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SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE - Thursday April 14, 2005 ]5 By Bob Madison their fourth and fifth starters, eight runs. Shepherd would manage just The times were troubling The Trojans methodical- six hits off Staatz, a 6-foot-6, is the lifeblood of enough -- Shepherd was in the ly completed their road-trip, 245-pound righthander with say it is 75 per- throes of a four-game losingthree-game sweep of the Ramsenough control and 84-mph the game, many others skid -- without the additional by silently marching throughfastballs to deaden the Rams' as high as burden of seeing the Trojansthe late innings toward a 9-1 bats. and their winningest pitcher, win. The Rams' only run came stops good Justin Staatz. Webb had struggled mightily when Joe Cook, Philip Powell, goes. It was an all-freshmen bat- through four base-runner filled and Bowers strung together needs to say what tery for the Rams with Dirk innings. He left after seeing 13 three singles in the seventh to does . . . or what Webb pitching and Craig Mar-of the 23 batters he faced reach keep Shepherd from being shut without enough con- tin catching, base against him. out. walk totals do And Webb season's to- All eight of the runs against As Hall of Fame manager team's chances, tal showed only two innings Webb were earned. Leo Durocher often said in his was in a predic- pitched. Shepherd could take little many soliloquies for the me- of sorts when it facedWebb had little command, solace in the five innings pro- dia: "There is no defense for the in the third game of He walked two hitters in thevided by relievers Tim Biser, base on balls". ~'ame series last Friday first but escaped. He walked Chris Anderson, and Josh Bow- Shepherd's losing streak was three more in the second . . . ers. at five (it would gain further were saving their and couldn't escape because he Spotting a team eight runs is momentum with three losses at pitchers for a also allowed four hits. not the formula chosen by Con- Fairmont), and it proved that conference series with Mt. Olive scored five runs nie Mack or John McGraw or pitching is at least 75 percent in the second inning and then even Shepherd coach Wayne of the game and that there previous day's dou- added three more off Webb be- Riser for breaking a growingis no defense for the base on the Rams had used fore he departed, trailing by losing streak, balls. continued unbeaten women's softball by sweeping a double- 'Scores of 6-3 and 18-3 Ohio Valley last Fri- were 9-0 in the while the Scots were 0-4 in and 2-9 overall to rally in the late the opener to preserve conference re- led, 3-0, after four Leighty came on to Lady Rams in the a three-run def- , Lady Rams scored twice in the sixth to avoid their first X~VIAC loss. The twin abbreviated game. rallies made a winner of Leighty, Freshman Maggie Smith was who improved h& record to 4-0. credited with the pitching win as Meghan Zahnow's two-out, two- she went three innings before giv- Christina Hammond, Gabrielle RBI single in the sixth gave Shep- ing way to Leighty in the fourth. Carstens, and Brittany Moreland herd its first lead at 4-3.Shepherd scored five times in all posted 8-0 wins as the Jeffer- Mia Zappacosta and Brooke the first, five times in third, and Small followed Zahnow's dutch hit then added seven more runs in the son girls tennis team trimmed with RBI hits to increase the Shep- fourth, visiting St. Maria Goretti, 7-0. herd lead to 6-3. Ohio Valley pitching walked 10 Cara Vogler had an 8-1 win at Zappacosta went 2-for-2 with Shepherd batters and hit another N6.3 singles. Only Lindsay Jenkins-Whit- two runs driven in and Small add- Lady Ram. ney Rivera had a shutout in the ed two hits and two RBIs. Jennifer Canby had two RBIsdoubles matches while Ham- Leighty pitched three innings, and scored three runs in the night- mond-Moreland and Carstens- allowingjustonehitandgivingthe cap. Zahnow was 2-for-2 with a Vogler beth had 8-1 wins. Lady Rams the chance to rally for triple while scoring four runs and The JHS girls were 6-1 over- another comeback conference win. driving in one run. Small scored all. Shepherd had eight hits in the three runs. Charla Wacker added Doug Walp had an 8-0 wm opener, two hits, two runs scorecL an RBI The Lady Rams drubbed the and a double. Julie Scherpf add- at No.3 singles as the JHS boys Lady Fighting Scots in the second ed two runs scored and two RBIs. stopped the Gaels, 7-0. Andy Bos- game as they used eight Ohio Val- Jamie Griffin scored twice. And co and Jesse Humeas each had 8-1 wins and Ryan Pekar defeat- Icy errors and eight hits to score in Leighty drove in two runs and had ed his opponent, 8-2, in the other all four innings of the mercy rule- a double, three singles matches. Humeas=Chad Lowe and P.ek- at-Tim Lloyd posted 8-1 wins in two of the doubles matches and Bosco-Walp had an 8-2 win in No.1 doubles. The JHS boys are also 6-1. Town-Ranson Little League held its season-opening ceremonies on Saturday. The Jef- color guard presents the colors at left while David Hamill, Jane Tabb, Jane Arnett, and Russell Miller are shown in the group at the right. m -- Shepherd's continued un- host Fairmont five e North- a 16-5 loss. had swept the a conference double- took 'an early the top of the first, POsted four runs in its Second to take a 4-3 Shepherd starting Koscielniak. rallied for two more runs in the fourth to take elniak had to absorb the loss, his a fleeting 5-4 lead but then second against four wins. the Fighting Falcons chased The lbss was Shepherd's Koscielniak. Reliever Chris An- eighth straight overall and left derson was relieved in Fair- the Rams with a 12-14 record: mont's seven-run fifth inning. Shepherd is 6-3 in the WVI- Anderson was relieved by AC, while Fairmont improved Todd Coder in the fifth-inning to 3-3 in the conference and 10- uprising. Coder had to give 16overall. way to Tim Biser in the sixth Shepherd had nine hits with as Fairmont took a 14-5 lead by outfielder CoMn Brown and plating three more runs. freshman Dirk Webb each col- Biser was replaced by Josh lecting a pair of safeties. Webb Bowers in Fairmont's two-run had two RBIs and Brown drove seventh inning, in a run and also scored once. The Falcons had 16 hits. Kosci- Shepherd had nine hits. Tennis Teams Cruise Past Musselman Ted Black eight lifetime tries, and she set modest fractions of Less than two hours later in 23.4 and 48.2 with Roman Tan- ~he mid-week cardsthe other maiden $5,000 claim- go just off her flank. Miss Lily leave little to ing event, Santa's Gog Go Bag Langfuhr never got involved in and often have sat behind an early speed duel, the action. Lady Affair shhok where else forged through along the inside loose from Roman Tango turn- rather be, but last in the turn and then drew clear ing for home, then held safe the something from 42-1 shot Heavenly Crown late bid of Truthful Dutch for a for a two-length score in 53.1. length victory in 1:20.4. far from the fea- Her clocking was exactly one Trained by Leonard Dunne on the program, second faster than Paul's Pret- for owner Elisabeth Alexander, $5,000 claimers ty Peg, which means one of two Lady Affair posted her first win two divisions, things. - in three starts this year and dash events Either Santa' Go Go Bag, notched her third victory in 16 whose names trained by Ronney Brown for lifetime tries. and runners owner Carlo Dethomasi, canTruthful Dutch (Sunday never earn step up into a higher claiming Diaz) Continues to display good But there was price and win or Paul's Pret- form, having won twice in six Very different about ty Bag will be reluctant to beat starts while finishing second that should have $2,500 claimers in the future, in each of her four defeats for for future Either way, look for both Heav- trainer Thomas Greene and similar horses, enly Crown and Astutely, who owner Max Pearson. Peg posted an finished third behind Santa's Go After three consecutive sec- opening race Go Bag, to reach the winner's ond-placefinishes, Shenandoah she defeated circle in the very near future. Harley earned his first career in 54.1 Bettors had a hard time find- victory Thursday when he cap- longshot Obligate ing a favorite in the featured 6 tured a seven-furlong, maiden 1/2-furlong allowance that had special weight event for state- Cobbley's never won one race other than breds in 1:28.4. Trained by Vie- , in maiden or claiming, but they tor Espinosa of Noble'e Honey and will likely eventually settled on Ladyfame, the three-year-old has time out. Paul's Affair (Gerald Almodovar). The banked nearly $37,000 in his by Geoffrey tepid 5-2 favorite broke alertly seven-race career and appears )Wner Duane Me- to gain command entering the headed for bigger and better first victory in clubhouse turn the first time things. WINCHESTER (Va.) -- In two girls tennis matches at the Handley Invitationsl, Jefferson split its matches -- winning, 9- 0, over Harrisonburg (Va.) High and losing, 6-3, to Spotswood (Va.) High. The Lady Cougars were 5-1 after the Saturday matches. In the win over over the Lady Blue Streaks, Jefferson singles players Christina Hammond, Gabrielle Carstens, Cara Vo- gler, Brittany Moreland, Lind- say Jenkins, and Whitney Ri- vera recorded victories in No.1 through No.6 play. Hammond-Moreland, Carstens-Vogler, and Jenkins- Rivera then won the three dou- bles matches to continue the domination of Harrisonburg. Spotswood dealt the Lady Cougars their first loss of the season in a match that featured all singles competition. Hammond, Carstens, and Vogler posted JHS wins in No.1 through No.3 singles, but then Spotswood reeled off six straight wins at.No.4 through No.9. None of the Lady Cougars - - Moreland, Jenkins, Rivera, Teal Pindell, Megan Fellers, or Lisa Smith -- could get JHS back in the win column. Jefferson had little problem with the Musselman boys ten- nis team, posting a 7-0 win over the Applemen and never losing a game in either singles or dou- bles in the match. Andy Bosco, Jesse Humeas, Doug Walp, and Ryan Pekar had 8-0 wins in singles and the doubles units of Bosco-Walp, Humeas-Chad Lowe, and Pe- kar-Tim Lloyd also" all had 8-0 victories. The Jefferson girls also notched a 7-0 win over the Lady Applmen tennis team. Christina Hammond, Gabri- elle Carstens, Care{ Vogler, and Brittany Moreland had wins in singles and none of the Lady Cougars dropped more than two games. In the doubles matches, Jef- ferson had wins from Ham- mond-Moreland, Carstens-Vo- gler, and Lindsay Jenkins- Whitney Rivera. The Jefferson boys ten- opponent, moving their record nis team dealt visiting Hamp- to 2-0 by stopping the Lady shire a 7-0 loss to improve its Trojans. early-season record to 3-0 and Hampshire was not able give long-time coach Glenn Ed- to win a game among the 32 wards his 500th win. games played in the four sin- Jefferson's four singles play- gles matches. ers -- Andy Bosco, Jesse Hu- Christina Hammond defeat- meas, Doug Walp, and Ryan ed Kay York, 8-0, at No.1. Ga- Pekar--all remained unbeaten brielle Carstens also had an with wins in their eight-game 8-0 win at No.2. Cara Vogler matches, took an 8-0 win at No.3, and Bosco defeated Philip See, 8- Brittany Moreland beat Amber 3. Humeas won in shutout fash- Eanes, 8-0, at No.4 singles. ion, 8-0 at No.2. Walp also won In the three doubles wins by all eight games in his match. Jefferson, the No.1 twosome of And No.4 player Pekar won by Hammond-Moreland had an an 8-1 score over Travis Berg. 8-3 victory. At No.2 doubles, Bosco-Walp teamed to win 8-Carstens-Vogler dispatched 0 at No.1 doubles. Humeas and Courtney Barbour-Eanes, 8- Chad Lowe took an 8-0 decision 1. And ilt No.3 doubles, Jeffer- at No.2 and Pekar-Tim Lloydson's Whitney Rivera-Lindsay were 8-2 winners at No.3. Jenkins had an 8-1 win over The Jefferson girls also post- Heather Loy-Melissa Shockey ed a 7-0 win over their regional of the Lady Trojans. MERCERSBURG (Pa.) gars their lone win in singles. - With the players needing At No.l, the Blue Storm's two sets to earn a win instead Matt Diller defeated Andy Bos- of one eight-game set, Mer- co, 6-4, 6-0. Eric Rauhauser cersburg Academy won five of stopped Jefferson's Jesse Hu- the six boys singles matches meas, 6-4, 6-4, at No.2. against visiting Jefferson. And At No.4, the Blue Storm's then posted victories in two of Joachim Vaage beat Ryan Pc- the three doubles matches con- kar, 6-1,6-1. The No.5 singles tested to hand the Cougars match was won by Mercersburg their first loss of the season, 7- Academy's Ariel Anaya, 6-2, 3- 2. 6, 10-7, over the Cougars' Chad The doubles matches were Lowe. In another three-set only played to an eight-game match, the Blue Storm's Trev- set determinant, or Hunka eased past Jefferson's The match was Mercers'burg Tim Lloyd, 2-6, 6-0, 10-4. Academy's first of the year, Jefferson's win in doubles while Jefferson had a 3-1 re- came at No.3 where Pekar- cord after the loss. Lloyd stopped Anaya-Tore In most high school match- Thomsen, 8-5. es, there are only four singles Mercersburg's win at No.1 matches and three doubles doubles was by Diller-Vaage matches played, who took an 8-5 decision over The Blue Storm lost only at Bosco-Walp. At No.2 doubles, No.3 in the six single~ matches, the Blue Storm's Rahauser- Doug Walp tamed Leo Wata- Watanabe topped Humeas- nabe, 6-3, 6-3, to give the Cou- Lowe, 8-5. Jefferson's tennis teams both recorded 7-0 wins over St. Ma- fia Goretti's boys and girls teams. The Jefferson girls were 3-0 and the boys were 4-1 with the victories. The .Lady .Cougars lost just one game m the combined singles matches as Christi- na Hammond had an 8-1 win over Tasha Deneen; Gabri- elle Carstens blanked Kristen Kamas, 8-0; Cara Vogler beat Stephanie Snyder by the same 8-0 score; and Brittany More- land posted an 8-0 win over Ca- rissa Grove. In doubles, Hammond-More- land stopped Deneen-Kamas, 8-1, Carstens-Vogler rolled past Snyder-Grove, 8-0, and Whitney Rivera-Lindsay Jenkins had an 8-0 win over Waller-Reyna. The Jefferson boys dominat- ed- play from the outset as No.1 singles player Andy Bosco pre- vailed over Richie Holzapfel, 8- 1; Jesse Humeas outlasted Jon Diamond, 8-4; Doug Walp tri- umphed over Mickey McGarity, 8-0; and Ryan Pekar was an 8-2 winner over Matt Cotieur. The boys doubles matches all went to Jefferson by scores of 8-2 (Bosco-Walp over Holza- pfel-Diamond); 8-0 (Humeas- Lowe disposing of McGarity- Cotieur); and 8-2 (Pekar-Lloyd topping Barrett-Crum). By Linda Work The Sleepy Hollow Ladies' Golf Association initiated its 2005 golf- ing season on April 7. The tour- nament of the day was '~,lrow Out the Four Worst Holes", mi- nus 100 percent handicap. Cap- turing first place was Dr. Marn- eerat Vongxaiburana, who scored a net 43. Placing second was Su- sanne George with a net 44, and taking third place was Charlotte Gano with a net score of 47. For the ladies playing just nine holes of golf, the tournament was "Throw Out the Two Worst Holes", minus 50 percent handi- cap. Winning first place was Pat Dant with a net 18. Linda Work took second place with a net 20, and Maggie Whitehair earned third place with a net 24. Susanne George won low putts for the 18-hole group, taking 32 putts to complete the round. Xrll- ma Hancock won low putts for the nine-hole group with 16 putts. The Member-Member TOur- nament will be held on May 12 and May 19. It will be medal play scored by counting the best holes of partner teams. The sign-up sheet is located in the ladies' lock- er room at the golf course. Char- lotte Gano is major tournament chairperson. Tee time for Thursdays inApril and May is 9:30 a.m. Please re- member to arrive 15 to 20 min- utes ahead of tee time so that groupings can be completed to be- gin the round of golf promptly. All lady golfers are welcome to join the group at any time during the season. Shepherd Football Golf Outing The Shepherd football team will hold its annual Rams Golf Tournament at the Stonebridge Golf Course near Martinsburg on Friday, May 13, 2005. The day will include golf, carts, prizes, gift packet, assorted beverages at dinner, and a bar- becue dinner. All proceeds directly ben- efit the Shepherd football team. For all other information about the golf tournament con- tact Shepherd assistant foot: ball coach Ernie McCook at (304) 876-5442 or by e-marl at emccook@shepherd.edu- W