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Williamson fans 10 for Maugansville seniors

June 28, 2011|By TRUNG VU | Staff Correspondent

MAUGANSVILLE — Forrest Williamson gave up two runs in the first inning before finding his rhythm to finish with 10 strikeouts, leading Maugansville to a 9-4 victory over South Mountain on Tuesday in the opening round of the Maryland District 1 Senior League Tournament.

Williamson allowed two runs on three hits and four walks before reaching the pitch count of 95 after 5 2/3 innings.

“Gave him a shot,” Maugansville manager Rich Montgomery said. “He’s a good kid. Never gave up and threw one heck of a game.”

Maugansville will travel to Valley — 15-8 winner over Conococheague — for the winners’ bracket final on Thursday night at 5:30. South Mountain will travel to Conococheague for the losers’ bracket semifinal on Thursday night at 5:30.

South Mountain jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first. Gunner Whipp led off with a walk and scored on Bradley Enfield’s single up the middle. Enfield stole second before Chad Cowden hit a bloop single over third. Travis Stone’s sacrifice fly scored Enfield before Williamson struck out Casey Strunk and Andrew Violet to end the inning.

Maugansville cut the lead to 2-1 in the bottom of the first when Derek Herbert drew a walk, stole second and scored on Cory Staubs’ RBI single.

Maugansville took a 5-2 lead in the second. With the bases loaded, Staubs hit a two-run double to left. Herbert scored on a wild pitch and Cory Staubs scored on a error.

Maugansville added three more runs in the third. Montgomery hit an RBI double, took third on an error and scored on a wild pitch. Trevor Shuck then homered to make it 8-2 before Whipp struck out the last two batters.

Maugansville got its last run in the fourth on Troy Carbaugh’s solo home run.

South Mountain threatened in the fifth. Bradley Enfield singled, stole second and reached third on a wild pitch as Zach Johnson walked. Cowden hit a line drive to Herbert at short for an unassisted double play, as Herbert tagged out Johnson in one smooth motion.

South Mountain tried to rally late with a two-run seventh, as Whipp scored on a fielder’s choice groundout and Enfield scored on Cowden’s RBI single. Right fielder Shuck threw out Cowden at third to end the game.

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