<B>10U Hustlers Take Both Ends of Doubleheader Against Backyard University</B>
The newest addition to Frederick Hustler baseball got its first taste of victory on Saturday in a doubleheader sweep of a very good Backyard University squad from York, PA. The Hustlers answered Backyard's 2-run first with two runs of their own and then seemingly took charge of the game with a 5-run third inning. Backyard University didn't seem fazed as they continued to battle and tack on runs - two in the 3rd, 5th and 6th innings to tie the game going into the bottom of the sixth. The Hustlers answered the bell as Matt Cunningham (Green Valley) drew a one-out walk and stole second and third before being driven in by Andrew McElwain (St. Johns). Leadoff man JT Sachar (Green Valley) was on base all three ABs and scored two runs, Mikhai Evans (Eastern) singled, walked and scored two runs and Joseph Pippin (Oakdale) drove in two runs with a timely single. Cunningham, Pippin and Justin Ropp (Yellow Springs) shared the pitching duties and all three were effective; Dustin Isanogle (Lewistown) was great behind the plate.
Game two featured stellar pitching by McElwain and Ropp as they limited a good hitting Backyard ballclub to six hits. The Hustlers also got their bats going as they picked up doubles from Evans, Ropp and McElwain. Leadoff man Sachar was his feisty self as he reached base all three times again and scored two runs. Cunningham and Pippin led the way with two hits a piece. Ryan Bennett (St. Johns) was strong behind the plate. Game two ended with the Hustlers turning a spectacular 6-4-3 (Sachar-Cunningham-Rutter (Middletown)) double play.
The Hustlers are back in action on Tuesday against LOUYAA at Kemptown Elementary School. Game time is 5:30pm - come support your Hustlers!!!!