Binford notches first professional victory

April 19, 2013
  • Saint James senior Nnamdi Enechionyia, third from left, signed his letter-of-intent to play basketball at Samford University, an NCAA Division I school. At the signing ceremony are Saints athletic director Jim Fahey and Enechionyia's mother Brenda, left, and father Brunchie.
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Friday, April 19, 2013


LEXINGTON, Ky. — Christian Binford, of Hagerstown, won his first professional game on Thursday night as Lexington beat Greenville, 13-2.

Binford went 5 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out seven. He allowed both runs in the first inning, then settled down before leaving in the sixth.

In three starts covering 14 2/3 innings, Binford is 1-1 with a 4.30 earned run average.


Mercersburg 17, St. Maria Goretti 9

MERCERSBURG, Pa. — Gabby Cuzzola scored five goals to lead the Blue Storm past the Gaels (2-5).

Maddy Shearer and Hanna Warfield each had three goals and an assist, and Ellie Clark also had three goals for Mercersburg (5-3). Amanda Broyles had two goals, Alyson Kinney had a goal and an assist, and Megan Lafferty made eight saves.


Madeira 45, Saint James 35

McLEAN, Va. — Alyssa Blank had three hits for Saint James in a loss to Madeira on Thursday.

Carissa Falanga had two hits for the Saints (0-8).

Saint James    14(11)    (11)71    —    35    7    9
Madiera    596    35(17)    —    45    19    8
Blank and Falanga. Ross and McIntosh. WP — Ross. LP — Blank (0-8).


Hagerstown PONY League

United Bank 12, Firefighters 2

United Bank: Alfonzo White 2 hits, HR, 4 RBIs; Brandon Gooden 2 hits, HR, 2 RBIs; Josh Tibbs HR, 3 RBIs; Issac Schlotterbeck 3 hits; Dawson Hottinger 2 hits.


South Mountain Thompson’s Gas 1, Clear Spring Yankees 0

Thompson’s: Brock Smith, Zach Crampton combined 1-hitter, 15 Ks; Smith 2 hits, game-winning RBI.

Yankees: Mike Myers, Andrew Pottorff combined 4-hitter.

Smithsburg Cal Ripken

Minor Division

Total Lube Center 16, Phil & Jerry’s 3

Total Lube: Jesse Beaver, Nicholas Milum 2 hits each; Patten Biden 6 Ks.


Pitch, Hit & Run in Hagerstown

An MLB Pitch, Hit & Run local competition, for ages 7-14, will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at Hagerstown Fairgrounds. Participation is free.

The competition includes pitching to a designated target, hitting from a stationary batting tee for distance and accuracy and running from second base to home plate for time.

There will be four levels of competition, including team championships at MLB ballparks and the national finals at the MLB All-Star Game.

For information, contact Mike Kelbaugh at 301-223-4556 or 301-471-9581 or at

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