Hagerstown Braves edge Funkstown Legion, 4-3

June 12, 2005|by JACK HILL III/Staff Correspondent

The Hagerstown Braves bit the hand that feeds them Saturday afternoon - in the spirit of sportsmanship.

The Braves of the Blue Ridge Adult League edged Funkstown Legion Post 211 4-3 in a baseball game at North Hagerstown High School.

"I thought that it was great that we played one of our feeder programs in an exhibition game," Hagerstown player-manager Danny Cunningham said. "It was great for our fans. Darryl Powell does a good job with the Funkstown Legion program."

Hugh Wescott gave up only three hits to Funkstown (13-3) during five innings of long relief to get the win for Hagerstown (9-6).


Trey Cobb had three hits for the Braves, while his younger brother, Trevor, had three hits for Funkstown.

"It was fun," Powell, Funkstown's manager, said. "I think that the kids, being that they were playing on a different level, got a lot out of today's game. It was better competition than they have faced. This will definitely make us better for our district games coming up."

Hagerstown scored first with a run in the first inning when Cobb doubled home Kevin Crawford.

Funkstown got two runs in the top of the second to take a 2-1 lead when Kyle Robinson singled home Phillip Powell and Drew Crawford singled home Cobb.

The Braves answered back with two runs in the bottom of the second to take the lead for good at 3-2. Joe Cook drove in Nathan Himes with a fielder's-choice grounder, while Matt Hess also scored on the play on a throwing error.

Hagerstown got another run in the seventh to extend its lead to 4-2 when Ian Edwards hit a sacrifice fly to right to knock in Cobb.

Funkstown scored a run in the top of the ninth when Kevin Brashears singled home Tyler Beard to cut the Braves' lead to 4-3.

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