Thursday, June 21, 2012
As the old song goes, Alex Meyer has “been bad,” now “he’s nationwide.”
The Hagerstown Suns’ starting pitcher has been selected to play for the United States team in the 14th annual All-Star Futures Game as part of Major League Baseball’s All-Star Sunday festivities.
Meyer, the Washington Nationals’ first-round selection in the 2011 amateur draft, leads the Suns with six wins and has a 3.33 ERA. In 14 starts, he is fifth in the South Atlantic League with 77 strikeouts and has the fifth-lowest batting average against (.217).
The 6-foot-9, 220-pound right-hander also was named the SAL’s pitcher of the week this week.
The Futures Game will be played on July 8 at 5 p.m. at Kansas City’s Kauffman Stadium and will be televised on ESPN2 and MLB-TV.
NORMAN, Okla. — Team Maryland lost a 5-0 lead in the fifth inning in a 9-6 loss to Arizona, then left the bases loaded in the sixth inning of a 7-3 loss to Texas.
North Hagerstown’s Andrew Yacyk singled for Maryland (0-5) against Arizona, and had two hits and two RBIs against Texas.
Mason-Dixon Summer League
South Hagerstown 77, Williamsport 65
South: Devon King 31.
Williamsport: Ryan Crabtree 20.
Smithsburg 55, H&H Geothermal 47
Smithsburg: Zac Krall 16.
H&H: Isaiah Keyes 15.
Washington 65, Greencastle 55
Washington: Keldon Brown 20.
Greencastle: Joel Zola 20.
St. Maria Goretti 58, Thomas Johnson 37
Goretti: Isaiah Harris 14.
TJ: Travis Barbe 11.
* Cory Michael Martin, of Waynesboro, Pa., scored an ace on the seventh hole — a par 3 measuring 178 yards — at Waynesboro Municipal. Martin used a 6-iron.
* Ed Cool, of Bethlehem, Pa., aced the second hole at Black Rock, a par-3 playing 122 yards, using a 9-iron on Thursday. It’s his first ace in 30 years playing. Playing partners were Harry Reynolds and Ron Beldot.
Beaver Creek Ladies League
Random partners, net scores: 1. Kathy Garrott 70, Kathy Hose 77, total 147; 2. Judy Hoffman 73, Joy Neikirk 79, total 152; 3. Linda Huckleberry 76, Diane Brining 77, total 153.
Regular play, net scores: 1. Mary Kay Kresslein 69, 2. Brenda Ingram 70, 3. Linda Huckleberry 72, 4. Kathy Hose 72, 5. Fran Taylor 74.
Mountain View, regular play, net scores: 1. Kelly Finch 70, 2. Deb Rohr 71, 3. Nancy Allen 71, 4. Mary Kay Kresslein 71.
Federal Little League
Kiwanis 13, Exchange 7
Kiwanis: Brayden Quirple 3 hits; Saige Vipond 2 hits, grand slam; Aaron Kline 2 hits.
Exchange: Kevin Abeles 3 hits; Todd Stocks, Andrew Blake 2 hits each.
Hagerstown Colt League
FOP 8, Goodwill 3
FOP: John Kocher 3 hits; Bryce Nigh, Casey Elbin 2 hits each.
Hurricanes 14, Antietam 1
Hurricanes: Brandon Toloso 3 hits; Nick Sauble, Tyler Mason, Jack Kelly 2 hits each.
FOP 12, Hurricanes 7
FOP: Pat Morris 2 hits.
Hurricanes: Brandon Toloso, CC Showe, Tyler Mason, Jack Kelly 2 hits each.
Hagerstown PONY League
Firefighters 16, Eagles 6
Firefighters: Trent Rider 9 Ks; Ethan Spicher 3 hits, HR, 2 RBIs; Logan Taulton 2 hits, HR, 3 RBIs; Tyler George HR; Nathan Kline 2 RBIs.
Eagles: Ryan Brown 2 hits, HR; Cody Hammond 2 hits; Jacob Wise 2 RBIs.
United Bank 5, Susquehanna Bank 1
United: Isaac Schlotterbeck 12 Ks; Brandon Gooden 2 RBIs.
Susquehanna: Mitchell Wilson 15 Ks.
Goodwill 22, UAW 1
Goodwill: Justin Smith 3 hits, 3 RBIs; Taylor Kerns, Colton Repp 2 hits, 2 RBIs each; Elijah Stubbs 7 Ks, 2 RBIs; Patrick O’Conner 4 RBIs; Tanner Elbin 3 RBIs.
Maugansville Minor League
Krumpe’s Donuts Red Sox 11, DJ Nightlife Cardinals 7
Red Sox: Michael Howell 2 hits, 3 RBIs; Harrison Hoover 2 RBIs.
Cardinals: Ethan Caudo, Tanner Bartles 2 hits each.
Sharpsburg Little League
Hagerstown Suns 4, Dynacorp 3
Suns: Max Crist 2 hits; Colton Bare 8 Ks.
Dynacorp: Dalton Shank 2 hits; Lane Gay 12 Ks.
Smithsburg Little Sluggers
Cal Ripken League
Huntzberry Photography 18, JJ Landscaping 13
Huntzberry: Brady Pennington 4 hits; Isaac Grove, Mattie Koeneke, Paul McCormick, Collin Pennington 3 hits each.
JJ: Garrett Routzahn, Matthew Walker, Jonathan Shears, J.D. Bowman 3 hits each; Gabriel Walker, Ryan Merrill, Henry Ortiz, Matthew Summers, Cameron Rejonis 2 hits each.
Washington County Seniors
Funkstown Tavern 10, Terry Toms Re/Max 6
FOP 22, Holcim 9