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Conococheague wins again at 11-12 state tournament

July 21, 2013

Sunday. June 21, 2013

YOUTH BASEBALL

ARBUTUS, Md. — Three pitchers combined on a two-hit shutout as Conococheague advanced to the winners’ bracket final of the Maryland 11-12 Little League Tournament with a 6-0 victory over host Arbutus on Sunday.

Ryan Greene pitched three hitless innings to start the game for Conococheague. Trenton von Philp struck out five in 2 2/3 innings, and Josh Gerber got the final out to cap the shutout.

Conococheague managed just three hits on offense but made the most of six Arbutus errors, five walks and a hit batter.

Conococheague scored three runs in the first inning. Ryan Greene led off with a single and went to third on an error. Maddux Grove was hit by a pitch, and an error allowed two runs. The third run scored on a passed ball.

Conococheague added three more runs in the third. An error and a walk set up Dalton Blundell’s two-run single to center. Blundell later scored on Justin Taylor’s RBI groundout.

Conococheague will play Berlin in the winners’ bracket final on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

PONY 13 Northeast Region

Hagerstown eliminated

CRANBERRY, Pa. — Hagerstown was eliminated from the regional tournament with a 6-4 loss to New Bedford, Mass.

Connor Michael drove in two runs, while Alex Walter and Garret Embly each hit an RBI single for Hagerstown.

Maryland Junior Tournament

Valley to face Waldorf

RISING SUN, Md. — West Salisbury defeated Rising Sun 2-1 and Talbot defeated Waldorf 10-0 in winners’ bracket semifinals in the state tournament at Rising Sun Little League.

Valley — which lost 9-6 to West Salisbury in the opening round on Saturday — will face Waldorf in a losers’ bracket game Monday at 5 p.m.

Maryland Senior Tournament

Valley in winners’ bracket final

HURLOCK, Md. — The Valley All-Stars will face North Caroline on Monday night at 8 in the winners’ bracket final.

North Caroline defeated Pocomoke 11-0 in Sunday’s winners’ bracket semifinal.

In a losers’ bracket game, Elkton eliminated Waldorf, 4-2.

CABC World Series

Ohio Blue Jays 6, Williamsport Nationals 2

Nationals: Blake Harne HR, 2 RBIs; Zach Andrews 8 Ks.

Williamsport Nationals 6, Up To Bat Titans 0

Nationals: Sloane Bendell 2 hits, HR, 2 RBIs; Hunter Maloy 3-hitter.

Note: The Nationals will play two more pool play games Monday.

Thomas Evans 11-12 Tournament

Sharpsburg 10, American 5

Sharpsburg: Dalton Shank 4 hits, HR; T.J. Kalagher 2 hits, HR; Ryan Nolan 2 hits.

American: Juice Howell HR.

South Mountain 7, Halfway 6

South Mountain: Zach Crampton, Jake Humbel, Peyton Wescott 2 hits each.

Halfway: Jaden Brady 3 hits.

Maugansville 8, Valley 0

Maugansville: Mark Spicher 4 hits, HR; Spencer Martin 2 hits.

Valley: Alex Kehr 2 hits.

National 13, Clear Spring 3

National: Stevie Witmer 3 hits, HR; Adam Mathias 2 hits, HR; Jeffrey Crampton 2 hits; Brock Penn 11 Ks.

Sharpsburg 13, West End 7

Sharpsburg: Dalton Shank 2 HRs; Ben Burgan 2 hits, HR; Peyton Mason 2 hits; Michael Fotta HR.

Valley 13, American 6

Valley: Chase Miller, Chris Martin 2 hits, HR each; Cody Bollinger, Konrad Mongan 2 hits each; Sean Simpson HR.

American: Juice Howell 2 hits; Charles Sommerville HR.

West End 12, Federal 11

West End: Joseph Ringus 4 hits, 2 HRs; Xavier Dominguez 3 hits, 2 HRs; Stevie Billman 2 hits, HR; Mikey Collazo 2 hits; Kaleb Shanholtz HR; Will Grove game-winning HR.

Federal: Nate Binkley, Luke O’Dell 3 hits, HR each; Kevin Abeles, Ben Caldwell HR each.

River City Classic 9-10

Valley 15, Halfway 6

Valley: Frankie Corsi 3 hits, 4 RBIs; Josh Black 3 hits, 5 K’s; Brady Martin 2 hits, HR, 2 RBIs; Jeremiah Kehr 5 RBIs; Connor Bowers, Brady Baile 2 hits each.

Halfway: Tyler Craine 4 hits.

Conococheague 9, Clear Spring 1

Conococheague: Trace Draper HR, 8 Ks.

Rally in the Valley

Federal 14, Chambersburg 9

Federal: Jacob Hill 3 hits; Bronson Taylor, Luke Frazee 2 hits each.

Chambersburg: Pryce Leonard, Bryce Flanery, Brant Byers 2 hits each.

Brett Crowell 11-12 Tournament

Maugansville 14, Halfway 3

Maugansville: Will Klein 2 HRs, 4 RBIs; Luke Coulter 2 hits, 3 RBIs; Loagn Gleason 2 hits; Andrew O’Connor 4 Ks.



TRIATHLON

McCollum, Lovgren win Hagerstown event

HALFWAY — Lucas McCollum and Alysia Lovgren topped 343 other competitors to claim the men’s and women’s overall titles in the seventh annual Hagerstown Sprint Triathlon on Sunday.

The event featured a  300-meter swim, 11-mile bike and 5K (3.1-mile) run beginning and ending in Marty Snook Park.

McCollum, 33, of Frederick, Md., powered to the lead in the bike portion, opening a 1:38 advantage over fellow Frederick resident Ben Freed.

Freed, 17, led coming out of the water, then cut back into McCollum’s lead over the closing 5K run, but came up 38 seconds short at the finish. McCollum officially timed 49:52 to Freed’s 50:30.

Christopher Baumler, 29, of Catonsville, Md., rounded out the podium in 54:42.

In a classic battle of youth versus experience, Lovgren, 35, of Rockville, Md., built an early lead in the first two disciplines and then held off hard-charging 16-year-old Natasha Freed of Frederick to win the women’s race in 1:00:18.

Freed, 57 seconds back starting the run, closed steadily on Lovgren but simply ran out of distance and stopped the clock 16 seconds short of the winner in 1:00:34.

Taking third in the women’s race was Amy Subar, of Potomac, Md., in 1:08:41.

The top Washington County finisher was St. Maria Goretti student Patrick Jones. The 17-year-old Hagerstown resident, making his triathlon debut, came out of the water second following the elite start and maintained well enough to finish seventh overall in 58:29.

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