BOONSBORO - At 6 p.m. Saturday, Elkton's Corey Sadler took the first pitch of the 9-10 Maryland North Region best-of-three series from National starter Marcellus Sumlin.
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Three and a half hours, three weather delays, eight pitchers and eight innings later, it was Sadler whose RBI single in the top of the eighth inning gave Elkton a 5-4 victory and a 1-0 series lead over National at South Mountain Little League.
"They've done that since the opening game of our (District 5 tournament). ... They're just great kids, they don't know how to lose," Elkton manager Alan Foskey said.
Sadler's heroics came after No. 9 hitter Matt Dennis walked and advanced to second and third on wild pitches.
Sadler, who started the game on the mound, then ripped a pitch into right field, scoring Dennis with the winning run.