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By KYLE RAIOS/Staff Correspondent | July 3, 2009
WILLIAMSPORT -- Patience is a virtue, and it paid off well for the Conococheague Junior League All-Stars. Conococheague took a commanding lead early, scoring nine runs on seven walks and three hits, and went on to a 13-1 victory over Valley in 4 1/2 innings in a District 1 Tournament game. "The kids were patient," said Conococheague manager Jamie Martin, "They hit when it was there, didn't swing at bad pitches. Their hard work is paying off. " Conococheague will host Hancock in the winners' bracket final on Monday at 5:30 p.m. Valley threatened in the first inning.
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By KYLE RAIOS/Staff Correspondent | July 2, 2009
MAUGANSVILLE -- Despite a rain delay, a change of scenery, three disputed calls and an injury, Maugansville managed to edge out Clear Spring 6-3 in the opening round of the Maryland District 1 Junior League All-Star Tournament. Maugansville jumped on the board early, scoring two runs after an error, a walk and a hit that led to a two-run single by Chris McNairn. In the third, Trevor Shuck hit a leadoff home to left field. Clear Spring was held hitless through the first three innings.
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By JACK HILL III/Staff Correspondent | July 2, 2009
HALFWAY -- Federal scored in the bottom of the seventh inning to squeeze out a 10-9 win and eliminate Halfway on Thursday in a Maryland District I 9-10 Tournament losers' bracket game. With one out in the seventh, Federal leadoff batter Myles Nicholson singled to center and stole second. Nathan Kline followed with a game-winning RBI single to right to drive in Nicholson. "When we had our No. 9 and No. 1 hitters coming up, we knew that we had a chance to win because of our speed," Federal manager Charlie Wood said.
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By JACK HILL III/Staff Correspondent | July 2, 2009
Mitchell Wilson and Chandler Penn combined on a one-hitter to help National eliminate Maugansville 6-3 Wednesday night in a Maryland District 1 9-10 Tournament losers' bracket game. National will return to action Friday when it will host the winner of the losers' bracket game between Federal and Halfway. That game was suspended in the first inning Wednesday with Federal leading, 3-2. The game will be completed today. Wilson retired 12 of the first 13 batters he faced and finished with 10 strikeouts to set the tone for the game.
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By JACK HILL III | June 30, 2009
By JACK HILL III Staff Correspondent Maugansville had something to prove after last Friday's 10-9 heartbreaking loss to Clear Spring in the opening round. Maugansville came out and made a statement on Monday with 14 runs in the the first three innings. And that was good enough for a 14-3 win to eliminate Sharpsburg in 3 1/2 innings in the Maryland District I 9-10 Little League Tournament. Maugansville stays alive in the double-elimination tournament and will play at American tonight at 6. "The boys played real hard tonight and they never gave up," Maugansville manager Jason Carbaugh said.
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By JACK HILL III/Staff Correspondent | June 30, 2009
WILLIAMSPORT -- Tuesday was the first day of the Maryland District 1 Senior Tournament and Conococheague showed it was ready to go by opening up with an 11-1 win over Clear Spring in a game that was stopped after five innings because of the 10-run rule. Clear Spring was threatening to keep the game going when it had a runner on third with one out in the bottom of the fifth. But the next batter flied out to right field for the second out and Jordan Palladino made a great throw to catcher Tyler Miles, who tagged out the runner trying to score for a game-ending double play for Conococheague.
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June 29, 2009
EASTLAKE, Ohio -- Lake County giveth. Lake County taketh away. The Captains allowed the Hagerstown Suns to take the lead in the top of the ninth before scoring two runs in the bottom half on Sunday to take an 8-7 victory. The Suns (1-3, 32-39), who stole eight bases, took a 7-6 lead when Derek Norris drove in Steve Lombard ozzi with a two-out single. The Captains (3-1, 34-37) rallied against reliever Carlos Peralta as Delvi Cid hit a one-out double to left and advanced on a wild pitch to set up Karexon Sanchez's sacrifice fly. Peralta was lifted for Patrick Arnold after walking Walter Diaz.
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By CONNER GILBERT | June 27, 2009
CLEAR SPRING -- A day after Clear Spring All-Stars came from behind to beat Maugansville, it looked like it would need a repeat performance against Hancock. Hancock was ready for the challenge, pulling out a 12-11 walkoff win of its own, defeating Clear Spring 12-11 on Saturday in the Maryland District 1 9-10 Tournament. "Clear Spring had a great game last night," said Hancock manager Brian Rider. "But I knew that if it was close late in the game, we could pull it out. " Hancock overcame a 3-2 deficit in the bottom of the third.
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By BOB PARASILITI | June 26, 2009
It was an open-and-shut case for the National Little League 9-10 All-Stars on Friday. Noah Hamburg opened the door and Mitchell Wilson slammed it shut on West End. Hamburg started National rolling by hitting the first pitch of the game and collecting three hits, while Wilson struck out 11 in 4 1/3 innings to lead National to a 12-1 no-hit victory in five innings over host West End in a District 1 tournament opener. "We have a strong hitting team," said National manager Ed Penn.
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June 15, 2009
EASTLAKE, Ohio -- The Lake County Captains scored three runs on four hits in the second inning, and pitchers Alexander Perez and T.J. McFarland made the runs stand up in a 3-1 victory over the Hagerstown Suns on Monday in the South Atlantic League. Adam Abraham and Abner Abreu led off the second with doubles to give Lake County a 1-0 lead. Suns starter Brad Peacock's wild pitch moved Abreu to third, before Chris Nash walked. John Allman's single scored Abreu to make it 2-0, and Jose Carmargo's single scored Nash to make it 3-0. Hagerstown scored its only run in the third.
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