SHARPSBURG -- The Halfway All-Stars looked to be in contending form, defeating Sharpsburg 8-1 in the opening round of the Maryland District 1 11-12 Tournament.
Halfway manager Jack Jenkins couldn't have hoped for a more well-rounded performance from his team.
"We played good defense, hit the ball well, and pitched well," Jenkins said.
Halfway jumped out to a lead in the top of the first inning when Josh Wilson tripled to right field and scored on a throwing error. Ryan Boward doubled and scored on Kenny Mack's single to give Halfway a 2-0 lead.
"Defensively, Sharpsburg's outfield played well," Jenkins said. "But we were just able to hit the ball hard."
Sharpsburg answered in the second when Tristan Walter's RBI infield single cut the Halfway lead to 2-1.
But Halfway buckled down and never looked back.
In the third, Halfway's Bobby Brennan scored on a wild pitch, and Boward scored on an error to make it 4-1.