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May 27, 2013
Monday, May 27, 2013 ADULT BASEBALL WILLIAMSPORT - The Hagerstown Braves scored five runs on six hits in the sixth inning to take a 12-2 win over the Virginia Cardinals on Monday in the championship game of the Reno Powell Memorial Tournament at Williamsport High School. The Braves got all the offense they would need in the bottom of the first when RJ Smith hit a bases-loaded triple. Trevor Cobb had four hits and three RBIs, Zack Swisher added three hits and Smith had two hits and five RBIs.
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By JACK HILL III | Staff Correspondent | July 21, 2011
The Hagerstown Braves were one strike away from seeing their season come to an end. One swing of Keith Kellinger's bat allowed the Braves to play at least one more day. Kellinger blasted an 0-2 pitch over the fence in left field to lift the Braves to a 6-5 win over the Brunswick Orioles in Game 3 of the Blue Ridge Adult League championship series. “All I wanted to do was get a hit,” Kellinger said. “I thought that he was going to throw me a fastball and he did. I got right on it. It wasn't what I was trying to do, but that is how baseball works.” Hagerstown (16-16)
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By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com | January 25, 2013
Reno Powell was baseball's version of Francis Scott Key. His main anthem in life was to have a home for the Braves. The Hagerstown Braves, that is. Baseball was Powell's life, especially when it came to providing a team to give young players in the area a life after American Legion baseball. That led to the birth of the Braves, a semi-pro baseball team which has lasted more than three decades. Many have Powell to thank for the chance to play ball in their adulthood. A thank you came as Powell was posthumously inducted as a member of the 2013 class to the National American Semi-Pro Baseball Association Hall of Fame for being the founder, president, coach and general manager of one of the teams that helped define Hagerstown as a baseball town.
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September 16, 2012
Freddie Freeman insists the NL East race is far from over. The Atlanta Braves are 6 1/2 games out of the division lead with 16 games to play, but Freeman believes they still have a good chance to catch the Washington Nationals. “I mean have they won the division yet?” Freeman said. “No, they haven't, so obviously we do.” Pinch-runner Jeff Baker scored the go-ahead run in the eighth inning when reliever Ryan Mattheus hit Andrelton Simmons' uniform with a bases-loaded pitch that helped Atlanta beat the Nationals 5-4 on Saturday.
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July 21, 2012
Bryce Harper returned from an ankle injury to single and score as a pinch-hitter, and Roger Bernadina had a tiebreaking hit in the seventh inning as the Washington Nationals earned a split of the day-night doubleheader with a 5-2 victory Saturday night. Harper injured his ankle in the opener and was lifted after the second inning. The Braves won the first game 4-0 behind Ben Sheets' strong performance. Bernadina, who entered as a defensive replacement after Harper fouled a bunt off his left ankle in the first inning of the first game, had five hits on the day including a seventh inning, go-ahead RBI single in the nightcap.
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April 26, 2012
The Rome Braves figured out a way to get over Wednesday's 24-2 hangover. Five of the Braves' eight hits went for two bases off Hagerstown starter Wirkin Estevez on Thursday, leading to a 6-2 victory over the Suns. Rome took a 1-0 lead in the second inning against Estevez as Felix Marte hit a two-out single and scored on Cory Brownstein's double. The Braves added two runs in the third again with two outs. Edison Sanchez singled and Jakob Dalfonso doubled to set up a two-run double to left by Elmer Reyes to give Rome a 3-0 lead.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | November 24, 2012
A crowd of about 75 people braved cold and blustery weather conditions Saturday night for this small western Washington County town's annual Christmas tree lighting. Tyler and Maryann Johnson of Warfordsburg, Pa., brought their 4-year-old daughter, Alexis, to Joseph Hancock Jr. Primitive Park. “This is our first time,” Johnson's mother said as they waited in a small line to meet Santa Claus, who arrived on a firetruck just before a large fir tree was lighted in the park. Alexis said she wanted a red Ninja Turtle when asked what she wanted for Christmas.
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by JACK HILL III | July 12, 2002
The Hagerstown Braves like a threepeat better than a repeat. The Braves won their third straight regular-season baseball championship in the Blue Ridge Adult League with an 11-6 win over the Chambersburg Rockies on Thursday night at North Hagerstown High School. "The guys have been real dedicated and I am extremely proud of their effort," Hagerstown player-manager Danny Cunningham said. "It feels good, but this is the first step. " The Braves (33-5, 27-3) close out their regular season with a doubleheader at Brunswick on Sunday at 3 p.m. Hagerstown gets a bye in the first round of the league playoffs and then it will begin postseason play in the semifinals.
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By JACK HILL III | August 2, 1998
The Hagerstown Braves were looking for the perfect climax to their comeback. Rodney Young provided it by delivering an RBI double to right-center field in the bottom of the eighth inning Saturday to give the Braves a 7-6 victory over the Fayetteville AA's in the first game of the best-of-seven Blue Ridge Adult League baseball championship series. The second game of the series will be played this afternoon at 2 at Municipal Stadium. Mark Shives set up Young's heroics with a two-out single to center.
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April 6, 2004
Tony Bravo braves the cold weather Monday morning as he smoothes out a concrete slab in Martinsburg, W.Va.
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August 16, 2013
Justin Upton hit a home run with one out in the 10th inning to power Atlanta to a 3-2 win over the Washington Nationals on Friday night as the Braves continued their domination of the season series. Upton's 23rd homer to left-center came on a 2-2 pitch from Ian Krol (1-1). Scott Downs (2-0) pitched a scoreless 10th for Atlanta. Washington's Bryce Harper was hit by pitches in the fourth and eighth innings. Home plate umpire Marty Foster warned both benches after Luis Avilan hit Harper on his shoulder in the eighth.
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August 7, 2013
Jason Heyward singled and Justin Upton doubled in a three-run eighth inning Wednesday night in the Atlanta Braves' sweep-capping 6-3 win over the Washington Nationals, a game played nicely by both sides one night after a fastball to Bryce Harper's thigh cleared both benches. Upton also homered, and Kris Medlen (9-10) allowed three runs and three hits over seven innings as the Braves won their 13th straight to take a staggering-for-early-August 15 1/2-game lead over the second-place Nationals in the NL East.
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August 6, 2013
Hit by a pitch two innings after homering, Bryce Harper jawed and pointed at Atlanta's Julio Teheran, and the dugouts and bullpens emptied, but the only haymakers thrown during the NL East-leading Braves' 2-1 victory over the Nationals on Tuesday night came from the teams' Twitter feeds. All in all, it was the sort of stuff rivalries and high-drama playoff chases are made of. Except, in this particular case, Evan Gattis' two-run single in the fifth inning and the six innings thrown by Teheran (9-5)
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August 5, 2013
Justin Upton led off the eighth inning with a tiebreaking homer, and the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves extended their winning streak to a season-high 11 games by beating the fading Washington Nationals 3-2 Monday night. Freddie Freeman drove in Atlanta's first two runs with a pair of singles in the third and fifth. Reliever David Carpenter (3-0) earned the win by retiring all five batters he faced. Upton's 20th homer came on a 3-2 pitch from Tyler Clippard (6-2), who replaced Stephen Strasburg to begin the eighth.
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By JACK HILL III | Staff Correspondent | July 18, 2013
The Brunswick Orioles had a 5-0 lead over the Hagerstown Braves on Wednesday night during the second game of their best-of-3 semifinal series when play was suspended after 5 1/2 innings. While the Braves reduced the deficit when play resumed Thursday night, it wasn't enough as the Orioles came away with a 5-2 victory to sweep the series in two games. The Orioles raised their record to 21-5 and will now face the Martinsburg Blue Sox in the best-of-5 championship series for the Blue Ridge Adult League baseball tournament title.
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By JACK HILL III | Staff Correspondent | July 16, 2013
The Brunswick Orioles got the early advantage Tuesday night and kept it as they defeated the Hagerstown Braves 11-5 during the first game of the best-of-3 semifinal series in the Blue Ridge Adult League baseball tournament. The second game of the series will be played Wednesday at Williamsport High School at 6:15 p.m. If a third game is necessary, it will be played on Thursday night at Brunswick at 6:30. “Brunswick does the right things at the key times,” Hagerstown manager Mike Kipe said.
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July 15, 2013
The Hagerstown Suns regained the lead in the South Atlantic League's Northern Division standings Sunday afternoon. That lead lasted less than 24 hours. The Suns didn't muster much offense in a Monday morning matinee at Municipal Stadium, getting just six hits in a 3-1 loss to the Rome Braves. The loss by Hagerstown (53-39, 15-10 second half), combined with Hickory's 3-0 win over Lakewood, dropped the Suns one half-game behind Hickory in the division. The Suns begin a three-game series against the Crawdads in Hickory on Wednesday.
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July 14, 2013
Sam Palace had two hits and three RBIs and Pedro Encarnacion pitched six solid innings for the win as the Hagerstown Suns defeated the Rome Braves 7-3 on Sunday at Municipal Stadium. With the win, along with Hickory's 5-1 loss to Lakewood on Sunday, the Suns moved into first place in the South Atlantic League Northern Division second-half standings, a half-game ahead of the Crawdads. Palace's RBI single in the fourth gave the Suns a 2-1 lead, and his two-run single in the sixth capped a four-run rally as Hagerstown extended its advantage to 6-1. After Rome cut it to 6-2 in the seventh, Hagerstown answered in the bottom half on Wander Ramos' fifth home run of the season - a two-out, solo blast to right.
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July 13, 2013
The Hagerstown Suns seldom wonder when Wander Ramos is in the lineup. They don't have to. The outfielder has a habit of coming through. Ramos returned from the disabled list on Saturday and promptly delivered a two-run double in Hagerstown's five-run first inning to lead the Suns to a 7-4 win over Rome. The win kept the Suns (52-38, 14-9) a half-game behind Hickory in the South Atlantic League Northern Division second-half standings. Hagerstown set the tone for the game by rallying for all five first-inning runs after its first two hitters recorded outs against Rome starter Wes Parsons (3-5)
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July 12, 2013
Joey Meneses hit a go-ahead, two-run single in the top of the eighth inning to lift the Rome Braves to a 6-5 victory over the Hagerstown Suns on Friday night at Municipal Stadium. While Hickory lost 4-0 to Lakewood on Friday, the Suns failed to capitalize and remain a half-game behind the first-place Crawdads in the South Atlantic League Northern Division second-half standings. Down 5-4 in the eighth, the Braves rallied against Suns reliever Cody Davis (1-2), loading the bases on consecutive one-out singles by Edison Sanchez, Chase Anselment and Carlos Franco.
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