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Valley stings Maugansville, 17-7

June 26, 2008|By CHRIS CARTER

CHEWSVILLE -- Valley Little League unleashed its Killer Bs -- Bryce and Boo -- Wednesday night in winners'-bracket action of the Maryland District 1 9-10 Tournament.

Maugansville Little League seemed to have an allergic reaction.

Bryce Scharenbroch and Boo Jordan combined to go 8-for-10 with 11 RBIs to lead Valley to an action-packed 17-7 victory at Aaron Steiner Field.

Jordan Tapley chipped in with a 2-for-5 effort to make the Valley 1-2-3 hitters 10-for-15 (.667).

"That's why they're there," said Valley coach Frank Bywaters. "Bryce is the table setter -- him and Jordan Tapley -- and the next three in the lineup look to drive it long."

Jordan slugged a pair of home runs during an eight-run third inning as Valley staked an 11-0 lead.

"Once I saw that ball going, I could talk to myself, 'That's gone,'" Jordan said. "I said that for both home runs."

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Jordan also smacked two doubles and finished with six RBIs. Scharenbroch was a home run short of the cycle and finished 4-for-5 with five RBIs.

Cleanup hitter Joey Schwartz added two hits and Valley went 15-for-35 (.429) as a team.

"Seventeen runs. If we can put up that kind of offense, I'd be very satisfied," Bywaters said. "I'm very confident in everyone on this club. The big thing is we have to be patient and wait on the pitch."

Leading 11-1 in the bottom of the fourth, Valley was one strike away from a 10-run rule victory. But a bases-loaded walk drove in a run and four straight singles led to four more runs to cut the deficit to 11-6.

After a scoreless fifth, Valley got back on track with six runs in the top of the sixth -- Jordan and Schwartz each doubled and Tyler Olson tripled in the inning.

Nine of the 15 Valley hits went for extra bases.

"This club hits, top to bottom," Bywaters said. "We're 13 strong."

Matt Shipley led Maugansville with two hits and three RBIs, while Kenny Daniels drove in two runs.

Valley advances in the winners' bracket and will travel to Clear Spring on Friday at 6 p.m. Maugansville falls to the losers' bracket for a matchup at American tonight at 6.

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