We started out on the road today playing the Thurmont Fielders in a double header. First game score was 15-2. Frederick scored 10 runs in the first inning. Ian Eberly continued to be red hot with the bat going 3-4 with 3 runs scored. Nat Puryear also went 2-2 in the first game. Tim Martin started on the mound going 3 innings giving up 3 hits and surrendering 1 run. Matt Althoff finished out game one with 2 strong innings allowing 3 hits and also surrendering a run. Great game played by everyone.
Game 2 was a nail biter for the first 3 innings. Going into the top of the 4th the score was 2-1 Frederick. Frederick scored two additional runs in the top of the forth and 8 more runs in the top of the 5th. Final score was 12-1. Ian Eberly continued to swing the hot bat going 3-3 in the second game bring his day total to 6-7. Ian also scored 2 times. Steve Shriner also went 2-3 in game 2. Kevin Wu also went 2-3 with 2 runs and stolen base. Starting pitcher Jason Christenberry threw 3 strong innings surrending 2 hits and striking out 3. Matt Hughes replaced Jason on the mound and gave us 2 strong innings. Matthew Smith finished the game off striking out the side. It was a great start to the season.
Frederick FlapJacks came out red hot in the semi-final game against the Maryland Hawks. Jason Christenberry was back to his old self throwing a complete game gem for the 3-1 victory. Shriner had two RBI and Ian Eberly had a sac fly to finish out the scoring. Red hot David Hostetter led the team with 3 line drives.
In the night cap Championship game the FlapJacks got flipped. Losing 6-4 in 6 innings. (Lights went out with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 7th with Mick Myers stepping to the plate.)
The Frederick FlapJacks are off to a great start. Stay tuned to for the MMSPBL 2017 schedule. Seasons start April 30th.
Frederick FlapJacks start off the season 2-0 in the Battle of Baltimore. Game 1 Martin threw 5 strong innings, while Matthew Smith got the win.Brandon Roebuck hit a 2-Run Bomb in the bottom of the 6th to take the lead and go on to win 8-4.
In the night cap, Matt Myers threw a complete game gem. David Hostetterhit a solo shot in the 5th, to put the FlapJacks up 5-0, and the FJ’s went on to win 8-0 and clinch a first round bye to the semi’s. FJ’s will play at 6pm at Swann Park for the semi-final contest.
The second place Brunswick Orioles came to Tuscarora to face the third place Flying Dogs but the Dogs winning streak stopped at six in a row due a sloppy, lackluster effort all around.
It all started in the first inning when the Orioles scored their first two runs on no hits thanks to an error by Randy Baugher and a passed ball by starter Dave Hostetter. The Flying Dogs were able to tie it up at two following an RBI single by Matt Buchholz and a fielder’s choice by Mick Myers which scored Baugher who doubled earlier in the inning.
With the score tied at 2, the Orioles scored again as Joey Zuniga picked up a RBI on a bases loaded walk. Brunswick added two more in the fourth courtesy of two passed balls. Another unearned run scored as Zuniga scored on an errant throw by Buchholz making it 6-2 in the sixth.
In the bottom of the sixth inning, the Dogs started a rally as Baugher singled, Buchholz walked and Myers was hit by a pitch. Nat Puryear added a RBI on a hit by pitch making it 6-3. With the go ahead run at the plate and no outs, the Dogs luck ran out as Chris Godfrey and Dustin Pease struck out and Kyle Watkins grounded out to end the inning and the last threat of the game. Brunswick tacked on two more runs in the seventh and once the Dogs went down in order, the Dogs were the losers.
Baugher had two of the five Dogs hits on the night while Buchholz, Puryear and Steve Canale had one hit apiece. Hostetter was settled with the loss despite going the distance, allowing eight runs of only which three were earned. He struck out only three while walking seven and hitting three.
A special mention to Kyle Watkins who made the play of the game for the Dogs as he sacrificed part of his face making a diving catch on a foul ball and managing to hold onto the ball while running into the L-screen in the field of play.
The Dogs look to regain some form of normalcy when they welcome the Hedgesville Pirates in for a doubleheader at Tuscarora tomorrow.