HALFWAY -- Federal scored in the bottom of the seventh inning to squeeze out a 10-9 win and eliminate Halfway on Thursday in a Maryland District I 9-10 Tournament losers' bracket game.
With one out in the seventh, Federal leadoff batter Myles Nicholson singled to center and stole second. Nathan Kline followed with a game-winning RBI single to right to drive in Nicholson.
"When we had our No. 9 and No. 1 hitters coming up, we knew that we had a chance to win because of our speed," Federal manager Charlie Wood said. "If one of them got on, I was sure that they would be able to steal second. I had confidence in our lineup with the way that we were hitting the ball. I had a feeling that Nathan Kline or somebody in the middle of the lineup was going to drive that run in."
Federal travels to National tonight at 6 p.m., for another losers' bracket game.