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11U Hustlers Armed Forces Champions

Posted by Wayne Main at Jun 6, 2017 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
The 11U Hustlers participated in the Armed Forces Slugfest tournament held in Frederick, Maryland this past weekend. Saturday’s first tilt had the Hustlers facing Edge Baseball out of Greencastle, PA. The Hustlers came out swinging, scoring 3 in the 1st, 4 in the 2nd, and 15 in the 3rd, and went on to win via the mercy rule by a score of 22-0. The Hustlers had 16 hits, including 7 extra base hits. Aiden Dubetsky, Andrew Raymond, and Gavin Hughes each had 3 hits, while Ryan Jones & Aidan Simmons each had two hits. Raymond doubled and tripled, while Hughes hit a Home Run. Dubetsky, Landon Johnson, Jones, and Logan Malachowski each doubled. Camren Baker reached base all 4 times via bases on ball & hit by pitch, scoring 4 runs. Dubetsky had 5 runs batted in, while Raymond had 4, and Jones & Hughes each had 3. Simmons threw 2 shutout innings, and Baker threw 1 shutout inning. Game 2 Saturday had the Hustlers facing the Chesapeake Orioles. The Hustler bats stayed hot in this game also, with a repeat 16 hits in the game. The Hustlers jumped out to a 4-0 lead after 3 innings, only to see the Orioles put up 4 in the top of the 4th. However, the Hustlers matched this in the bottom of the 4th with 4 more runs, and added 3 more in the 5th, to take the win by a score of 11-4. Andrew Raymond continued his hot hitting, with 3 hits, including a double and a Home Run. Camren Baker, Ryan Jones, Landon Johnson, Killian Stair, and Aidan Simmons each had 2 hits. Aiden Dubetsky and Logan Malachowski each doubled. Malachowski dominated the Orioles for 2 innings, allowing no hits or runs with 2 K’s. Johnson shutdown the Orioles in the 3rd, but ran into trouble in the 4th due to a fielding error and a couple of walks. Andrew Raymond came on to get out of the jam in the 4th, and pitched a scoreless inning in the 5th, Dubetsky finished it off by throwing a hitless, scoreless 6th, striking out 2 batters. Saturdays play put the Hustlers into Sunday play as the number 2 seed out of 12 teams, and getting a first round bye. The semi-final game had the Hustlers facing a very good GoWag’s team that had just taken down the Mid-Atlantic Red Sox by 1 run earlier in the morning. The GoWag’s bats came out steaming in the first, as they put a 4 spot on the board off Hustler starter Ryan Jones. However, the Hustlers matched that with 4 runs in the bottom of the 1st. The GoWag’s added a run in the top of the 2nd, and added 3 more in the top of the 4th to take a commanding 8-4 lead into the bottom of the 4th. That is when the Hustlers went to work, scoring 2 runs to make it a 8-6 game. The fifth inning would be the last due to the 1 hour 45 minute time delay. Aidan Simmons shutdown the opposition in the top half of the 5th. The bottom of the 5th inning for the Hustlers was a good example of the entire season. This team just doesn’t quit. With 1 out in the last inning, Gavin Hughes got this started with a long double to left field. After a flyout to the right fielder and 2 outs, Aidan Simmons then doubled to right center scoring Hughes to make it 8-7. Camren Baker then laced a single to right field scoring Simmons to tie it, and advanced to 2nd on the throw. Aiden Dubetsky then walked. The GoWag’s elected to change pitchers, and on the very first pitch, Ryan Jones hammered a walk off line drive into right center field to bring home Baker for the game winner, and the Hustlers won the game by a score of 9-8. Baker, Dubetsky, Jones, Hughes, and Simmons each had 2 hits in the game, as the Hustlers were outhit 14-13. Aidan Simmons threw 3 solid innings of 3 run baseball for the Hustlers. The Championship game had the Hustlers facing Fielder’s Choice, who just beat a good Lake Shore Gray Sox team in the semi-finals by a score of 8-7. This was a pitcher’s duel going into the 4th, as the Hustlers held a 1-0 lead after 3. However, the Hustler bats woke up in the 4th and 5th innings, scoring 7 runs in the 4th, and 9 more in the 5th, and the Hustlers dominated the Championship game by a score of 17-0. The big story in this game was Aiden Dubetsky. Dubetsky threw a no-no over 5 innings, allowing no hits, no walks, striking out 7 batters. Camren Baker, Ryan Jones, and Gavin Hughes each had 2 hits, while Dubetsky, Jaxson Wood, Andrew Raymond, Killian Stair, and Aidan Simmons each had 1. Logan Malachowski had a 3 run double . Leading hitters for the weekend: Ryan Jones (.666), Aidan Simmons (.636), Andrew Raymond (.571), Aiden Dubetsky (.538), Gavin Hughes (.538), Camren Baker (.500), Landon Johnson (.400), Killian Stair(.364), Jaxson Wood(.300), and Logan Malachowski (.300). image

The 13U Frederick Hustlers locked horns with one of the better teams in the CRAB League in the opener on Sunday and neither team disappointed. Hunter King of the Rawlings High Heat and Steven Betz of the Hustlers were equally good tossing six innings of scoreless baseball. Betz limited the team from Anne Arundel County to three hits and struck out three. The Hustlers turned the scoreless game over to the bullpen in the final frame and the Heat scored a single run on a walk, double and single. The Hustlers showed incredible poise and fortitude in the bottom half of the final frame. Marshall Mott drew a leadoff walk before Gabe Torres hit a scorching grounder that turned into a 6-4-3 double play. With the Hustlers down to their final out and no one on, Tyler Prather drew a base on balls before Matt Cunningham hit a ground rule double that bounced over the fence in left center. The unlucky bounce prevented Prather from scoring but the Hustlers had runners on 2nd and 3rd with two outs. Nick DeLisi, who had drilled a double to left center earlier in the game, stepped to the plate and brought the home crowd to its feet. DeLisi unleashed a two run single up the middle for the walk-off win. Marshall Mott had the only other Hustler hit with a double to left in the fourth.

DeLisi’s big hit in the opener seemed to loosen up the home team in the nightcap even though the boys in black and gold gave credit to Cheetos and some special fans in attendance. In any case, after watching the Lake Shore Graysox stun the Rawlings ballclub in the middle game, the Hustlers came out on fire in the nightcap and scored six in the first and eight in the second against LakeShore. The rout was on as the Hustlers won 18-3 in a game shortened by the run rule. Dustin Isanogle singled on a line drive to right in the first before Brandon Bradshaw drove a monster two-run blast over the fence in straight away center for a two-run home run.   The ball ended up one hopping the school building.  DeLisi then tripled before Prather, Eric Ball, Austin May and Colby Patterson followed with singles. In all, the Hustlers recorded 17 hits with Bradshaw collecting four with two doubles and a home run. Ball ended up with three hits while Prather, May and Betz each had two. Bradshaw, DeLisi and Ball each pitched well for the Hustlers.

The Hustlers are back in action this weekend as they travel to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware for the Sports at the Beach Rally Cap Open.

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13U Hustlers Downed by MMU

Posted by Wayne Main at May 31, 2017 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

The 13U Frederick Hustlers traditionally take the long Memorial Day weekend off to recharge and spend time with their families. By the look of their play Wednesday evening at Walkersville High School, they forgot to plug in their batteries. The young Hustlers continued their Jekyll and Hyde season with an uninspired 7-2 loss to a well-coached MMU squad. MMU turned a 1-1 game into a rout in the third when they scored six runs on six hits – three for extra bases. “Nick (DeLisi) was up in the zone and couldn’t throw an off-speed pitch for a strike but credit the MMU hitters – they took advantage,” said Coach Main. Marshall Mott tossed three innings of scoreless baseball for the Hustlers with four strikeouts. Offensively, the Hustlers never got anything going. The Hustlers only accounted for three hits and left the bases loaded on two occasions. Brandon Bradshaw, Matt Cunningham and Nick DeLisi each had a single. Tyler Prather and Gabe Torres continued to swing hot bats but had nothing to show as both had multiple line drives that found MMU fielders. Matt Kulikowski, Brendan Yegesh and Jack Surdez all threw well for MMU.

The Hustlers are back in action on Sunday at Yellow Springs.  The Hustlers play the Rawlings High Heat at noon and the Lake Shore GraySox at 4:00pm. 

The 11U Hustlers competed in the Maryland Stars and Strikes tournament this past weekend. The 11A bracket was loaded with good teams from Maryland. Saturday started off with the Hustlers playing KMS Baseball Academy. They Hustlers jumper out to a 7-0 lead, only to see KMS come back and tie it in the 2nd, and take the lead with 2 more in the 3rd. They Hustlers battled back though, with 4 in the 4th, and 1 more in the 5th, and won the game by a score of 12-10. Ryan Jones, who doubled, and Ryan Maxey each had 2 hits in the game for the Hustlers. Logan Malachowski started on the hill, while Ryan Maxey came on in relief, and Ryan Jones closed it out on the mound. Game 2 had the Hustlers facing the Olney Pirates, and this turned into one of the best games of the year. This was a defensive struggle and pitcher’s duel the entire game. The Hustlers only managed 4 hits in the game, while Olney had 7. There were nothing but zeros on the scoreboard going into the 6th inning, when Olney plated an unearned run to take a 1-0 lead. Gavin Hughes led off the bottom of the 6th with a single to center field. Killian Stair then bunted him over to second, and Hughes then advanced to 3rd on an errant pickoff play. Aiden Simmons then drove a line drive to right field to tie the score. The game ended in a 1-1 tie. Aiden Dubetsky pitched 4 great innings, and Landon Johnson added 2 more solid innings in relief. Hughes, Ryan Jones, Jaxson Wood, and Andrew Raymond each had 1 hit in the game for the Hustlers. Saturday’s play earned the Hustlers a 5 seed out of 16 going into Sunday, and had the Hustlers playing the WHC Renegades. The Hustlers scored in each of the 4 first innings, and went on to win this game by a score of 9-5. Aidan Simmons threw 4 innings, allowing 5 runs. Andrew Raymond closed the game out with 2 solid innings of scoreless relief work on the mound. Killian Stair had 2 hits, while Ryan Jones, Ryan Maxey, Landon Johnson, Jaxson wood, and Andrew Raymond each had 1 hit. Maxey, Raymond, and Wood each doubled. Game 4 of the weekend had Hustlers facing the Southern Maryland Orioles. This was a long game with lots of runs scored. This was a 4-4 game after 1, and 8-6 game after 2. The Hustlers advanced the lead to 12-6, but the Orioles plated 6 runs in the 5th to tie the game. Due to the time limit, the 6th inning started out like extra innings, using international rules, and a runner on 2nd. Killian Stair started at 2nd based, and proceeded to steal 3rd. Aidan Simmons then put down a sacrifice bunt, and beat it out to 1st base, and then stole 2nd on the next pitch. Camren Baker then put down a good bunt scoring Stair and advancing Simmons to 3rd for a single. Baker advanced to 2nd on a passed ball. Aiden Dubetsky then hit a Sac Fly, to bring home Simmons. Ryan Jones then hit a bomb to right field for a triple scoring Baker. Ryan Maxey then doubled to left field, scoring Jones, giving the Hustlers a 16-12 lead. Jones shutdown the Orioles in the last inning and the game ended 16-12 in the Hustlers favor. Jones, Maxey, and Stair each had 2 hits, while Baker, Dubetsky, Logan Malachowski, and Simmons each had 1 hit. Landon Johnson pitched 1 inning, Baker when 3 & 1/3, Gavin Hughes 1/3, and Ryan Jones went 1 & 1/3 on the hill. The Semi-final game had the Hustlers facing the Sykesville Cyclones, who just beat KMS Baseball Academy. The Hustlers got great pitching from Ryan Maxey and Logan Machowski in this one. Maxey threw 2 innings of 1 run baseball, while Malachowski dominated Sykesville over 4 innings, allowing only 1 hit of scoreless baseball. The Hustlers won this game by a score of 4-1 to advance to the championship game. Aiden Dubetsky had 2 hits, while Landon Johnson, Logan Malachowski, Killian Stair, and Aiden Simmons each had 1. The finals had the Hustlers facing the Lake Shore Gray Sox, who beat Catoctin to get to the finals. Once again, the Hustlers played great defense and got great pitching. Each team scored 2 in the first. The Hustlers took a 3-2 lead in the 2nd, only to see the Sox tie it in the 3rd. The Hustlers plated a run in the 5th to take a 4-3 lead. Aiden Dubetsky pitched 3 solid innings allowing only 3 runs. Ryan Jones closed it out throwing 3 scoreless innings of 3 hit baseball. The Sox had a runner on 3rd base with no outs in the 6th inning, but Jones struck out the next 2 batters before inducing a flyball out to shortstop Aiden Dubetsky to end it, with the Hustler winning the championship by a score of 4-3. This was the second year in a row this team won this tournament, as the Hustlers won the 10A bracket in 2016. Jones had 3 hits in the game, Dubetsky, Ryan Maxey, and Andrew Raymond each had 2 hits. Camren Baker, Logan Malachowski, and Aidan Simmons each had a hit. Leading hitters in the tournament were Ryan Jones(.643), Killian Stair(.462), Ryan Maxey(.438), Aiden Dubetsky(.375), Andrew Raymond(.333), Logan Malachowski(.333), and Aidan Simmons (.300). image

The Frederick Hustlers lost the opener 10-9 to PG Select and bounced back to defeat the HCYP Raiders 13-3 in the second game of round-robin action on Saturday in Upper Marlboro, MD. Nick DeLisi was impressive once again on the mound in the opener and staked the Hustlers to a 9-0 lead. DeLisi tossed one-hit baseball over three innings with two strikeouts. Luke Schlimm pitched a flawless fourth inning striking out the side. The Hustlers then did their best “Bad News Bears” impersonation. Five walks, four hit-batsmen, and three errors later, the Hustlers found themselves on the wrong side of the scoreboard when the game was called because of the one hour and 50 minute time limit. Colby Patterson reached base three times and scored twice. Austin May and DeLisi had run-scoring singles and Schlimm laced a two-run double to left. The Hustlers rebounded nicely in game two. Brandon Bradshaw worked two strong, scoreless innings. Ryan Bennett made his mound debut and was solid for three innings, giving up two unearned runs. Stephen Betz worked the final frame and gave up one run. Meanwhile, the Hustler bats got going early and got to the HCYP pitcher for six runs on seven hits in the first inning. Dustin Isanogle, Bradshaw, Tyler Prather, Matt Cunningham, Betz, DeLisi and Bennett all singled. Prather and Cunningham finished the game with two hits. One of Prather’s was a run-scoring double off the fence in left center.

The Hustlers play host to Mid-Maryland United on Wednesday at Yellow Springs. First pitch is scheduled for 6:00pm.