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Halfway goes all out, rips Clear Spring

July 09, 2008|By LARRY YANOS

HALFWAY - The Halfway Little League 11-12-year-old All-Stars remained undefeated in District I Tournament play Tuesday with an easy 15-1 win over Clear Spring.

The game, which was halted after the second inning by rain and lightning on Monday, was ended after four innings on Tuesday via the 10-run rule.

Halfway advanced to the winners' bracket and travels to Conococheague tonight while Clear Spring journeys to American for a losers' bracket game. Both games start at 6 p.m.

Halfway, which pounded seven hits on Monday, continued the offensive fireworks on Tuesday.

After being shut down in the third inning when the game resumed, Halfway scored six runs in the fourth - sending nine batters to the plate to collect five hits.

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"We have good hitting up and down the lineup and our pitching has been solid the first two tournament games. We've only allowed one earned run," Halfway manager Jack Jenkins said.

Josh Wilson, who also doubled, sparked the fourth-inning uprising with a two-run homer over the center-field fence and Kenny Mack added a solo homer.

"I hit a fastball," Wilson said.

Winning pitcher Hunter Maloy added an RBI single while going 3-for-3 with six RBIs, including a grand slam on Monday.

Maloy pitched three innings, allowing just two hits, before Mack finished off the game with a 1-2-3 fourth.

"We're looking forward to facing Conococheague. It will be fun," Jenkins said.

Kevin Henson added a run-producing hit in the fourth and Austin Loar added a double.

Two Clear Spring errors also kept the Halfway inning alive.

"Too many mistakes and not enough hitting," Clear Spring manager Gary Proctor said.

"You can't give teams extra outs. Coming back down here after being behind (9-1) on Monday was difficult."

Halfway collected 13 hits, led by Maloy and Wilson.

Nick Lewis had Clear Spring's two hits, both infield singles.

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