Area roundup -- Conococheague 9-10s roll at state tourney

July 19, 2009


SALISBURY, Md. -- Conococheague scored eight runs in the second inning and settled in behind pitcher Jake Arnone to collect a 13-3 victory in four innings over Elkton in the Maryland State 9-10 Tournament on Sunday.

Conococheague moves into the winners' bracket final against East Frederick on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. The winner of that game will play in the championship round Thursday. The loser will play in the losers' bracket final on Wednesday.

Conococheague fell behind 2-0 in the first inning, but broke out for eight runs in the top of the second and five more in the third to take a 13-2 lead.

"We just keep putting up runs, and we capitalized on their mistakes," said Conococheague manager Mick Byers. "We ran the bases really well again today."


Arnone threw a three-hitter with seven strikeouts for the win. He struck out Elkton in order in the fourth to end the game.

Kevin Knode had three hits and Isaac Schlotterbeck had two hits, including a home run, for Conococheague. Arnone added two hits.

Maryland State 10-11 Tournament

Valley 14, West Salisbury 6

SALISBURY, Md. -- Winning pitcher Jordan Tapley also had a big day at the plate, hitting a three-run homer and two doubles to lead Valley over West Salisbury in the Maryland State 10-11 Tournament.

Tyler Olson had three hits in the victory and pitched two shutout innings of relief.

T.J. Kuhn and Raymond Breland Jr. each added two hits for Valley, which will play Brunswick at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the winners' bracket final.

Smith-Murphy 11-12 Tournament

Conococheague 18, West End 6

Conococheague: Joe Pike HR; Conner Renn 2 hits.

Conococheague 11, Loudon County 1

Conococheague: Chris Pike HR; Travis Kendle 3 hits; Caleb Leggett, Joe Pike 2 hits each.

Upper Loudon 13, South Mountain 11

Upper Loudon: Brandon Collinwood, Noah Gilhousen 2 hits each.

South Mountain: Duncan Rowland, Brandon Turnbaugh, Alex Wolfe 2 hits each; Nick Carlo 6 Ks.

Maugansville 13, South Mountain 9

Maugansville: Nathan Patey 2 hits; Jamie Clark HR, 3 RBIs.

South Mountain: Chris Deckert 3 hits; Cory Woodhams 3 RBIs.

Thomas Evans 11-12 Tournament

National 12, Maugansville 0

National: Jake Boutieller HR; Landon Buzzerd, Isiah Frye 2 hits each; Jeff Bennett 1-hitter.

Hancock 13, Clear Spring 12

Tristan Douglas 3 hits, HR; Justin Barnard 3 hits; Hunter Murray HR.

Clear Spring: Riley Lazich 3 hits, HR.

West End 15, South Mountain 6

West End: Airin Martin 2 HRs; Caleb Demottez 2 hits, HR; Dylan Bickford, Brady Nutter 2 hits each.

South Mountain: Devin Griffith 2 hits, HR.

Valley 12, Federal 0

Valley: Yousif Bayoh, Jacob Barr 2 hits each; Caleb Cardone 3 hits, HR; Josh Miller 2 HRs, 2-hitter, 8 Ks.

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Maugansville 15, Halfway 3

Maugansville: Ben Gazzola 3 hits, 6 Ks; Spencer Martin, Spencer McNamee 2 hits each.

Halfway: Riley Wolfenberger 2 hits

Sharpsburg 13, South Mountain 6

Sharpsburg: Dalton Shank 3 hits; Ryan Nolan, Ben Burgan, Aaron Hartle, Jon Grimm 2 hits each.

South Mountain: Zachary Crampton 2 hits.

Conococheague 17, Valley White 7

Conococheague: Justin Itnyre, Travis Hebert 2 hits each.

Conococheague 10, National 8

Conococheague: Skylar Whittington 2 hits, walk-off grand slam; Ryan Greene 2 hits.

National: Brock Peen, Timothy Towsend 2 hits each.

River City Classic

Halfway 14, Valley 4

Halfway: Ryan Downs 3 hits, grand slam; Dylan Cline, Jordan Wood, Bryse Showe, Tre Davis 2 hits each.

Valley: Bryce Sharenbroch, Jared Durning 2 hits each; Ryan Bywaters HR.

Maugansville 12, Clear Spring 10

Maugansville: Reid Wallech 3 hits, 4 RBIs; Jacob Carbaugh 2 hits; Brandon Gassaway 2 RBIs.


Mt. Airy 6-10, Williamsport 5-9

MOUNT AIRY, Md. -- Mount Airy scored the winning runs in its final at-bats Saturday to sweep the Williamsport Nationals.

The losses put a sour end to the season for the Nationals, who finished with a 12-13 overall record, including a 11-13 mark in the Western Maryland District.

Williamsport led 5-0 after 4 1/2 innings in the opener but allowed five in the fifth and the game-winner in the bottom of the seventh.

Seth Poffenberger hit a three-run home run in the fifth for the Nationals. Sean Colgan had three hits, while Jared Ferguson and Josh Cline finished with two each.

In the second game, the Nationals scored seven runs in the first two innings, including a six-run second. Mount Airy came back with two runs in the second, five in the third and two in the fourth to take a 9-7 lead. Williamsport tied the game with two in the fifth, but Mount Airy scored the winning run in the bottom of the sixth.

Josh Green had three hits and Tyler Walsh added two hits and three RBIs for the Nationals. Travis Sluger and Poffenberger had two hits each.


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