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Nick Collingham Selected Maryland Semi-Pro Baseball Manager of the Year

“The Mid-Maryland League Champion Frederick Flying Dogs’ Nick Collingham is the 2010 Maryland Semi-Pro Baseball Information Line Manager of the Year. Collingham’s crew upended Frederick County’s three-time State Champion Brunswick Orioles in interleague play for the first time in history en route to a third straight State Championships Final Four appearance. Brunswick has taken eight consecutive Blue Ridge League titles.”

2010 Season Comes to an End at Maryland State Tournament

2010 came to an end Sunday with a
heartbreaking loss to the eventual State Champion Perdue Chicks. The
Dogs drew the 4th seed in the tournament meaning they
would need to win 3 consecutive 9 inning games for their first state
championship. In game one they squared off against the Baltimore
Baseball League Champions the Cancun Cantina Bulls. Matt Buchholz
took the mound for the Dogs and in his typical fashion racked up 13
K’s over 7 complete innings of work. With the Dogs trailing 2-1 in
the bottom of the 8th, Buchholz lead the inning off with a
double, Sherwood singled and Roebuck walked to load the bases for
Rich Ropp all with 2 outs. Ropp came through with bases clearing 3
RBI double to the left center field gap to put them back on top 4-2.
Jason Christenberry, who came on in relief in the 8th
picked up the win hurling the final 2 frames allowing only 1 hit and
no runs.

In game 2 the Dogs’ went against the 1
seeded Perdue Chicks of the Eastern Shore League. Rich Ropp again
provided the offensive spark picking up the teams only RBI in the top
of the 6th driving a single into left field. Ropp would
later swipe 2nd and advance to third on the errant throw
and then score on a wild pitch. Jason Christenberry got the start
and pitched the complete game picking up the hard luck loss as Perdue
battled back in the bottom of the 9th with one out
stringing together a hit batter, an error, a single, a double and a
suicide squeeze for the walk off win. Perdue advanced to the
Championship game were they defeated the Tri-State Titans for their
first State Championship.

Maryland State Tournament Schedule Set

12:00 NOON QUARTERFINAL – 5TH SEED CANCUN CANTINA BULLS AT 4TH SEED FREDERICK FLYING DOGS
ARTIFICIAL TURF INFIELD – EAST END OF CAMPUS

3:00 PM SEMIFINAL – 3RD SEED TRI-STATE TITANS AT 2ND SEED PUTTY HILL SELECT
ARTIFICIAL TURF INFIELD – EAST END OF CAMPUS

6:00 PM SEMIFINAL – 12:00 NOON WINNER AT 1ST SEED PERDUE CHICKS
LIGHTED GRASS FIELD – WEST END OF CAMPUS

9:00 PM STATE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME XV – LOWEST SURVIVING SEED AT HIGHEST SURVIVING SEED
LIGHTED GRASS FIELD – WEST END OF CAMPUS


For additional information, visit Maryland Semi-Pro Baseball.


Flying Dogs Changing Their Name in 2011?

2009 marked the end of the Flying Dog Brewery’s support of the ball club.  With a changing corporate atmosphere and a shift in priorities we were unable to garner their support for the 2010 season.  The team has been discussing the possibility of a name change for 2011 with many believing that we should no longer bear their name if they are not going to sponsor the team.  Some veterans, however feel that the Flying Dogs is the clubs identity and we should keep our name.  What is your opinion?  Take our poll.