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Maugansville eliminates Clear Spring

July 06, 2010|By JACK HILL III/Staff Correspondent

MAUGANSVILLE -- Maugansville scored 22 runs during the top half of the first inning.

Enough said.

They wouldn't need any more than that, but the Maugansville All-Stars continued scoring after that first inning, piling up a 37-1 victory over Clear Spring on Monday night in the Maryland District 1 Junior Tournament losers' bracket game that was stopped after five innings because of the 10-run rule.

Maugansville will travel to Hancock for a losers bracket game Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

"In the first game, we were slow coming out offensively," Maugansville manager Paul Breakall said. "We have been working on our offense ever since then. Tonight, we came out strong. The batting order was strong from top to bottom all night long. Even our subs came in and did well."

Maugansville was one batter short of batting around three times in the top of the first.

Chris Resh got three of his four hits in the first for Maugansville, which had five of its first six batters score three runs apiece in the first.

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The last three batters in the Maugansville batting order -- John Shipley, Matt Breakall and Jake Clemmer -- had three RBIs apiece in the first.

Maugansville got its first three runs in the first on a bases-loaded walk, an infield error and a wild pitch. After that, Steven St. Clair had an RBI single and Shipley added a two-run single to boost Maugansville's lead to 6-0.

Maugansville continued to pile up the runs in the first as Matt Breakall capped the rally with a two-run single to left.

"We just got the job done and came through," Paul Breakall said. "We have done what we have been practicing all week. We're hoping to fight to the end of the tournament. We're hoping to be a competitor the whole way through."

Matt Breakall finished the game with five RBIs, four runs scored and three hits.

Both Resh and Clemmer ended up with four RBIs and four runs scored. St. Clair got three hits, while Shipley added five runs scored and two RBIs.

Conner Hill ended up with four runs scored and three RBIs, while Tyler Brown added four runs scored and two RBIs.

Maugansville added eight runs in the second, six runs in the third and one run in the fifth.

Maugansville pitchers Tyler Shindle, Shipley and Hill combined to fire a two-hitter with 11 strikeouts.

Clear Spring scored its only run of the ballgame in the bottom of the fifth when Alan Yetter came home on a wild pitch.

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