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By TIM KOELBLE | July 13, 2009
Conococheague flexed some muscle on Monday and never let up through five innings in a Maryland District 1 11-12 winners' bracket semifinal. Belting five home runs that accounted for 10 runs, Conococheague dispatched Federal to an uncommon position -- into the losers' bracket -- with a 15-5 victory in five innings. Conococheague travels to West End tonight at 6 for the winners' bracket final while Federal, losing a District 1 game for the first time in more than two years, will host National at 6. Jordan Buchanan led the homer parade with round trippers in each of his first two at bat. Sinjin Shoop, who gave Conococheague a 7-4 victory over Valley with a three-run walkoff homer, belted another as did Jordan Stonebreaker.
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By CONNER GILBERT/Staff Correspondent | July 13, 2009
When a pitcher is at his best, he's like a riddle with no answer. Sharpsburg couldn't solve West End pitcher Airin Martin on Monday, losing 13-3 at West End Little League in the Maryland District 1 11-12 Tournament winners' bracket semifinal. "Airin threw a fine game," said West End manager Bill Nutter. "He's very talented. " Sharpsburg opened the scoring in the bottom of the first. Dalton Stewart scored on a single before Adam McDonald and Alex Wetzel scored on an infield error to give Sharpsburg a 3-0 lead.
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By JACK HILL III/Staff Correspondent | July 13, 2009
MAUGANSVILLE -- Maugansville took the difficult road -- through the losers' bracket -- to get to the Maryland District 1 Senior Tournament championship round. Once Maugansville got there, it had to twice beat the team that sent it into the losers' bracket in the first place in Conococheague. So it should come as no surprise that Maugansville faced a 5-0 deficit in Sunday's championship game. No problem. Maugansville used a nine-run fourth inning and four-run outbursts in the fifth and sixth innings to beat Conococheague 17-9 and with the district title.
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By KYLE RAIOS/Staff Correspondent | July 11, 2009
CLEAR SPRING -- Sometimes the game of baseball is like being on a boat. It can be wet, its up and down, but near the end, it can turn into a cruise. That's the way it was for National, as they battled through a two-hour rain delay and a 4-1 deficit to take an 8-7 win over Clear Spring in a Maryland District 11-12 Tournament losers' bracket game Saturday. National took a 1-0 lead in the first after a double by Nick McCoy, who later scored after a fielder's choice and a passed ball.
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By CONNER GILBERT/Staff Correspondent | July 10, 2009
As the old adage goes, good pitching and defense can win a baseball game. A productive offense never hurts, either. Connor Litton hit three home runs on Friday to lead the Hancock All-Stars to a 12-4 win over Halfway in a losers' bracket game of the Maryland District 1 11-12 Tournament. "It was a big night on every kid's part," said Hancock manager Dennis Douglas. "We had key hits, including the home runs by Connor. " Halfway opened the scoring in the bottom of the second inning when Matt Clopper scored on an error to make it 1-0. But Hancock's offense began to click in the third.
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By BOB PARASILITI | July 9, 2009
CHEWSVILLE -- The beauty of a pitch is in the eye of the beholder. For Sinjin Shoop, it doesn't matter what Conococheague manager Mike Iseminger or the Valley All-Stars think, a letter-high pitch was the most gorgeous thing he'd ever seen. Shoop connected with a slightly elevated pitch and blasted it over the fence in left-center field in the bottom of the sixth for a decisive three-run home run Thursday to lift Conococheague to a 7-4 victory in the winners' bracket second round of the Maryland District 1 11-12 Tournament.
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By CONNER GILBERT/Staff Correspondent | July 8, 2009
HANCOCK -- Four days after Independence Day, the Hancock and Clear Spring All-Stars put on a display of fireworks, combining for six home runs. But Hancock powered its way to a 7-4 win over Clear Spring at Hancock Little League in the opening round of the Maryland District 1 11-12 Tournament on Wednesday. "One error could have cost you a game like that," said Hancock manager Dennis Douglas. "Both teams made plays. " The first pitch of the game flew out of the park when Hancock's Jordan Tosten homered to left-center field to give his team a 1-0 lead.
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By JACK HILL III/Staff Correspondent | July 8, 2009
MAUGANSVILLE -- The Maugansville Junior All-Star team received more free passes in the bottom of the first inning Wednesday than any local movie theater would give out in a night. Nine would-be hitters walked in the inning, including eight of the first nine who went to the plate, leading to a 12-run frame for Maugansville on its way to a 20-10 win over Clear Spring in a Maryland District 1 Tournament losers' bracket game. "It was good to see our patience at the plate tonight," Maugansville manager Paul Breakall said.
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By JACK HILL III//Staff Correspondent | July 6, 2009
WILLIAMSPORT -- Hancock moved into the championship round of the Maryland District 1 Junior League Tournament by beating Conococheague 12-1 on Monday night. The game was stopped after five innings because of the 10-run rule. "I'm really proud of the boys for the way that they played tonight," Hancock manager Dennis Douglas said. "There are 12 boys that won that game tonight. We did everything right tonight. We hit, pitched and ran the bases well. We were on top of our game tonight.
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By CONNER GILBERT/Staff Correspondent | July 6, 2009
WILLIAMSPORT -- Throughout the Maryland District 1 9-10 Tournament, the Conococheague All-Stars overpowered their opponents with relentless offense. Conococheague stuck with that winning formula Monday, defeating Hancock 17-3 in the Maryland District 1 9-10 final at Ebersole Field. Conococheague will play in the Maryland state tournament, beginning July 18 in Salisbury, Md. "We did the same thing we've done all year," said Conococheague manager Mick Byers, whose team averaged 14 runs per game in its five tourney wins.
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