12Us Run Win Streak to Nine - beat Hickory and HCYP
The 12U Frederick Hustlers continued their winning ways on Saturday, beating the Hickory Hornets 7-2 and the HCYP Raiders 7-6. Nick DeLisi worked four strong innings in game one and only allowed an earned run with four strikeouts. Brandon Bradshaw closed out the win with two scoreless innings. Tyler Prather, Gabe Torres and Matt Cunningham led the 11-hit attack with two hits each. A clutch, bases-loaded single from Torres followed by a huge Ryan Talbert double and Matt Cunningham single in the fifth broke open an otherwise close ball game. Bradshaw, Dustin Isanogle, Ryan Bennett and Jake Sherdel each added singles in the game.
The Hustlers jumped out to a 6-0 lead in game two before holding off a furious comeback by the HCYP Raiders. Luke Schlimm worked four flawless innings before tiring in the fifth. Bradshaw again came in and closed out the win. Gabe Torres kept the sizzling bat going in game two as he singled in a run in the first and homered in the third – a majestic bomb estimated at 320 feet. Ryan Talbert followed Torres’ shot with one of his own to give the Hustlers back-to-back jacks. Talbert also drove in what turned out to be the game winner in the bottom of the fifth with a single after Prather and Bradshaw led off the inning with hits. DeLisi, McElwain, and Schlimm also had singles.
The Hustlers are back in action on Saturday evening, June 18, for a doubleheader against Bethesda Chevy Chase at Cabin John Park, Field #2. The first pitch is scheduled for 5:30pm. The second game will be the first game this season for the Hustlers under the lights.