Cougars knock off Nitro to advance to title game

June 03, 2011

Friday, June 3, 2011


CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Logan Johnson pitched two outs short of a complete game and drove in three runs during a big seventh-inning rally to lead Jefferson to a 13-7 win over defending champion Nitro in the Class AAA semifinals Friday.

Jefferson (32-7) will go after the 10th baseball title in school history today against Fairmont Senior, which beat Greenbrier East 10-0 earlier Friday.

Nitro (20-8) was hoping for a chance at its third title in four years but had troubles from the start.

Jefferson scored twice each in the first two innings and added another in the third, but Nitro clawed back to trail 5-4 entering the seventh.

But Jefferson scored eight runs in the final inning to put things out of reach, highlighted by Johnson’s double.


Clear Spring Little League

M&A Training Facility Pirates 7, Bragunier Masonry Dodgers 5

Pirates: Jaret Lazich, Conner Michael 2 hits each.

Bragunier Masonry Dodgers 12, M&A Training Facility Pirates 7

Dodgers: Hunter Mellott 3 hits; Zach Greenlee, Ryder Mills, Tyler Horst 2 hits each.

Pirates: Hunter Harshman 2 hits, 3 RBIs.

Jason Hose Mackintosh Yankees 9, J.R. Crampton Orioles 4

Yankees: Eric Bender 3 hits; Jeremiah Kehr 2 hits.

Orioles: Wyatt Abe, Dylan McGill 2 hits each.


Conococheague Minor League

Moose 2462 15, Yankees 12

Moose: Christian Stanton, Chase Stoner, Zach Spitzer 4 hits each.

Yankees: Andrew Kelbaugh, Dillon Kline 4 hits each; Josh Horn, Evan Wright 3 hits each.

Halfway Little League

Carpet Gallery 9, Gehr 4

Carpet: Mike McCook 2 hits; Bryce Ruppenthal 3 hits, HR; J.P. Melby 7 Ks.

Gehr: Brandon Gooden HR.

Hagerstown Colt League

Angels 11, Western Enterprise 3

Angels: Garett Blank, Nick Graham 2 hits each.

Western: Alijah Benson 2 hits.

Hagerstown PONY League

UAW 17, FOP 15

UAW: Zach Andrews 2 hits; Casey Elbin 2 hits, 3 RBIs; Cole Conrad 3 hits; J.J. Cooper 2 hits, HR, 2 RBIs; Chase Eichelberger 2 hits, walk-off HR, 4 RBIs.

FOP: Luke Harsh 2 RBIs; Jeff Bennett 2 hits; Joey Schwartz 3 hits, HR, 3 RBIs.

Major Interleague

Sportsland (South Mountain) 15, South Mountain Rod & Gun Club (Valley) 2

Sportsland: Jared Tribett, Brent Leone 2 hits each.

Rod & Gun Club: Mikaylah Murray 2 hits.

Junior Interleague

Valley Jeter Paving 16, South Mountain Boonsboro Pharmacy 6

Jeter Paving: Alec Hejduk 2 hits, 3 RBIs, 8 Ks; Steve Clapper 2 hits, 2 RBIs.

Boonsboro: Matt Twigg, Brandon Turnbaugh 2 hits each.

Junior-Senior Interleague

South Mountain Aladdin 18, Maugansville Ruritan 1

Aladdin: James Merson, Clayton Myers 3 hits each; Ean Stine 2 hits;  Gunnar Whipp HR, 2-hitter, 10 Ks.

Maugansville Little League

Maugansville Ruritan 13, Maugans Oil 10

Ruritan: Reid Wallech 3 hits; Jeremiah Clemmer, Joseph George, Spencer Martin 2 hits each.

Maugans Oil: Justin Akins 3 hits; Jacob Carbaugh 2 hits.

Maugansville Ruritan 22, Burkholder’s Floor Covering 8

Ruritan: Spencer Martin 4 hits, 4 RBIs; Jeremiah Clemmer 4 hits, HR, 4 RBIs; Brandon Gasaway 3 hits, 5 RBIs; Daniel Hilden 3 hits; Hoyt Chaney 2 hits, 5 Ks.

Burkholder’s: T.J. Quelett, Mason Gelwicks 3 hits each; Steven Eyler, Jared Caudell 2 hits each.

Maugansville Junior League

Shawley’s 16, Retro Vending 5

Shawley’s: Conner Hill 4 hits, 7 Ks; Alec Barnhart 3 hits; Phillip Lloyd, Jamie Clark 2 hits each; Zac Prather HR.

Retro: Kyle Moir, Graham Walter 2 hits each.

Sharpsburg Little League

B&B Automotive 6, Hagerstown Suns 3

B&B: Ben Burgan 3 hits; Austin Getridge 3 hits, HR; Matt Harsh 2 hits, HR, 14 Ks.

Suns: Hayden Elmy 2 hits.

B&B Automotive 23, Lions Club 2

B&B: Drew Housel, Ben Burgan 2 hits each; Blaine Morris 4 hits; Evan Hale 3 hits; Matt Harsh 3 hits, HR; Austin Getridge 4 hits, HR.

Smithsburg Little Sluggers

Cavetown Planing 12, Mace Auto Body 1

Cavetown: Asher Waeyart 2 hits; Will Hildenbrand 3 hits; Cameron Kutchey 4 hits; Jason Shifler 14 Ks.

Mace: Noah George 3 hits.

West End Little League

AFL-CIO 19, Stags 6

AFL-CIO: Alaric Hickman 3 hits, 2 HRs; Jordan Washington, Shawn Hickman 2 hits each; Shawn Hickman, Alaric Hickman combined 1-hitter.


Generation Next Series at Hagerstown Speedway

The USAC Mopar 2011 Generation Next National Series will be at Hagerstown Speedway today and Sunday for its seventh of 12 national stops.

Drivers ages 5 through 16 from across the country, including a few local racers, will compete in the two-day event, which begins at 10 a.m. each day.

The event will be held on the “little track” at the speedway. Admission is free.

For information, call Debi Supan 303-434-0182.


Hole-in-one at Black Rock

Frank “Elvis” Raines, of Silver Spring, Md., scored the first hole-in-one of his 20-year career Friday at Black Rock Golf Course during the Royal Order of Jesters Tournament.

Raines used a 9-iron to ace the 120-yard, par-3, second hole. The shot was witnessed by his playing partners, Grant Berning and Jim Pariseault.

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