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The Frederick Hustlers got two great pitching performances from Vaughn Parker (Thomas Johnson) and one from Spencer Griffin (St Johns Catholic Prep) in the weeklong tournament in Marietta, Georgia. Unfortunately, both of Parker's gems resulted in losses, a 1-0 (unearned run) heartbreaker to Team Georgia and a 2-0 loss to the SBA Canes (where Parker left after 5 innings with a scoreless game). Griffin's masterpiece resulted in a 6-3 win over the South Carolina Diamond Devils. The following game summaries appeared in the Scout Notes on Perfect Game's website. Additional comments have been added by the Hustler coaching staff.
Late Double Saves Game From 0-0 Tie
6/25/2013 2:45:21 PM
After five scoreless innings, SBA Canes put two on the board in the bottom of the sixth and defeat Frederick Hustlers 2-0. Bishop Jones (2016, Charlotte Christian, NC) and Clay Hunt (2015, Ft. Mill, NC) pitched for SBA Canes. Jones struck out six with two balls and one hit in six innings. Hunt struck out three in the final inning and allowed no hits or walks. Jones touched 81 mph, Hunt touched 85 mph. Hunt went 1-for-2 with a double. John Turley (2016, Charlotte Christian, NC) also went 1-for-2 and doubled but had one RBI. Vaughn Parker (2015, Gov. Thomas Johnson, MD) opened the first five for Frederick with five Ks, zero walks, and five hits. Noah Tucker (2015, Tuscarora, MD) closed with one, one, and three. Evan Pettyjohn (2015, Boonsboro, MD) and Tom McCarthy (2015, Brunswick, MD) each had one stolen base. Joey Schwartz (Smithsburg) had the lone Hustler hit. Noah Tucker (Tuscarora) pitched the bottom of the sixth and took the loss, surrendering 2 runs on three hits and a walk.
Hustlers fight to get the W
6/24/2013 10:53:07 AM
Frederick Hustlers just barely pushed passed Georgia Select Navy in their 8-7 win. Evan Pettyjohn (2015, Boonsboro, MD) was 2-2 at bat with a triple and scored two runs. John Harding (2016, Saint Johns Catholic Prep, MD) was 2-2 at bat with two doubles and three RBI's. Tom McCarthy (2015, Brunswick, MD) had two hits and scored one run. Akil Baddoo (2016, Salem, GA) had two hits with a home run and three RBI's. He also scored two runs. Jimmy Cain (Elkridge) pitched 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief.
Steelheads Win Offensive Shootout
6/23/2013 2:38:30 PM
In a game shortened to 5 innings, the NY Steelheads defeated the Frederick Husters, 11-7. The 2 teams did most of their damage in different ways: the Steelheads had 10 BB and 5 timely hits, while the Hustlers had 9 hits to only 5 BB. Jake Zarrello (2016; Farmingdale, NY) had the Steelheads' only extra base hit, going 1-2 with a double, a BB, 2 runs and a RBI. Additionally, Mike Iacobellis (2016; Farmingdale, NY) went 1-3 with a run and 2 RBI. Dylan Rooney (2016; Farmingdale, NY) had 2 BB, 2 SB and 2 runs. Leadoff hitter Taylor Itnyre (2015; Jefferson, MD) led the way for the Hustlers, going 4-4 with a double, a run and 4 RBI. Elsewhere, Joey Schwartz (2016; Hagerstown, MD) went 1-3 with a double and a RBI and Alex Cartner (2015; Middletown, MD) went 1-3 with a double and a run. Noah Tucker (2015; Frederick, MD) had 2 BB and 2 runs. Steelheads starter Anthony Greco (2016; Lloyd Harbor, NY) was arguably the most effective pitcher of the game, giving up just 1 earned run while striking out 5 in 3.2 innings. In addition to his fastball, Greco threw a number of curveballs and sliders.
Hustlers withstand Devils comeback
6/22/2013 7:02:39 PM
The Frederick Hustlers scored one in the 5th and two in the 6th to win 6-3 over Diamond Devils 15U White. The Diamond Devils had come back to tie the game at three in the 3rd, before the Hustlers pulled away in the latter innings. Frederick was led offensively by the trio of Joey Schwartz, Vaughn Parker, and Matt Orr. Schwartz (2016, Smithsburg Senior HS, MD) homered, knocking in two, Parker (2015, Gov. Thomas Johnson HS, MD) went 2-3 with a double, two runs scored, and a SB, and Orr (2015, Gov. Thomas Johnson HS, MD) drove in two on two singles and also stole a base. Parker also provided a scoreless inning of relief, striking out two and earning the save. Starter Spencer Griffin (2016, Saint Johns Catholic Prep, MD) was solid, allowing three runs in five innings, striking out six. Diamond Devil Chris Thompson (2016, J.L. Mann HS, SC) homered out of the leadoff spot. Austin Wrape (2015, Andrew Jackson HS, SC) was 3-3 with a double and Thomas DesChamps (2015, Low Country Day HS, SC) was 2-3, both hits being singles. Each had a RBI.
TGBA 15U Blue pitching holds for the win
6/21/2013 12:30:18 PM
TGBA 15U Blue just barely beat Frederick Hustlers in their 1-0 win. Alex Sutton (2015, Alpharetta, GA) hit a home run in the first inning with one RBI. Hayden Magill (2015, Alpharetta, GA) pitched all seven innings allowing only two hits and one walk, striking out four. His fastball averaged between 75-76 mph and topped at 78 mph. Vaughn Parker (2015, Thomas Johnson, MD) pitched a complete game two-hitter for the Hustlers. **The lone run allowed was actually a base-hit and a three-base error.**
5th inning rally gives team the win
6/21/2013 11:03:31 AM
Atlanta Blue Jays 15U used their 5th inning rally for their 8-2 win over Frederick Hustlers. Armani Mejis (2016, George Washington, GA) had one hit with two RBI's and scored one run. Josh Johnston (2016, North Atlanta, GA) had two hits with one RBI and scored one run. Frank Jones (2016, Fork Union Military Academy, GA) had one hit with one RBI and scored one run. The score was tied at 1-1 before the Blue Jays seven runs in the 5th on five hits, three walks, a HBP and two errors.
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.
The Hustlers took a 6-1 lead into the top of the 7th only to find themselves tied 6-6 going into the bottom of the inning. Joey Schwartz (Smithsburg) led off with a bloop single to right center, Vaughn Parker (Thomas Johnson) moved Schwartz over, and after a strikeout, Evan Pettyjohn (Boonsboro) delivered the game winner – a two out, line drive, walk-off single to left. Pettyjohn, Vaughn Parker (Thomas Johnson) and Jack Duffy (Urbana) each had two hits; one of Duffy's was a double. Matt Orr contributed a huge 2-RBI triple in the 4th. Spencer Griffin (St John's Catholic Prep) pitched 4 2/3 innings and only allowed one run on four hits before running out of gas. Taylor Itnyre worked the final two outs of the 7th and picked up the win.