Hagerstown Blue hung on for a 7-5 victory over Hagerstown Gold on Saturday to advance to the championship round of PONY League 13-year-old sectional tournament at Funkhouser Park.
Hagerstown Blue will play for the title today at 1 p.m. against the winner of the losers' bracket final. Hagerstown Gold played Bucks County (Pa.) in the losers' bracket final late Saturday.
A Hagerstown Blue win clinches the championship, but a loss will force a second game later today.
"I thought the Gold team played well and we just gutted it out at the end," said Hagerstown Blue manager Ed Kipe said. "Brad Spickler came on in relief in the last inning and threw strikes. Our boys are coming together as a team and they are getting along as a unit."
Hagerstown Blue led the entire game, started by scoring two runs in the bottom of the second inning.
With one out, Spickler was hit by a pitch, stole second and went to third on a wild pitch before Josh Grim hit a two-run home run to center.