15U Hustlers Sweep Putty Hill 16s
The Hustlers played solid baseball on both ends of the doubleheader, beating Putty Hill 5-3 and 7-1. Alex Cartner (Middletown) got his first start on the mound and took advantage. Cartner tossed 6 1/3 innings of four-hit baseball, striking out four and giving up two earned runs. Cartner helped his own cause with two hits. Evan Pettyjohn (Smithsburg) also had two hits and continued to swing a hot bat. Matt Orr (Thomas Johnson) contributed two RBIs with a base knock and a bases-loaded walk. Noah Tucker (Tuscarora) came on to record the final two outs and picked up the save.
Tucker got the nod in game two and pitched a gem. He held Putty Hill to one run on five hits and struck out six Panthers. Joey Schwartz (Smithsburg) and Cartner (Middletown) each had two doubles. Jack Duffy contributed an RBI double, and Vaughn Parker (Thomas Johnson) and Braden Thomson each had a single. Parker was on base three out of four plate appearances. The Hustlers run their record to 14-1.