SHARPSBURG -- Sharpsburg Little League coach Chris Webber knew the importance of an opening-round win in the Maryland District 1 9-10 Tournament.
National Little League will find out today as it drops into the do-or-die life of the losers' bracket.
Sharpsburg came out sharp Tuesday with four straight base hits in the bottom of the first inning and it kept the offense going behind a solid outing from pitcher Trey Ebersole in a 10-0 home victory over National.
"I figured we had to get the first (win) and go from there," Webber said. "With the kids we've got, we bat all the way through the lineup."
Gunner Ingram led off the Sharpsburg first inning with a bunt single and Alex Wetzel, Matt Harsh and Dakota Smith followed with base hits. Ingram, Wetzel and Harsh later scored for a 3-0 lead.