Nationals win at World Series
Valley Little League won the Maryland District 1 Junior League championship and will play in the Maryland State Tournament in Waldorf beginning on Saturday with a first-round game against West Salisbury at 5 p.m. From left to right: Seated - Landon Buzzerd, Alec Hejduk, Steve Clapper, Andrew Bowers, Joe Forti and Josh Bloyer. Standing - manager Jeff Bowers, T.J. Kuhn, Kyle Bywaters, Jake Barr, Zach Keener, Chris Hutzell, Justin Bertrand, Taylor Scott and coach Gary Bloyer. Not pictured - Brady Nutter and coach Bill Nutter. (Submitted photo / July 21, 2011)
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Williamsport Nationals opened the NABF 17U World Series with a victory on Thursday.
After a rain delay pushed back the start, Williamsport came out and defeated the Troy (Ohio) Bombers 8-2 in the opening game of pool play. Williamsport was scheduled to meet the Maryland Monarchs late Thursday night.
Justin Lewis had three hits and two RBIs and pitched a complete game for the Nationals, allowing only five hits while striking out three.
Lewis also delivered a bases-loaded, two-run single in the fourth inning that gave Williamsport a 4-2 lead. Austin Stone contributed two hits and Brandon Greene also drove in two runs.
Funkstown 15, Severna Park 3
Funkstown (19-5, 11-5): Western Maryland District co-champions; Jake Bachtell 3 hits, HR; Trevor Haupt, Nic Martin, Brock Heiston 2 hits each; Ryne Willard HR.
Colt All-Stars ready to play
The Hagerstown Colt League All-Stars will open their postseason play in the East Zone West Regional Tournament today at Struthers, Ohio.
Hagerstown will face Northern Ohio this afternoon at 12:30.
Gossard drops final
UPPER MARLBORO, Md. — North Hagerstown High School graduate Becky Gossard lost the 3rd Flight championship match in the 90th annual Maryland Women’s Amateur at Lake Presidential Golf Club.
Gossard, who had qualified through medal play and then won two match-play rounds, lost 5 & 4 to Stephanie Herndon of Argyle Country Club.
Ligi earns top-10 finish
GLEN DALE, Md. — Beaver Creek golfer Steve Ligi, of Frederick, Md., finished in a tie for 10th place in the ninth annual Maryland Amateur Public Links championship at Glenn Dale Golf Club.
In a one-day, 36-hole format, Ligi opened with a 7-over 76 on the 6,197-yard, par-69 layout and then came back with a 2-under 67 which included four birdies and one eagle.
Beaver Creek Classic No. 4
Teagan Stephenson defeated Andrew Miguel on the first playoff hole for the victory after both players shot an 82.
Stephenson shot a 41 on both nines, while Miguel shot 40 on the front nine and a 42 on the back. Ryan Crabtree shot a 41-43-84 for third.
Stephenson holds a 10-point lead over Miguel, 569-559, in the Player of the Year standings.