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Area Roundup

July 27, 2008

YOUTH BASEBALL



BOARDMAN, Ohio -- Luke Toms' RBI single in the top of the seventh inning lifted the Hagerstown PONY 14 'A' All-Stars to an 8-7 comeback victory over rival Chambersburg Suburban American in the winners' bracket final of the East Zone West Region Tournament on Saturday.

Aaron Binterman drew a bases-loaded walk in the seventh to tie the game at 7 and Toms followed with his hit to give Hagerstown its first lead of the game.

In the bottom of the seventh, Chambersburg had runners on first and second with one out. But Hagerstown got a strike-'em-out, throw-'em-out double play, with Binterman, the catcher, throwing out the lead runner at third to end the game.

Evan Appleby's three-run homer in the second inning gave Chambersburg a 6-0 lead. Joe Furry also homered in the inning for Chambersburg.

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Hagerstown starter Aaron Stoner settled down and only allowed one hit over the last five innings, going the distance for the win. He pitched a four-hitter with 12 strikeouts.

Zach Schreiber had three hits and three RBIs and Toms and Stoner each had two hits and an RBI for Hagertown, which scored all of its runs in the final three innings.

Hagerstown will play the losers' bracket champ today at 1 p.m. If Hagerstown wins that game, it wins the tournament. If Hagerstown loses, it will play the same team again for the title, either later today or Monday.

Thomas Evans 11-12 Tournament

Championship game

Valley 12, West End 10

Valley: Austin Stone 2 HRs; Bryan Tracey, Yusif Bayoh, Brandon Butrick HR each; Kyle Huntzberry 6 Ks.

West End: Dylan Stouffer 5 hits, HR; David Moser 3 hits; Airin Martin HR; Tyler Shindle 2 hits; Colby Johnson 6 Ks.

Adam Kees 11-12 Tournament

Championship game

Conococheague 9, Halfway 7

Conococheague: J.J. Cooper, Tyler Martin 2 hits each; Nick Berchuck HR.

Halfway: Alex Miller, Trey French 2 hits each.

Other games:

Valley 14, West End 6

Valley: Ryan Keefer, Joseph Forti, Tyler Stottlemyer 2 hits each; Jordon Edlund, Hunter Martin, Jared Tosten combined 4-hitter, 8 Ks.

Halfway 5, Conococheague 1

Halfway: Alex Miller, Emory Rowland, Josh Salanki 2 hits each.

Conococheague: Trey French 2 hits.

Conococheague 8, Maugansville 1

Conococheague: J.J. Cooper, Trey French, Nick Berchuck 2 hits each; Zack Hopkins HR.

Conococheague 13, Halfway 2

Conococheague: J.J. Cooper, C.J. Henson HR each.

Rally at Valley 7-8 Tournament

Federal 9, Valley Blue 7

Federal: Max Conrad 11 Ks; Bryant Shives 3 hits; Kalob Corbin, Bailey Claudy, Alex Walter 2 hits each.

Valley: Austin Moser 2 hits, HR; Chase Metz HR; Brendan Kemp 2 hits.

Clear Spring 11, Halfway 0

Clear Spring: Connor Michael 3 hits; Jaret Lazich, Dylan Altman, Garrett Embly 2 hits each; Josh Colliflower shutout, 9 Ks.

RUNNING



Mower wins 5K in Hagerstown

Bret Mower pulled away from Andy Mason in the second half of the race to win the first Let There Be Light 5K, which started and ended at Municipal Stadium in Hagerstown on Saturday morning.

Mower, 37, of Greencastle, Pa., covered the 3.1-mile city course in 16 minutes, 28 seconds, averaging 5:18 per mile. Mason, 36, of Hagerstown was the runner-up in 16:49.

Brad Sponaugle, 28, of Martinsburg, W.Va., finished third in 17:13, edging Josh Dihle, 23, of Brooklyn, N.Y., by one second. Rob Hovermale, 44, of Smithsburg was fifth overall and the first Master in 17:17.

The top five females were Beth Leasure, 45, of Saint James (23:08); Karen Oyster, 38, of Hagerstown (23:41); Kassie Lawrence, 17, of Williamsport (24:25); Laura Mafut, 48, of Hagerstown (25:15); and Jennifer Erb, 32, of Fairplay (25:19).

Overall, there were 75 finishers.

GOLF



Grier tied for 7th

CONCORD, N.H. -- Coming off last week's career-best 11th-place finish, Hagerstown's Ashley Grier is in a position to better that performance heading into today's final round of the Duramed FUTURES USI Championship.

Grier posted a second consecutive 1-under-par 71 at the 6,255-yard Beaver Meadows Golf Course on Saturday for a seventh-place tie with four other players.

It was her fourth straight sub-par round, having finished the Alliance Bank Classic last week under par.

Grier is five strokes off the lead with Mo Martin leading at 7-under 137 following a 68 Saturday.

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