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Prep Notebook: Hubs are hot on the diamonds

April 04, 2013

Baseball/Softball

One thing is certain in Washington County at this point in time.

Only North Hagerstown can claim to have a pair of unbeaten diamond teams.

The Hubs have won their first five baseball games following Wednesday’s 6-4 win over South Hagerstown, while the girls moved to 3-0 on Thursday with a 7-2 victory over the rival Rebels.

Last season, the North girls lost their first two games before finishing 12-8.

Stats builders

In baseball, Mercersburg Academy senior infielder Colin Gibbons-Fly has been a thorn at the plate for opponents. He’s racked up 17 hits in 21 trips to the plate for an .809 average.

Austin Stone leads North with a .692 average. He’s 9 for 13 — the biggest reason the Hubs are hitting .357 as a team — and has also reached on five walks.

The 2012 Herald-Mail Washington County Hitter of the Year, North’s Andrew Yacyk, typically starts slow and this season is no exception. Yacyk is hitting only .235 through five games.

Odd-looking stats belong to Saint James’ Brett Vitkun.

Heading into Thursday’s game against Maret School, Vitkun had six hits in seven games but had scored 12 runs, thanks to receiving eight walks.

Teammate Garrett Blank doesn’t need to get four balls, he can walk to first after being hit by a pitch — which has happened six times already this season.

In softball, Berkeley Springs freshman Makenah Harrington is making an immediate splash for the Indians. In nine games, Harrington is 11-for-24 (.458) with three doubles, two triples, one homer and 11 RBIs.

Smithsburg’s Brooke Parks, who recently collected her 100th career hit, has been a tough out for the Leopards with 11 hits in 14 at-bats (.786), along with six walks.



Tennis

So much for the expected 1-2 singles punch at the top of North Hagerstown’s boys lineup.

According to Hubs coach Kevin Reynolds, junior Teddy Schoeck — the 2011 Herald-Mail Washington County Boys Player of the Year — will miss the rest of the season because of a bulky knee that’s still bothering him.

It’s the same knee in which Schoeck tore an ACL during the 2011-12 basketball season. He missed all of the 2012 tennis season, during which Ober emerged as North’s No. 1 player and won the 2012 player of the year honor.

* Williamsport’s 3-2 victory over Clear Spring on Wednesday snapped the Blazers’ 20-match winning streak.

Clear Spring went undefeated in 2012. The Blazers’ last loss was — fittingly enough — another 3-2 setback to Williamsport, on April 29, 2011.

Clear Spring’s girls — who also went undefeated last season — are currently on a 19-match winning streak, dating to a 3-2 loss to Boonsboro on May 4, 2011.

— This week’s prep notebook was compiled by staff writers Tim Koelble and Daniel Kauffman.

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