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The 10U Hustlers traveled to Ellicott City to participate in the Maryland Stars and Strikes tournament on Saturday. The Hustlers had been playing much better baseball over their last four games, and things continued on this long holiday weekend. The Hustlers opened with BCCC Warriors Saturday morning. BCCC plated 3 runs in the first, but the Hustlers topped that with 4 in the bottom of the first, and 4 more in the second. This ended up being a tight game, but the Hustlers held on the win 10-9. Ryan Jones had 3 hits including a triple, while Connor Allen had two hits including a double. Camren Baker, Mason Miller, Landon Johnson, Tyler Schroyer, and Brett Lucas each had 1 hit. Logan Malachowski pitched the first two innings, Mason Miller pitched 3 innings, and Tyler Schroyer came on in the last inning to shut the doors on the Warriors. Game two on Saturday was a pitcher’s duel, as the Hustlers faced the Diamond Dodger Skills. Ryan Jones and Tyler Schroyer each pitched great baseball, but a few miscues in the field allowed the Dodger skills to plate 3 unearned runs, and the Hustlers lost the game by a score of 4-3. Jones pitched 3& 2/3 innings, allowing 1 earned run, and Schroyer pitched 1&1/3 inning, allowing no earned runs. Camren Baker had two hits, while Jones, Landon Johnson, double, Schroyer, Logan Malachowski, Jaxson Wood, and Landon Tolber each had 1 hit. Sunday, the Hustlers started with the WHC Renegades, who won the 9A bracket in this tournament last year. The Hustlers quickly put an end to the Renegades tournament, by jumping on top with 4 runs in the first, and continued chipping away each inning, and went on to take an 8-2 victory from the Renegades. Again, as was the case all weekend, the Hustlers got great pitching from the entire staff. Brett Lucas pitched 3 innings allowing no runs, with 4K’s. Connor Allen pitched two innings, and Tyler Schroyer shutdown the Renegades in the last inning. Camren Baker had 2 hits, while Ryan Jones, Allen, Mason Miller, Landon Johnson, Schroyer, Logan Malachowski, Killian Stair, and Jaxson Wood each had 1 hit. Malachowski, Miller, Schroyer, and Wood each doubled. Game 4 had the Hustlers facing a very tough Bel Air team from the CRAB League. This was a 2-2 game going into the 3rd inning, when the Hustlers plated 3 in the 3rd, and 3 more in the 4th, and went on to take a big time victory over a good team by the score of 8-5. Landon Johnson pitched 4 great innings on the hill, allowing only 3 earned runs. Tyler Schroyer pitched a scoreless final two innings to shutdown Bel Air. Connor Allen led the way for the Hustlers with 3 hits, while Jaxson Wood had 2 hits. Camren Baker, Ryan Jones, Mason Miller, Landon Johnson, Logan Malachowski, and Landon Tolbert each had 1 hit. Malachowski and Baker each tripled. Monday,s semifinals had the Hustlers facing the API team from the CRAB league. Again, this was another tight game. The Hustlers fell behind 2-1 after 3 innings, but plated 4 runs in the 4th, and held on to win by a score of 5-4. Ryan Jones pitched 3 innings, allowing 1 earned run, with 5 K’s, and Tyler Schroyer pitched 3 innings, allowing 1 earned run. API had runners on 2nd and 3rd with 1 out in the bottom of the 6th, but Schroyer got a short fly ball to Left field, and a bloop fly ball to Short, and hold the game for the Hustlers. Landon Johnson had 2 hits, while Camren Baker, Ryan Jones, Connor Allen, Tyler Schroyer, and Logan Malachowski each had 1 hit. Malachowski, Schroyer, and Johnson each doubled. The championship game, which was game 6 of the weekend for the Hustlers, had them facing the Diamond Dodger Skills team, who just 10 runned a good KMS Baseball team from the CRAB league. This was a back and forth game. The Hustlers fell behind by a 4-2 score after 2 innings, but plated 2 in the 4th, and 3 more in the 4th. The Dodger Skills opened the bottom of the 6th down 7-5. They scored a run to make it 7-6, and had runners at 2nd and 3rd with 1 out. The Hustlers elected to walk a big stick by the name of Kroll to load the bases. That is when Brett Lucas went to work on the mound. He induced a popup to himself, and a ground ball to Killian Stair at second base, and the Hustlers took home the Championship game by a score of 7-6. Lucas pitched a wonderful 4 innings of baseball allowing 1 earned run. Logan Malachowski pitched the first two innings for the Hustlers. Camren baker, Killian Stair, Brett Lucas, and Jaxson Wood each had 2 hits, while Ryan Jones, Connor Allen, Malachowski, and Landon Tolbert each had 1 hit. Jones doubled. The Hustler pitchers were awesome all weekend long. Leading hitters for the weekend: Camren Baker .500, Connor Allen .500, Ryan Jones .471, Jaxson Wood .462, Landon Johnson .333, and Logan Malachowski .333.
The 12U Hustlers played host to the Bulldog Baseball Club out of Gettysburg/Hanover, PA on Wednesday night and showed no signs of looking ahead to the customary Memorial Day weekend break. The young Hustlers clicked in all facets as they beat the Bulldogs 14-0. Nick DeLisi got the start on the hill and he was rock solid as usual. DeLisi held the team from up north hitless with four strikeouts over two innings and the Hustler bats sizzled on a beautiful night at the park. JT Sachar singled to open the first, DeLisi walked, Tyler Prather ripped a double to left, Gabe Torres hit a sacrifice fly, Brandon Bradshaw smoked a single to left center, Ryan Talbert singled up the middle and Matt Cunningham doubled to the fence in right center producing a 4-0 lead. The Hustlers would go on to score three in the second, four in the third and three more in the fourth. The Hustlers tallied 18 hits in five innings. Sachar and Talbert led the way with three hits a piece; one of Talbert’s was a double high off the fence in left center. Prather, Bradshaw and Jake Sherdel each had two hits. Dustin Isanogle had a two-run double. Bradshaw, Sherdel, Luke Schlimm and Prather each pitched a scoreless inning. Bradshaw struck out three and Schlimm fanned two batters.
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12U Hustlers Get Knocked Down But Get Back Up

Posted by Wayne Main at May 13, 2016 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

The Frederick Hustlers forgot to set their alarm clocks for Saturday’s 11:00am opener against the PG Select Blue Sox and found themselves on the wrong end of an 11-1 thrashing. PG’s Luis Noda had something to do with that as he held the black and gold to two hits and one run with four strikeouts in three innings of work. Nick Delisi took the mound for the Hustlers and was deserted by his usually stout defense which committed an uncharacteristic seven errors. The Hustlers only mustered four hits in the five inning game shortened by the run rule. Luke Schlimm led the way with two hits and Ryan Talbert and Dustin Isanogle each contributed one.

Game two was a different story. Schlimm tossed a five inning gem striking out six and only allowing five hits in an 11-1 Hustler blowout. Schlimm dominated and the Hustler bats came to life. The Hustlers had ten hits with JT Sachar going 3-3 with two doubles. Matt Cunningham, Talbert and DeLisi each came thru with key run-scoring hits. Tyler Prather had a double.

The Hustlers are back in action Tuesday evening at Yellow Springs against the Gettysburg Bulldogs. First pitch is scheduled for 6:00pm on Field 1.

The 12U Hustlers played host to the Olney Pirates on Sunday and came away with a split – winning the first game 6-5 and losing the nightcap 7-6. In the opener, the Pirates scored two quick runs in the top of the first to let the home crowd know that they were there and ready to play. The Hustlers, a new determined bunch comprised of seasoned returning players and several key offseason acquisitions, answered with an emphatic four-spot in the bottom of the inning. Game on. JT Sachar drew a leadoff walk and stole second before Nick DeLisi unleashed a drive to left center for a standup double. Tyler Prather ripped a single and the Hustlers were off and running. Olney recaptured the lead in the third when they scored twice after scoring a single run in second. DeLisi then followed a Sachar single with a bomb to left center to give the home team the lead for good. DeLisi worked a solid four innings and Luke Schlimm came in and pitched a scoreless 5th and 6th inning. DeLisi and Prather led the Hustlers with two hits each.

The Pirates jumped to a 3-0 lead after two innings of play in game two. The Hustlers answered with two runs in the third and one in the fourth on big run scoring hits from Gabe Torres and Ryan Talbert. The Pirates tacked a single run in the third and the held a 4-3 lead going into the 5th inning. Sachar and DeLisi reached safely to start the 5th before Prather homered deep to left center to jolt the Hustler faithful. The Hustlers took that 6-4 lead into the bottom of the last inning where it seemed like a sweep was inevitable. Olney had other ideas as the well-coached ball club is always going to fight until the end. Bryce Greene led off with a sharp single, Cooper Kroll followed with his own base hit before Phil Stasko ended things with a walk-off two-run home run. Prather and Brandon Bradshaw handled the pitching duties for the Hustlers and both threw well. JT Sachar had an all-around impressive day putting together great at bats and playing well defensively at 2B and SS.

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12U Hustlers Golden at Ripken Event

Posted by Wayne Main at Apr 30, 2016 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

The Frederick Hustlers traveled to Aberdeen, MD for the 18-team RIPKEN Gold Glove tournament and played flawless baseball in pool play on Saturday. The Hustlers blanked the Monroe Falcons (Monroe Township, NJ) 6-0 in game one and jumped all over the South Jersey Rams 19-0 in game two. The Hustlers impressive play landed them the #1 seed for Sunday where they were to play the #8 seeded PA Diamond Nine at 8:00am on Cal Sr Field. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had other plans and the Sunday slate was cancelled due to heavy rain in the Harford County area all day.

The Saturday opener proved to be a great challenge for the Hustlers as they faced the best arm of the season to date. JT Sachar opened the game with a walk and the big Monroe RHP proceeded to strikeout the Hustlers 2, 3 and 4 hitters. Gabe Torres had different ideas in the second inning. Torres stepped to the plate and after falling behind 0-2 he gave the black and gold a big shot in the arm with a monstrous home run. Torres' homer, measured at 280 feet, flew the outfield of the adjacent field and landed on the infield dirt. The Hustlers kept the pressure on as Ryan Talbert and Dustin Isanogle each singled sharply to center and Ryan Bennett brought Talbert home with a sacrifice bunt. The Hustlers grabbed a 2-0 lead and were feeling good about themselves. The Hustlers would add one in the third and three more in the fifth. Nick DeLisi had huge hits in both innings - picking up a single in the 3rd and a double in the fifth. Talbert's 2-run double in the fifth was the other big blow. Sachar, Brandon Bradshaw, Isanogle and Torres each reached safely twice, and DeLisi and Talbert had two hits. Matt Cunningham, Bradshaw and Luke Schlimm combined to shut out the Falcons. The Hustlers flashed their trademark leather and turned two double plays – one a backbreaker on a long-running ESPN highlight grab by CF Isanogle who then doubled up the runner at first.

Game two was a little déjà vu all over again. The SJ Rams countered with a soft lefty who gave the Hustlers fits in the first inning. Gabe Torres changed all of that in the second when he launched his second bomb of the day – this one landed on the bank before the playground on Cal Sr’s field in left center. The Hustlers then added two in the third and sixteen runs in the fourth to end the game with the run rule. Tyler Prather and Ryan Talbert each had three hits; one of Prather’s was a triple off the wall in straight away center. Bradshaw singled and doubled, and Torres added a double to go with his HR. Sachar and Jake Sherdel each contributed two hits; one of Sherdel’s was a double. Cunningham doubled, and DeLisi and Isanogle each had hits. Tyler Prather was fantastic on the mound tossing three scoreless innings. Bradshaw closed things out with a solid fourth inning.