Sunday, May 27, 2012
The Hagerstown Braves defeated the Frederick Flying Dogs 4-2 Sunday in the semifinals of the Reno Powell Memorial Day Tournament.
The Braves will play the Brunswick Orioles in the championship game Monday at Williamsport High School at 10 a.m. Brunswick beat the Martinsburg Blue Sox 13-3 in the other semifinal. The Orioles and Braves are each 4-0 in the tourney.
Kent Worthington pitched a complete game with six strikeouts in Hagerstown’s win over Frederick, while Tim Kellinger had three hits, including two doubles, and an RBI and Ryne Willard had an RBI double.
Earlier Sunday, Hagerstown defeated the Linglestown Twilight 13-9 to finish 3-0 in pool play. Joey Miller had a grand slam and six RBIs for the Braves, while Kevin Brashears had four hits and two RBIs, Kellinger had two hits and two RBIs, Garrett Sanders had two hits and Willard was the winning pitcher in relief.
The Braves went 2-0 Saturday, defeating the Martinsburg Blue Sox 10-4 and Cooper Cleaning 8-5.
Against Martinsburg, Keith Kellinger had two hits, including a two-run homer, J.J. O’Neill had a three-run double and winning pitcher Spencer Cromer had five strikeouts.
Against Cooper Cleaning, Tim Kellinger had two-run homer and a double, Garrett Sanders had three hits and Tim Leather pitched a complete game with six strikeouts.
Mercersburg 4, Agnes Irwin 0
BRYN MAWR, Pa. — Sydney Reath pitched a one-hit shutout with nine strikeouts and went 3-for-4 with an RBI triple as Mercersburg Academy beat Agnes Irwin 4-0 on Saturday to win the Pennsylvania Independent Schools state championship at Rosemont College.
It’s the first state softball championship for the Blue Storm (15-8), who scored all four runs in the fifth. Reath finished the season 14-3 in the circle.
Paige Richardson went 2-for-4 and broke the game open with a two-run single. Val Langlois and Meg Peterson also each went 2-for-4 for Mercersburg.
Hagerstown PONY League
Firefighters 9, Redmen 6
Firefighters: Trent Rider 2 hits, 3 RBIs; Dakota Smith 2 hits, HR; Jared Cubbage 2 hits.
Redmen: Matt Malphurs 3 hits, HR, 4 RBIs; Levi Taylor 2 hits.
UAW 15, Goodwill 12
UAW: Damien Nave, Zach Andrews 2 hits each.
Goodwill: Justin Smith 3 hits; Taylor Kerns, Colton Repp 2 hits each.
Eagles 13, Goodwill 3
Eagles: Gage Kyler 3 hits, Austin Jones 2 hits, HR, 9 Ks, Cody Hammond 2 hits, HR, Jacob VanOrsdale 2 hits.
Goodwill: Justin Smith 2 RBIs.
Firefighters 7, United Bank 5
Firefighters: Logan Taulton 2 hits, HR, 3 RBIs.
United: Brandon Gooden 2 hits.
UAW 2, United Bank 1
UAW: Ryan Downes 11 Ks, Alex Myers game-winning RBI.
United: Devin Griffith 4 Ks.
Maugansville Minor League
Krumpe’s Donuts Red Sox 11, Denny’s Auto Tigers 1
Krumpe’s: Hayden Sweeney, Michael Howell combined 2-hitter, 9 Ks; Austin Dent 4 hits, 2 RBIs; Cooper Strickland 2 hits, 4 RBIs; Howell, Alex Clark 2 hits each.
Denny’s: Caleb Gee 5 Ks.
Smithsburg Little Sluggers
Cal Ripken Major
Mace Auto 11, Lions Club 10
Mace: Stephen Smith, Noah George, Ryan Wagner, Connor Mccuin 2 hits each.
Lions: Noah Wolfe-Coleman 3 hits; Josie Blickenstaff, Andrew Mach 2 hits each.
USSSA MD State Championships
CBA 5, Hagerstown Hornets 4
Hornets: Spencer McNamee, Mark Spicher 2 hits each.
Hagerstown Hornets 13, Somg Sting 10
Hornets: Corban Luna, Will Grove 2 hits each.
Following nearly a 90-minute rain delay after all qualifying had been completed, the show went on Saturday at Hagerstown Speedway with Wayne Walls Jr., of St. Thomas, Pa., scoring the $1,000 triumph in the 31-lap Bill Bowman Special for the Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic late model sportsman division.
Walls squeezed past two-time event winner Pete Weaver on a 12th-lap restart and led the rest of the way to edge Weaver by .981 seconds. It was the second win of the season for Walls and the 47th of his career.
Gary Proctor, of Big Pool, Md., was victorious for the fourth consecutive time in D&D Auto Recycling Hobby Stocks race after taking the lead on the fourth lap.
Nick Fogle outlasted the rest of the 4-cylinder demo derby entries to pick up the $500 win in the Blue-Gray Towing and Recovery 4 Cylinder Demo Derby.
Spinnler defends title
THOMAS, W.Va. — Mike Spinnler, 53, of Hagerstown, successfully defended his title in the Masters 50-plus race at the fifth annual Tour of Tucker County Road Race on Saturday.
Spinnler, representing the Antietam Velo Club/Team Hagerstown-Washington County Tourism, covered the 34-mile course in 2:02:38 to win by 42 seconds. He pulled away on the final 4-mile climb, which gains more than 1,800 feet in elevation.
In the elite Cat I/II/III 56-mile race, Martinsburg graduate Brad Dodson placed 11th overall in 3:06:09.
In the 34-mile Cat IV/V race, Smithsburg graduate Brian Patton, 34, also representing the Antietam Velo Club/Team Hagerstown-Washington County Tourism, finished 13th in 2:00:23.
Knotts scores hole-in-one
Randy Knotts, of Clear Spring, scored the first hole-in-one of his 25-year playing career at Black Rock Golf Course.
Knotts used an 8-iron to ace the par-3, 143-yard 17th hole.
His playing partners were Douglas McBurney and Corey Alkire.