Maugansville knocked out of state tourney

July 28, 2004|by JOSHUA BOND/Staff Correspondent

WILLIAMSPORT - Mikey Burkes went 3-for-3 with three home runs and five RBI and Stephen Hammerle pitched a complete-game two-hitter with nine strikeouts as East Frederick beat Maugansville 11-1 in five innings Tuesday night at the Maryland Little League 11-12 Tournament.

East Frederick will play Hughesville, which fell 8-5 to South Caroline in Tuesday's other game, in today's losers'-bracket final at 6 p.m. South Caroline will play the winner for the championship Thursday at 6 p.m. Maugansville has been eliminated, finishing the tourney with a 1-2 mark.

"Stephen pitched a heck of a game tonight," East Frederick manager Mike Long said. "He really mixed it up well and kept them off-balance all night."

Hammerle started out shaky, walking two of the first three batters and allowing Maugansville's only run to score on a fielder's choice in the top of the first inning.


But East Frederick responded in the bottom half of the inning, capitalizing on a Maugansville error to tie the game, 1-1.

After that, Hammerle settled down, shutting out Maugansville the rest of the way, and the East Frederick offense took off. East Frederick scored five runs in the bottom of the second - highlighted by Burkes' three-run homer - off Maugansville starter Corey Morgan to build a 6-1 lead.

Korey Walker relieved Morgan in the third inning and briefly silenced East Frederick with a three-up, three-down inning.

Burkes and Ethan Baker, who finished with two hits, sparked a four-run rally in the fourth with back-to-back homers. Burkes rounded out East Frederick's scoring in the fifth, leading off with a solo homer to give his team an 11-1 lead.

Brandon Glazer and Zach Snodderly had Maugansville's hits.

South Caroline 8 Hughesville 5

DaVonte DeShields pitched a complete game with 13 strikeouts and Robbie Payne hit a grand slam as South Caroline improved to 3-0 in the winners' bracket.

Jonathan Nagy hit a grand slam for Hughesville.

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