Brunswick sends Braves home

July 28, 1999|By JACK HILL III

The Brunswick Orioles are committing all kinds of offensive acts.

In baseball, that's a very good thing.

Brunswick's most recent outburst came on Tuesday night, as it poured on six runs in the top of the sixth inning to come from behind for a 10-5 victory over the Hagerstown Braves at Hagerstown Community College, sweeping a best-of-five Blue Ridge Adult League semifinal series.

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The Orioles scored 39 runs during the series, including at least 10 in every game.

Brunswick leadoff batter Doug Stottlemyer collected 10 hits in 14 at-bats during the series. Stottlemyer, who played at South Hagerstown and Frostburg State University, also drove in five runs.

"We have just been hitting the ball good all year," Stottlemyer said. "All of them just came together at the right time. I love the way that our batting order is well-stacked. We just hit the ball in the right spots at the right time. We were getting hits from everybody one through nine. It is great playing with these guys. When you have a lineup like that, it is fun to play in."


Mike Frownfelter and Stottlemyer banged out three hits each for Brunswick (29-6 league).

Brunswick was trailing Hagerstown (30-16, 24-13) 5-3 after five innings, but with one out in the sixth, Scott Frye started the Orioles' rally with a single to left. Player-manager John Mangold then reached when Frye was forced out at second base. After Jason Backover walked, Greg Schultz singled home Mangold to cut the lead to one run.

Stottlemyer gave Brunswick the lead for good when he ripped a two-run double to center. He took third on Frownfelter's single to right and scored on a wild pitch. Jeremy Magers and Jayson Mobley drew walks to load the bases, and Steve Goode capped the rally with a two-run double.

"To come back against a team like Hagerstown is tough to do," Mangold said. "But we got the job done. Hopefully, that will give us some momentum going into the finals."

Earlier, Mobley hit his third homer of the series and his 25th of the season for Brunswick.

Both player-manager Danny Cunningham (3-for-6) and Mickey Kerns (5-for-10) hit .500 during the series with two home runs each.

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