Goretti's season comes to an end

May 16, 2010
  • The Mason Dixon Blaze softball team recently took second place at the Heartbreakers-Central Maryland Clash, finishing 5-1 for the tournament.From left to right: Front row -- Lily Nolan, Michayla Roberts, Elizabeth Ward, Ally Brown, Caeley Etter, Ciara Glunt and Emily Getz. Back row -- coach Brian Getz, Sadie Harshman, Shania Fogelsonger, Katelyn Merhling, Savannah Mills, Jennae Piper, Ashley Guyer and coach Tom Brown.
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St. Maria Goretti's season came to an end with a pair of losses on Saturday in the Maryland Private Schools State Tournament.

In a winner's bracket quarterfinal at Grace Academy, the Gaels fell to Avalon, 10-5. Jay Donoghue had two doubles and two RBIs for Goretti (11-18), which fell behind 8-2 through 4 1/2 innings.

In a loser's bracket quarterfinal at Goretti, the Gaels took a 12-1 lead through three innings, but Bishop Walsh scored 10 runs in the fourth -- after Goretti retired the first two batters in the inning -- and Connor O'Rourke's three-run homer in the seventh was the difference as the Gaels fell, 20-17.

Connor Grimsley hit two home runs and drove in three runs for Goretti. Vince Turano had four hits, including a three-run double, a two-run homer and an RBI double. Ian Moss had three hits, including two doubles, and drove in three runs. Nic Martin had three hits and Dan Rost added two hits. Donoghue hit a two-run homer.


Avalon 320 210 2 -- 10 8 1
Goretti 200 012 0 -- 5 6 3

Klein and Testo. Grimsley, Turano (2), Rost (7) and Donoghue. WP -- Klein. LP -- Grimsley.

Bishop Walsh 001 (10)32 4 -- 20 15 3
Goretti 273 122 0 -- 17 16 5

C. O'Rourke, Hartman (2), A. O'Rourke (5), Meyers (6) and Loffat. Martin, Rost (4), Turano (6), Moss (7) and Donoghue. WP -- Myers. LP -- Moss (3-6). HR -- BW: C. O'Rourke 2 (3rd, none on; 7th, two on), Myers (5th, none on), Redman (5th, one on); G: Grimsley 2 (2nd, one on; 4th, none on), Donoghue (3rd, one on), Turano (6th, one on).

Jefferson 17, Washington 6

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- Tyler Hamilton had three hits and scored four runs, and the Cougars stayed alive in the West Virginia Region II Section 2 tournament.

Jefferson (24-10) will travel to Hampshire on Thursday night at 6 for the sectional title game.

Zach Lambert hit a three-run triple, Patrick Carter had two hits and two RBIs and J.P. Jones drove in two for the Cougars, who benefitted from 17 walks. Tanner Everton got the win with 4 2/3 innings of relief, allowing two earned runs on six hits and two walks while striking out three.

Michael King had three hits and John Rickards added two hits for Washington (8-19).

Jefferson 432 013 4 -- 17 10 0
Washington 320 001 0 -- 6 11 1

B. Johnson, Everton (1), C. Johnson (6) and Hamilton. Larcomb, Rickards (1), L. Johnson (2), King (7), Vasquez (7) and Fields. WP -- Everton (7-2). LP -- Larcomb.

Mercersburg Academy 7-2, Linsly School 3-1

MERCERSBURG, Pa. -- Jake Fries singled and scored the winning run on a wild pitch with one out in the 11th inning of the nightcap to lead Mercersburg Academy to a doubleheader sweep of Linsly School.

Fries hit a one-out single and took third when the throw on his stolen base went into the outfield. He scored the winning run on a wild pitch.

The Blue Storm (14-5-1) trailed 1-0 until Matt Timoney tied the game with a home run in the seventh inning.

Matt McMahon got the victory with four innings of relief after Chris Thorsen struck out 11 in seven innings. Cesar Wong led Mercersburg with two hits.

In the opener, Mercersburg scored four runs in the second inning en route to the victory.

Lorenzo Vasquez, Sam Rodgers and Christian Binford had two hits each for the Blue Storm. Timoney got the victory with four innings of relief for Binford. Timoney struck out five, while Binford -- who is returning from Tommy John elbow surgery -- struck out six on 45 pitches in three innings.

Game 1
Linsly 200 000 1 -- 3 5 1
Mercersburg 041 002 x -- 7 12 1

Smith, Brunner (6) and Weimer; Binford, Timoney (4) and Rodgers. WP -- Timoney. LP -- Smith. HR -- L: Riedel (7th, none on).

Game 2
Linsly 000 010 000 00 -- 1 7 1
Mercersburg 000 000 010 01 -- 2 7 1

Weimer, Miller (6) and Tennant. Thorsen, McMahon (8) and Rodgers. WP -- McMahon. LP -- Miller. HR -- M: Timoney (7th, none on).


Brunswick 14, Smithsburg 8

BRUNSWICK, Md. -- The Railroaders eliminated the Leopards (7-8) in the Maryland Class 2A-1A West quarterfinals.


Middletown 23, South Hagerstown 0

MIDDLETOWN, Md. -- The Knights eliminated the Rebels (1-13) in the Maryland Class 3A-2A West quarterfinals.


Shepherd eliminated from regionals

CALIFORNIA, Pa. -- Shepherd University's season came to an end with a pair of losses Saturday at the NCAA Atlantic Regional Softball Tournament at Lilly Park.

Amber Dudek, Courtni Williams and Nichole Pitcock each had a hit for the Rams in a second-round 1-0 loss to California (36-12).

In the losers' bracket, Shepherd committed three errors in a 7-0 loss to Kutztown (43-17). Dudek and Chelsie Oals each had two hits for the Rams, who finished the year 36-16.


Shank sets PR in 10K

MEADVILLE, Pa. -- Elizabethtown College freshman Taryn Shank, a North Hagerstown graduate, ran in the Distance Carnival at the Gator Invitational at Allegheny College on Friday night. Shank ran the 10,000 in a personal-best time of 37 minutes, 18.45 seconds.


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