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.