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Post 211 clobbers Frederick

July 14, 2004|by JACK HILL III

FUNKSTOWN - One pitch was all it took for Funkstown's Nate Himes to put Frederick Post 11 away Tuesday.

Himes crushed Frederick reliever Eddie Hutchins' first pitch for a 360-foot grand slam in the fourth inning to highlight a banner offensive day as Post 211 claimed a 13-3 win over Frederick in a Western Maryland District game at Funkstown Park.

Every Funkstown batter had at least one hit and Post 211 scored in each inning of the game, which was shortened to 4 1/2 innings by the 10-run rule.

"As a team, I think that is the first time that we broke out as we are capable of hitting," Funkstown manager Darryl Powell said. "Everybody from 1 through 9 contributed tonight, whether it was a bunt or a home run. I hope that it will continue."

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Funkstown (29-9, 3-1 second half) led 6-2 when it came to bat in the fourth but wasted little time in extending its margin.

Tim Kellinger had an RBI double and Robinson added an RBI single to put Funkstown up, 8-2. After Funkstown loaded the bases, Frederick manager Tom Long brought in Hutchins, who was greeted by Himes' blast. Winning pitcher Andy Taylor followed with a solo homer.

Taylor (4-1) gave up three runs and three hits while striking out seven.

"I just mixed my pitches up," Taylor said. "That helped me to get into control. We hit the ball real well. We scored a lot of runs. If we keep hitting the ball, we'll keep winning."

Kyle Robinson also homered for Funkstown, while Travis Hubbard hit a solo homer in the top of the fifth for Frederick.

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