Saturday, July 23, 2011
WALDORF, Md. — Maugansville took the plunge just for the chance to take a dip on Saturday.
Corey Staubs drove in the winning run in the bottom of the sixth inning and Tyler Shindle pitched two innings of relief to nail down a 8-7 victory over Elkton in the opening game of the Maryland Senior League Tournament.
“We started out strong with four runs in the first. The kids knew we really needed this one,” said Maugansville manager Rich Montgomery. “We were told Elkton was the team to beat. We got the win and it puts us into the championship semifinal. That gives us a day off and that’s big considering the heat.
“There is a game later tonight, but I think me and the other coaches are going to go watch. The kids just want to hang out at the pool. That’s fine, it gives them a chance to relax.”
Maugansville turned up the heat on Elkton, the District 5 champs, with a four-run first inning, highlighted by Dylan Dopson’s two-run home run.
Maugansville starting pitcher Forrest Williamson battled through the heat for five innings, handling Elkton with four strikeouts.
“Williamson is a good kid and strong,” Montgomery said. “He went the distance in pitch count. He got to 91 pitches and saw he was wearing down. Shindle was very strong and closed it out. He went out ready to win the game.”
Elkton scored three runs in the second, but Maugansville countered with three of its own in the third. Elkton came back with runs in the fifth and sixth to tie the game at 7.
Staubs’ single drove in Taylor Shank with the winning run.
Staubs finished with three hits, while Derek Herbert, Shank and Dopson had two hits each.
Maugansville returns to the field on Tuesday against the winner of today’s winners’ bracket game.
East Zone Sectional Tournament
Saturday’s early games
Hagerstown B 29, South Adams 1
Hagerstown: Garrett Spinks 5 hits, 3 HRs, 7 RBIs; Chase Eichelberger 3 hits, 2 HRs, 4 RBIs; Casey Elbin 2 hits, 4 RBIs; Cole Helman 2 RBIs; Zach Andrews winning pitcher, 3 Ks.
Hagerstown A 16, Chambersburg 0
Hagerstown: Airin Martin 2 hits, 2-run HR, 4 RBIs, 11 Ks, one-hitter; Timmy Hartsock HR; Tyler Anders 2 hits; 3-run HR; Jordan Stonebreaker 2 hits; 2-run HR, 4 RBIs; Sinjin Shoop 2 hits; Casey Bartholomew 2 hits, 2 RBIs.
Rally at Valley 7-8
West End 8, Halfway 0
West End: Izaiah Dillinger, Destin Paul combined no-hitter.
Maugansville 12, Valley White 2
Maugansville: Cole Brechbill, Ian Klick and Tyler Richardson combined for 10 Ks; Brechbill 3 hits; Klick, Richardson 2 hits each.
Conococheague 11, Clear Spring 4
Conococheague: Andrew Kelbaugh 3 hits; Corey Jamison, Trace Draper 2 hits each.
Conococheague 8, Maugansville 4
Conococheague: Corey Jamison 3 hits.
River City Classic 9-10
West End 17, Clear Spring 2
West End: Chase McCoy, Xavier Dominguez, Branson Dillinger, Steve Dillman, Rhoan Bromfield 2 hits each; Will Grove, Joseph Ringus 3 hits each.
Williamsport fails to advance
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Williamsport Nationals managed only one hit in a 10-0 loss to the two-time defending champion Virginia Barnstormers at the NABF 17U World Series.
Williamsport went 2-2 in pool play and did not advance to the next round of the tournament.
Brandon Green had the only hit for Williamsport, which finished the season 37-7.
On Thursday, the Nationals posted a 6-5 win over the Jackson (Miss.) 96ers as Dustin Gregory delivered a single in the eigth inning for the go-ahead run.
Justin Lewis had two hits and Charles Cvijanovich had two RBIs. Hunter McKinley threw 4 1/3 innings of 3-hit relief.