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Federal 9-10 All-Stars reach state championship round

July 19, 2012

Thursday, July 19, 2012

YOUTH BASEBALL

BERLIN, Md. — The Federal Little League 9-10 All-Stars have advanced to the championship round of the Maryland State Tournament, defeating South Maryland 17-6 on Thursday in the losers’ bracket final.

Federal will face Frederick National on Friday at 6 p.m. Federal must beat Frederick National twice in two days to win the state title.

Federal took a 5-0 lead over South Maryland in the first inning. Brayden Quirple hit a two-run triple, Dylan Watson drove in a run with a groundout and Garrett Kercheval hit a two-run single.

Singles by Braden Kolb, Ben Caldwell and Ian Selby in the second inning gave Federal a 6-0 lead.

Federal made it 7-0 in the top of the fourth on a triple by Toddie Stocks and Quirple’s RBI single.

Stocks struck out the side in the first and held South Maryland scoreless with five strikeouts through three innings.

South Maryland finally got on the board with a four-run rally on four hits in the bottom of the fourth to cut Federal’s lead to 7-4. Stocks, who struck out six, was relieved by Kolb after 70 pitches.

Federal immediately restored its seven-run lead with four runs in the fifth. Jaylend Williams tripled, Tyler Remsburg hit an RBI single, singles by Kolb and Stocks loaded the bases and Quirple cleared them with a three-run double for an 11-4 advantage.

Finally, Federal added six runs in the sixth to take a 17-4 lead.

Remsburg pitched the bottom of the sixth and gave up two runs before closing the door on South Maryland.

* On Wednesday night, Federal defeated Bethesda 18-7 in the losers’ bracket semifinals.

Federal finished with 19 hits against Bethesda, with all 11 players getting at least one hit. Garrett Kercheval went 4-for-5 with two doubles and five RBIs, Ian Selby went 3-for-3 with two triples and three RBIs, Dylan Watson went 3-for-5 with a double and three RBIs, and Ben Caldwell had two hits and two RBIs to lead the offense.

NABF U17 World Series: Skunks off to good start

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Funkstown Skunks opened their trip to the World Series with a 5-1 victory over the Troy (Ohio) Bombers on Thursday afternoon.

Aaron Roby allowed just three hits in six innings and struck out seven for the Skunks. Colby Johnson and Josh Moats each hit a home run, and Johnson finished with two hits.

The Skunks are scheduled to play two more pool-play games Friday. They will face the Easton Tigers, out of St. Louis, at 10 a.m. before playing the Virginia Shamrocks at 5:30 p.m. The Skunks finish pool play with a game against the Jackson (Miss.) 96ers on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.

The Skunks are trying to qualify for the double-elimination round.



BASEBALL

Binford effective

Hagerstown’s Christian Binford made his second appearance of the season in a starting role for Burlington (N.C.), the short-season rookie affiliate of the Kansas City Royals.

Binford went 3 2/3 innings before reaching his pitch-count limit of 40 pitches. He allowed only one hit, walked one and struck out two as Burlington defeated Danville 4-3 in 11 innings.



ADULT SOFTBALL

Washington Co. Senior League

Thursday’s scores: Funkstown Tavern 10, Maugansville Ruritan 9; Terry Toms Re/Max 16, Holcim US 8



YOUTH GOLF

Beaver Creek Classic No. 4

Par 36-36—72

Ryan Crabtree    35-40—75
Andrew Miguel    40-39—79
Chad Shindle    40-44—84
Nick Franki    45-41—86
Jason Moody    43-49—92
Devin Blackman    46-47—93
Cody Trunkle    47-49—96
Ben Seibert    51-45—96
Garrett Hull    50-51—101
Rocky Moats    54-53—107
Drew Jamison    53-57—110
Noah Grove    57-54—111

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