14U Hustlers Kick Off Season with DH Sweep
The Frederick Hustlers knocked off the rust and swept the Central Penn Renegades in the opening weekend of baseball Saturday at Governor Thomas Johnson High School. Nick DeLisi, Matt Kulikowski and Ryan Bennett combined for a perfect game in a 14-0 win shortened by the run-rule. DeLisi and Kulikowski each tossed two innings with two strikeouts, and Bennett pitched a solid fifth with one strikeout. The Hustlers scored eight runs in the first inning to eliminate any question in this one. The big hits were Kulikowski’s bases loaded, two-run double, Tyler Prather two-RBI single, and Colby Patterson's laced, two-run double. The Hustlers recorded nine hits in their four innings of offense. Adam Dellamura, Dustin Isanogle, Kulikowski, Prather, Gabe Torres, DeLisi, Jack Putnam, Colby Patterson and Ryan Bennett each had a hit.
Game two was more of the same. Matt Cunningham, Prather and Torres shared the pitching duties and all were effective. Isanogle, Patterson and Kyle Sanger each had two hits in the eleven hit attack. Kulikowski tripled and Prather doubled. Cunningham, Torres, and DeLisi each singled.
“It was good to get back on the field but we have plenty to work on. It wasn’t as if we played well. The other team was just a little outmanned,” noted Coach Main.
The Hustlers host the Frederick American Junior Legion team on Thursday, May 31, 6:00pm, at Governor Thomas Johnson High School before travelling to Richmond, VA on the weekend (June 1-3) for the Perfect Game 2022 Grads Spring Championship.