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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.
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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 | August 10, 2002
BRUNSWICK, Md. - The Hagerstown Braves forced a deciding seventh game in the Blue Ridge Adult League championshop Friday with a 4-1 win over the Brunswick Orioles. Today's title game at North Hagerstown High School is at 2 p.m. Hagerstown (40-9) tied the series after falling behind, 3-1. "We have battled all year," Hagerstown player-manager Danny Cunningham said. "We have just stepped up. It has been a war. Both teams are playing good baseball. We have got to go get them (today)
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By JACK HILL III | April 29, 2000
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Mercersburg Academy went a long way with a short hit. The Blue Storm used a bunt single to start an eight-run rally in the fifth inning Saturday to push past St. Maria Goretti 12-7 in a private high school baseball game. Kyle Fields started the fifth for Mercersburg (9-5) with a single to right and Alex Laddbush reached on an infield error before Josh Grahe got a bunt single to load the bases and change the complexion of the game. "I thought Grahe's bunt single was the biggest play of the game," Mercersburg coach Karl Reisner said.
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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)
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By CONNER GILBERT/Staff Correspondent | July 14, 2009
When the Federal All-Stars found themselves trailing National after two innings on Tuesday, there was no cause for concern. Federal stayed the course and got some big hits that propelled it to a 15-3 victory over National in the Maryland District 1 11-12 Tournament losers' bracket game at Kenneth E. Dudley Field. Federal hosts Hancock in a losers' bracket game tonight at 6. National started fast in the top of the first when Jake Boutieller blasted a two-run homer to center for a 2-0 lead that lasted until the third inning.
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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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July 1, 2006
YOUTH LEAGUES District 1 Junior All-Star Tournament Derek Younker had three hits, two RBI and three stolen bases as Hancock ran away from host Valley on Friday night. Hancock stole 10 bases and took advantage of five Valley errors in its 11-5 victory. Hancock was running right out of the gate, scoring four runs in the top of the first inning to take the lead for good. The big hits were Justin Berkstresser's RBI double and Nick Harvey's RBI single. Hancock increased its lead to 7-0 in the second inning.
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by JACK HILL III | March 27, 2004
Just when it was given up for dead, the North Hagerstown baseball team's heart started beating. The Hubs erased a 4-0 deficit by scoring all of their runs in the last two innings Friday, highlighted by T.J. Hose's game-winning two-run double in the seventh, to pull out a 5-4 victory over Linganore. "It showed a lot of heart that we hung in there and came back to win it at the end," North Hagerstown coach Shawn Reynolds said. "We need to play together as a team for the entire seven innings instead of just the last two innings.
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By JACK HILL III/Staff Correspondent | May 16, 2010
HAGERSTOWN -- Hagerstown Community College had the top seed and the home-field advantage, but didn't have luck to make a run in the Region XX Baseball Tournament. The Hawks were sent to the sidelines during the tournament's second day on Saturday as ASA (N.Y.) defeated HCC 9-3 in the completion of a suspended losers' bracket game. HCC trailed 7-3 after eight innings when the game was called because of darkness. The loss ended HCC's season with a 33-19 record, going out as the first team to be knocked out of the four-team, double-elimination tournament.
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