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Preps Area Roundup -- Leopards advance to 1A West semis

May 12, 2009

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FROSTBURG, Md. -- Smithsburg rallied from a 4-1 deficit with five runs in the sixth inning and three more in the seventh as the Leopards defeated Mountain Ridge 9-4 Tuesday in the Maryland Class 1A West quarterfinals.

Winning pitcher Bethany Garnand went 2-for-3 with four RBIs, and threw a three-hitter with seven strikeouts for Smithsburg (13-5). Katie Sprecher had two hits and three RBIs, Shayla Murray added two hits and Kayla Wastler drove in a pair for the Leopards.

Smithsburg 9, Mountain Ridge 4
Smithsburg 100 005 3 -- 9 9 5
Mtn. Ridge 202 000 0 -- 4 3 2

Garnand and Sprecher. Robertson and Hewetlyn. WP -- Garnand (13-5). LP -- Robertson. HR -- M: Noland (3rd, one on).

McConnellsburg 8, Mercersburg 5

MERCERSBURG, Pa. -- Alexus Mellott had two hits, including a two-run homer, for McConnellsburg.

Taylor Morgan and Megan Eichelberger also had two hits each for the Spartans.

Kate Vary doubled and drove in two runs for the Blue Storm (6-12), whose season came to an end.

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McConnellsburg 8, Mercersburg 5
McConnellsburg 030 041 0 --8 9 3
Mercersburg 100 003 1 --5 2 5

Eichelberger and McQuade. Saner, Erlichman (5) and Duda. WP -- Eichelberger. LP -- Saner (1-6). HR -- Mc: Mellott (5th, one on).

Hyndman 1-0, Southern Fulton 0-13

WARFORDSBURG, Pa. -- Keena Elbin had two hits and two RBIs to pace Southern Fulton in the nightcap of a doubleheader split with Hyndman in the Sideling Hill League.

The Indians were shut out in the eight-inning Game 1, in which Kelsey White took the hard-luck loss in the circle after an eight-inning, three-hit, six-strikeout performance.

Southern Fulton came back in Game 2 and took advantage of 11 walks and two Hyndman errors to win in five innings. Bailey Elbin drove in three runs, while Taylor Leasure added two RBIs for the Indians (10-6, 8-6).

Hyndman 1-0, Southern Fulton 0-13
Game 1
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Southern Fulton 000 000 00 --0 3 0

Willison and Swauger. White and K. Elbin. WP -- Willison. LP -- White (8-6).Game 2
Southern Fulton 034 51 -- 13 4 1
Hyndman 000 00 -- 0 1 2

White and K. Elbin. Leydig, Willison (3), Diehl (4) and Swauger. WP -- White (9-6). LP -- Leydig.

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Walkersville 5, South 3

WALKERSVILLE, Md. -- Errors and lack of clutch hitting -- two behemoth problems for South Hagerstown this year -- caught up with the Rebels again on Tuesday.

A throwing error in the bottom of the sixth inning allowed Walkersville to score a pair of runs in a three-run rally that finished the Rebels' season in the Maryland Class 2A West quarterfinals.

The Rebels (6-11) had taken a 3-2 lead in the top of the sixth with walks forcing in two runs. South's first run came in the fifth on a run-scoring double by Joey Miller.

South stranded 10 runners on base, twice leaving the bases loaded. The Rebels managed only two hits, both by Miller.

Walkersville 5, South Hagerstown 3
South 000 012 0 -- 3 2 3
Walkersville 000 113 x -- 5 7 2

Shank, Jor. Miller (5), Boward (6) and Haupt. Peliterie, Zunier (5), Maymam (6) and Wachter. WP-- Maymam. LP--Jor. Miller.

Martinsburg 7, Hedgesville 1

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Brandon King hit a solo homer and also pitched six strong innings to lead Martinsburg over Hedgesville (15-13) in a West Virginia Region II Section 2 playoff game.

Austin Nealey hit a two-run single as part of Martinsburg's five-run third inning. The Bulldogs (21-8) scored three times on passed balls, walked six times and had three hit batsmen.

Martinsburg 7, Hedgesville 1
Hedgesville 000 100 0 -- 1 4 2
Martinsburg 105 001 x -- 7 6 0

Layhew, Coulter (3), Michanco (6) and Ebersole. King, Weisenburg (7) and Jordan. WP -- King (5-2). LP -- Layhew. HR -- M: King (6th, none on).

Hyndman 8-3, Southern Fulton 0-14

WARFORDSBURG, Pa. -- Southern Fulton was held to just four hits in the opener of a Sideling Hill doubleheader, but the Indians (8-7, 7-6) rebounded with an 18-hit effort in Game 2 to split with Hyndman.

Jake Fitz and Jesse Smartt had three hits and two RBIs apiece in the nightcap, while Dylan Whiteside had three of Southern Fulton's eight stolen bases in the game.

Hyndman 8-3, Southern Fulton 0-14
Game 1
Hyndman 350 000 0 --8 12 1
Southern Fulton 000 000 0 --0 4 2

Torbet and Stair. S. Hall, Burkstresser (3), Younker (6) and Munson. WP -- Torbet. LP -- S. Hall (0-1).Game 2
Southern Fulton 021 114 5 --14 18 1
Hyndman 000 102 0 -- 3 7 3

Morton, J. Hall (7) and Burkstresser. Logsdon, Shrayer (4), Minnick (7) and Stair. WP -- Morton (1-0). LP -- Logsdon. HR -- H: Minnick (4th, none on), Torbet (6th, none on).

Hedgesville 10, Musselman 3

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. -- Tyler McCain and Steven Miele each hit a home run in Hedgesville's victory over Musselman on Monday.

Mo Adams, Matt Santmier and Jeremy Ebersole each had two hits for the Eagles (15-12).

Mark Clatterbuck and Jared Weatherholtz had two hits each for the Applemen.

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