FUNKSTOWN - The weather was sunny, but the fortunes were dark for the Funkstown Post 211 American Legion baseball team Sunday afternoon.
Mount Airy Gold Star Post 191 swept Funkstown in a Western Maryland District doubleheader 9-6 and 16-6.
Mount Airy (7-3 district, 27-11 overall) is in first place and one game ahead of Frederick in the district standings. Funkstown (1-7 district, 3-15 overall) is five games back.
"In the first game, I thought we played pretty well," Funkstown manager Brian Smith said. "We battled back and took the lead. At the end of the game, we failed to execute. They executed and they took the lead."
Mount Airy scored three runs in the top of the seventh to break a 6-6 tie in the first game.
Larson Kimble walked, Andrew Bizjak reached on a bunt single and both runners advanced one base on a wild pitch. Matt Greene knocked in Kimble with a sacrifice fly to center, while Bizjak took third. Bizjak then came home on a squeeze bunt by Jack Lambert.