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Frederick National takes 1-0 lead vs. So. Mountain in 9-10

July 15, 2000

Frederick National takes 1-0 lead vs. So. Mountain in 9-10



By DAN KAUFFMAN / Staff Writer


The game of baseball, just like most other games, usually comes down to who makes the right plays at the right times.

On Saturday afternoon, Frederick National made the better plays at the more critical times, and South Mountain was left hoping for better luck today after losing 5-4 in the opening game of the Section 1 9-10 All-Stars championship series.

The best-of-3 series continues today at 6 p.m.

"We had a couple of blunders that gave them the lead," South Mountain manager Dave Ferguson said. "They made a couple of plays, we didn't."

It really was that simple.

South Mountain took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first when Jared Ferguson singled, took second on a bunt and went to third when Bradley Rohrer grounded out to Frederick National first baseman Stefan Omelchenko. Rohrer and Omelchenko collided after the putout at first, allowing Ferguson to run home for the early lead.

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Frederick National tied the game in the bottom of the inning when Frank Zier, who reached when Adam Chambers hit him with a pitch, ran all the way home on an Ian Hahn single that was misplayed by South Mountain.

Frederick National added two more runs in the second, as Danny Foit drove in the first with a single and, with Foit on first and John Abrecht on third with two outs, Foit allowed himself to get caught in a rundown between first and second, allowing Abrecht to scamper home for a 3-1 lead before Foit was tagged out at second to end the inning.

"We try to get the guys to be aggressive," Frederick National coach Danny Miller said. "If we have a chance to bunt a run or steal a run, that's what we do."

South Mountain closed to 3-2 in the third when Jared Ferguson singled, advanced to third on a wild pitch and a passed ball, and took home on another rundown play. But Frederick National tacked on two runs in the fifth on a single from George Bucheimer and a bunt single from Zier for a 5-2 lead.

South Mountain scored once in the fifth and sixth, but Zier slammed the door for the complete game win.

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