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Area roundup -- Mills roughed up in first Triple-A start

August 13, 2009

BASEBALL



CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Former Clear Spring High School star Adam Mills, recently promoted from Portland, Maine, to Pawtucket, R.I., in the Boston Red Sox farm system, made his first start of the season for the Triple-A club on Wednesday night.

Mills, who fashioned a 10-5 record for Portland, including eight straight wins, was hit hard early and Pawtucket suffered a 6-2 loss to Charlotte.

Mills allowed five runs on six hits in the bottom of the first inning after Pawtucket had scored two in the top of the first. He allowed a pair of hits in a scoreless second inning and was lifted in the third when he walked a batter and gave up a hit to open the inning.

Mills was also back in familiar surroundings, having graduated from North Carolina-Charlotte.

GOLF



Bricker drops down

OAKMONT, Pa. -- Chad Bricker, winner of the WACO Championship from Waynesboro, Pa., suffered through an 11-over-par 82 in the final round of the 93rd Pennsylvania Open on Wednesday at Oakmont Country Club near Pittsburgh.

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Bricker, in his first tournament as a professional, survived the cut Wednesday morning when the second round was finally completed, but finished in a 41st-place tie.

Justin Smith, of Franklin, Pa., won the tournament with a 3-under-par 68 and 54-hole total of 213 to win by two strokes.

YOUTH BASEBALL



River City Classic

Halfway 10, Greencastle 0

Halfway: Wins tournament; Ryan Downs 3 hits, HR; Bryce Ruppenthal 2 hits; Jordan Wood 2-hitter, 7 Ks.

Greencastle: Hunter Barnes 2 hits.

BRIEF



Meeting for NHHS athletes

There will be a mandatory preseason meeting for all North Hagerstown High School athletes in fall sports and their parents Friday at 6:30 p.m. in the school auditorium.

For more information, call the school at 301-766-8246 during daytime hours.

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