automatic outs.

"Today's victory wasn't a pretty one," Clear Spring coach Ron Baker said. "I hate to see games end like that. But you play by the rules and you stay within the structure of the game. You take a win when you can get it."

McDonough, a freshman, struck out eight in seven innings and walked only one.

"I was working the corners and throwing my changeup and dropball," McDonough said. "I felt like I did good. It's good to know that I always have defense behind me."

Clear Spring (2-6, 1-5) got the only run it needed in the bottom of the first. Leadoff batter Diane Draper walked, stole second, took third on a wild pitch and scored when Korey Atherton reached on an infield error.

The Blazers got their second run in the fifth. McDonough drew a leadoff walk. Megan Price and Lindsay Trumpower followed with bunt singles to load the bases. Pinch-runner Sara Deal scored from third when the ball was dropped on an infield popup by Draper.

- Jack Hill, Staff Correspondent

No. 4 Waynesboro 7, W. Perry 3

ELLIOTSBURG, Pa. - Winning pitcher Taryn Ashway hit a pair of home runs to lead Waynesboro to a Mid-Penn Colonial victory over West Perry (5-4, 2-2).

Ashway went the distance to earn the win, striking out 10. Amanda Redano added two hits for the Maidens (5-1, 4-0).

No. 6 Martinsburg 10, Goretti 0

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Lexi Rodgers tossed a no-hitter with 15 strikeouts to lead Martinsburg over St. Maria Goretti (3-7).

Jessica Russ and Jasmine Bartley each had a triple for the Bulldogs (12-5).

Brunswick 7, Boonsboro 6

BOONSBORO - Jennilynn Powers and Elly McCarthy had three hits each to lead Brunswick over Boonsboro in an MVAL Antietam game.

Katie Renner and Becky Koler each had two hits for the Railroaders (8-2, 6-1).

Jetta Williams had three hits, while Breanne Lohman, Courtney Long and Courtney Alves each had two for the Warriors (3-5, 3-3).

On Wednesday, Alison Griffith had two hits and Jaime Donato hit a solo home run to lead Boonsboro over Smithsburg.

Bethany Garnand had a solo home run to lead Smithsburg.

Catoctin 7, South 5

Brittany Hyatt homered and Desiree Giffin had two hits and two RBI for South Hagerstown in an MVAL Antietam loss to Catoctin.

The Rebels fall to 3-6, 2-5.

Chambersburg 6, Cumberland Valley 2

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. - Jill Monn tossed a two-hitter with 17 strikeouts to lead Chambersburg over Cumberland Valley in a Mid-Penn Commonwealth matchup.

Kayla Preisler and Katie Culbertson each had three hits for the Trojans (4-3, 4-1).

Everett 4, Southern Fulton 3

EVERETT, Pa. - Kelly Elbin tossed a 10-inning complete game, but Southern Fulton stranded 16 runners in a Sideling Hill League loss to Everett.

Elbin and Sam Bain each had three hits and Natasha Bard added two for the Indians.


No. 1 Jefferson 10, Musselman 0

INWOOD, W.Va. - Wes Kidwell had two doubles to lead Jefferson over Musselman.

Brandon Campbell went five innings, walking none and striking out six for the Cougars (14-2). Matt Tiano, Marquise Jones and Colton Gustines each drove in two runs.

No. 2 South 11, Catoctin 1

Tim Hamilton had two doubles and three RBI to lead South Hagerstown over Catoctin in an MVAL Antietam game.

Todd Jacobson, Brandon Knight and James Hutzler each had two hits and Tim Jacobson added two RBI for the Rebels (8-1, 6-0).

Catoctin (5-4, 3-3) issued 12 walks in the loss.

Boonsboro 9, Brunswick 3

BOONSBORO - Aaron Dixon had two hits, including a two-run double in a six-run sixth inning, as Boonsboro beat Brunswick (4-7, 3-4) in an MVAL Antietam game.

Chris Selby went the distance to get the win, striking out nine. Mike DeBarge had two hits for the Warriors (6-2, 4-2).

Hancock 5, Paw Paw 4

PAW PAW, W.Va. - Jake Foreman struck out eight and went 3-for-3 with two RBI to lead Hancock as the Panthers edged Paw Paw.

Danny Mauk and Willie Powell each had two hits and an RBI and Nick Harvey added a pair of hits for the Panthers (3-7).


Clear Spring 3, Smithsburg 2 at CLEAR SPRING

Singles - 1. Andrew Beadle (CS) d. Umar Qadri, 6-0. 6-1; 2. Adam Faye (S) d. Cory Shives, 6-3, 6-0.

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