3A State Championship
Frederick 7, Fallston 2
1A State Championship
Bohemia Manor 6, Catoctin 0
4A State Semis
Quince Orchard 7, Linganore 1
3A State Semis
Frederick 5, Towson 3
2A State Semis
Eastern Tech 5, Walkersville 3
1A State Semis
Catoctin 4, New Town 2
4A North Championship
Linganore 3, Westminster 2
3A West Championship
Frederick 15, Paint Branch 2
2A West Championship
Walkersville 6, North Hagerstown 5 (10 innings)
1A West Championship
Catoctin 4, Clear Spring 3
2A West Semis
Walkersville 8, Liberty 7 (13 innings)
4A North Semis
Linganore 2, C.M. Wright 0
Westminster 6, Dulaney 0
3A North Semis
Frederick 10, Bethesda-CC 0
2A West Semis
North Hagerstown 4, Middletown 0
Liberty 7, Walkersville 7, susp in 13th inning
1A West Semis
Clear Spring 6, Smithsburg 5
Catoctin 6 Northern Garrett 2
4A North Quarterfinals
Linganore 9, Perry Hall 2
2A West Quarterfinals
Walkersville 5, South Hagerstown 3
4A North Quarterfinals
Westminster 6, Thomas Johnson 3
C.M. Wright 8, North Carroll 1
Linganore - Perry Hall (susp)
Frederick 3, Tuscarora 2
2A West Quarterfinals
North Hagerstown 4, Century 3
Middletown 2, Rockville 1
Liberty 14, Winters Mill 1
Walkersville 0, South Hagerstown 0 (susp)
1A West Quarterfinals
Smithsburg 11, Poolesville 1
Clear Spring 6, Allegeny 1
Catoctin 7, Brunswick 4
1A South Quarterfinals
Harford Tech 9, South Carroll 8
4A North First Round
Thomas Johnson 8, Parkville 2
3A West First Round
Tuscarora 20, Watkins Mill 4
Damascus 6, Urbana 3
2A West First Round
South Hagerstown 11, Northwood 1
North Hagerstown 3, Francis Scott Key 2 (11 innings)
Winters Mill 9, Clarksburg 7
1A West First Round
Catoctin 6, Mountain Ridge 3
Brunswick 10, Fort Hill 0
Allegany 6, Boonsboro 4
Poolesville 5, Williamsport 4
Century 9, Liberty 2
Winters Mill 1, FSK 0
Clear Spring 6, Williamsport 0
Clear Spring 11, Williamsport 1
FSK 7, Winters Mill 6
Linganore 7, Liberty 1
Westminster 8, Urbana 3
Frederick 20, South Carroll 10
Linganore 13, North Carroll 2
Tuscarora 3, Urbana 1
Walkersville 8, Frederick 4
Thomas Johnson 5, Westminster 1
Brunswick 9, St.John's-CP 8
Smithsburg 6, Catoctin 2
South Hagerstown 5, Middletown 2
Williamsport 9, North Hagerstown 8
Liberty 12, Gwynn Park 0
Century 10, FSK 0
Winters Mill 6, South Carroll 3
Clear Spring 10, Boonsboro 2
Walkersville 14, FSK 4
Poolesville 8, Brunswick 7
Clear Spring 10, North Hagerstown 4
Smithsburg 13, St.Maria Goretti 6
Linganore 3, Westminster 2
Frederick 13, South Hagerstown 5
Thomas Johnson 3, Tuscarora 1
Brunswick 6, Smithsburg 5
Middletown 12, North Hagerstown 4
Century 10, South Carroll 0
North Carroll 12, Winters Mill 2
Liberty 10, Francis Scott Key 4
Catoctin 6, Frederick 5
Smithsburg 3, Boonsboro 2 (12)
Tuscarora 5, Walkersville 1
Urbana 7, Middletown 0
North Carroll 8, South Carroll 1
Century 6, Winters Mill 0
Westminster 10, Liberty 1
North Hagerstown 14, Smithsburg 14
Brunswick 9, Williamsport 0
Brunswick 17, Williamsport 3
Thomas Johnson 3, Tuscarora 1
Catoctin 21, FSK 3
Thomas Johnson 13, Arundel 9
Urbana 2, Linganore 1
Catoctin 3, South Carroll 2
Tuscarora 3, Middletown 2
Century 10, Liberty 9
Frederick 13, Smithsburg 2
Catoctin 15, North Hagerstown 8
Westminster 6, Winters Mill 3
Walkersville 2, Brunswick 0
Thomas Johnson 10, Middletown 5
Tuscarora 15, St.John's Catholic Prep 4
North Carroll 7, FSK 1
Century 10, Urbana 0
Clear Spring 4, South Hagerstown 3
Frederick 10, Middletown 2
Thomas Johnson 9, Hedgesville-WV 1
North Hagerstown 4, Walkersville 3
Boonsboro 11, South Hagerstown 7
Musselman-WV 13, Williamsport 9
Westminster 3, Tuscarora 2
North Carroll 3, Liberty 2
South Hagerstown 6, North Hagerstown 5
Smithsburg 13, Williamsport 9
Tuscarora 9, Brunswick 4
Middletown 16, Clear Spring 5
Catoctin 5, Allegany 1
Urbana 5, Walkersville 3
Mt St Joseph's 10, South Carroll 0
Mt St Joseph's 16, South Carroll 2
Clear Spring 3, Smithsburg 2
Linganore 11, Tuscarora 2
Frederick 17, Oakland Mills 2
Frederick 5, Reservoir 2
North Carroll 6, Century 4
Liberty 14, Winters Mill 4 (5 innings)
Francis Scott Key 6, South Carroll 4
Middletown 8, North Hagerstown 5 (9 innings)
Smithsburg 10, South Hagerstown 9
Catoctin 7, Williamsport 1
Brunswick 5, Boonsboro 4
Clear Spring 15, Hancock 6
Walkersville 7, South Hagerstown 3
Frederick 5, North Hagerstown 2
North Carroll 13, Thomas Johnson 9
Westminster 4, Dulaney 1
Linganore 16, Westminster 6
Frederick 17, Walkersville 1
Catoctin 10, Clear Spring 7
Thomas Johnson 8, Urbana 1
Middletown 9, South Hagerstown 8
Smithsburg 14, Brunswick 2
Boonsboro 11, Williamsport 1
Liberty 7, FSK 0
Century 11, South Carroll 6
Brunswick 15, St. Maria Goretti 1
Liberty 15, T.C. Williams-VA 10
Linganore 2, Thomas Johnson 0
Westminster 6, South Carroll 0
Walkersville 8, Catoctin 4
Urbana 12, Liberty 7
Tuscarora 5, North Carroll 4
Clear Spring 11, North Hagerstown 2
South Hagerstown 4, Frederick 2
Century 15, Boonsboro 5
Frederick 5, Century 3
Thomas Johnson 6, Urbana 2
North Carroll 12, FSK 5
Smithsburg 6, North Hagerstown 1
Brunswick 10, South Hagerstown 0
Liberty 6, Williamsport 2
Boonsboro 17, Tuscarora 8
Clear Spring 13, St.Maria Goretti 5
South Hagerstown 12, Tuscarora 4
Boonsboro 3, Urbana 0
Frederick 14, North Hagerstown 1
Walkersville 6, Thomas Johnson 5
Middletown 12, Brunswick 1
Catoctin 3, Century 2
North Carroll 6, South Carroll 3
Westminster 4, Liberty 0
North Hagerstown 8, Williamsport 7
Liberty 17, Boonsboro 6
Thomas Johnson 8, Middletown 1
Winters Mill 16, North Carroll 13
Westminster 6, Century 5
Smithsburg 12, FSK 5
Frederick 12, Tuscarora 7
Catoctin 1, South Hagerstown 0
South Carroll 9, Brunswick 2
Clear Spring 21, Hancock 1
Linganore 5, Walkersville 3
Frederick 14, Urbana 6
Century 6, Linganore 4
Westminster 5, FSK 4
Catoctin 6, Boonsboro 5
Clear Spring 4, Brunswick 1
North Carroll 12, Urbana 11
Liberty 10, South Carroll 3
Smithsburg 16, Hancock 0
North County 6, Winters Mill 3
Thomas Johnson 5, Curley 1
Smithsburg 3, Catoctin 1
Clear Spring 14, Boonsboro 4
South Carroll 4, Winters Mill 0
Century 13, FSK 3
Frederick 9, Liberty 2
Linganore 8, North Carroll 0
Thomas Johnson 7, Westminster 1
Urbana 7, Tuscarora 6
Middletown 8, Walkersville 3
2009 MVAL Conference Baseball Awards
Red Sox draft TJ's Branden Kline
Greg Swantek, Frederick News-Post Staff
Recent Thomas Johnson graduate Branden Kline joined an elite Frederick County list on Wednesday, when he became a low-round draft pick (sixth round, No. 198) of the Boston Red Sox. The 17-year-old must now decide whether to sign a contract or head to the University of Virginia.
Shortly before 1 p.m. Wednesday, with her cell phone pressed against her ear, Linda Kline started "bawling like a baby."
Kline was on the phone with her 17-year-old son, Branden, who had just told her he had been selected in the sixth round of the Major League Baseball draft by the Boston Red Sox.
"He had to say it three times," Kline said. "I knew what he said. I just wanted to make sure I heard him right."
Once her son's words began to sink in, Kline pulled the phone away from her ear and turned to her own mother, Martha, who was out running errands with her.
She tried to relay the good news, but it was very difficult with her emotions overtaking her.
"It was very exciting," Linda said.
Taken by Boston near the end of the sixth round as the 198th overall pick, Branden Kline is the first Thomas Johnson baseball player to be selected that high.
The pitcher is also one of the few players in the history of Frederick County baseball that was claimed in a single-digit round.
Frederick High School's Petey Cooper was chosen in the fifth round, 108th overall, of the 1969 draft by the Cincinnati Reds.
"We don't have too many kids around here who can say they were drafted right out of high school," longtime TJ coach Jim Foit said.
Now comes the tough part for the 6-foot-3, 185-pound Kline, who must decide whether to sign a contract with the Red Sox prior to the Aug. 15 deadline or play for his dream school, the University of Virginia, on a full scholarship.
Leading up to the draft, Kline had given strong indications to the professional scouts he spoke with that he was leaning toward going to college.
Nobody in his family has ever attended a university before and it's important to Kline to change that.
But the Red Sox, notoriously one of baseball's highest-spending teams, might present Kline with a contract that is hard to turn down.
"There's a handful of teams that money really doesn't matter that much," Foit said. "Boston clearly wasn't swayed by his preference to go to college. I think they could make him an offer that could cause him to squirm a little bit."
Kline is in Ocean City this week, celebrating his recent high school graduation with friends.
After following the first three rounds of the draft Tuesday night, his phone started chirping around 9 a.m. Wednesday.
"It was a couple of scouts wanting to know what I was thinking," he said. "At the time, the Red Sox and Royals were the teams that seemed most interested in me."
Around 12:30 p.m., after his friends had already taken off for the beach, Kline took a call from the Red Sox and was told they had selected him.
"I was jumping up and down," he said.
When he hung up the phone, he immediately started thinking about the money he might be offered, which will be the major factor in determining whether he turns pro right away or goes to college.
"I talked with some people and they told me sixth-round picks last year got something like a $2 million signing bonus," he said.
Kline admitted money like that would be very difficult to turn down, but he could see himself doing it.
To those that say he should turn pro right away, invest the money and perhaps attend college later, Kline's response is: "Those people are not in my shoes and they don't know why I am thinking a certain way. If it was just about the money, I'd say, 'Where do I sign?' But it's about more than that to me. I think about things before making big decisions. I don't just rush into them."
Short of very high draft pick and a major signing bonus, Kline was certain he'd be off to college. But he admitted the decision became tougher after a big-spending team like the Red Sox drafted him.
If there is a way to attend classes at Virginia during the offseason, he will strongly consider turning pro right away.
Even Linda Kline, who would prefer to see her son attend college, knows the complexity of her son's decision.
"I know it will be a very difficult decision," she said. "I just want Branden to know he has all the support from his family and friends. He is not going through this alone."
The Red Sox, no doubt, were enticed by the velocity of Kline's fastball, which is consistently clocked in the low 90s and has topped out at 95 mph, as well as the potential of him packing 20 to 25 pounds onto his frame.
A wiry right-hander, Kline was 6-1 for TJ this past season. In 41 innings, he allowed only three earned runs and 16 hits. His 79 strikeouts led the county.
In the last year, he is the third high-profile draft pick from the county.
Linganore graduate Joe Alexander was selected in the NBA draft lottery (No. 8 overall) by the Milwaukee Bucks last June.
Then, on April 28, Walkersville graduate Tony Fiammetta was chosen in the fourth round of the NFL Draft (128th overall) by the Carolina Panthers.
At the start of the season, Kline wasn't sure he'd be joining that kind of company. But he's learned that things change quickly.
The Red Sox have invited Kline and his family to Philadelphia this weekend for their interleague series with the Phillies.
"I'll get a chance to meet some of the big executives with the team and they'll get a chance to learn more about me," he said.
Contract negotiations could begin anytime.
After he was drafted, Kline ran to the beach to tell his friends. Later, they all went to watch the national telecast of the Red Sox-Yankees game.
"I was pretty pumped up and so were they because a lot of my friends are Red Sox fans," he said.
Linda Kline is on board with the idea of Kline going into professional baseball right away, as long as he eventually attends college.
"It would be great if he got his dream and I got mine," she said.
After she regained control of her emotions, Linda placed a phone call to Branden's father, Gary Bowens, to share her excitement.
And Bowens had to tell her, "There's no crying in baseball."
2009 Maryland 3A State Champions
2009 1A West Champions
2009 4A North Champions
2009 2A West Champions
Former MVAL, major league pitcher Nick Adenhart killed in Calif. car crash
ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Los Angels Angels have confirmed that starting pitcher Nick Adenhart was killed in a traffic accident early today, the Orange County (Calif.) Register said on its Web site.
Authorities have not yet released the names of those killed in the crash in Fullerton, Calif., after midnight.
A relative of Adenhart’s told The Herald-Mail this morning that the family had been notified of the young man’s death.
Adenhart is a former Williamsport High School baseball star who went on to play Major League Baseball.
The traffic accident occurred early Thursday, just hours after Adenhart made his fourth major league start for the Angels against the Oakland Athletics.
The accident occurred just after midnight in Fullerton, Calif., less than 10 miles from Angels Stadium at Anaheim.
Police in Fullerton said the driver of a minivan ran a red light in Fullerton and struck two cars, killing three people in a Mitsubishi and critically injuring a passenger.
Fullerton Police Lt. Craig Brower said the minivan driver fled the crash scene and was captured a short time later. The driver was arrested and booked for investigation of felony hit-and-run.
Police said the van ran the red light and struck the Mitsubishi, which then slammed into a light pole. Two people in the Mitsubishi died instantly, and a third died at a hospital a short time later.
A fourth occupant was in critical condition at UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange.
A passenger in the van was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.
In his last game, Adenhart had a good showing, giving up seven hits over six scoreless innings. He struck out five and walked three before being relieved after the sixth inning with the Angels ahead 3-0. The Athletics won the game 6-4.
Adenhart was a 2004 Williamsport graduate.
The fireballing righthander was known nationally for his fastball while pitching for the Williamsport Wildcats. He was earmarked to be the top pick in the 2004 amateur draft, but hurt his elbow.
Los Angeles drafted Adenhart in the 14th round of the 2004 draft, even though he was about to undergo reconstructive elbow surgery.
He made his major league debut for the Los Angeles Angels on May 1, 2008, against the Oakland Athletics and pitched a perfect first inning.
Adenhart was promoted to the Angels from Triple-A Salt Lake City just days before his major league debut.
In a March 2008 interview with The Herald-Mail, Adenhart discussed a potential call-up to the big leagues.
“I want to put myself in a situation where (the Angels) can’t have any doubts in their minds that I can do the job when they call on me,” he said. “I have set my goals and I know what they are. Right now, I’m just working to get better with each pitch, each inning and each game to get ready.”
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Four more MVAL Players commit
December 12, 2008---Justin Albright, Branden Kline, Josh Conway, and Dani Ashbaugh have been added to the list of MVAL seniors to commit to colleges in the past month.
Catoctin's Albright, signed a national letter of intent to attend George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The Cougar senior was named to the 2009 Pre-Season All-State Team.
Kline, a senior at Thomas Johnson, has committed to attend the University of Virginia. The senior pitcher from TJ was Frederick News-Post All-Area First Team and All-MVAL Chesapeake, 2nd Team selection in 2008. Branden's parents are Gary and Linda Kline.
Conway is a senior at Smithsburg and has committed to play at Coastal Carolina in South Carolina. The Leopard senior was a All-MVAL Antietam First Team selection. Josh's parents are Dave and Mindie Conway.
Ashbaugh, a senior pitcher at Linganore has committed to Limestone College in South Carolina. Ashbaugh was a 2008 All-MVAL Chesapeake First Team selection and a Frederick News-Post All-Area First Team choice. Dani's parents are Mike and Doris Ashbaugh.
Frederick's Wilson commits to WVU
December 4, 2008---Frederick senior Brady Wilson has officially signed to play baseball at West Virginia University next year. Wilson was a first team All-MVAL and Frederick News-Post selection in 2007. Brady's parents are Carol and Jay Wilson.