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Rebels win Wadel Classic with 12-run outburst

April 03, 2010|By JACK HILL III/Staff Correspondent

WILLIAMSPORT -- South Hagerstown erased a 9-8 deficit by exploding for 12 runs in the top of the sixth inning to beat Williamsport 20-9 in six innings on Saturday in the championship game of the Larry Wadel Classic.

"We have momentum and we have players that can hit the baseball," said Rebels assistant coach Danny Fowler. "The key to our two wins today was just the fact that we competed. We kept the pressure on the other team all day. They gave us a couple of opportunities that we took advantage of on some misplayed balls."

Fowler was in charge of the Rebels on Saturday because head coach Ralph Stottlemyer was attending a funeral.

Fowler was pleased to see the offense erupt to lead South back to .500 at 3-3.

"Our hard work in the cages is starting to pay off," Fowler said. "We are starting to get in a groove where we're hitting the ball throughout the lineup. Hitting is contagious on our team. Hopefully it continues."

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Trevor Haupt had five hits and five RBIs, Tim Hoover had three hits and four RBIs, and winning pitcher Luke Toms belted a two-run homer and drove in three for the Rebels.

Jordan Nicewarner's two-run single in the sixth gave South the lead for good at 11-9. Tyeler Presgraves added two RBIs

Blake Bandeff, Zach Lucas and Zach Sauble had three hits each for Williamsport (4-3). Lucas slugged a two-run homer and finished with three RBIs, while Bandeff also had three RBIs.

* In the consolation game, Keyser (1-6) got its first win of the season with a 20-15 victory over St. Maria Goretti (2-5).

R.C. Pratt went 5-for-5 with two RBIs, while winning pitcher Zack Cummings had four RBIs for the Golden Tornado.

Ian Moss had four RBIs, Aaron Wilkinson added three RBIs and Vince Turano had two RBIs for the Gaels.

* In one semifinal, South Hagerstown clubbed Keyser 17-1 in five innings.

Hoover and Haupt had three hits and four RBIs each for the Rebels. Toms ripped a two-run homer and had three RBIs, while Jordan Hatfield also drove in three. Dylan May got the win on the mound.

* In the other semifinal, Williamsport beat Goretti 15-4 in five innings.

Jason Hammond drove in three runs for the Wildcats. Bandeff slugged a two-run homer. Tyler Byers got the win in relief.

Nic Martin blasted a grand slam for the Gaels.

Wadel Baseball Classic

Championship Game
South Hagerstown 202 40(12) -- 20 17 1
Williamsport 322 200 -- 9 14 6
B. Miller, Hess (1), Toms (5) and Haupt. Lucas, Cline (4), Hammond (6), Bloyer (6) and Butts. WP -- Toms. LP -- Cline. HR--SH: Toms (sixth, one on). W: Lucas (1st, one on) and Mann (4th, none on).

Consolation Game
Keyser 023 082 5 -- 20 16 6
St. Maria Goretti 302 240 4 -- 15 15 7

Jones, Cummings (4), Liller (7) and Simone. Grimsley, Martin (4), Rost (6) and Donoghue. WP -- Cummings. LP -- Martin.

Semifinal Game
Keyser 001 00 -- 1 4 2
South Hagerstown 349 1x -- 17 17 1

Halbritter, Liller (3) and Simone. May, Hoover (5) and Haupt. WP -- May. LP -- Halbritter. HR: SH: -- Toms (1st, one on).

Semifinal Game
St. Maria Goretti 000 40 -- 4 4 2
Williamsport 242 7x -- 15 8 0

WP -- Byers. LP -- Moss. HR: G: -- Martin (4th, three on). W: -- Bandeff (3rd, one on).

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