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Area roundup -- Maugansville ousted from Senior state tourney

July 28, 2009

YOUTH BASEBALL



ELKTON, Md. -- Calvert American scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning to take a 7-6 win over Maugansville, eliminating the District 1 champions from the Maryland State Senior League Tournament on Tuesday night.

Maugansville was on the other side of a late rally late Monday night. Tyler Nedimyer drove in Cori Colella with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning as Maugansville stayed alive with an 8-7 win over Perryville.

Alan Bowers, Ryan Cooper and Nathan Murray each had two hits for Maugansville. Bowers was solid on the mound, striking out eight in five innings of work. Colby Waugh picked up the win in relief.

Maugansville was sent into the losers' bracket on Sunday, dropping a first-round game to West Salisbury, 7-3.

Thurmont unbeaten in Junior states

Garrett Sprankle hit two home runs and Joey Johnson had two hits to lead Thurmont to a 4-3 win over Talbot in the winners' bracket final of the Maryland State Junior League Tournament at Valley Senior League.

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In a losers' bracket game at Maugansville, Garrett Ross homered and Cannan Cropper had three hits as West Salisbury eliminated Elkton, 13-2. Gavin Yingling and Mark Wagenspack each had two hits for West Salisbury.

West Salisbury faces Talbot in the losers' bracket final today at 5:30 p.m. at Valley Senior League. Thurmont will play the survivor in the championship round Thursday at 5:30.

Adam Kees 11-12 Tournament

Sharpsburg 12, Upper Loudoun 7

Sharpsburg: Grant Shafer, Jared Derocher 2 hits each.

Federal 15, Upper Loudoun 5

Federal: Michael Keller 4 hits; Alec Barnhart 3 hits; Connor Molton, Conner Shriner 2 hits each.

Thomas Evans 11-12 Tournament

Valley 14, National 1

Valley: Josh Miller 3 hits, HR; Hunter Martin HR; Timmy Hartsock, Jordon Edlund 2 hits each; Casey Bartholomew, Martin combined no-hitter.

Rally at Valley 7-8

Valley Blue 14, Maugansville 13

Valley Blue: Cody Bollinger 2 hits; Chase Miller 3 hits; Jimmy Coats 4 hits.

Maugansville: Braiden Wolfe 3 hits.

ADULT SOFTBALL



Washington County Co-Rec League

Deafnet 8, Redneck Ribs 7

Deafnet: Stephen Daniels, Amy Sines 3 hits each.

Omnia Biologics 24, Extra Innings 14

Omnia Biologics: Arnop Sangapol 5 hits; Tom Matthews, Greg Bailey 4 hits each.

Extra Innings: Chad Secrist 4 hits, 2 HRs.

Hagerstown Area Church League

Saints 22, Bethel 1

Harvest Life 23, Trinity 22

Nazarene 20, New Day 12

Nazarene: Jason Bernard, Greg Wright HR each.

West End Baptist 13, Lifehouse 6

West End Baptist: A.J. King 2 HRs.

GOLF



Bricker in 13th

PAOLI, Pa. -- Chad Bricker, of Waynesboro, Pa., finished the second round of the 96th Pennsylvania Amateur Championship in a tie for 13th place with a 2-over-par 73 Tuesday.

Bricker, after a first-round 70, was five shots behind leader Michael Kania, who shot a 68 to take over the lead on the 6,900-yard Waynesborough Country Club course.

Bricker won the Amateur title in 2006.

Clayton Rotz, of Chambersburg, Pa., made the cut into today's final round with a 1-over-par 72 and a two-day total of 147.

Kevin Reiber, of Waynesboro, had a 76 and missed the cut at 149.

WACO Junior Golf

Qualifier No. 6

At Yingling's Golf Center

Zach Weber 29-26--55

Anthony Minnich 30-26--56

Scot Drury 29-29--58

Shane Fritts 32-29--61

Matt Snowden 33-28--61

Chris Karr 30-34--64

Isaac O'Brien 36-31--67

Eric Sprecher 36-34--70

Adam Eichelberger 31-40--71

Micah Metcalf 36-35--71

Gabi McDermott 35-37--72

Ryan Crabtree 39-35--74

George Canova 38-38--76

Brenton Wagaman 35-41--76

Sam Dalauro 39-40--79

Jacob Hutchison 42-39--81

Connor Johnson 41-43--84

NOTE: Weber has 775 points in the Player of the Year standings. Chris Bushey is second with 715. The final regular season event is the Beaver Creek Classic No. 6 on Thursday.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL



Runner steps down at Shepherd

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- Shepherd University women's basketball coach Jodie Runner has resigned to pursue other interests, director of athletics Karl Wolf announced Tuesday.

Associate head coach Melanie Ford has been named interim head coach and a search for a permanent head coach will take place next spring.

Runner posted a 116-88 mark over her seven-year career. Her teams had five winning seasons higlighted by a program-record 24-7 mark in 2007-08 when the Rams won the WVIAC title and advanced to the NCAA II Regional Tournament finals. Runner had previously served as an assistant coach for the Rams from 1997-2002.

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