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By KYLE RAIOS | Staff Correspondent | July 2, 2012
Austin Golden was shining Sunday afternoon, throwing a five-inning no-hitter to lead Conococheague to a 10-0 victory over Maugansville in the Maryland District 1 Junior Tournment winner's bracket final. “I couldn't have done it without my team backing me up, making plays,” Golden said. Conococheague's defense committed no errors and only two Maugansville baserunners made it as far as second base. Golden needed only 58 pitches to complete the five innings. He faced only 18 hitters, struck out one and allowed only three walks while hitting two batters.
SPORTS
July 29, 2012
Blake Schwartz and Colin Bates combined on a four-hit shutout as the Hagerstown Suns blanked the Lexington Legends 6-0 on Sunday afternoon in the South Atlantic League. The Suns (63-43, 21-16) reclaimed sole possession of first place in the Northern Division, one game ahead of Hickory and West Virginia and two ahead of Lakewood. Schwartz (1-0) worked the first six innings, allowing three hits and two walks while striking out six in his second start with the Suns. Bates allowed one hit and one walk while striking out one over the final three innings for his second save.
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By WILL ROBINSON | Staff Correspondent | April 6, 2011
At first glance, Wednesday’s Williamsport-Clear Spring baseball game appeared destined to be a low-scoring MVAL Antietam affair. Williamsport held a 4-2 lead in the bottom of the second, even after starter Tyler Byers was chased. Tyson Cline got two strikeouts with the bases loaded to preserve the advantage. Then, the bats came alive. Scoring was the norm as Williamsport charged to a 24-13 lead before the game was halted after four innings due to darkness. The completion is yet to be scheduled.
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By WILL ROBINSON/Staff Correspondent | April 24, 2010
WILLIAMSPORT -- Williamsport's baseball team returned to .500 in rousing fashion. Taking advantage of Boonsboro's pitching, the Wildcats routed the Warriors 20-6 on Friday night in an MVAL Antietam game shortened to five innings by the 10-run rule. The game was close entering the fourth inning, with Williamsport (7-7, 3-4) leading 6-4, before the Wildcats' bats got red hot in a 12-run inning. Boonsboro (2-12, 1-8) starter Brian Cibula (0-5) was responsible for nine runs in 4 1/3 innings.
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By PAT DeCOLA | New Hampshire Union Leader | August 5, 2011
Dario Vitalgliano hit a three-run double in the third inning to put Manchester ahead to stay, as the host team defeated Hagerstown B 6-1 on the opening day of the PONY League Baseball East Zone Tournament on Friday. Travis Dion added a two-run single and scored on a wild pitch to give Manchester all the scoring it needed. J.J. Cooper scored on a wild pitch in the fifth inning to give Hagerstown its only run. Garrett Spinks, Blake Harne, and Zach Barr had Hagerstown's three hits.
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By CURT HORNBECKER | curt.hornbecker@herald-mail.com | July 5, 2013
The West End Little League 11-12 All-Stars might have preferred a more conventional rainstorm. Instead, thunder arose from the bats of the Valley Little League All-Stars in the form of five home runs - three of them in an eight-run sixth inning - propelling them to a 12-3 victory Friday night in the losers' bracket of the Maryland District 1 tournament. With the win, Valley advanced to the losers' bracket semifinals and will travel to Federal on Saturday evening at 6. Clinging to a 4-3 lead, Valley put runners on first and second against West End starter Xavier Dominguez, who was then relieved by Caleb Shanholtz.
SPORTS
April 28, 2012
Three Hagerstown pitchers held Augusta to three hits, and the Suns took control with a three-run fifth inning on the way to a 6-1 victory over the Greenjackets in a South Atlantic League game Saturday. The Suns (12-9) opened the scoring in the first inning against Greenjackets starter Bryce Bandilla (1-1). Cutter Dykstra led off with a double and scored on Adrian Nieto's two-out single. Augusta (9-12) tied the game against Suns starter Brian Dupra in the fourth. Shawn Payne led off with a single, stole second and took third on Ben Thomas' single.
SPORTS
July 3, 2013
Fly out. Line out. Pop up. Over and over. Seventeen times, the Washington Nationals got out on batted balls that didn't hit the ground, making Kyle Lohse's job easier and leaving manager Davey Johnson in deeper despair over the state of his offense. “It's putting me in my loony bin,” Johnson said. Lohse tossed eight crisp innings on short rest Wednesday, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Nationals 4-1, shutting down Bryce Harper and Co. for the second night in a row. Lohse (4-6)
NEWS
By DON WORTHINGTON | June 18, 2000
BIG POOL - Bats have been described as gentle, beneficial and necessary, but Kamela Lee of Big Pool sees things differently. cont. from front page The estimated hundreds of bats that live in the attic of her two-story wood house pose a health risk to her two children, and have largely made the house unlivable, she said. The family of four now "eats, sleeps and plays" in the 12-foot-by-12 foot, first-floor living room where blankets and pillows are stacked side-by-side with children's toys and playpens.
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By CURT HORNBECKER / Staff Correspondent | June 30, 1998
John Sneed made just two mistakes in seven innings Monday night, and both were hit over the rightfield wall. Ultimately, however, it was an Anthony Salley pitch which wasn't hit at all that made the difference. Leading 3-2, Greensboro scored an insurance run on a wild pitch in the eighth inning, and held on for a 4-3 South Atlantic League win at Municipal Stadium before 1,096 fans, dropping the Suns to 4-8 in the second half. Salley, who relieved Sneed (9-2) to start the eighth, walked Marc Mirizzi with one out. Allen Butler's single to center pushed Mirizzi to third before Salley uncorked his eighth wild pitch of the season for a 4-2 lead.
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August 3, 2013
Adam LaRoche was struggling so much at the plate, he decided to try something different. So he grabbed teammate Jayson Werth's bat. The move paid off as LaRoche hit his 15th home run of the season in the sixth inning to help lead the Nationals to a 3-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. Prior to the home run, Washington's first baseman had just one hit in his previous 28 at bats. LaRoche said Ian Desmond suggested he try Werth's bat as Werth was hitting .337 in his last 51 games. "My bat has not been feeling very good lately so why not give someone else's a try," LaRoche said.
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SPORTS
July 9, 2013
Cole Hamels wasn't about to give the ball to Charlie Manuel with the game on the line. He didn't have to. Hamels threw eight sharp innings, Michael Young hit a two-run double and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Washington Nationals 4-2 Tuesday night for their third straight win. Hamels (4-11) allowed one run and six hits to win his second consecutive start for the first time this season. The three-time All-Star lefty has struggled in his first full year after signing a $144 million contract extension last July.
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By CURT HORNBECKER | curt.hornbecker@herald-mail.com | July 5, 2013
The West End Little League 11-12 All-Stars might have preferred a more conventional rainstorm. Instead, thunder arose from the bats of the Valley Little League All-Stars in the form of five home runs - three of them in an eight-run sixth inning - propelling them to a 12-3 victory Friday night in the losers' bracket of the Maryland District 1 tournament. With the win, Valley advanced to the losers' bracket semifinals and will travel to Federal on Saturday evening at 6. Clinging to a 4-3 lead, Valley put runners on first and second against West End starter Xavier Dominguez, who was then relieved by Caleb Shanholtz.
SPORTS
July 3, 2013
Fly out. Line out. Pop up. Over and over. Seventeen times, the Washington Nationals got out on batted balls that didn't hit the ground, making Kyle Lohse's job easier and leaving manager Davey Johnson in deeper despair over the state of his offense. “It's putting me in my loony bin,” Johnson said. Lohse tossed eight crisp innings on short rest Wednesday, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Nationals 4-1, shutting down Bryce Harper and Co. for the second night in a row. Lohse (4-6)
SPORTS
May 29, 2013
Wes Schill went 4-for-5 with two doubles, a triple and two RBIs, and Tony Renda went 3-for-4 with three doubles and two RBIs as the Hagerstown Suns erupted for 18 hits in a 12-5 victory over the Asheville Tourists in a South Atlantic League matinee Wednesday. The Suns (30-19) scored three runs in the first and kept pulling away, scoring in six different innings. Khayyan Norfork and Shawn Pleffner each had two hits and two RBIs, and Brandon Miller, Estarlin Martinez and Craig Manuel each added two hits.
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By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com | April 28, 2013
Ivan Pineyro found a way to escape becoming a victim of Hickory's home run hitters. Don't let the Crawdads hit the ball. Pineyro struck out 12 of the 18 Hickory hitters who went down swinging over six innings as the Hagerstown Suns notched a 3-0 victory on a chilly, wet Sunday before 553 fans at Municipal Stadium. Pineyro (1-2) had his best outing of the season, punching out a dozen on 75 pitches, while allowing three hits - all doubles - and two walks. David Fischer pitched the final three innings - getting the first six outs on whiffs - to pick up his second save, while closing out the five-hit shutout.
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By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com | April 15, 2013
The North Hagerstown and Clear Spring baseball teams went toe to toe in the early stages of Monday's MVAL Antietam Conference tilt, with a pure pitchers' duel taking center stage. But batters made adjustments, and when North recorded the final out on a cool, breezy and overcast day, the Hubs had a 7-4 victory to remain unbeaten. North's John Britton and Clear Spring's Jared Brant were sharp early, with the Blazers (5-2, 5-2) holding a 1-0 lead through three innings, thanks to Ryan Aaron's RBI single in the second.
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By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com | March 14, 2013
You can't ask for anything better to start the baseball season than scoring eight runs in the first inning. The Jefferson baseball team rolled into Hagerstown on a cool and windy but sun-drenched Thursday and headed back home after five innings with a 19-2 romp over St. Maria Goretti in the season opener for both teams. From the very first batter, when Goretti's Adam Blenckstone walked Anthony DiAmario, it was all Cougars. Jefferson had 12 hits and took advantage of three hit batsmen and eight walks, scoring in every inning.
NEWS
January 16, 2013
A former Hagerstown man charged with participating in a 2011 robbery in which the victim was struck with a baseball bat, was given a sentence of seven months and 24 days time served after entering an Alford plea this week in Washington County Circuit Court to criminal conspiracy to commit robbery. Dwight Orin Lewis Jr., 35, was charged in 2012 with a Sept. 28, 2011, robbery on the 12000 block of Pine Hill Drive, Hagerstown, according to charging documents filed by the Washington County Sheriff's Office.
OPINION
January 15, 2013
“OK, everybody, the Maryland legislature is now in session. Hold onto your wallets, and say goodbye to some of your liberties.” - Maugansville “I just counted 24 robins in my backyard, on the ground. Could it be that springtime is just around the corner?” - Funkstown “This is concerning movies and violence. It's the people who go see the movies is the problem, it's the ratings they get. I'm 68 years old. I quit going to movies in the '60s, when they started taking God's name in vain, and when they started - it was 'Last House on the Left.' It showed women being degraded, mothers and daughters being degraded by these men, and they murdered them.
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