Flying Dogs take 3 straight from Nightmare to move to 7-0

Over the past five days, the Flying Dogs had a home and home with the Winfield Nightmare. The Dogs were able to sweep all three of the games, winning both ends of a doubleheader at Century High School on Sunday 14-1 and 7-1 and then winning 4-1  over the Nightmare at Tuscarora on Thursday.

On Sunday, the Flying Dogs started off by scoring 14 runs in the first four innings on their way to a 14-1 victory. Newest Flying Dog Paul Roemer led the Flying Dogs attack with three hits and two stolen bases while Chris Godfrey added two hits and three RBI including a two run homer, his second home run of the season. Jared Putman added a three run homer which provided his 3 RBI on the day. Steve Shriner had a two hit game as well. Matt Buchholz picked up his second win of the year, going all 5 innings, allowing only 1 run on 5 hits while striking out 8.

In game two on Sunday, the Flying Dogs were able to come away with a 7-1 victory. Ryan Morse led the Flying Dogs with three hits and 2 RBI. Paul Roemer continued his hot hitting, with two hits and 3 RBI. Chris Godfrey also had a two hit game as well. Steve Shriner added a solo home run. Matt Buchholz, Galen Morres, Nat Puryear and Matt Myers each had a hit. Dave Hostetter was able to go five shutout innings to earn his second victory on the year. Hostetter limited the Nightmare to three hits, striking out seven while walking four. Steve Canale came in and pitched the final two innings to lock up the victory, allowing one run on two hits while striking out two.

On Thursday, the Flying Dogs completed the week sweep, breaking open a scoreless tie with a four run fourth inning en route to a 4-1 victory over the Nightmare. For the first three innings, the Dogs were not able to figure out the Nightmare starter. In the fourth inning, Chris Godfrey started the inning with a single before Dave Hostetter drove him in with a RBI single. Nat Puryear followed with a single and then Jared Putman drove in Hostetter with a RBI single. John Eliot had an infield single, followed by a Paul Roemer RBI single for the fourth run of the inning. The Dogs were led at the plate by Dave Hostetter who had three hits on the day.  Putman added 2 hits as well.

Christian O’Reilly made his first start as a member of the Flying Dogs, going an interesting three innings which saw him work into and out of a couple of jams, including allowing no runs in the third inning in which the Nightmare had the bases loaded with no outs. O’Reilly allowed no runs in three innings of work while working around two hits and five walks, striking out three to earn his first win. Matt Hughes worked the final three innings to complete the victory, allowing one run on three hits, striking out four to earn the three inning save.

With the three wins, the Flying Dogs move to 7-0 on the season. Next up for the Flying Dogs is the Reno Powell Memorial Tournament in Hagerstown, MD. The Flying Dogs will have three tough tests in pool play starting at 3:00 PM on Saturday at North Hagerstown High School with a matchup with the Maryland Dodgers of the Susquehanna League.

Hope to see you at the home of the Hubs on Saturday.

Reno Powell Tournament Schedule Posted. Big test for Flying Dogs

Just released today is the 2015 Reno Powell Memorial Day Baseball Tournament. The Flying Dogs rejoin the tournament, looking to try to see where they stand among some of the best teams in the area.
Looking forward to seeing you in Hagerstown for the tournament as there are 8 solid teams that should make for a tough tournament.

The schedule is as follows:


 Saturday, May 23rd
North Hagerstown High School Bracket

10:00AM – Brunswick Express vs Hagerstown Braves

12:30PM – Brunswick Express vs Maryland Dodgers

3:00PM – Frederick Flying Dogs vs Maryland Dodgers

5:30PM – Frederick Flying Dogs vs Hagerstown Braves

Williamsport High School Bracket

10:00AM – Brunswick Orioles vs Martinsburg Blue Sox

12:30PM – Martinsburg Blue Sox vs Baltimore Brew Crew

3:00PM – Baltimore Brew Crew vs Linglestown Twilight

5:30PM – Linglestown Twilight vs Brunswick Orioles

 Sunday, May 24th

North Hagerstown High School Bracket

10:00AM – Hagerstown Braves vs Maryland Dodgers

12:30PM – Brunswick Express vs Frederick Flying Dogs

Williamsport High School Bracket

10:00AM – Brunswick Orioles vs Baltimore Brew Crew

12:30PM – Linglestown Twilight vs Martinsburg Blue Sox

 Play-Off Round

4:00PM – Pool A Winner vs Pool B Runner Up TBA

4:00PM – Pool B Winner vs Pool A Runner Up TBA

 Monday, May 25th

11:00AM Championship Game at North Hagerstown High School

Flying Dogs move to 4-0 with a 8-3 victory over the Patriots

On Thursday, the Flying Dogs overcame an early 2-0 deficit to defeat the Walkersville Patriots 8-3 in their home opener at Tuscarora High School. With the win, the Flying Dogs improved their record to 4-0 on the season.

Walkersville jumped out to a 2-0 lead thanks to a single, double and a groundout off of starter Jason Christianberry. Trailing for the first time all year, the Flying Dogs preceded to bat around in the bottom of the 1st, scoring five runs on four hits. The Flying Dogs added two more in the bottom of the 2nd inning, both runs scoring on Matt Buchholz first home run of the year and adding one more in the 6th on a passed ball. Christianberry went five innings to gain his second victory of the year, allowing only three hits over his five innings of work. Tim Martin came in and pitched the last two innings allowing only one run on two hits, striking out two.

Matt Buchholz had two hits and 2 RBI while Brandon Roebuck also added two doubles and 2 RBIs as well. Chris Godfrey and Steve Shriner each had two hits with Shriner adding an RBI, while Mick Myers also had a hit. Steve Canale had a RBI as well.

The Flying Dogs now prepare for a tough stretch of games as they travel to Century High School for a doubleheader on Sunday against the Winfield Nightmare followed by games next week on Wednesday and Thursday against the FSK Post 11 American Legion and the Nightmare again prior to the Reno Powell Memorial Day Tournament next weekend.


Flying Dogs Ride Hot Hitting, Strong Pitching to 14-4 Victory Over Fielders

On Thursday, the Flying Dogs continued their torrid start to the season, winning 14-4 over the Thurmont Fielders at the “Field of Dreams” Field in Thurmont, MD. The Dogs started off hot for the second time in three games, scoring 7 runs in the first inning, all with 2 outs in the first inning. The Dogs got 2 run homers in the first off the bats of Mick Myers and Brandon Roebuck as well as RBIs from Chris Godfrey and Devin Mackey.

After a RBI Sac Fly by Steve Shriner and a RBI Fielders Choice by Roebuck in the third, Godfrey launched a solo homer and Mackey hit  a 2 run home run in the fourth to make the score 13-0. The Fielders made the game interesting in the bottom of the fifth, scoring four runs on four hits and taking advantage of a couple Flying Dog errors to make the score 13-4. The Dogs were able to tack on 1 more in the top of the sixth courtesy of a Ray Riggles bases loaded walk. Tim Martin recovered to pitch a scoreless sixth and lock up the 14-4 victory for the Dogs.

The Dogs leading hitters were Devin Mackey and Mick Myers who each had two hits including the aforementioned home runs, while Mackey and Roebuck had three RBIs apiece. Steve Shriner and Steve Canale each had a hit. An impressive stat of note was the fact that Matt Buchholz scored three runs on four walks and had only one official plate appearance on the evening. Ray Riggles also had two walks and a RBI, but he committed a foul by marking the scorebook incorrectly (unacceptable paper wasting Ray).

Dave Hostetter started on the mound for the Flying Dogs and was dominant in his four innings of work, limiting the Fielders to only 1 hit while striking out 12. Hostetter did not allow a run and only one hitter made it past second base. Martin pitched the last two innings allowing 4 runs on 4 hits, but only 2 of the runs were earned.

The Flying Dogs are off for Mother’s Day but they return to action on May 14th for their home opener at Tuscarora High School versus the Walkersville Patriots where they will look for their fourth consecutive victory. First pitch will be at 6 PM on Nick Collingham appreciation night.  See you at the park.



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