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May 25, 2012
Rick Ankiel hit a two-run triple in Washington's four-run first inning, Ryan Zimmerman padded the lead with a three-run double in the seventh and the first-place Nationals beat the slumping Atlanta Braves 7-4 Friday night. Right-hander Chien-Ming Wang (1-0) won in his season debut. He gave up one run in three innings after taking over for Ross Detwiler in the fifth. The Nationals moved two games ahead of Atlanta in the NL East. Ian Desmond had a two-run single in the Nationals' first inning.
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May 12, 2009
Michael Guerrero slapped a key two-run single in the fourth inning and Tyler Moore added a three-run home run on Monday to lift the Hagerstown Suns to a 7-2 over West Virginia. Guerrero highlighted the Suns' three-run inning with a bases-loaded single off West Virginia starter Maurice Bankston to give Hagerstown a 3-2 lead. Chris Curran followeed with a single to finish the rally. Moore clubbed his first homer of the season in the seventh to give the Suns added insurance. The two rallies made a winner of Austin Garrett (2-1)
NEWS
By DAN SPEARS | May 24, 2000
SEVERN, Md. - The Catoctin softball program is one of the state's most storied. The Cougars are third on the all-time list for state tournament appearances with 11 - the highest amount for a non-3A school. cont. from sports page The Cougars, however, still only have one title to show for all their efforts. Tuesday's 3-1 loss to Rising Sun in the Class 1A semifinals at Randazzo Park will force them to wait at least another year for title number two. "We had a different outlook this time," said Catoctin coach Sue Weaver, who has been at the helm for the last six tries.
NEWS
May 15, 2008
LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Hagerstown Suns gave Lexington a lesson in economics on Wednesday. Two swings of the bat equaled four runs, which equated to a gain of one in the win column. Dan Lyons and Jake Smolinski hit two-run homers to lift the Suns to a 4-3 victory over the Legends in a morning matinee that was delayed for three hours by rain. The two big hits delivered the third win for starter Jeff Mandel (3-2), who allowed one run on six hits in six innings. Ryan Harrison and Kyle Gunderson came on in relief and each allowed a single run before putting the game away.
NEWS
May 18, 2001
Suns feeling good Hagerstown's three-homer game rallies team to win By BOB PARASILITI bobp@herald-mail.com Today Lexington Legends Mike Naninni (5-2, 2.59) at Hagerstown Suns Boof Bonser (3-1, 2.35) Promotion: Washington County PTA Night Time: 7 Radio: WHAG 1410 Feelings. Nothing more than feelings. Sorry, Morris Albert. Your schlocky old love song solo was rewritten by the Hagerstown Suns on Thursday and turned it into a explosive duet.
NEWS
By JACK HILL III | June 3, 2003
The Hagerstown Braves remained undefeated with a come-from-behind 10-4 victory over the Fayetteville AA's on Monday night in a Blue Ridge Adult League baseball game at North Hagerstown High School. The victory marked the 200th career coaching win for Hagerstown player-manager Danny Cunningham. "The layoff from the rain didn't affect our hitting," Cunningham said. "We have come through with the big hits during our last two games. We have guys that have been putting the ball in play.
NEWS
by JACK HILL III / Staff Correspondent | July 9, 2006
HALFWAY - Valley took the first step toward defending its district title by defeating Halfway 4-1 on Saturday afternoon in the Maryland District 1 11-12 Tournament. "We have six returners," Valley manager Greg Spickler said. "That will make a big difference for us in tournament experience. It was just a good team victory. We really focused on defense, because we knew that we had to play good defense and keep the run count down against a good quality pitcher like Brett Barr. " Valley pitcher Luke Toms got the upper hand against Barr, giving up no earned runs and three hits in six innings to get the complete-game win. "I just wanted to win the first game," Toms said.
NEWS
By LARRY YANOS | April 8, 2008
BOONSBORO -- The Boonsboro Warriors rallied for two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning Monday to beat previously unbeaten Williamsport 4-3 in an MVAL Antietam softball game. The Wildcats grabbed a 3-2 lead in the top of the seventh, but the determined Warriors (3-2, 1-0) came right back and scored the winning runs on junior Jessica Manuel's two-out, two-run single down the left-field line. "I was feeling the pressure. It was a fast ball and I hit it," Manuel said of her plate appearance in the seventh inning.
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By JACK HILL III / Staff Correspondent | May 6, 2008
Click here to see more photos of this game Senior shortstop Brittany Hyatt wanted to make sure the South Hagerstown Rebels won her final game against the rival North Hagerstown Hubs. Hyatt - the 2007 Washington County Player of the Year - finished with three hits, three RBIs and two runs as the Rebels celebrated Senior Day by coming back from a 4-0 deficit to pull out a 7-4 win over the Hubs on Monday in the MVAL Piedmont. "We realized that it was the last time that (the seniors)
NEWS
By JACK HILL III / Staff Correspondent | July 10, 2008
SHARPSBURG -- Tanner Manning must really like milkshakes. He hit two home runs Wednesday, including a dramatic solo shot to center in the bottom of the sixth inning, to lift Hancock to a thrilling 7-6 win over Sharpsburg in a Maryland District 1 11-12 Tournament losers' bracket game. "My teammate's mom owns an ice cream shop," Manning said. "She said if I hit a home run, then I would get a free milkshake. "It feels good. We have a good chance to do good in the tournament.
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August 2, 2013
The Hagerstown Suns proved on Friday night that good things come in twos. Estarlin Martinez hit a two-run home run and Wander Ramos, Pedro Severino and Shawn Pleffner added two-run doubles as the Suns defeated the Kannapolis Intimidators 11-7 in a back-and-forth South Atlantic League contest in front of 965 fans at Municipal Stadium. The Suns (62-45, 24-16) remained 1 1/2 games behind the West Virginia Power - a 10-1 winner over Lakewood - in the race for the Northern Division's second-half title.
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SPORTS
July 30, 2013
The Hagerstown Suns had 11 hits but only two runs to show for them in a 4-2 loss to the Lakewood BlueClaws on Tuesday night. The Suns now trail the first-place West Virginia Power by 1 1/2 games in the South Atlantic League Northern Division second-half standings. Art Charles and Alejandro Villalobos each went 3-for-3 and Chace Numata hit a two-run, tiebreaking home run for the BlueClaws. The Suns took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Narciso Mesa led off with a single, went to third as Tony Renda reached on an error and scored as Shawn Pleffner grounded into a force out at second.
SPORTS
May 22, 2013
This time, Bryce Harper made the catch. And yeah, it was a relief. Harper made a game-saving grab in right field and had a couple of big hits at the plate to help the Washington Nationals beat the San Francisco Giants 2-1 in 10 innings on Wednesday. San Francisco had runners on first and second with one out in the eighth when Harper had to dive to grab Hunter Pence's sinking liner in the gap, keeping it tied at 1. He banged up his left knee on the play, but managed to stay in the game.
SPORTS
By JACK HILL III | Staff Correspondent | July 7, 2012
American Little League went through three pitchers in the first inning of Saturday's Maryland District 1 11-12 tournament losers' bracket game against West End. The third pitcher turned out to be the most effective. Southpaw Alfonso White hurled 5 2/3 scoreless innings of relief to allow American to come from behind and eliminate West End 6-3. American will host Maugansville in a losers' bracket game Monday night at 6. “The kids told me that we're not leaving here until we win,” American manager Eric Stubbs said.
SPORTS
By BRETT NIEVES | Staff Correspondent | June 29, 2012
West End's 9-10 All-Stars might forget what it's like to practice after this week. West End has played four games in as many days - winning the last three, including Friday night's 10-7 victory over Valley in the Maryland District 1 9-10 Little League Tournament losers' bracket final. West End will travel to face undefeated Federal tonight at 6 in the championship round. West End must win to force a final game Monday night. Federal can win the title tonight. “We won today, so I'll worry about tomorrow when we get there,” West End manager Mark Brown said.
SPORTS
By DANIEL KAUFFMAN | kauffman@herald-mail.com | June 18, 2012
Halfway Little League's first venture into Little League Softball postseason play was a successful one Monday night. Trinity Schlotterbeck struck out 11 and hit the go-ahead RBI single in a four-run third inning, and Halfway defeated Sharpsburg 6-4 in the opener of the best-of-3 Maryland District 1 Little League Softball 11-12 championship series. “I'm proud of the team,” said Halfway manager Chris Schlotterbeck, who also was a proud father as daughter Trinity retired 13 straight Sharpsburg hitters at one point, nine of them on strikeouts.
SPORTS
May 25, 2012
Rick Ankiel hit a two-run triple in Washington's four-run first inning, Ryan Zimmerman padded the lead with a three-run double in the seventh and the first-place Nationals beat the slumping Atlanta Braves 7-4 Friday night. Right-hander Chien-Ming Wang (1-0) won in his season debut. He gave up one run in three innings after taking over for Ross Detwiler in the fifth. The Nationals moved two games ahead of Atlanta in the NL East. Ian Desmond had a two-run single in the Nationals' first inning.
SPORTS
By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com | May 23, 2012
On a normal day, Caleb Ramsey would have been a hero in epic proportions. But Wednesday wasn't a normal day. Josh Adams and the Greensboro Grasshoppers made sure of that. Adams drove in three runs, including the tiebreaker in a three-run 10th inning, to lead the Grasshoppers to an 8-6 victory that gained the edge in a critical three-game series before 1,518 knowledge thirsty fans during an Education Day morning matinee at Municipal Stadium. Adams' solo home run and two RBI singles tarnished Ramsey's two home runs and five RBIs as Greensboro won the series, two games to one. It allowed the Grasshoppers (32-13)
SPORTS
By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com | April 27, 2012
Just call Tyler Byers “Mo.” Williamsport's pitcher took the mound at Municipal Stadium on Friday night and gave the Wildcats all the inspiration they needed to post an 8-5 MVAL Antietam victory over South Hagerstown. “Today, we played about as complete a game as we have played all year,” said Williamsport coach David Warrenfeltz. “We pitched well, got big hits and played good defense. Tyler pitched a great game. When a pitcher goes out there and does that, it gets you going.” Byers lasted into the sixth inning until he got into trouble after being hit on the left ankle on a liner by South's Colby Johnson.
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By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | June 26, 2011
Miniature horse shows are growing in popularity compared to their larger counterparts, according to Linda Marsh, president of the All State Miniature Horse and Donkey Club. “A lot of people in the area have miniature horses and all the big shows are so far away, so we all got together and made a club that is just kind of into itself and starts with fun,” Marsh said. Based out of Fayetteville, Pa., the club held its annual 2011 show Sunday at the Mountain Valley Riders Club Show Grounds just outside Waynesboro.
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