Area briefs: Braves hammer Royals, 10-2

Posted: June 26, 2013

From Star staff reports

STAUNTON — The Winchester Royals gave up five runs in the first inning and lost to Staunton 10-2 in Valley Baseball League action Tuesday night.

The Royals (5-13) also trailed 8-1 after three innings in falling to the Braves (12-8). Staunton took advantage of three hits and two errors in the first.

Taking the loss for Winchester was Gavin Free (21/3innings, giving up eight runs, six earned, five hits, five walks and striking out two).

Edgar Michelangeli went 1 for 3 with a run for the Royals, who managed just six hits, five off of Staunton starter James Reeves, who went seven innings and allowed no earned runs.

COLLEGE CROSS COUNTRY, TRACK

Stewart named HCC head coach

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Former Handley athletic director Bill Stewart has been named head coach of the cross country and track and field teams (men’s and women’s) at Hagerstown Community College.

Stewart served as the assistant coach of cross country and track and field at HCC last year, following his retirement from Handley in June of 2012. Stewart will also be a member of the HCC adjunct faculty staff.

“I am honored to be selected as the HCC head coach for the cross country and track and field programs,” Stewart said. “As the head coach I want to contribute to the program’s successful history and traditions. As a team we will pursue academic, community service, and performance goals. I want to help our student athletes grow and mature into successful citizens.”