15U Hustlers Win 16U Pool in Dynamic Showcase at University of Maryland
The 15U Hustlers closed out their Fall campaign with an encore performance. Playing three out of four games against 16U opponents the Hustlers stood tall and won the 16U pool of the Dynamic Showcase Event at Bob "Turtle" Smith Stadium at the University of Maryland. Marshall Mott dominated the 16U Stars Baseball with a four-hit, nine strikeout gem in a 11-3 win in the early game. Colby Patterson pitched a scoreless final frame. Mott, Brandon Bradshaw and Adam Dellamura each had two hits. Patterson and Matt Cunningham each had one. In the nightcap, Cunningham tossed a five-hitter with four strikeouts in a 6-5 win over the 16U Diamond Skills Rangers (St. John's College HS (DC)). Mott again provided the thunder with two hits including a huge run-scoring double to the right field corner. Bradshaw also had two hits while Dustin Isanogle, Cunningham (RBI), Dellamura (RBI) and Gabe Torres (RBI) each had one.
In Saturday's action, the Hustlers opened with a convincing 9-1 over the VA Stars 15U at Mount Saint Mary's baseball stadium. Luke McVicker (Williamsport) worked five innings of four-hit baseball with eight strikeouts. Adam Dellamura (Walkersville) led the offense with two hits. Colby Patterson (Good Counsel), Dustin Isanogle (Catoctin), Matt Cunningham (Linganore), and Dalton Williams (Catoctin) each had run scoring hits. Marshall Mott (Gettysburg) had a hit and a SAC fly while Brandon Bradshaw (Flowers) and McVicker each had singles.
In Saturday afternoon play, the Hustlers and the 16U HCYP Raiders went toe-to-toe in a slugfest that ended in 12-12 tie at Warriors Park in Millersville, MD. The Hustlers outhit the Raiders 10-5 but walks and errors proved too costly in the end. Gabe Torres (Clarksburg) and Dalton Williams (Catoctin) saw their first action on the mound and both competed well. Brandon Bradshaw (Flowers) pitched a scoreless sixth. The Hustlers squandered 4-0 and 9-3 leads before scoring three times in the final frame to force a tie. Williams led the winners with two hits including a run-scoring double. Matt Kulikowski (Boonsboro) and Adam Dellamura (Walkersville) had RBI doubles in the first. Matt Cunningham (Linganore) drove in three runs with a double in the third and Torres had a two-run triple in the sixth. Josh Sachar (Linganore) tied the game at 12 by driving in Torres with a single to right. Dustin Isanogle (Catoctin), Luke McVicker (Williamsport) and Ryan Bennett (Urbana) each added a single.