It was an all-Hagerstown showdown in the championship game of the Colt League Region Tournament on Sunday, and Hagerstown 'A' survived a tough battle to defeat Hagerstown 'C', 14-9.
Hagerstown 'A' finished 3-0 in the tournament and advances to the Zone Tournament at Memorial Stadium in Greensboro, N.C. Hagerstown will play Greensboro on Thursday at 8 p.m.
"First of all, I would like to say that we have a lot of respect for Hagerstown 'C'," Hagerstown 'A' manager Brad Himeman said. "Our game plan was that we had to outhit them. We knew that one of our strengths was going to be hitting. ... From top to bottom, our lineup has good bats."
Hagerstown 'A' catcher Noon Jordan finished with three hits and three RBI in the championship.
"I was just glad that we made it here and stuck together as a team," Jordan said. "We came through when it counted. We put the ball in play wherever we needed it. ... Our defense came together and stopped them when we needed it."